Lauren Cowart Photo

Mimi & Benyam: Engaged!
July 31, 2010, 9:43 am
Filed under: Duke Gardens, Engagement, Lauren Cowart Photography

After seeing their friends Seun & Toyin’s engagement photos, Mimi & Benyam contacted me to do a romantic early summer shoot at Duke Gardens. I love the variety of images we were able to get with their outfit changes! They were both so fun to work with, and I can’t wait to see the photographs from their fall DC wedding! Congrats to you both!


THANK YOU class of 2010!
June 30, 2010, 6:47 pm
Filed under: college, graduation, portrait session, senior pictures, UNC-CH

After more than 15,000 images and 47 total participants, I am proud to show off some of the finished images from my graduation special! Below you will see one photo of each person who I photographed, and I want to take this moment to thank each and every one of you (and to all who contacted me) for your continued support! I know that many of you could have turned to another photographer and received your photos more quickly, or even more inexpensively. To know that you all chose me for this important time in your lives means the world to me! A huge CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to the graduating class of 2010!

Winna & Neil’s DC Wedding! PART ONE

Hi everyone! I’m excited to show some wedding images that I’ve been dying to post from the spring! First off – Winna’s DC wedding! I traveled to our nation’s capitol for the first time in April. Winna and I attended the same high school and college, even working at the same summer journalism program in Chapel Hill. Neil and Winna’s wedding was a blending of cultures and families that was a blast to experience! Thanks for having me 🙂

Here is Part 1, the actual night before the wedding, where Winna & Neil participated in a traditional Haldi Ceremony. They were rubbed with a mixed tumeric paste thought to purify the bride & groom before their big day. Later that night, guests arrived and decorated their skin with mehndi (henna tattoos) and enjoyed DELICIOUS food! Enjoy!

WHERE AM I? Photo Update!
June 2, 2010, 11:45 pm
Filed under: UPCOMING

What can I say about April and May?? After several weddings all over and my whirlwind graduation special in Chapel Hill (more than 40 different people – !! ) I am officially home on the Outer Banks to shoot weddings ALL summer long!

After a few technical difficulties (broken camera in April and broken computer in May), I am excitedly back in action… with everything repaired. While I continue to finish up the edits from my past shoots, I wanted to update everyone on the three main projects I’ll be working on over the next several months. Keep checking back – there are lots of fun photos to come 🙂


I can’t wait to post my favorites from the graduation special along with the images from other projects I’ve been doing – I have engagement photos, exciting fashion pics for Anna Miya makeup, and weddings I shot independently! I will be in the Chapel Hill area during most of the month of July, so if you are interested in setting up a potential photoshoot for yourself, a family friend, your kids, your significant other, or any event, please shoot me an e-mail at !


For my fifth summer, I’ll be shooting mostly small, intimate weddings on the Outer Banks for Carolina Wedding Co. – owned and operated by Rev. Shirley Anne! I’ll be updating the Carolina Wedding Co. blog  – click HERE to check it out – with all of our wedding images. Make sure you visit the blog and follow CWC on twitter at @CarolinaWedCo for regular updates.


Julie Dreelin’s Beach Productions | Julie & I are back in the swing of things! I will continue to assist Julie at her weddings and also shoot a few solo weddings for her company, Beach Productions, which was picked for The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2010! Julie specializes in trendy, upscale wedding photography for the “wedding-istas.” Check out her blog – Outer Banks Beach Style – and official web site – Julie Dreelin’s Beach Productions.

Thank you for visiting !

Jared & Madeline: Wedding Photos!
April 12, 2010, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Weddings

I was so excited shoot my first wedding of 2010 in Newport News, Va.! Madeline & Jared were such a fun young couple with serious style! They had one of the most glamorous receptions I’ve seen yet… complete with a fancy purple ice sculpture! Good luck to the both of them as they start their life together in Alabama!

April 8, 2010, 10:27 am
Filed under: Makeup by Anna Miya

After too long of a break, my favorite makeup artist Anna Miya and I got together for another makeup shoot! This time Anna wanted to try something bright and colorful on our gorgeous friend Margaret, and it looked stunning! Anna even tried out a classic look on herself. Don’t they both look beautiful? For more photos and details of what Anna did, check out her site here.

I shot these photos with my new macro lens and I can really see the difference in the details and how the colors just POP! Can’t you? I lighted each shot differently, using a flash and ambient window light in some.

April 6, 2010, 6:23 pm
Filed under: portrait session, UNC-CH

If you haven’t heard, I’m offering three photo specials for seniors from April 18-28 ! It’s almost that time of year to celebrate this HUGE accomplishment, and I hope you’ll contact me for your portraits! I was excited to get together with both Krista and Marcus and shoot their sessions early. Check ’em out, and if you like what you see, contact me at to set up your time today!

  1. 20-10 PACKAGE –  20 minute session, 10 photos
    Ten high-resolution digital files with professional editing, received by e-mail. For the busy senior. Photos at location of choice (ie Old Well) \\ $50
  2. ALL EYES ON YOU – 60 minute session, 50 photos
    An hour long session with me, all eyes on you! Digital edits received on a disc. As many locations as we can fit into the time. $120 with watermarks (“lauren cowart photography” will be on photos) \\ $150 without watermarks – ( if you want to make prints)
  3. FRIENDS ‘TIL THE END- 60 minutes, group session*
    An hour long session with four friends at your location of choice (PREFERABLY ON CAMPUS) $40 per person with 4 or more people (maximum 8 people ) \ \ $50 per person, 3 people or less.
    * you are guaranteed at least 5 individual shots and 10 total group shots with this package (received electronically)

FYI LADIES! Anna Miya is offering her AMAZING makeup services for $30, so book your time with me today and then e-mail her at to set up your time to get beautified!