Lauren is the owner/ illustrator of Calm Courage Design. I am a big fan of her work, as it is both introspective and personal as well as whimsical and imaginative. She does prints, buttons, magnets, and she takes requests (seriously, people, if you want it, she will draw it!) I highly suggest you check out her blog and her Etsy site or "like" Calm Courage on Facebook for updates and a peek at new works in progress. I was psyched when Lauren contacted me to do headshots, based on some of my other work. Being new to the game, so to speak, I felt really honored that someone whose work I love, would choose me to photograph her . She is a long time blogger and artist, but like me, has only recently taken the step of showing and selling her work. We, budding artists/entrepreneurs need to stick together and support each other! I mean that whole heartedly and I was really excited to work with her. We got together one afternoon and did a few indoor shots to get comfortable and then took it outside, where her personality really came out.
Lauren definitely has a quiet, earthy, thoughtful side, but bubbling underneath (and often running over) is someone who is slightly quirky and loves to have fun and laugh and I am thankful that she trusted me and let me see and photograph these different parts of her personality. We had a great day and she was a real trooper, even when it got chilly and started to rain; she just went with the flow and embraced the outdoors and it worked! We even incorporated some of her work into a few pics, so keep an eye out and remember to check out Calm Courage Design for Lauren's blog and art. You won't be dissapointed!