Get to know us

Hi, hello, welcome! If you're here you're probably looking for an awesome wedding photographer, right? Someone that will make you and your fiance look amazing and capture your crazy family and friends too? If you're hoping to have wedding images that capture all the magical moments of your wedding day - from the tears to the cheers, that's our specialty! The Lunabear team consists of Lauren, owner and photographer and Diet Coke fan and Samantha, client concierge, mama and coffee lover, we're here to make you love your images

XO, Lauren + Sam


"Working with Lauren was such a blast. Our engagement shoot was a lot of fun – she has really creative games to get you loosened up, interacting, and acting natural. Even my photo-shy husband (then fiancé) was able to have a good time. Our engagement pictures turned out wonderfully and were returned to us in a very timely manner. Lauren did such a wonderful job as well on our wedding day – everything flowed really smoothly and she did an awesome job of “wrangling the cats” (aka family and wedding party). We just got our pictures back and I am OBSESSED! So so many great shots. Super pleased and impressed!"

"Lauren was so wonderful to work with!"

"Lauren was so wonderful to work with! We came to Scottsdale for our destination wedding and completely trusted her to photograph our day. Her energy is contagious and exactly what we needed. Her style isn't too posed and she was able to capture our real personalities in the setting of the day. I also love that she LOVES colour in her photos, which was really important to us for our final photos. She was so accommodating and responsive throughout the entire process."

"We couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out!"

"Lauren is absolutely wonderful! We hired her for our wedding and got to do an engagement shoot with her as well and we couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out! Lauren is so kind and fun and wants to make sure that each couple gets what they are looking for. She made every encounter all about us as a couple and offered all of her amazing creative insight to help make sure we were happy! The day of the wedding she was so organized and made sure to get all family combination pictures we asked for and put up with our slightly rowdy wedding party :) I'm still anxiously awaiting the rest of the wedding photos but I know they will be amazing! Thank you Lauren!"

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Let's meet

After photographing more than a hundred weddings over the past few years, we’ve found that we’re not the perfect fit for every couple. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. We want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y’all got engaged.

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with us and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

Wedding Advice

We're here as a resource beyond photography—whether you're looking for engagement session outfit recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals.

Even if you're working with a wedding planner or you're planning a simple wedding, there are likely still a lot of moving pieces left leading up to your big day. We've photographed many weddings since we started in 2013 and we're happy to share everything we've learned along the way! 

Engagement Session

We’re big fans of engagement sessions for a few reasons. Not only do they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera, they also give you the opportunity to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you. 

Engagement sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. We normally plan sessions based on a particular “look” a couple has in mind, spring flowers for example, or based on schedules. 

Wedding Day Prep

We check-in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day. 

While we normally don't send this questionnaire until closer to the wedding, please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions during the planning process!

The Big Day

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. 

Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome.

Photo Delivery

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about eight weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

We hope the relationship doesn't end after we deliver your photographs. We want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, we'd love to document your growing family.

Engagement Sessions

All of our sessions include a complimentary engagement session. It takes time for most couples to warm up to being photographed and understand how we pose. Timelines can be pretty tight on weddings days and 30 minutes may be all we have for portraits - which is why we’ve found that wedding day portraits turn out so much better when couples do engagement sessions ahead of time.

Sessions also allow you to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you (and even include pets!) While they’re great for save-the-dates, we’ve taken engagement photos anywhere from 18 months in advance to a few days before the wedding.


One of the best ways to make your wedding memories last is by ordering an album. These high quality professionally designed albums come in a variety of linen & leather colors. These aren’t the same albums your parents wedding photos came in. They’re modern, lay perfectly flat and look incredible on coffee tables.

All albums must be prepaid before design begins. Albums typically take between 4 to 6 weeks to complete and include three rounds of revision. Albums may be ordered anytime before or after the wedding day.

Get in touch

Our wedding collections begin at $2500 for full day coverage with most of our couples investing $3800- $4500 adding additional items such as an engagement session, more hours of coverage, a second photographer for the wedding day and often an heirloom album.

For portraits, our portrait sessions begin at $300 with most couples and families investing $600 for a full portrait experience.

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The Numbers

We love your work and we’re ready to book! What’s the next step?

Fantastic! To reserve your wedding date, we’ll need a completed contract and a 25% non-refundable deposit. If you don’t have a contract yet, just let us know and we’ll send one over! The remaining balance will be due 1 month before the wedding.

How many photos are typically included and can we print the photos ourselves?

Galleries typically include anywhere between 600 and 1000 photos. The exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. Your online gallery will come loaded with fully edited high resolution images you can print anywhere. You’re also welcome to share your wedding photos on Facebook as long as you credit us and link to our website.

When do you charge travel fees?

We typically add travel fees on to any wedding outside of a 60 mile radius from our studio in Phoenix, AZ. Fees vary depending on location so ask us for more details.

Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach us directly at hello@lunabearstudios.com


We can't wait to work together!

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