a joyful + unique wedding experience

To me, wedding photography is way more than just taking images. I want your day to be better and even more memorable because I am there serving you and capturing all of the memories that are being made. 

with all my couples, my number one goal is building a relationship for them of trust, comfortability, and confidence in me. From the booking process, to engagement photos, to the wedding day I strive to make the journey stress-free and joyful! 

wedding photography

telling your unique story

Those un-posed, laugh out loud, emotional moments are most likely the ones you will fall for over and over again for years to come. Memories are intended to be remembered, talked about, and hold a special place in your heart. Which is why saving your moments inspire me as a photographer. 


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in their words...


stefanie + jacob midden

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“The biggest thank you of all is for you, your diligence, your talent, and the care and love you put into your work and into us. You made us feel great throughout the planning process, and you made us feel great on our wedding day. Choose Lauren to be your wedding photographer! Just do it. Seriously. She is the best. Her portfolio speaks for itself, and that is what sold us. Lauren puts so much time and care into her work, and she put the same amount of time and care into understanding what we wanted in our wedding and engagement photos. Lauren made us feel comfortable leading up to our wedding day, and we had a blast with her on our wedding day. We are shocked how great we look in our pictures!”     


petersburg, ILLINOIS • indian creek farmstead

caitlin + mitch flowers

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"Lauren was one of the first people we hired on our wedding planning journey, and quite possibly one of the best decisions we made! We knew from the moment we first met Lauren that she was going to be amazing to work with, but she went above and beyond our expectations. From our engagement session, where she willingly wandered through a cow pasture to our wedding where we talked her into going on a hayride in the cold, Lauren was willing to do whatever it took to get the best pictures! Not only does Lauren have a genuinely great personality, but she is so organized, fun, and easygoing, that she helped to make our wedding day completely stress free. We will always be grateful for everything Lauren did to help capture all of the priceless memories from some of the best times of our lives."


barry, illinois • apple basket farms

rachel + ricky mathias

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"Words alone could never truly express our journey with Lauren Westrich Photography because that is what is was, a journey. We fell in love with Lauren the instant we met her. She just has that personality that is almost impossible to dislike. To say that Lauren was a key part of our wedding is truly an understatement. We truly feel that with Lauren, we invested in having one of the most precious days of our lives forever immortalized in some of the most beautiful pictures we have ever seen, and this coming from a couple that cannot take a good picture to save our lives. Throughout the wedding process we not only gained our forever family photographer but a lifetime friend!”