Thank you for choosing Photography & Design By Lauren to capture your family portraits!

I hope that you find the following information helpful and informative as you begin

your photographic journey with Photography & Design By Lauren.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or by email.

I look forward to meeting you!


When you arrive at your session, please be dressed and ready to be photographed. If you are concerned about clothing getting dirty or wrinkled before you arrive, then please arrive before your session is scheduled to allow time to change. There are no rules on what to wear, but here are some suggestions:

I strongly recommend staying away from logos, cartoon characters, but graphic tees can be fun on guys. Dress to reflect your style, but our main focus is you. Ladies please make sure that if you have painted nails that they are not chipped.


Click here to see ideas on what to wear from Pinterest.


Please fill out the brief questionnaire on my site to help me get a better understanding of what you desire from your session. The link can be found at the bottom of this page.


The same day of your session you will be able to see a few previews from your session on Facebook. If you would like to friend request me so that you can tag yourself in your pictures feel free. However if you decide to use one of your images for your profile picture or cover photo do not crop the picture in any way.

Your sneak peek will be posted to the blog approximately 7 to 10 days after our session and you will receive an email with a link to view images from your session on my blog.

2 to 4 weeks (usually less) after your session, you will receive an email with a link to your gallery. Galleries expire after 2 weeks and there is a $30.00 fee to republish your gallery.

Images are delivered as hi-res digital instant downloads from your gallery. If you would like to purchase a backup dvd or usb of your images please contact me to do so.



You will receive a contract and model release form shortly if you haven't already. Check your spam folder if you have not received them within 24 hours. Please sign and return these prior to your session.Both forms must be filled out completely and returned before your session begins. Fill out the model release for everyone who will be present in the pictures. This includes your fiancé, partner or any children that will be present. No images from your session can be viewed online until these documents have been signed.

Rescheduling / Weather

If you need to reschedule your session please give 24-48 hours notice.  I will attempt to reschedule you for the next available date of your preference.  Due to the high volume of sessions/weddings during the months of March-November sessions can only be rescheduled once at the original session price. Rescheduling a second time (or more) will require an additional 50% retainer to book a new date.

Shooting in the rain is negotiable. For chance of rain greater than 50% let me know if you want to consider shooting anyway. I do have clear bubble umbrellas that are large enough for 2 people in the event it starts to rain.

If the temperature is below 32 degrees on your scheduled session date I will be contacting you to reschedule.

Custom orders

A wide range of graphic design products such as invitations and collages, centered around your session's images are available!


Lauren Morris retains the copyright to all images. It is illegal to scan, copy or reproduce my images in any manner, including images posted to Facebook or the blog.  I thank you for respecting my artistic property. I also reserve the right to use images for personal advertisement, web, publication and display.

Please do not bring your camera or video camera to a session.


35% of your session fee is due as a retainer to hold your date. Please make checks payable to Lauren Morris and send them to

P.O. Box 221021
Louisville, KY 40252

  •  Photography & Design By Lauren accepts cash, check and payments through PayPal and Chase QuickPay.
  • The remaining session fee balance is due by or at the date of your session.
  • There is a 5% transaction fee for all session fees paid by credit card or PayPal
  • Print orders should be placed within 2 weeks.
  • Print payment is due when the order is placed.
  •  Please allow at least 2 weeks for all order processing to be completed.
  • All sales are final.

Thank you for taking the time to read about how I work and my business policies.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

I look forward to your session!

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