Whatever you wanna call ’em – you can find all of my reviews from clients on this page! And so here are what people are saying about me:

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Sanne AND Kristian

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You were truly amazing Lauren and we can’t thank you enough for the beautiful photos of our wedding day! We are so grateful, that you told us about the “first look” idea, it was the perfect solution for us and we were thrilled to have that private moment. You captured everything that we had hoped for and much more! Since we had such a great connection with you, we can’t wait to have coffee and catch up someday!


When I got engaged this fall, I had no idea where to start my planning… except for photography. I reached out to Lauren right away and it is easily the best decision I’ve made. Lauren hasn’t even taken my picture yet, and I already have a million reasons to recommend her.


Reasons I chose Lauren:

1. Lauren is a sweetie. It may sound simple, but being nice is one of my top criteria for all of my vendor choices.

2. Lauren has a wildly impressive resume. She has photographed every kind of wedding you can imagine, in locations all over the world. And she nails every single one.

3. Lauren’s pictures are stunning. If you haven’t looked at her Instagram yet, do it now! The pictures speak for themselves. It’s been part of my dream to be the subject of one of those gorgeous photos one day.


More reasons to love Lauren since booking:

4. Lauren has the most infectious and positive energy. I can’t read an email from her without getting a big smile on my face. That’s the kind of energy you want to be around on your big day.

5. Lauren has a big heart. She will be your biggest cheerleader and supporter. Over many months of wedding planning, despite being continents away, she has stayed close through email. She has been with me through some personal loss and this crazy Covid19 pandemic. Every step of the way she has checked in and been on my team. She’s gone so far beyond photographer duties.

6. Lauren is super organized and efficient. She has a plan for everything and has made me feel confident in my own planning because of it.


I knew from the beginning that I wanted Lauren as my photographer, but now I’m more excited than ever that she will be the one to capture my big day. These are the reasons that I love Lauren, and I am 100% confident you will too. She’s the one!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer


I’ve been in contact with Lauren for two years now trying to plan for my elopement! First we were scheduled to go to Scotland (where she also had been before and had contacts there), then to Washington State, (which is now being adjusted because of Covid 19), and now in our home state. She’s been so supportive, accessible, flexible and AMAZING the entire time! I feel like we’re friends now after dealing with all of this and I can’t wait to use her for all my future big events too!!


Hands down the best photographer out there!
Since day one when we contacted Lauren for our wedding, she has been on top of all the details, whether it was fast replies, answer all our questions, looking over the schedule, sending us tips/tricks and Q&A from previous weddings/events, back up plans for all the various weather we could have etc, you name it and Lauren had it covered! We have always felt lucky to have such a caring, talented, passionate photographer to work with, and one who genuinely gets excited for her clients and cares about making sure their photos reflect that dream wedding day.

Lauren has made the whole wedding planning experience easy and stress free, with being there to help us breathe and remain calm, assist with the little and big things, and provide guidance on everything we asked and just checking in with us as a friend.
We haven’t had our wedding yet, we had to postpone it due to COVID19, and with this situation, I don’t think we would have been so calm and collected if it wasn’t for Lauren. Lauren has and continues to be responsive, supportive and excited for our wedding, and we are so grateful!
I would recommend Lauren to everyone for any event! She is so talented and loves what she does, and it’s reflected in her business site, emails, and photos.
Thanks for being such a wonderful person and photographer and we can’t wait to have the wedding in 2021!


Where to begin when describing Lauren? Well if you could bottle up sunshine in a bottle you would have Lauren. She is absolutely delightful to work with and know and if she wasn’t busy taking gorgeous pictures of your wedding you would want her there as a bridesmaid because you’ll feel like you’ve known and loved her forever.

Any time someone asks me for recommendations for a wedding photographer I always recommend Lauren and everyone is always thoroughly happy with her work. She will make you feel so comfortable and turn your wedding pictures into works of art. Lauren came into my life after my wedding but she captured my maternity pictures and to this day they are some of my favorite pictures of my little family. If you book Lauren for your wedding your future self will thank you for years to come!

Guild Inn wedding


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Lauren is amazing! She is professional, engaging and very talented. Her photography is beautiful. She was so easy to work with and very open to collaborating. She was incredibly responsive and reliable!


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On our first meet-and-greet phone call with Lauren we knew that she was someone who would be a great person to partner up with for our wedding. Her positivity is undeniably one of my favorite things about her and my husband and I love her for it! We first met her and her fiancé when they took a trip to Seattle and met up with us for our engagement photo shoot, we had an amazing day just exploring Washington state together—it felt like we’d been old friends and made us feel so natural in front of the camera.

Fast forward to our wedding day, Lauren was there from the morning and I’m so glad that we had met her prior to our wedding day because it just felt like seeing an old friend again. She was fully engaged throughout the process and even brought a second shooter (Steve) along who was also awesome and hilarious! The two of them had such a keen eye on capturing the most precious moments and we were so happy with the entire set of photos that we received.

Lauren’s photography style has a timeless feel to it, and every photo was beautifully shot and edited in the exact tone and mood that we wanted for our wedding. We love that our photos capture a tone and emotion that feels real and has a cinematic quality.

Finally, Lauren is a collaborator. Although she took the lead and directed us and the other photo/video crew, she was very open to our ideas and was really flexible with who and what we wanted to capture.

We would 100% recommend Lauren to anyone. You will not regret it!


As a nervous bride to be, Lauren contacted me within minutes after I reached out to her online for more information. She is so kind and personable and reassuring. Highly recommend working with her. Super professional!!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer


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There isn’t enough room in this text box to explain how amazing Lauren is!!! Lauren photographed our wedding this August. Throughout the whole planning process, she was so helpful, attentive, and genuinely excited for us. She was one of the vendors that made me most excited for the big day! Her talent, professionalism, and service is beyond measure!

We were so honoured to have her capture our day. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease while taking photos. Even our guests complimented us on how amazing Lauren was!! We’ve received a few teaser photos which we’re madly in love with … everyone from the wedding can’t wait to see all the amazing memories that Lauren captured for us! THANK YOU LAUREN! xo


Lauren is not only the most talented photographer, but a GEM of a human being! She will make you feel more comfortable in front of the camera than you ever thought possible. And she somehow manages to capture you in a light that you didn’t know existed. I’ve had the chance to work alongside her during countless styled shoots (including one for my own business) and she never fails to deliver the most stunning, jaw dropping photos. She’s compassionate, hilarious, and unbelievably creative! To put it short, Lauren is PURE MAGIC and I would recommend her a thousand times over to all of my brides.



What a talent. Lauren’s spirit exudes happiness and positivity. She takes such moving and emotive photos. Her work is absolutely wonderful. I have had the opportunity to work with Lauren a handful of times and look forward to my next project(s) with her.

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megan and josh

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Lauren! Just realized we never replied to this about the absolutely incredible job you did on these! I can’t believe there’s so many great photos. We’ve been running the slideshow and just reliving the day. So thanks so much!

courtney and jameson

(after seeing their photos) 

LAUREN! We. Are. In. Awe. Seriously no words. Thank you thank you thank you. You have truly changed our worlds for the better and we just have to tell you how much our friends and family are raving about you. You were the brightest highlight. One of a kind. Sending ALL of our love your way!
The Woods, Xo

courtney and jameson

(official review)

Lauren McCormick is exquisite. From our very first encounter to the moment she left our reception. I specifically remember our immediate connection (truly was love-at-first-email) and how simply she could make every correspondence sparkle. She was informative, she was organized, she was resourceful and creative and kind. My husband and I wanted to incorporate a black-and-white evening photo shoot on our wedding day and before we really had a chance to plan out the details, we received a spontaneous email from Lauren with a plan & a myriad of ideas. She had a vision and she certainly saw it through.

Not only will she go above-and-beyond to ensure that she captures every magical moment, she made it possible. During an already overwhelming time, she was that person who kept you calm, grounded, and missioned to keep you present in the moment so you could take it all in. She fit in like family. She felt like home.

katrina and al

(and Clifford and Norman, their puppies)


Recently, we had the pleasure of working with Lauren, and were very impressed with the quality of her work, her prompt replies, and her great energy! We had an hour session with her to get some updated pictures to include our ‘boys’, and wasn’t sure how it would work out with them, but she got some fantastic shots and was so patient!! We really appreciate how comfortable she made us feel throughout the shoot, and would 10/10 recommend her and have her do future shoots for us!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

candice and dan

Lauren! First off, wow- these photographs are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for capturing the moments and people that made our wedding day so special. You have such a great eye for beauty. Thanks also for being so wonderful to work with – your enthusiasm, how you were “all in”  – especially after a crazy flight! – and your joie de vivre. You’re also so efficient and professional and able to interact so well in chaotic and stressful situations! So thanks again- we’ll treasure these photos and the memories they evoke for the rest of our lives.
Lots of love,
Candice and Dan

heidi and Andi

The photo session in the Alps of Austria has been a great adventure! I can totally recommend to choose Lauren McCormick Photography as your wedding photographer!!

leah and mark

Lauren was amazing, she made us feel extremely comfortable and was up for our wild ideas. She gave such good advice on taking sunrise photos and we were able to go to many locations. It was just so great spending time with her. We love Lauren!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

madeline and alex

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Lauren! Thank you so, so much – the photos are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be more thrilled! I love the way you captured the feeling and the authenticity of these moments and of the whole day. They’re SO gorgeous and I can’t wait to show them off to friends and family!
We are now back from the honeymoon, back at work and otherwise back to reality, so receiving this today was such a lovely surprise. And the gushing is absolutely mutual – we have been singing your praises to everyone who has asked about the wedding! We had such a fantastic time getting to know you and it was such a pleasure to discover that someone who was going to be an important part of an intimate and special day was someone we “clicked with” immediately (not to mention someone who was able to roll with what were pretty extraordinary circumstances!). We will absolutely keep in touch and I hope you’ll give us a call the next time you’re in Ottawa so we can grab a drink or a coffee to catch up. Thank you again for everything and please don’t be a stranger!
Madeline (and Alex)

michael do

Lauren was our wedding photographer and did WAY MORE than just take photos – she corralled family and friends, made sure we stayed on schedule, and just helped make our day as easy and smooth as possible. She was so easy and fun to work with and made everyone feel super comfortable (actual feedback from wedding party members!). Our photos turned out amazing and the little things (packaging, gifts, etc.) made it all feel very special. I highly recommend Lauren!

ashleigh wiggins

Lauren is an absolute DREAM to work with! She worked her magic to capture some absolutely amazing engagement photos for my partner and I, and we can’t wait for her to shoot our wedding!! Aside from being a true sweetheart with the perfect amount of energy, she is also very organized and thorough, and will walk you through everything you need to make the shoot/day a success. She will answer all of your questions, provide you with expert tips, and make sure your feel comfortable and confident throughout it all. I can’t recommend her enough, 5+ stars!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

stephanie and mark

Dear Lauren, the photos are absolutely gorgeous!  You truly are an artist.  Thank you, thank you!! We have loved getting to know you over the months leading up to the wedding and having you there to document our special day.

You also made everything so comfortable, easy and fun! And, you captured everything as we saw it in our minds’ eyes from that day. Since the day went by so fast, so it has been especially wonderful to go back and get to see it all again as it was – and to see all the behind the scene things that we missed! We have gotten so many compliments on your beautiful photos since we sent them out to our family and friends.

And yes, our friend, let’s definitely stay in touch!
Much love,
Steff and Mark

brittney and bob

Lauren was amazing to work with. She was involved from the very beginning. I didn’t think we would ever find a photographer who understood us to a T, and supported all of our choices. There were no awkward moments to be had.
Our photos are complete and our jaws are still in awe. Lauren was able to capture every moment of our special day.
From wearing rubber boots to sandals to going barefoot.
We both loved working with you, and hope we can get together in the future for some more amazing shots!

chelsea guilbeault

I had the privilege of working with Lauren for my brothers wedding a few years back. Wow what a ray of sunshine she was! It was the day after the tornado in Ottawa and she did everything in her power to put the whole wedding party at ease with everything going on. Her work is absolutely amazing, she is beyond creative and talented. I enjoyed working with Lauren so much that the second I got engaged there was no questions asked who I wanted my wedding photographer to be. Can’t wait to work with you next year!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

madi and tristan

Such a sweet girl! Me and my fiancé met her in Chicago and we got to explore the city with her while she snapped photos! Can’t wait to shoot with her again!

cassandra and wesley

Lauren is such a talented, beautiful soul who goes above and BEYOND for her clients. She brought a sense of calm to my wedding day that made everyone feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Lauren loves connecting with her clients and truly takes the time to listen to their ideas. No idea is too crazy for Lauren! Lauren is up for any challenge and loves out of the norm photoshoots! I think that’s what makes her extra special! We love all of our photos and cannot wait for her to capture more memories with our newly added family member. Until then, sending you love from a far! xo

cassie huck

Lauren is an amazing photographer and person! Her nature shots are gorgeous and her wedding photos really capture the natural personalities of her clients. Would definitely recommend Lauren!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

maddy and matt

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Lauren did our engagement and wedding sessions. I found her on a whim and I’m so glad I did. Our photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined! My now-husband and I had never been professionally photographed before and she made us feel so comfortable. She captured our essence perfectly. Our photos are hung everyone and I can’t help but look through our albums all the time! Lauren is the photographer you need. She is a beautiful person inside & out, and quickly turns into a forever friend. Book. Her. Now.

mike and amanda

Thank you sooooo much for putting these all together. So many beautiful shots, and it was so great to have you with us. You are very good at what you do. Have a terrific conclusion to wedding season, and we hope to see you soon!

Mike and Amanda

amir zargara

The best photographer alive or dead. Super creative on set as well!

lauren gibson

She truly has an eye! Her ability to capture an authentic moment in such beautiful ways makes her photos beyond magical. As a model, I have worked with many photographers, and Lauren is definitely one of the best, she makes me feel so comfortable and brings out my best photos every time. She is very gifted.

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

emily and bryce

Thank you sooooo much! They are so gorgeous! We are so happy with our wedding photos! Thank you for everything. We felt so at ease the whole wedding day and I knew that photography was one thing I did not have to worry about. 

Again, I can’t say thank you enough! 
Emily and Bryce

cassie noble

Lauren took my first born’s newborn photos. It was a very special moment for us, and as someone who is a bit anal, I wanted the pictures to be perfect. And they were! Lauren is a joy to work with. She makes the photo session breeze by with her humour and subtle tips on how to pose for the most flattering picture.
Very professional! I definitely recommend her!

tanja be

Working with Lauren was a lot of fun. Photos are awesome and she speaks extra clearly for foreigners!

Best Ottawa wedding photographer

lyndsey and ryan

Lauren! This is amazing!! I can’t wait to take a look and share all of our wedding photos! It was so great working with you! We are so happy with the pictures and I can’t wait to see them all! It was amazing having you spend our wedding day with us 🙂
Thank you so much for everything!!

taja jarvis

Great photographer, fun experience and really creative. Photos are amazing!

anna larsen

I have been working with Lauren in my job at Syddansk Universitet (SDU) in Denmark. She takes the most stunning and beautiful pictures and captures all the small details. Fingers crossed that she will have time shooting my wedding in August!

bridget and ben

LAURENNNNNNNNNN!!!! OMG! Im in awe! You are so amazing and these are so gorgeous! Thank you soooo much for editing so many photos for us to keep for the rest of our lives!!!!! these are absolutely amazing! We will cherish them forever!!! I cant wait to share these with our family and friends! You are so talented and we were so lucky to have you be a part of our day! You made us feel so relaxed and at ease. We had such a wonderful day and we cant ever thank you enough for being part of it.
You truly are an amazing person and talented beyond belief.
Bridget and Ben

emma and nick

Lauren strikes the perfect balance of being friendly and easygoing yet remaining professional and on task. Her pictures are beautiful and she helped capture our wedding day perfectly! She is so comfortable to be around that her pictures can’t help but be natural, full of meaning, emotional and candid. We are so happy to have had her as our wedding photographer!

carley mcevoy

Lauren is not only an insanely talented photographer, but her warm spirit and friendliness will instantly make you feel comfortable and like you’re longtime bffs. Her passion for her craft shines through, and she captures the most beautiful moments full of emotion and love. Working with Lauren is the best!!!

Chateau Laurier wedding

mia and david

Hey Lauren!! Thank you soooo much! The wedding pictures are amazing and we love them! I can’t thank you enough for everything, you were the absolute best!!!

mabz brisson

(from chalked by mabz)

I have had the honour of having both my work and myself photographed by Lauren and the results are nothing short of amazing. She has a great eye for composition and detail and provided me with an array of photos that perfectly represent myself and my brand.

the gordon family

Lauren did such a great job with our family photos! She made it incredibly easy and got such amazing, candid shots. Also, she really captured our family- posing photos aren’t really our ‘thing’. She was flexible on when/where to take the photos, even at a part in -20C weather! That’s dedication! I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!

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sarah and noah

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She obviously has a fierce passion for what she does and it shows in her attitude and her product. We have hundreds of stunning photos to enjoy that captured the beauty, love, and excitement we felt on our wedding day.

Bright, supportive, hard-working, and talented – she is the whole package! Highly recommend.

sarah and noah

(a note she sent one year later)
I just wanted to bring attention to my beautiful friend’s wedding and elopement photography website.

It’s coming up on our first anniversary and we have been thinking a lot about this day and how grateful we are for so many things, people, and moments. Noah and I had both suffered significant losses in our lives leading up to this day, and I worried that it would be weighted with sadness. Lauren was a big reason why our wedding day was joyful, fun, and as stress-free as I think I’ve ever been able to feel. She made our strange plan, timeline, and two-part guest list seem totally normal and easy. She was organized (so I didn’t need to be) calm, and so fun to have around.

We will forever be thankful to Lauren and for this beautiful day with our favourite people, which she captured so effortlessly.

Show her some much deserved love!

rebecca and matthew

Oh Lauren, the photos are so perfect!! We love them. You’ve captured so many special and fun moments. Thanks for being so speedy with them too. Also a huge thank you for being part of our day, it was such a perfect wedding day for us and we’re so grateful for how you were willing to go with the flow and capture so many spontaneous moments!

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aline and mike

Lauren took our wedding photos last year and did an INCREDIBLE job capturing all the little moments of the day. The pictures were absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t have been happier. Highly recommend Lauren for both her beautiful work and her high energy, positivity and organization!


Lauren creates a relaxing vibe in the midst of her work. She made everyone feel at ease, and captured the moments.

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reba park

Best photographer I know, and I’ve worked with quite a few. She’s amazing to work with, extremely versatile and adds a lot of character into her work.

ashlee and mat

Lauren, you did such an amazing job on our fall/engagement photos! You are incredibly talented. Thanks a million for making us just feel natural, and comfortable with everything.

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shreyas sukumar

Lauren McCormick is incredibly professional, highly creative, and – most importantly – has a diligent work ethic. She will capture all your cherished moments of your wedding day with beautiful composition and framing, all while giving it a personal touch. I definitely recommend her for your special day!

marion thomas

Congratulations on having such a successful, creative business!

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christine and steve

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Lauren is absolutely amazing. From the first time we met her, we instantly felt so comfortable and at ease, and knew that she would blend in seamlessly with our family and friends to capture our intimate wedding.

Her photos were SO beautiful and organic – she even captured some of the most special moments between us when we didn’t notice! It was such a pleasure to spend the day with her – she was such a wonderful addition to a perfect wedding. Thank you, Lauren, for your incredible work!

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britney hayden

Pictures that are worth a thousand words. Lauren was patient, loving, and so kind throughout our experience. My son was not the easiest of all days to have pictures done but she somehow managed to capture moments that will forever mark my heart. I am so grateful and happy with her work! I would highly recommand I know I plan to make more appointments!

jacqueline wan

Beautiful portraits and creative shots for all occasions. Lauren completely exceeded all my expectations, with a keen creative eye, professional insight, and an all-round fantastic person. Hire without hesitation! Highly recommended

jaimie hildebrand

Lauren McCormick is a truly gifted photographer, able to capture beautiful moments creatively and with grace. She is professional, is great at listening to your needs, and motivated to give you both an incredible experience and beautiful end composition. I would highly recommend Lauren, especially if you want that little extra touch for your special occasion!

nicole taylor

Lauren is an amazing photographer. Very fun and professional. Thank you!

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wren zimmerman

I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with Lauren on multiple occasions and have had wonderful experiences every time! Lauren is professional yet fun, and is a joy to be around and work with. She brings her creativity and enthusiasm to each individual shoot and getting photos that the client likes is always a priority. As a gift for my brother and his gf I had Lauren fly out and do a couples shoot with them at the Bonneville Dam. They had never done something like this and Lauren made them feel incredibly comfortable; the photos turned out awesome as well!

zahra jamshed

Incredible photos. Lauren is very professional to work with and the end result is always so emotionally strong!

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dana biernacki

(Full disclosure – this is my mom! But I still wanted to share her words with you.)

Both her edited and unedited works are stunning! She observes life and people with a creative spirit and eye. Her openness and invitation to adventure, change and learning feeds and sustains her excitement for life and her desire to capture it in photographic form. A passion since childhood never wanes.

ashlee harmer

Lauren has been fantastic to work with! She has proven her amazing photography abilities by capturing my engagement, and maternity photos. Not once have I been disappointed! I look forward to her doing our upcoming wedding this summer… I know they will be truly incredible!!

bruce and kelly o’hare

Lauren has done food images at our Hotel (the Anchor Inn) for our social media. Amazing results. We are very impressed.

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After all of these reviews from clients – if you’re still not convinced I’d be the perfect fit for your wedding day – well boo, get in touch! The sooner we chat, the sooner I can put your mind at ease and answer any questions you might have!

And if you’re a past client and want to write me something sweet, email me! I LOVE getting reviews from clients! And I’d love to hear what you have to say 🙂


A big thank you (and honestly, my whole heart) goes out to all of my past couples and families. Your support truly means the world to me. It’s reviews from clients like this that keep me fuelled and motivated to keep doing the best I can! So thank you.