Documentarian | Traveler | Photographer

Hey! I’m Lara (say it like Sarah). I’m a Detroit native, but have been soaking up the gorgeous South Florida sunshine since 2014.

A few of my favorite things include: warm chocolate-chip cookies, cold mint juleps, Jane Austen, travel, Game of Thrones, cats, Hitchcock flicks, and brown paper packages tied up with string. Also, I’m really, really into Harry Potter.

I’m recently engaged to a wonderful guy named Nate, and our wedding date is set for August of 2017, back in my home state of Michigan.

Lara Stephenson
The love of my life, my fiancé, Nate, and me
Lara Rose Photography Headshot
Photo By: Daniel Lateulade
Adventuring in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England

Photography should be an adventure, and not a stuffy photoshoot. The best moments aren’t captured in perfectly-posed positions in perfectly-manicured parks — they’re actual moments, captured in their actual places — whether that be in a messy hotel room, your own beautiful home, or out and about in your hometown.

If I have the honor of photographing your wedding, know that I pour my heart and my soul into the weddings that I get to document. These are precious moments and I love that I get to be the one to tell those stories. I’ll be there for you from the moment that you type out that inquiry email, to delivering your final images and gift prints (yes, I love gifting)! I’ll also be there for you to help you on wedding day to relax, to soak in the day, to help you cherish the moments as they happen…I won’t be barking out commands or poses, I won’t be stopping you every 5 seconds to ask for a smile. I’ll simply be an ally, a friend even, following you and your family, helping to document your day in its entirety.

If you think we’d get along well, and you want to chat more, let’s get started and head over to my contact page to chat more!

Praise & High-Fives

Lara Rose Photography WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Winner 2017

Mariana
"When you select a vendor, you're choosing someone to spend however many hours you've agreed upon or more....I enjoyed Lara's presence and joy throughout the entire day!! We had a morning wedding which meant she needed to be there way ahead to photograph many details and she was very punctual. Lara was ridiculously accommodating and went above and beyond what was promised. I really have no idea how else to thank her for capturing some of the most important and beautiful memories of my life."

Mariana

Wedding Photography
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July 2016
Jeannine
"Lara photographed our wedding in March and there aren't enough words for how amazing she was throughout the entire process. From finding her website, to first contacting her, to planning, to the big day, and receiving our beautiful pictures, she was amazing throughout the whole thing. She made us feel comfortable and was very patient with us. The morning of the wedding I was feeling some anxiety and she even came and talked to me and helped calm me down. She is super easy to talk to and contact, and she responds quickly. She planned out a timeline for the day and we stayed on schedule the whole time! Fast forward to now, we have received our pictures and they are so so beautiful. Every time I look through them I relive that day and it makes me so happy. Our pictures are so special, and we have Lara to thank for that. I could not imagine using anyone else. She is professional yet laid back and just so amazing. All of our wedding guests loved her! She captured every single moment, and she got so many amazing candid shots. I can't say enough about her!"


Jeannine

Wedding Photography
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March 2017
Elisha
"Lara is beyond amazing. From the very first meeting until the day we were married, she was always on point. She's one of those people that make you feel like you've known them your entire life because of how sweet and caring they are. She is a remarkable photographer, very creative and produces great work. But, even more, she really is a great person. I had so many people at our wedding compliment how great she was - from making sure every moment was captured to making sure everything we wanted happened. I hope there are lot of brides who will take the time to read this because my hope is that I could give Lara the recognition she truly deserves. I'm always the one to read reviews and not write them (sorry, I know that's terrible!), but I felt compelled to share my experience so you too could have a wonderful memory working with Lara just like I did."

Elisha

Wedding Photography
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March 2017
Angie
"Lara is amazing! She is super sweet, caring, and makes you feel sooo comfortable. Her pictures are beautiful; I never doubted our pictures would be awesome since we met Lara. I had no stress at all leaving everything to her creative eyes for our wedding pictures. And I'm so happy we found you Lara. If you want amazing pictures Lara is the ONE. Thank you for making our special day so amazing."

Angie

Wedding Photography
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April 2017
Brad C
"Lara did an incredible job on our engagement photos. With very little direction she captured our engagement in an intimate and artistic way. I was amazed at what she did, and she got us our photos earlier than expected. She is amazing photographer and will not disappoint."

Brad C

Engagement Photography
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September 2016
Devon S
"Lara is absolutely phenomenal! She was recently in town and took our engagement photos. From the moment that we first started looking at potential wedding photographers, Lara stuck out. She spent close to an hour Skyping with us, asking not only the logistic details of the wedding, but getting to really know us as a couple. We really felt comfortable and at ease selecting her as our photographer."  

Devon S

Engagement Photography
Ryan
"Lara is an absolute gem! She is not only an amazing photographer, but an outstanding person as well! She not only captured unbelievably gorgeous photos, but worked with me months in advance to make sure all the planning was how I envisioned it. The evening of my proposal, she set a breathtaking scene and captured every smile on our faces at the most PERFECT moments! People still rave about how amazing our photographer was and I could not have been more pleased. When you choose Lara, you are getting so much more than a photographer; you are getting someone who will dedicate herself to capturing that perfect memory that you have envisioned your entire life!"

Ryan

Proposal
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June 2015