My mission is to document special memories that not only captures you for who you are, but also leaves you speechless. I want to be the photographer that you feel so comfortable with that you choose me to join your life journey capturing all your milestones along the way.

Lifelong friends, not just clients.

Roanoke VA
portrait & wedding photography
est 2019

I love to go on adventures with my family, especially if there is a picture opportunity. But I also love kicking back in my cozy house listening to music and dancing around the kitchen with my hubby. I am a smoothie, and a just plain water gal; and I'll eat my honey's pot roast or chili  any day of the week! He is the best cook, I am a lucky one!
Some photographers have one specific type of photography they specialize in, but currently I love it all! 

Hey there! Welcome to all things Lighthaven Photography.  I am Roanoke VA based, and a Martinsville VA native.

My name is Lauren and I am married to the man of my dreams, Holston. We have a baby boy, two sweet pups - Theo & Odin, and a cat Nala! My day job is a stay-at-home-mama, which is super rewarding! Anyone remember watching Rolie Polie Olie?! Ha, that's my boys favorite! But in the evenings and on the weekends I get the chance to explore my favorite hobby turned full-time business!

i'm lauren

Check out our family progression...

A couple fresh in love with some sweet pup kiddos...

Married 6 months later, feeling like everything they ever prayed for was becoming reality...

Finding the joy in parenting and feeling so lucky he's ours forever!

Welcome friend!

Serving clients turned friends
throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and beyond

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kind words

The Konieczka's

"Lauren was highly recommended to us by a friend and she delivered some amazing photos! She was very organized leading up to our big day and communicated with us so well. We are so happy with how all of our photos turned out and would definitely have her take more photos for us in the future!"


"Lauren is fantastic to work with! She did a fantastic job on our newborn pictures. I could not have imagined it any better. I also have a 2 year old and she did such a great job trying to encourage her to have fun and capture natural moments. She is incredibly patient when working with kids. We really enjoyed working with Lauren and plan on using her again for future family pictures!"

ThE Jeter's

"Lauren is one of my favorite photographers in the area. I have worked with her several times and have never been disappointed! She’s patient, kind, talented and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for maternity and family photos!"

ThE meacham's

"I can’t recommend Lauren enough! We have used Lauren many different times through out our relationship and she always goes above and beyond! She absolutely met all our wedding photos needs and want! We love Lauren so much ! She is our forever photographer!"

Kate & Connor

"Lauren is the best! She is so kind, communicative & fun to work with. I highly recommend working with Lauren, we had a blast!"

the hairston's

"I could never recommend a better photographer. Lauren has become soooo much more than a photographer! She is now a friend and we’ve become so close from her capturing all of my journeys for years now. She goes above and beyond to work with you on pricing, time, location, dates, everything!!! She gives you your masterpieces in such a timely fashion and gives you more photos than any photographer I know!! We all love Lauren and I’m sure anyone who sees her one time will have her become their forever photographer."

"I absolutely adore Lauren and her work. She was so amazing with my three toddlers and made us all feel comfortable in front of the camera. We will forever cherish the moments she so beautifully captured. I highly recommend!"

the mARTIN'S

"I would highly recommend Lauren for all of your photography needs! She was very easy to work with regarding scheduling, was very fun to work with during the session, and we love our daughter’s senior photos. Lauren really captured her personality!"


"Lauren has been a pleasure to work with! She helps with posing and overall I think she makes her clients feel very comfortable. We did an engagement session with her and she captured our wedding, her photos always come out AMAZING!!"

ThE Nelson's



"Lauren is incredible. She did our engagement and our wedding photos, and they surpassed our expectations! She is creative, efficient, responsive, and so talented. We have received a million compliments on the quality of our pictures. Additionally, she has a quick turnaround time. We received our first sneak peek the morning after our wedding! Thank you so much for everything, Lauren! We’ll be coming back for all of our future photo needs."

The hamilton's

"Loved working with Lauren! We had our toddler and horses in the pictures so there was some chaos, but Lauren was kind, professional, and made us feel relaxed. We could not have been happier with the pictures we got back - we will treasure them! Highly recommend her."

the kendrick's

"Lauren did an excellent job taking our family photos. Lauren has a incredibly creative vision and such a sweet personality. Her prices are super affordable and she has a quick turnaround time! We also brought our dog to the shoot and Lauren worked so well with our little golden!
I highly recommend Lauren to be your photographer!"


"If you’re looking for someone to capture every single moment perfectly make sure you book with Lauren! She is the sweetest, and great to work with! Thank you again Lauren for all the wonderful pictures♥️♥️♥️ 10/10 recommend!!!!"


Lighthaven Photography is based
in roanoke, va


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