Lauren Kéla 

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As a photographer I aim to capture images that leave you with a heart full of happiness and a mind full of memories. Whether that's from your wedding day, surprise engagement or family session with the kiddos.

 celebrating life in beautiful locations around the globe

for people

Images that inspire feelings

the experience

'We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.' - Katie Thurmes

my inspiration

I remember my sophomore year in high school, I was sitting in my photography class desperately waiting for the end of the day (school amiright?) and my teacher proceeds to tell me "Lauren, if you really put your mind to it you could go far with this." It took me awhile to believe her, 15 years to be exact, but here I am, finally giving it my all. 

I've loved photos for as long as I can remember, just look at my camera roll *nervous laughter*. The thought that a memory could be frozen in time for years to come just fascinates me. So here I am channeling my love of this job into love for other people and their beloved memories. After all, what sounds better than sitting around the table in 20 years living through our old photographs?

I've loved photography for as long as I can remember..

I'm lauren 

hey there!

- Amanda and Alec

Working with Samantha Kay was unreal — her vision and artistic eye was everything, and there was never a moment where she didn't have our complete trust. Our wedding day was magical, and she captured every detail and moment impeccably. 

"Her images are what caught my attention, but her heart is what captivated us."


- haley & nathan

Our experience was great! Lauren had places in mind for us to shoot, ideas of poses, ample time for us to get it right and she was so patient! We had so much fun. And we got our pictures back super fast, many of which we now display around our house. Can’t wait to book our next session!

"She has such a knack for this kind of thing — something so natural about it."

- The Vincent family

She is very professional and amazing at what she does! She helped my family to feel comfortable in front of the camera and we couldn't be happier with our photos!

"Lauren makes the whole experience enjoyable, even if you aren't comfortable in front of the camera."


- Haley and Nathan, Louisville, Kentucky

"She has such a knack for this. Something so natural about it. We can't wait to book our next session!"



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