Lauren Neal is an international photographer, writer, and speaker whose passion for and experience with ethical orphan care is largely reflected in her work as she celebrates the beauty of family dynamics and the value of connection.

With a background in psychology and over a decade of experience engaging in the international nonprofit sector, Lauren brings a unique depth and nuance to her work. Her motives to educate on more ethical and effective practices for supporting vulnerable families stem from the four years she spent working for a local NGO in Haiti. There, she witnessed firsthand the trauma, corruption, and complexities of exploitive orphan care systems within international aid and how, when the nuclear family unit is severed, the natural support system is broken.

Today, Lauren uses her camera to share stories through an ethical and empathetic lens, bridging the gap between diverse cultures and communities to bring awareness to the value of family. In her 7 years of working as a photographer, Lauren has had the privilege of documenting over 150 unique, blended, adoptive, and diverse families all across the globe. Whether she is creating family portraits or partnering with nonprofits, Lauren is passionate about celebrating and strengthening human connection. 

In addition to photography, Lauren is available to serve as a consultant, content creator, and coach for local and international NGOs, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations, with a focus on building more sustainable practices for keeping families together. Lauren is also available for speaking engagements worldwide.

Photographer and storyteller on film in Duluth, Minnesota

When she is not home in the US, Lauren spends much of her time in Haiti. She is available for collaborations globally.

Landscape photograph in the mountains of Kenscoff, Haiti

2022 TRAVEL SCHEDULE

January

North Carolina

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

February

Frederick, MD/Washington DC

Charleston, SC

April 

France

May 

Key West, FL

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

This list will remain up to date with all future travel plans. If you’re located in one of these destiantions, travel fees will be waived. Or if you’re interested in collaborating on a project that’s not listed in one of the locations above, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Family photographer photographs children in Venice, Florida

Lauren Neal is an international photographer, writer, and speaker whose passion for and experience with ethical orphan care is largely reflected in her work as she celebrates the beauty of family dynamics and the value of connection.

With a background in psychology and over a decade of experience engaging in the international nonprofit sector, Lauren brings a unique depth and nuance to her work. Her motives to educate on more ethical and effective practices for supporting vulnerable families stem from the four years she spent working for a local NGO in Haiti. There, she witnessed firsthand the trauma, corruption, and complexities of exploitive orphan care systems within international aid and how, when the nuclear family unit is severed, the natural support system is broken.

Today, Lauren uses her camera to share stories through an ethical and empathetic lens, bridging the gap between diverse cultures and communities to bring awareness to the value of family. In her 7 years of working as a photographer, Lauren has had the privilege of documenting over 150 unique, blended, adoptive, and diverse families all across the globe. Whether she is creating family portraits or partnering with nonprofits, Lauren is passionate about celebrating and strengthening human connection. 

In addition to photography, Lauren is available to serve as a consultant, content creator, and coach for local and international NGOs, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations, with a focus on building more sustainable practices for keeping families together. Lauren is also available for speaking engagements worldwide.

When she is not home in the US, Lauren spends much of her time in Haiti. She is available for collaborations globally.

Photographer and storyteller on film in Duluth, Minnesota
Landscape photograph in the mountains of Kenscoff, Haiti

2022 TRAVEL SCHEDULE

January

North Carolina

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

February

Frederick, MD/Washington DC

Charleston, SC

April 

France

May 

Key West, FL

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL

This list will remain up to date with all future travel plans. If you’re located in one of these destiantions, travel fees will be waived. Or if you’re interested in collaborating on a project that’s not listed in one of the locations above, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Family photographer photographs children in Venice, Florida

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