Lauren’s Blog

Leah (right) with her wife, Karen (left), at home in North Austin.

Interview with Leah Muse, Austin Wedding Photographer

Leah Muse is a wonderfully funny and straightforward Austin-based wedding photographer of 12 years, wife and mom. I spoke with her about work life during Covid, business changes, our photography styles, and what she’s learned over the years. We shared our conversation over a front yard picnic of Rose and Sour Straws.

Purple Botanical Series

I’ve had time recently to ponder how my approach might have been different had I studied photography in an art department, rather than journalism. What can I learn by practicing with a different ethic in mind?

photo by Benjamin Garrett

Interview with Wedding Photographer Inbal Sivan

Inbal Sivan is an Israeli-born photographer, former New Yorker, wife and mother of two. I admire her as a photographer and friend. I interviewed her over a few glasses of wine to hear more about growing up in Israel, how she got into photography, and some thoughts on wedding photography these days.

Making Heidi Sloan’s Campaign Portraits

Last July, I was thrilled to learn that Heidi Sloan was running for Congress. I reached out to volunteer my photography services to her campaign, and she wrote back right away.