Mixed couple holds hands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Celebrating the transformative power of human connection

Life is a collection of stories — stories that shape and change us, teach and guide us, that sometimes break us, but ultimately, stories that transform us. 

Our stories are a culmination of connections, inspired by the people and the experiences that have impacted us most.

Your story is not only worth celebrating, but it is also worth being told.

Let’s tell it together.

Mixed couple holds hands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Celebrating the transformative power of human connection

Life is a collection of stories — stories that shape and change us, teach and guide us, that sometimes break us, but ultimately, stories that transform us. 

Our stories are a culmination of connections, inspired by the people and the experiences that have impacted us most.

Your story is not only worth celebrating, but it is also worth being told.

Let’s tell it together.

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Mixed couple holds hands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Haiti and International Humanitarian Photographer
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Lauren Neal
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Haitian woman holds her child in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Two Haitian children embrace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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PORTRAITS + FAMILIES

With a deep passion for human connection, Lauren documents the diverse dynamics of family throughout the various stages of life with timeless, candid imagery.

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NGO'S + NON-PROFITS

Lauren partners with domestic and international non-profit organizations and leverages her photojournalistic approach to tell impactful stories through an ethical lens.

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WRITING

With over ten years’ experience in the non-profit sector, Lauren leverages the power of story to bridge the gap between donors and beneficiaries. 

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PORTRAITS + FAMILIES

With a deep passion for human connection, Lauren documents the diverse dynamics of family throughout the various stages of life with timeless, candid imagery.

SEE MORE
NGO'S + NON-PROFITS

Lauren partners with domestic and international non-profit organizations and leverages her photojournalistic approach to tell impactful stories through an ethical lens.

SEE MORE
WRITING

With over ten years’ experience in the non-profit sector, Lauren leverages the power of story to bridge the gap between donors and beneficiaries. 

SEE MORE
Female portrait and humanitarian Canon photographer in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 

Lauren is an international photographer, writer, and speaker whose 10+ years’ experience in the non-profit sector largely influences how she chooses to celebrate the beauty of family and the value of connection through her work.

After spending four years in Haiti working with a local NGO, she witnessed firsthand the trauma, corruption, and complexities of exploitive orphan care systems within international aid. Since then, she has found deep purpose in documenting the various dynamics of family, in its many different shapes and forms, near and far. 

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Lauren Neal

 

Lauren is an international photographer, writer, and speaker whose 10+ years’ experience in the non-profit sector largely influences how she chooses to celebrate the beauty of family and the value of connection through her work.

After spending four years in Haiti working with a local NGO, she witnessed firsthand the trauma, corruption, and complexities of exploitive orphan care systems within international aid. Since then, she has found deep purpose in documenting the various dynamics of family, in its many different shapes and forms, near and far. 

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