Rants & Raves

We were lucky enough to know Lauren and Casey personally prior to asking them to photograph our wedding. We knew that they shared our passions for nature, adventure, and authenticity- those things ended up shining through in a big way in our wedding photos. “Unreal” is the only word I can use to describe some of my favorite shots. We didn’t come prepared with dozens of ideas of photos we wanted, but Lauren and Casey knew just how to direct us, in a way that didn’t leave us feeling unnatural, and capture moments that really showcased genuine character and love. I was a bit of an anxious bride at times, and Lauren and Casey kept the mood easy going and calm while still making sure the day went according to plan. I couldn’t recommend them more for couples looking to have their authentic love shine through in their wedding photos, especially if you have a heart for the outdoors, because Lauren and Casey know exactly how Mother Nature looks best. 😉 

– Melissa & Keenan

Kirk and I feel so blessed to have had the chance to get to know Lauren and Casey. As I started to plan the wedding, I knew that photography was the most important piece to me. I wanted creative pictures that didn’t look staged or stiff and I can say with confidence that Krauter Photography was the right choice. I knew from the first time I met Lauren in a coffee shop that they were going to be our photographers. She made me feel totally at ease and talked me through exactly what the package I chose included. Krauter Photography also took our engagement photos, which we still get compliments on. We have them printed and hanging all over our apartment. On the day of the wedding, Lauren was so much fun and helped me re-focus on what was important when I got a little stressed out. One of my favorite parts of the day was when they took just me and my husband away to get some portraits before the reception began. They encouraged us to kiss, touch, and whisper sweet words to one another, remembering that this day was about our love for each other. The photographs we received are natural, beautiful, unique, and full of life. They perfectly captured our personalities and those special moments that we never want to forget. Lauren and Casey are authentic, sweet, professional, and so very talented. Krauter Photography is worth every penny.

 – Madison & Kirk

We were so thrilled that we found Lauren for our wedding day photography! Even before we met in person, she was so helpful, sweet and professional over the phone. Her services and how she runs her business took so much stress off of my husband and I. She was upfront and straightforward about what was included in the package we chose, and she helped us customize it to our preferences. It was SO easy. The day of the wedding, it felt like having another friend in my bridal suite as Lauren took pictures of me and my bridesmaids getting ready. She laughed with us, helped me breathe through my nerves, and captured every single moment of it all. And let me tell you all… the pictures were STUNNING. She captured surreal moments of emotion that take me back to my wedding day every time I look at them. I couldn’t be happier with the pictures we received back from Lauren. We would 100% recommend Krauter Photography!! – Madison & Robert

Zack and I absolutely ADORED Lauren and Casey. They did an amazing job from the very beginning and made the whole day even more special. The way they have you and your loved one really focus on your time together, and remind you to talk to each other throughout the day about reasons why you love one another, was such a breath of fresh air. They focus on what the day is all about and that is love, family, friendship, and a good freaking time! They were fabulous at capturing personality and raw moments. Thank you Lauren and Casey!! – Teress & Zack

We are so happy we chose Casey and Lauren to capture our wedding day. They were amazing to work with. How they conducted themselves and their demeanors allowed us to feel so comfortable around them, like we had known them for years. This enabled them to capture our authentic emotions as we laughed and cried through the magical afternoon. I love that when I look back at the pictures we don’t see posed photos, but photos that capture the love and happiness that filled that day, pretty and ugly tears, times when Lauren asked Colin and I to tell each other why we chose one another. It was so nice of them to take the two of us away from all the craziness of that day and allow our minds to escape into what truly mattered most, the arms of each other. Our session before the wedding with them and the resulting photos will be the tangible and intangible memories we cherish for the rest of our lives. We highly recommend Lauren and Casey, and if we could offer any type of advice, that would be to book them for a few extra hours ;). – Carli & Colin

We could not have asked for a more professional and thoughtful duo than Lauren and Casey — not to mention talented! They captured the essence of our day beautifully and allowed our quirkiness to shine through. What I (the guy) appreciated was their effortless preparedness that enabled the whole group to be relaxed while getting the most out of the time. What I (the gal) appreciated most was Lauren’s care for me while shooting. Whether it was to straighten my posture, fix where I place my hands, or reminding me not to look cold (though, I was). All while allowing me to be my absolute self! We recommend Lauren and Casey both as incredibly authentic people and gifted photographers! – Austin & Janelle

Seriously haven’t been able to stop looking at the photos that Lauren took ever since she sent them to us!!!!! I cannot express how thankful I am that she was the one capturing our day. She was extremely professional and so kind to me and my family. She made me feel comfortable in moments that are normally awkward and made sure I felt like I was at home in order to capture sweet moments of my husband and I. Plus she got the photos back to us so quickly!!! She has such a sweet spirit and her and her husband work so well together. I want everyone to get photos done by her because seriously you’ll feel like a MOVIE STAR. Haha, but really though.  – Melody

Most of us attempt to appreciate the people, places, and things around us and the beauty they add to our lives.  But to have someone capture that beauty for you in a photograph–that’s a gift.  We were so excited to receive a gift of family photographs to capture the beauty of this stage of our family life, a stage we will never again repeat.  Lauren and Casey both have a natural eye or knack, you might say, to not only recognize beauty around them, but to bring it to the attention of others through photography.  I am fully confident you will love Lauren and Casey as individuals as well as the beautiful photos they give you. – Sara Huber

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! We were so blessed to have Lauren and Casey capture our wedding!! They are both so genuine and REAL! I knew after I read Lauren’s bio online (totally cried) that she was AMAZING! This girl is real! They captured all the rawness and little moments you want to never forget! My whole family felt blessed by their presence! They created a sense of love and peace that I’m pretty sure everyone felt! 💗💗 Lauren was AMAZING! The day of she was just like a best friend always checking in! You WILL love her when you meet her! I honestly could go on and on about the both of them, but you should see for yourself! You will be SO happy that you did! Oh, I also want to add that our pictures and video were done within a couple of weeks  and were delivered in the cutest box!! We are still so grateful for the both of you!!

                          Xoxo,

                     The Wilson’s

She knew exactly what to do. It was beautiful to watch her, with confidence and poise, capture the last bit of golden sunlight. Not only is Lauren my dear friend, she is an amazing photographer and she and Casey really do have a knack for speaking truth into people’s lives. My time with them is never less than full. It’s more than a photo shoot — it’s an experience that will leave you feeling filled up and inspired and ready to take on the world. — Bailey

Lauren did an in-home session for my partner, and I was blown away by not only the gorgeous images she created, but how comfortable and enjoyable she made the session. I’ll admit, we were a little nervous about being in front of the camera, but Lauren and Casey made it feel like just a cozy Saturday morning with old friends. We felt NO pressure, and the images she created were so real and just so true to who we are. -Cate

Lauren is nothing short of amazing! From the first time we met for my business headshots, to my sweet families photos, Lauren made me feel carefree and at ease. I could not ask for a better soul to capture the most precious moments in our lives. –Tiffany Skilling, Tiffany Skilling Interiors, LLC

When Lauren and Casey arrived at our home to photograph our newborn son, I was admittedly a little nervous about how things would go. Although I trusted them both completely, there was still the unknown of how our baby boy would cooperate! Lauren instantly calmed my fears, telling me that he was beautiful and reminding me what a miracle his life is. She helped me to feel more at ease about the process. When our little man began to get a little fussy, she and Casey made me coffee and eggs while I nursed our son. I became so relaxed and was reminded what wonderful people and friends they are. Lauren and Casey are truly servants of the Lord and aim to glorify Him in all they do! I believe all of this made the difference in how our son felt during the session and translated well into beautiful memories captured that we will cherish forever! Thank you, Krauter Photography, for providing such a wonderful experience.

-Amy Higgins

After seeing Lauren’s work online, I was immediately amazed of her talent. From that point on I knew that I had to have her take our family photos. She photographed my husband, myself, and my 2 young girls and did an absolutely AMAZING job! She was so patient with my girls and made us all feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photos she took perfectly captured the personality of my family and were ABSOLUTELY stunning! She is a joy to work with, and I look forward to her capturing my family as we continue to grow. Thanks so much Lauren! oxox -Amanda

Wow! For real people- just WOW! Working with Lauren was an absolute treat. Her sweet, gentle nature put my family (toddler included!) at ease. She was a perfect blend of approachable and professional. She has a true gift of making the entire process a dream! On top of that-our images are stellar! Her use of light, approach to shooting, and creativity captured the very essence of my tribe! Thanks a million, Lauren. I can’t wait for you to continue to catalogue our  journey! – Emily

I met Lauren through a mutual friend and we instantly connected. Lauren is one of those people who does everything with passion and love. I had her do my creative head shots for my blog and not only did they turn out great, they exceeded my expectations. I get squirmy in front of the camera but Lauren did a great job helping me feel comfortable and beautiful in my own skin! I adore her work and can’t wait to work together again! Seriously, I’m blessed to know her! -Krista

Lauren and I did a mini shoot for a boutique that I model for featuring some new upcoming Spring pieces. It was a blast! The day was total overcast and almost rainy but Lauren was so beyond creative and the pictures turned out as if it was a beautiful sunny day. Not only were the pictures amazing and some of my favorite, but working with Lauren was such a gift! She made me feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and captured the ways that I naturally move. I felt like ME in the process. I’ve worked with a lot of photographers that lack the relational side to working with customers but Lauren is so personable and genuinely cares about her customers and the way the final product turns out. She has one of the sweetest hearts and the rawest talent. She gives it her all! I was extremely impressed and would shoot with her again any day and now recommend her for anyone and any event. Her gift is unfolding quickly! Snag her while you can! – Maggie

This was the first time we’d taken professional photos together. I, personally, thought I’d be stiff, a task almost. Not the case, at all!  We had an engagement photo session with Lauren in a really good environment (100 Acre Gardens) near the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which really set the tone for an enjoyable evening.

The pictures came out great. They were warm, natural, and relaxed. Nothing ever felt forced or made me feel uncomfortable, notions that’d kept me from having considered professional photography in the past. Could not be happier with our experience!

Also, we brought our dog, Sprocket, out for the session. And he pretty much stole the show.

Thanks again!

– Jon