about Me

“If I could tell the story in words. I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” -Lewis Hine

Hi ~ I'm Lauren!

I’m a wife, a mama of one amazing 3 year old, and a fur mama of 3!  On a typically day you can find me drinking way to much espresso, lathering on essential oils, probably barefoot (I hate wearing shoes and socks), & wrapped up in a blanket or two!  If it’s not raining or snowing, we are playing on the beach, eating ice cream or realistically vegging on the couch watching movies!


Did you know...

I'm a TWIN!  (identical and yes I'm older... by 11 minutes)

I was a Division I athlete at the University of New Hampshire, I ran track & did the pole vault.

I have a tattoo

I hate spiders...

I have a latte problem!

I swear too much for my mom's liking!!!

I could eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch & dinner!

I have a habit of twirling my hair... My daughter also does it!

I was born & raised in Maine, & currently live in historic York, Maine.


My Peeps!

I am married to my best friend, Ian, we've know each other for 15 years, married for 5!  Penelope or "P," as we like to call her is our rambunctious daughter.  She is strong-willed, curious and could talk your ear off!  They ground me and I couldn't ask for a better support system!  Growing up in Maine, time was spent outside, playing, getting dirty, running down to the ball friend, spending time by the water, all while creating awesome stories!  As long as I can remember, photography has been in my life and documenting always in my blood.



Session options


day in the life or vacation sessions

Whether you want to capture your family on vacation, or just a normal day at home (Day in the Life), or maybe you've hoping to capture your amazing birth.  Story telling sessions are great for capturing those moments that are normally forgotten or go by way to fast!  Remember the quote, "The days are long, but the years are short," it's so true, especially if you have young kids at home.  I take a behind the scene approach to telling your story while integrating into your family dynamic!    

Lifestyle Family or newborn sessions

A more relaxed family session at a location of your choice or in the comfort of your home.  Many of my family sessions are done at sunset because the light is rocking!  My lifestyle approach encourages relaxed poses and fun interaction with the people you love the most (or at the moment!)


Fresh 48 Sessions

This is such a crazy moment in your life, things go by so fast!  I want to capture those first few days in the hospital or at home.  Things are new for you to mama, let me document their littleness before they grow out of that newborn onesie.


Video Sessions

I take the same approach as I do with my storytelling sessions, but in video form!  Images can be so powerful, but being able to capture your children as they truly are when they were little is priceless.  Their little mannerisms, voices, expressions, and mood is something you cannot have back, and really what are we all going to do with those silly iPhone videos anyway! 





Branding Sessions

You've written your story, poured your heart & soul into your business.  So what's missing?  A brand is more than just tangible elements, like your logo, colors, fonts & website, it's about you!  Create an online personality and set yourself apart with beautiful photographs to show your potential clients more of who you are & what you do!  I take a collective of shots from behind the scenes, create your own stock photography all the while making sure you have some rocking portrait shots of you!

*Branding Videos are available

Senior Sessions

Senior sessions are a fun, and creative way to show off your uniqueness!  This is such an amazing time in your life, let's show it off by celebrating it with some awesome photographs!  Be as creative as you want, incorporate who you are... are you an athlete, an artist, a bookworm, or just like ice cream?  Together we can design a fun, laid-back, beautiful photo session that tells the story of you!



“Lauren captured beautiful images of our family’s daily life. Her style is truly unique! Our photo session was fun and stress-free. We can’t recommend her highly enough and have already booked another session.”
— Anji & JP


All of my sessions are all inclusive; I never want you to have to pick & choose your favorite images.  My main goal is to tell your family's story.  Each session includes ALL high resolution digital files (hand edited and chosen by me) to keep for life, to print & use as you want.  Your images will be displayed in an online gallery for viewing & sharing with friends and family.  With the option to purchase an album or prints.

Branding Sessions


pre-session phone or in-person chat

2 hour on location shoot

 50+ hand-edited images in an online gallery (ready to download).

Senior Sessions


pre-session chat (email or phone)

1-2 hour on location shoot

50+ hand-edited images in an online gallery (ready to download)

Lifestyle Family


pre-session chat (phone or email)

1 hour on location shoot

50+ hand-edited images in an online gallery (ready to download)

Video Sessions

$525 (20% off for the rest of 2016!)

per-session chat (phone or email)

1 hour on location (home)

3-5 minute video with audio, paired with licensed music

Newborn Sessions


pre-session chat (phone or email)

2 hour on location shoot

50+ hand-edited images in an online gallery (ready to download)

Fresh 48/Mommy & Me


45 min. shoot 1-2 after birth (at hospital or home)

min. 30 images


Day in the Life/Vacations


pre-session chat (phone or email)

Full day & half day coverage available

100+ hand-edited images in an online gallery (ready to download)

Album of favorite images




Connect with Me!


Please complete the contact form and I will try to get back to you within 48 hours!

Thank you!!!

email:  laurenbodwellphotography@gmail.com

York, Maine 03909