Lauren Valvasori: Top 30 Under 30 in 2016



I was born and raised in Hamilton, and after working a couple of years in an industry I didn’t love, I made the jump in 2012 to chase my dream and haven’t looked back! I graduated with Honours from the Creative Photography : Still + Motion Program at Mohawk College in 2014 and am more in love with this dream job than the day I started!

My favourite thing to do is laugh, followed closely by strolling through antique shops, catching up with friends, and travelling around the world or just around the corner. I’m equally as comfortable grabbing a coffee at the cutest shop in town or catching the game over nachos and beer. I’ve got a killer vintage camera collection, and have a hard time turning down any new additions.

I love to reminisce and hear stories from the past as much as I love making new ones to cherish. My favourite parts of a wedding day lie in the little moments and traditions special to each couple. Welling up during a father-daughter dance or heartfelt speech is a classic move of mine, as it’s during those times I am constantly reminded how lucky I am to join people on one of the happiest days of their lives to tell their stories.

At every wedding I join, I pursue those moments that you didn’t think I could catch; and those same ones you are so thankful that I did. I love the moments that make you, you – and the ones you are so excited to share or show off.


Tell us what your one must-have piece of gear is and why:

This is so hard! I think my 70-200mm 2.8 lens would be dearly missed on a wedding day. It has such a range to capture moments near and far and works perfectly even in low light situations!


Tell us what your one must-have piece of software is and why:

Sprout Studio. Total game changer, life saver, and best way to help serve my clients!


What’s your advice for someone just starting out?

Don’t be afraid, confidence goes a long way in making your clients relax and have fun.


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