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Lauren is a North Carolina native, who loves helping others capture all of their special moments. Lauren discovered her love for photography in high school, while serving as the head photographer for the student yearbook. She then graduated college with honors with a B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communications. In college, she broadened her skills while learning the art of various skills such as media production, event planning, marketing & communications., public relations, & how to be an on-air talent. During and after college, she enhanced her photography & video production skills while working with local photography and production companies as well as a national brand, Sears Portrait.

In 2012, Lauren decided she wanted to branch out on her own, and started Lauren Branch Photography and Media which is a full service media company offering not only photography but video services, marketing/pr consulting, social media & website management, and more! She began working event and product photography contracts with local venues, organizations, and blog sites such as "Dishcrawl". She was booked to shoot various personal projects such as head shots, senior pictures, family portraits, and more.

On a personal note, Lauren is a people person. She is very fun and outgoing, and loves trying and seeing new things. Specializing in event photography has been a great fit for Lauren because she loves interacting with people, and attending different types of events. Her favorite hobbies are volleyball, basketball, traveling, eating, riding her motorcycle, blogging, and volunteering.