"She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I believe that every woman deserves a timeless portrait, both for herself and for those who love her. It's far too easy to find yourself hiding from the camera. Instead, I invite you to exist in portraits. Rediscover what makes you the unique and beautiful individual that everyone else knows you to be.
Because you ARE beautiful, just as you are right NOW.
You might have lost sight of this along the way of life's journey. But I know what beauty looks like, and my job as a photographer is to help you rediscover it within yourself through elegant and artistic portraits. I specialize in fashion-inspired portraiture for women of all ages and in all stages of their lives. I can find the beauty, poise and confidence hidden within every woman.
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." — Coco Chanel
Our luxury portrait experience is designed to pamper you and help change the way you see yourself.
Sessions with Lauren at The Studio at Cary Street are for women who inject glamour back into their lives. They are for women who need to be reminded that they are beautiful. They are for women who wish to change their everyday.
They are for you.
During your in-person or Skype consult we will discuss how you want to be photographed, what to wear, our heirloom products and what to expect from your portrait experience.
Each session includes professional hair and makeup from our talented beauty team. Caution: We can't be held responsible for how gorgeous you will feel afterwards!
The studio is also stocked full of some pretty fabulous outfits and we frequently rent designer duds specifically to help achieve the look you are going for.
Your photoshoot is fully guided. I don't expect you to come in knowing how to "be photogenic." I will strategically pose and light you in the most flattering ways.
The Studio at Cary Street is a gorgeous natural light space in the heart of the Richmond Fan District. Go ahead and plan a night out, because you are going to look great!
Full retouching is included, so no need to stress out over that last-minute pimple or the circles under your eyes. But we keep it real — your photos should still look like you.
We will set up a time for you to come back to the studio for a Reveal and Ordering Session, where I will help you choose your best images and the heirloom products to showcase your portraits.
There's no minimum purchase, ever. It's my job to create images you love so much you just can't bear to leave them behind.
Every photograph that you order goes home with the matching digital file for sharing and re-prints.
Our exclusive fine-art product line includes folio boxes, wall & gift prints, canvases, albums and digital and traditional oil paintings from your photographs.
Portrait sessions begin with a creative fee of $175. This entitles you to an in-person or Skype consult to design your dream shoot on your own or with a friend, professional hair and makeup on the day of your session, a 2 to 3 hour shoot at our private Carytown studio with multiple outfit changes, and a personalize reveal and ordering session of your beautifully retouched final images. Your session will never be rushed, as art takes time.
Wall-art begins at $135 and heirloom print collections start from $600. Most clients expect to invest about $1000-$1500 for the full portrait experience. Customized payment plans are available for orders of more than $500.
I was lucky to grow up in an artistic family where I had a paintbrush and camera in hand almost before I could walk.
I completed a specialized degree in photography, painting, and design at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and in 2007, I began my career as a photographer.
Fast forward a bit, and I fell head over heels in love with a cute British guy named David who swept me off my feet on the dance floor to the tune of a tango.
Love pulled me up to Virginia, where I further honed my photo ninja skills working as a journalist and as Art Director for the American Shakespeare Center. In 2012, I took a leap and went full time with Lauren D Rogers Photography.
I married that handsome man on a rainy fall day in 2014 at an historic Virginia estate with stone-covered ivy and dust in the corners. My dress was really, really poofy, and my beautiful bridesmaids wore gold sequins. Gold sequins are a weakness of mine.
I took another big step in 2015 and opened The Studio at Cary Street in the heart of the Richmond Fan District, fulfilling a lifelong dream of a dedicated space to create and share my art.
These days, I am living my happily ever after in Richmond, where we try to fill every room in our house with love, laughter, and many, many books.
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Once that's done, we'll give you a call to book your session and answer any questions you may have.
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