“Lauren has captured breathtaking photos for our disc golf community/family for many years now. She always captures the magical moments of our events, from the candid celebrations of a victory to the sportsmanship of a defeat. Or those moments of determination by competitors competing in the brutal heat or cold weather with the beautiful landscape of the course as the backdrop. Lauren’s photos are timeless and we’ll treasure them forever. They tell a story which you can’t possibly put into words. The best part is that Lauren is an amazing and extremely friendly person that everyone feels very comfortable being around.”
“Five Star Photographer and photography! Lauren is personable, professional, creative, and easy going. I’ve experienced her disc golf action shots, and she also took family pics with my less than compliant 1 yr old. Her work is beautiful and unique. Can’t recommend enough. Thank you SO much Lauren!”
"I never post anyone else's photos. As a photographer I feel like I shouldn't. But sometimes I don't want to speak on here, I just want to listen and share and this girl is worth sharing. @lelphotography is a photographer with an unmatched ability to capture moments in an artistic way. Go check her out not only for her disc golf photos, but her gift for finding abstract beauty in the every day moments.
Lauren, I am inspired by your drive and thankful for your friendship. Thank you for the photos, but more importantly the memories you create."
Alyssa Van Lanen (via @alyssavanlanenimages Instagram)
"Lauren is not like any other photographer I have worked with. She is able to adapt and work in and out of the studio. When I decide to change my idea (or even hers) on the spot, she has always been open and accommodating. Lauren's main goal was to first make sure I was pleased and got the shots I wanted before she cared about her own creative vision. While working with Lauren, she has always given me feedback and new inspiration for different looks, poses, and overall mood and theme of the shoot.... ESPECIALLY in nature. She is truly an innovative and a true standout from the crowd. I will continue to work with her for many years to come."
Lauren has a beautiful eye for photography. I've been a client of hers for a few years. Just recently she photographed my pregnancy and I was taken back by her work. They came out awesome! She's also done sessions photographing my children. She really knows how to catch "that moment". She's also the best to work with. Shes very easy going and relaxed. She's always open for new projects/ideas. I totally recommend working with her. You won't be disappointed. She's amazing!
"Working with Lauren for my wedding was such a pleasant and positive experience ! I felt really comfortable communicating with her on what I was looking for and she was so flexible. The pictures were beautiful and she really took the time to edit them! If you are getting married or need engagement photos I would highly recommend LEL photography."
"My wife and I had Lauren take photos of our wedding and some additional shots in downtown Chicago. She did an amazing job and we look forward to many years of enjoying our photos from our special day!"
"My fiance & I had Lauren, LEL Photography, do our engagement photos for us, they went fantastic! Lauren was so great to work with, she helped us with poses and also let us choose some of our own. Any idea we had, we rolled with and she never pressured us for time. She was open to different locations, even when a storm rolled in on us she agreed to take some last minute pictures in the rain. We can't rave enough about how lovely our experience was with Lauren, 5 stars!! :) When we pick our date for the wedding, LEL Photography will be the first place we look for a photographer!"
"We became acquainted with Ms. Lakeberg when she contacted our office offering pictures of the 2009 Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Kansas City Mo. Her images were tight without background clutter and well lit. She was using a camera that was quite capable of producing magazine quality images, not something we see from most cold contacts.
I’ve found her very self motivated and willing to learn what we need as a sport magazine and consistently providing a quality result in a timely manner. The one time I met her, covering the United States Disc Golf Championships in South Carolina, I found her to be warm, friendly, intelligent, engaging and enthusiastic. She interacted well with the players making it possible for her to get into the critical position for a great image and still not interfere with the competition."
John Whinery (Photo Editor of DiscGolfer Magazine)