Meet Coach Charli
Lauren Beesley Photography Blog
by Lauren Beesley
21h ago
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Charli McConnell, a vibrant life coach and podcast host for The Hype Squad. Charli's energy and unique style made this session truly unforgettable. Through her work, Charli empowers others to be the best version of themselves and reminds us that anything is possible with your very own hype squad. Style Notes Charli’s hair and makeup were flawlessly done by the talented Tori Mejia at Artistry Beauty Bar. Tori's expertise highlighted Charli’s natural beauty while adding a touch of glamour that made her stand out in every shot. The combination of soft ..read more
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Miss Alabama Finals Night!
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by Lauren Beesley
2w ago
Sending best wishes to Miss Auburn University (Mary Coker), Miss Phenix City (Chloe), Miss Trussville (Carson), and Miss Southern Union State Community College (Caroline)!!! Can’t wait to cheer for each of these amazing women, and hoping for scholarship awards across the board! Thank you for inviting me to create your official portfolios for this year, and shout out to Tori Mejia at Artistry Beauty Bar for hair and makeup for all of these pageant photo sessions ..read more
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Brantley - Auburn Spring Senior Portrait Session
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by Lauren Beesley
2w ago
While most of my senior clients come see me in the summer or fall months, I LOVE the opportunity to photograph seniors in spring!! This senior session for Brantley came right after cap and gown delivery - the perfect time to celebrate the end of senior year and her decision to attend Auburn University in the fall! After starting the afternoon with hair and makeup by Tori Mejia at Artistry Beauty Bar, we met for photos outdoors/on-location! We used Auburn High School as a primary location - even including the Performing Arts sign as a nod to her years performing in show choir (she’s incredible ..read more
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Cate - Botanic Senior Photos & Lee County DYW Portraits
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by Lauren Beesley
1M ago
The Class of 2024 was a really special group to celebrate senior year with, and one of those seniors is especially Distinguished - meet Cate! While Cate has earned many awards and distinctions for her talents and academic endeavors, one of my personal favorite titles that she holds is that of our Class of 2024 Distinguished Young Woman of Lee County. This title was earned through competing in categories of Interview, Self Expression, Scholastics, Fitness, and Talent, and being a wonderful example of the 5 pillars of the DYW program - Be Studios, Be Responsible, Be Involved, Be Healthy ..read more
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Wings and Wheels: Hudson's Senior Portraits
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by Lauren Beesley
2M ago
Every senior portrait session is an adventure, a chance to capture a young person's passions and personality. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Hudson, a senior at Auburn High School, whose adventurous spirit and diverse interests made for an unforgettable session. From the moment Hudson’s mom started describing him, I was struck by Hudson’s enthusiasm for life and his array of hobbies. As we discussed his vision for the session, it became clear that we needed to showcase his love for cars and aviation. Our session began in Downtown Opelika, where we tapped into Hudson's love f ..read more
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Sweet Studio Maternity Session
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by Lauren Beesley
2M ago
My last blog post featured a super glam, dramatic, bold maternity photoshoot in the studio, but another momma I worked with recently had a totally different vision in mind! Kalyn (a past high school senior portrait client of mine! What?!) asked if we could create something bright and soft and feminine for her maternity portraits, and we were able to do just that! Tori Mejia of Artistry Beauty Bar started Kalyn off with a beautiful hair and makeup look before she came to the studio. Using the large windows in my studio, and some extra curtains, we were able to create a dreamy, angelic looking ..read more
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Glam Maternity Studio Photoshoot!
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by Lauren Beesley
2M ago
Oh my, oh my, this maternity photo session feature is such a treat!! Jennifer came to me with a vision for a glamorous photoshoot to celebrate her pregnancy and help her feel beautiful and empowered, and she slayed every second. From a classic black Beyonce-like bodysuit look with disco balls to a nude bejeweled form fitting dress with old Hollywood style lighting, to a clean crisp black blazer contrasted with a white backdrop….these looks were EVERYTHING. It was so fun to incorporate earrings and accessories from my studio style closet to complete each of the looks! Also, big shout out to To ..read more
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Patton Backyard Family Session
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by Lauren Beesley
3M ago
There's a certain magic in simplicity, and recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing that enchantment during a sweet backyard family session with Kris and her wonderful family. When planning the session with Kris, we aimed for simplicity and authenticity. It was during these discussions that the idea to set the stage for photos at their home, and to include Jamerson the horse, a classic favorite toy, took shape. This simple toy held a special place in the hearts of the children, and incorporating it into the session was perfect. As the kids engaged with Jamerson, I had the privilege of ..read more
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Capturing Character: Jackson's Senior Session
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by Lauren Beesley
4M ago
Embarking on a senior portrait session often feels like uncovering the layers of a person's story, and my experience last fall with Jackson, a senior at Auburn High School, was no exception. With his effortless coolness and multifaceted interests, Jackson brought a wealth of character and charm to our session. From our first meeting, it was evident that Jackson's charisma and creativity would shine through in his senior portraits. We discussed his vision for the session, blending elements of his casual style with nods to his involvement in theater and passion for filmmaking. Our journey be ..read more
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From the Diamond to the Woods: Dylan's Senior Photo Story
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by Lauren Beesley
4M ago
As a photographer, every session presents a unique opportunity to capture special moments and tell a story through the lens. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with Dylan, a senior at Springwood School, whose laid back personality and passions made for an unforgettable photo session. When I met Dylan, it was evident that his love for baseball and the great outdoors were integral parts of his identity. We discussed his vision for the shoot, and I was excited to incorporate elements of both his athletic pursuits and a countryside lifestyle into the photos. Our photo session took pla ..read more
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