LAUREN GRAYSON

Portrait artist to the unconventioal. Educator and mentor to fellow dream seekers. 

 

In 2013 I left a full time job with consistent pay and amazing benefits to chase a dream. I've been told what I did was both brave and reckless (it depends on who you ask) but it was one of the best decisions I've ever made and I have yet to feel an ounce of regret. 

 
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A hardworking, passionate and driven Mother. You don't have a creative bone in your body but you can appreciate a piece of art when you see it. And when you see it, you know it, because you feel it. You are happy to hand over the creative reigns to a professional so that you can relax. You need someone who can take control and guide you through a session, because you have no idea what you are doing. And when your kids don't behave or listen, you need someone who gets that and laughs it off. 

You want more than just general portraits. You want artistry. You aren't concerned with wind blown hair and dirty faces. Forcing your children to sit down and stare into the camera sounds like Mission Impossible, and even a bit boring. 

You want to remember their tiny fingers, and how they hold your face when they kiss you or nurse from you. You want to to capture just how small they really are when your husband picks them up and holds them. You want more. 

 

Specializing in artistic, emotive and documentary styled portraiture in the Akron, Canton and Cleveland Ohio areas. We are a full service studio offering both custom portraiture experiences and professional printing services. Specialties and areas of focus include (but aren't limited too) maternity, newborn, family, boudoir and seniors. 

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INTIMATE NARRATIVES

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REAL MOMENTS 

"Words can't describe how amazing Lauren's work is! You have to see it yourself. She is reliable and gives input in regards to ideas for getting a great shot, but is open to your ideas as well. We are so lucky to have her in the area! She is a true artist!" Melanie & Chad    

"Words can't describe how amazing Lauren's work is! You have to see it yourself. She is reliable and gives input in regards to ideas for getting a great shot, but is open to your ideas as well. We are so lucky to have her in the area! She is a true artist!" Melanie & Chad

 

 

"I would highly recommend Lauren. I have had the pleasure of using her multiple times over the last four years. She has taken the time to get to know my family and my son even asks if Lauren is going to be the one taking our pictures when we say it's picture time. Her professionalism and love for her art is shown in all of her photographs. I look forward to continuing to use Lauren for many years to come." Tiffany & Justin

"I would highly recommend Lauren. I have had the pleasure of using her multiple times over the last four years. She has taken the time to get to know my family and my son even asks if Lauren is going to be the one taking our pictures when we say it's picture time. Her professionalism and love for her art is shown in all of her photographs. I look forward to continuing to use Lauren for many years to come." Tiffany & Justin

"We love having photos capturing our twins excitement over meeting their new baby sister! Lauren always puts our family at ease during our sessions and we are so happy to have the images that she captured during some of the most exciting moments in our families lives." Miranda & Ryan

"We love having photos capturing our twins excitement over meeting their new baby sister! Lauren always puts our family at ease during our sessions and we are so happy to have the images that she captured during some of the most exciting moments in our families lives." Miranda & Ryan

"We are lucky enough to have had the pleasure of working with Lauren multiple times. She is a beautiful person inside and out. She has a very special and hard job. She does it with ease and grace. She is compassionate and kind and I feel she is the BEST in her field of work. There is no one like her. My husband and I feel blessed to have her in our life and are forever thankful for what she has done for us over the last year." Megan & Brian

"We are lucky enough to have had the pleasure of working with Lauren multiple times. She is a beautiful person inside and out. She has a very special and hard job. She does it with ease and grace. She is compassionate and kind and I feel she is the BEST in her field of work. There is no one like her. My husband and I feel blessed to have her in our life and are forever thankful for what she has done for us over the last year." Megan & Brian

So, now you own a business. YAY! 

err, maybe it's not quite what you hoped...

 

I discovered very early on that business is typically where most photographers and artists find themselves struggling. Being able to run an efficient and rewarding business is key to our success and how we will essentially get more time to create and do that things we love. I am so passionate about helping other creative entrepreneurs grow their business, and began my education journey in 2016. Whether it's an online course or mentoring, I have options for you! 

 
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