The story of a filmmaker
With a background in audio engineering and being the daughter of an artist, filmmaking was an organic transition. Filmmaking combines all the elements that I love: tech, picking the perfect song, the intricacies of storytelling, and sharing something that makes you feel all the feels.
For photography, my work is reflective of my filmmaking background; each image framed in story. I believe in crafting images from simple forms. Finding beauty in the imperfect, I strive to create delicate, joy-filled, emotional fine art.
Get to know Lauren
- I could tell you how to make a pour-over coffee and why vinyl is better than bluetooth.
- I indulge in macarons.
- The flowers on my table are white tulips.
- I find inspiration in symmetry, texture, finding the perfect song, and fashion.
- I find peace in Jesus and the first deep breath of mountain or sea air.
- I want to challenge women to be empowered in anything they put their hands to.
- I watch Casey Neistat on Youtube, Parks and Rec, Swedish minimalism home tours, and documentaries. *champagneandtheBachelorworkstoo
- I read biographies.
How do you capture weddings?
I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. On your wedding day, all I want is to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique.
Our team consists of a number of talented creatives, committed to delivering superior quality art to our clients. HCP is represented not only by our Chief Storyteller and Founder, Lauren Brooks, but our associate photographers and filmmakers (primary photographers who also are available to shoot lead for wedding events) and the second shooters who support them. Together, we are able to execute HCP’s delivery in elevating the wedding-industry standard for unique, high end photography and film. Our second shooters are assigned approximately 30 days prior to an event based on compatibility of schedules, travel, etc.
Our style is cinematic and documentarian, romantic and edgy, Outside of the heirloom photos and film you'll receive, we want you having FUN along the way. We'll be there directing without getting intrusive, being efficient while still serving, and being straightforward while we share all the inside jokes with you. You can just let your day unfold naturally & beautifully - just the way you want it.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I have a studio in Asheboro, NC, but yes, our bags are packed. You ready?
How do you deliver your goods?
Every collection includes delivery via an online professional gallery that provides cloud-hosted storage for your edited images, and the ability to download your hi-resolution files to a computer, USB or other storage device (we do not charge an additional cost for downloads, or limit the number of downloads allowed).
The gallery enables direct sharing to social media platforms, so images aren't compressed through practices such as screen-shotting. Your gallery also features an integrated professional print shop. Ordering professional prints directly from your gallery is as simple as adding selected image(s) to your cart and choosing desired size and material. Family and friends with gallery access are also be able to utilize the professional print shop. International and rush shipping is available.
If you prefer not to use the integrated print shop, we do include a personal rights release in our contracts, so you are able to print your images anywhere you like.
What is a highlight film?
A highlight film is what makes us filmmakers, not just videographers.
These films are paced with music that feels like your day underneath some of the day's most beautiful moments and clips.
How many pictures will we receive?
For a 8 hours coverage wedding, you will receive between 400 to 600 fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity. I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story.
Do we receive a full ceremony film and toasts?
Some packages include those or you can add them on later.