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Two Haitian children embrace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Two Haitian children embrace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Pregnant mother looks at herself in the bathroom in Cincinnati, Ohio
Two children play on the beach in Venice, Florida

Life is collection of stories

Memories made and lessons learned; grief felt and joy shared.

These stories make up the fabric of our lives, a culmination of moments which transcend time and construct the legacy we will leave behind.

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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Two children lay on their mother's lap in Cincinnati, Ohio
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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A Rush Hour Epiphany: On the Road in Haiti

A Rush Hour Epiphany: On the Road in Haiti

A Rush Hour Realization: On the Road in HaitiDusk begins to fall like a sign of relief after a long day’s work; blood, sweat and tears in its most literal sense. A stagnant line of vehicles is evidence of the journey home for many. Hues of pastel paint the sky, a...

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A New Year: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Back & Looking AheadAt the end of 2020, hopeful optimism hung in the air. The calendar’s turnover was like an offer of respite for the weary; a long, deep exhale; an accomplished sense of relief I imagine most marathon runners feel as they...

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In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo Practices

In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo Practices

In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo PracticesYears ago, when I first traveled to Haiti, the iPhone had just made its initial release into the world, Facebook was still a networking tool for college kids, and T9 texting was the standard for telecommunication. Only about 25%...

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EXPLORE RECENT ARTICLES

A Rush Hour Epiphany: On the Road in Haiti

A Rush Hour Epiphany: On the Road in Haiti

A Rush Hour Realization: On the Road in HaitiDusk begins to fall like a sign of relief after a long day’s work; blood, sweat and tears in its most literal sense. A stagnant line of vehicles is evidence of the journey home for many. Hues of pastel paint the sky, a...

read more
A New Year: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

A New Year: Looking Back & Looking AheadAt the end of 2020, hopeful optimism hung in the air. The calendar’s turnover was like an offer of respite for the weary; a long, deep exhale; an accomplished sense of relief I imagine most marathon runners feel as they...

read more
In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo Practices

In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo Practices

In the Field: 4 Ethical Photo PracticesYears ago, when I first traveled to Haiti, the iPhone had just made its initial release into the world, Facebook was still a networking tool for college kids, and T9 texting was the standard for telecommunication. Only about 25%...

read more

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