A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME AND MY PHOTOGRAPHY

Our family captured by Lauren Kurc

Our family captured by Lauren Kurc

I first fell in love with photography in my childhood, sifting through boxes and albums of my parents’ prints. I remember holding the different shapes and sizes of prints, trying to see if I could recognize the faces looking back at me and getting lost in the places that my parents had travelled to. My family and I, we would sit together listening to my parents’ stories from these photos, bringing back such fond memories.

When I turned 15, my dad gave me his very first camera he ever bought himself, a 35mm film camera, which also became my very first camera. Learning how to load the camera and shooting it was so much fun but my true enjoyment came when I stepped into the darkroom for the first time. The glow of the red light, the smells of the chemicals, and the quietness, it was all so intriguing. I loved the whole process of developing my film and creating prints, I could spend endless hours in the darkroom.

And now, when I capture moments, I always hope that they will be enjoyed in a tangible way, as prints or in an album. My daughter is now tall enough to start reaching for our photo albums off our family room shelves. We go through the albums pointing out her family and friends. For me, those are the moments that really make me love what I do. 

Lifestyle photographer based in Markham, Ontario, available in the Toronto/GTA area and internationally.

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PHOTOGRAPHY APPROACH

I love natural light and am drawn to a timeless, simple and natural aesthetic. I am formally trained in Fine Arts with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo. I also completed the New Media Design post-graduate program at the top of my class at Sheridan. With the combination of my fine art and design background, I approach my photography with both a classic and contemporary eye. This allows me to easily apply rules like composition, perspective, balance in colours and lighting but then also know when to break these rules to achieve the type of images you see here in my portfolio.  

With my lifestyle and portrait photography, I often get told by my clients that they are awkward and unsure of how to pose in front of a camera. And to that, I say fear not because I understand and I would feel awkward and uncomfortable too if I was expected to be posing the whole time through a shoot. With people, I like to guide them through different actions, to create those more natural and candid moments. And if some of those moments are a bit awkward, that's ok too. As long as you have a good sense of humour we'll able to laugh our way through it and capture those sweet, genuine moments you didn't expect from yourself.

Named Narcity 18 talented Toronto wedding photographers who will magically capture your special day 2017Weddingbells 30 Most Inspiring Photographers 2015 and EventSource Best of Toronto Wedding Photography 2015

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Rue Magazine, Architectural Digest, Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty Living, Weddingbells, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow, Cottage Hill, Belle Lumiere, Vale and Vine, Snippet and Ink, The Glitter Guide, 100 Layer Cakelet, Grey Likes Baby and more.