Lauren is so excited to be a part of the Rachael Kazmier Photography Team! She has a huge passion for travel and exceptional experiences - which conveniently goes hand in hand with being in the wedding photography biz. Photography has taken Lauren from NYC to Florida to Cali and everywhere in between so she knows her way around a travel itinerary.

With a degree in hospitality and job training at places like a luxury hotel in Palm Beach and the most magical place on earth (Disney of course), Lauren prides herself on providing the best service possible while leaving room for dance parties and making sure you have a stress free and fun wedding day!

Lauren currently lives in West Loop with her two cats/assistants, Mr. Darcy and Meeko. On the days she doesn't have a camera in hand, you can find Lauren at a coffee shop, catching up on true crime podcasts or planning her next trip.

lauren!

meet my associate,

This Golden Girls obsessed fan is super excited to be joining Rachael's team. Chicago is home for Chantal, but just say the word and you can find her on the next international flight. No questions asked!! Being able to incorporate traveling into work, Chantal has learned photography techniques that are useful no matter the location.

As a momma of 2 under 2, Chantal is passionate about being an awesome working mom. It’s also taught her the skill of patience! This clearly helps on wedding days to calmly capture all the joyous moments! 

Chantal has been a full time photographer for 5 years. She’s a pro at making people feel comfortable, ask about her Oprah technique! Her fav food is hot chocolate (that counts as food, right?) 

chantal!

meet my associate,

Associate packages include 8 hours of coverage with two photographers, an online gallery of high-resolution images with unlimited downloads, and the option to add hours and/or engagement sessions! All bookings and timeline planning go through Rachael, her associates take beautiful photos on your wedding day, and all editing is done in Rachael’s signature light and airy style! Want more info?? Fill out the contact form and be sure to mention your interest in Lauren + Chantal!

What's included!

If I'm unavailable for your wedding or slightly out of budget, you gotta meet my associates!

These girls were hand-picked and highly trained in my style to bring the Rachael Kazmier Photography experience to more couples each year! They are true professionals, blasts to be around, and I just know you’ll love them as much as I do!!!

the deets

katy + jeff

Your photographer search can end here. Rachael's associates are THE best option for you. They are the ultimate support people - the I will cry with you people, I will laugh until I lose my voice with you people, the button up the back of your dress people, the pick food out of your teeth people, the get your family cooperative for photos people, get your DOGS cooperative for photos people, the follow you around feeding you so you don’t starve people, the I’ll do anything to make anyone smile in front of the camera people, the run and grab a tissue before you even know you need it people.

They are more than your photographers. You can put all your faith and trust into this team because they will record every single detail of your day without you lifting a single finger. They will help you with things you didn’t even know you needed and will capture moments you didn’t even know happened. But I think best of all, you will feel cozy-up-on-the-couch-in-my-sweats kind of comfortable around them and that is just what you need on your wedding day.

meeka + jack

Working with Rachael and Lauren was a dream! They both are very professional, upbeat and made me feel beautiful in front of the camera. Their infectious smiles, laughter, and conversation made me feel so comfortable and like they were an old friend rather than a new acquaintance! They were also able to direct my posing so that I looked and felt natural and happy in photos. I highly recommend them not only for the crisp photos but beautiful tones and emotion they were able to capture on my day. 

ticha + mike

I’ve done a couple shoots with Rachael's team, and these girls are AMAZING humans! They are so talented and creative, and they're also people with great morals. I think that’s so important when you’re looking for a wedding photographer/vendor. I love them both and am so happy we got to work together and became friends after! You will not be disappointed, your photos will be so dreamy and romantic!!

amanda + andrew

I could not be happier that Rachael and Lauren captured our wedding photos on 7/18/20. Ever since Rachael took our proposal photos, we knew we needed her for our engagement photos and wedding day. Rachael's style is exactly what we were looking for- light, airy, and beautiful. On our wedding day, we had both Rachael and Lauren as our photographer team. They made the best duo! We were so thankful for the energy, laughter, and enthusiasm they brought in every interaction throughout the day. They captured everything perfectly and we are still in awe of how the photos turned out. We have received so many compliments from friends and family on our wedding photos and feel so grateful for Rachael and Lauren!

tammy + hunter

Rachael and Lauren are the rare kind of people who shine from the inside out; they desire nothing more than to bring joy to the people around them, and you can see and feel that so clearly in everything they do. It made me feel instantly confident in our decision to hire them, and that confidence has now morphed into gratitude and relief that they were our photographers. Your wedding photographer needs to be someone you can trust - someone reliable, flexible, and professional who can take pictures you will love - but also someone you enjoy being around and who will do just about anything to make you laugh and smile and feel confident. Rachael and Lauren made it easy and honestly really fun; they hyped everyone up with their jokes, laughs, and bubbly energy, and captured so many sweet and wonderful moments from our day that my husband and I now get to relive for the rest of our lives. 

kas + adam

These girls are the absolute best to work with. My husband and I have now had four photography sessions with Rachael's team and I honestly can’t wait for the next. Every session is like it’s own fun date and adventure. They do so much to put you at ease, make you laugh, and encourage romantic moments. There were times I forgot we were shooting because there were such special moments with my husband. I was so nervous to be photographed the first time and they had tons of poses to suggest for us so I wasn’t standing there like an awkward seal. These girls are the ultimate hype women and you leave with your fist pumping in the air and sore cheeks from smiling so much. The photography that’s delivered is better than any I’ve ever seen. Their unique editing style makes any location and any lighting look like something out of a magazine. 100/10 would recommend. 

elise + mike

These ladies are the real dream team! We hired them for a fun anniversary shoot on the beach! They had such an amazing vision and they even brought a floral bouquet as a fun prop (ps: they made it themselves too!). They made my husband and I feel so comfortable , it was so much fun and the photos are unbelievable. HIRE THEM!

jenny + bob

Rachael and her team did an outstanding job photographing our wedding. But really, these girls were so much more than photographers! When they arrived in the wedding suite that morning, they energized the room. Their positivity and fun nature helped relieve my jitters and get me excited for what was to come. Rachael and Lauren were very involved and present throughout the whole day. They were helpful, gave guidance, and most importantly, took AMAZING pictures!

I was shocked when I received notification from Rachael about the “sneak peeks” the day after the wedding - there were so many photos! It was great to be able to relive the magical day so soon.  As the rest of the pictures were ready, they were super easy to access on the website. My family and I could order prints, which arrived quickly. Then, Rachael helped me step-by-step to create a beautiful album! I will be giving copies to my family as gifts. We are so excited to have these heirlooms forever!

amanda + wyatt

Rachael and her associate photographer did an amazing job capturing every moment from our wedding in September 2020. They were professional, fun, creative, well-prepared, respectful, organized, and overall just great genuine people to be around. They made the entire day such a great experience. Our family loved them, the wedding party loved them, the guests loved them, the venue staff loved them. Honestly, they felt more like wedding guests versus vendors. I truly believe they helped make the day go smoothly. We were speechless when we received our pictures. We have so many different angles, backgrounds, and poses, that it's going be nearly impossible to choose our favorites. Our wedding was the best weekend of our life thus far, and we're so grateful and thankful to have beautiful pictures to look back on the memories forever. Somehow Rachael and Lauren found ways to photograph us to make us all look beautiful and flawless. Planning weddings are so stressful- but trust me, if you book Rachael and her team, the last thing you need to stress or worry about is the photography. They deliver absolute perfection. 

hannah + matthew

We asked Rachael to take our engagement photos & were so lucky that she brought along her associate! To be honest, my fiance and I don't love to take photos so we weren't super pumped at first, but we were SO wrong.

From start to finish, these girls made us feel so comfortable with music & jokes, they gave us all kinds of tricks to make sure we took the best photos, & they kept us laughing the whole. entire. time. Their energy is so infectious & both of them are so kind & bubbly. We had the best day with them & CANNOT wait for them to do the same on our wedding day!!

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