Hey friend,

My name is Lauren VanDerwerken—I’m a director of photography and filmmaker, with a soft spot for all things photography, especially portraits. I’m based in sunny Los Angeles!

When I’m shooting just for myself, I’m partial to using film with my Yashica TLR, but I love all my children (cameras) equally.

My approach to creativity, whether of the photo or video kind, is that the gear is always secondary to the story and the emotion—if it looks perfect (whatever that means) but it doesn’t feel like anything, we missed the point!

Let’s make something together—shoot me an email at laurenvandphoto@gmail.com or click on the Contact tab to your left.