Laken E-Photography

Laken E-Photography Destination photographer specializing in Weddings and accompanying sessions. Located in the Mississippi and Louisiana areas. Available for travel.

My name is Laken. I’m in love with the Lord, being southern, peach tea and chubby babies. I adore my job. I wake up everyday looking forward to meeting new people and creating art that puts a smile on their face. I’m always up for a new challenge as far as my images are concerned. I thrive off of imagination and creativity. Beauty surrounds us daily but most are too busy to (literally) stop and take a moment to look around at all the splendor that frames our daily routines and creates our lives, as we know them. Therein lies my mission. To insist that everyone take a moment to capture their “now” so that when you get older and look back you won’t wonder where it all went. All you’ll have to do is look around in your home or your office and see that your wedding, your children, and your life, have indeed, been as lovely as you remembered.

Happy Hump Day! Brandon + Britton are featured today!! I can not say enough about the Hogues. These two are each other's...
06/26/2019

Happy Hump Day!

Brandon + Britton are featured today!! I can not say enough about the Hogues. These two are each other's perfect counterpart. Brandon is reserved + Britton's expressive facials are spot on 110% of the time. She's a daddy's girl in every way + by the feel of it, I'm thinking Brandon has a soft spot in his heart for his momma. Their wedding was full of love, and also so much FUN!! These are the moments we don't get back. Thank you both for trusting me. Y'all were amazing!! & Britton, your squinchy nose when you laugh at Brandon is everything that's perfect to me.

A special thank you from LEP to the people that helped make Brandon + Britton's day perfect below. Vendors make everything unique for your day.

Church:: St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Venue:: The Camellia
Make Up:: Crissy Cox - Makeup Artist
Hair:: Hair by Taylor M. Roland
Caterer:: Jolene Ladner
Cakes:: Cassi Renot
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Stella York from Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux
DJ:: Nightshift Sounds Entertainment
Floral:: Pine Hills Floral Designs
Jewelry:: Bridal and Formal Boutique House of Tux
Wedding Bands:: Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry

Happy Hump Day!Mr. + Mrs. Buehler with all their amazingness coming at you this afternoon to celebrate.Many thanks to th...
06/19/2019

Happy Hump Day!

Mr. + Mrs. Buehler with all their amazingness coming at you this afternoon to celebrate.

Many thanks to these two for trusting me every step of the way + taking my suggestions into consideration for such a perfect final product.

Warren + Sarah It's been such a pleasure watching two incredible people move + grow into what is sure to be one incredible marriage. What a day it was. Every detail, every moment, every thought; Sarah + I discussed it, processed it, + found a way to make it happen. I hope these images are everything you wanted + there are SO many more perfect ones heading your way! Thank you for the memories + the friendship. I'm so curious + excited to see what God has in store for your future. Keep in touch.

Hats off to all of the incredible vendors who worked behind the scenes. Ladies + Gents, these are the type of selfless + hard working people you want on your wedding day team!!

Bridal Prep Venue:: Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Venue:: Riverview Room
Make Up + Hair: (the incredible) Mallory Steiffel
Dress Designer:: Allure Bridalsl (one of a kind)
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Terry Costa
Tuxes:: Anthony's Men's Wear
Bridesmaid's Dress Shop:: It's a Date & The Tuxedo Shop
Caterer:: Riverview Room (Holy Delicious)
DJ:: 985 DJs
Videography:: Moak Productions
Floral:: Nola Flora
Cakes:: Renee Loranger
Live Painting:: Leanna Garcia
Jewelry:: Kendra Scott
Bridal Shoes:: Bella Belle Shoes
Garter:: Heirloom Bridal Co

Last, but not least. The incredibly talented Jamie Miller with Erstwhile Photography second shot for Laken E-Photography + what an INSANELY talented eye she is. Do yourself a favor + add her amazingness to your life.

*Note - Please, tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, + vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

Yall.  I’m alive. I’m here. Im thriving. I know my social media game is mega weak, but I promise it’s not because ...
06/11/2019

Yall. I’m alive. I’m here. Im thriving. I know my social media game is mega weak, but I promise it’s not because of any other reason than we are pouring into our clients.

I’ve had numerous people ask, are you still doing weddings. Short Answer: Yes. Long answer: Yasssssssss. (Kidding. Sort of.) I know my social media should be a priority, buuut maybe I'm working on it. You wouldn’t believe how time consuming it is + I am actually texting and calling, or meeting with my clients giving them all of my time and head space before their big day. Our PEOPLE are happy. That’s where the universe shifts in my world + my business. So, I apologize for being a poor Social Media steward, but I am out investing in the people who need my creative energy the most + giving them everything I have right now. I find that last longer than than my position at the top of a news feed. So yes, I’m still in business. Yes, God gets the glory for the abundance. Yes, my queue is generously full. Yes, I’m learning + growing every day as an artist. Yes, I love each one of you. Y’all are my fans, support system, + word of mouth. Yes, LEP is growing. Thank you everyone for every tag, post, + reference. You will never go unnoticed. LEP is alive + thriving. Reach out to me. I want to make every thought, idea, + dream you have for your wedding day a reality. Unless you’re a bridezilla that is mean to your own momma on your wedding day because you get to wear a pretty white dress for a day. Then no. We declared bankruptcy + appreciate your thoughts + prayers during this time.

The epicness that is Brandon + Kristen below. Share the love for these two hotties.

Church:: Holy Family Parish
Venue:: PCYC - Pass Christian Yacht Club
Bridal Prep Home:: Harbor House Suites
Make Up:: Molly O'Brien Dartez
Hair:: Salon Rouge
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Stella York from Town & Country Bridal
Band:: Dat Band
Floral:: Pine Hills Floral Designs
Lighting + Draping:: Southern Event Productions

All the heart eyes for this breast feeding sesh on Miss Henley Rae's first birthday.
12/05/2018

All the heart eyes for this breast feeding sesh on Miss Henley Rae's first birthday.

What is our mission? Our goal? What do we work the hardest at? Easy. Telling your story. Not just on your wedding day. N...
11/28/2018

What is our mission? Our goal? What do we work the hardest at? Easy. Telling your story. Not just on your wedding day. Not in the least. Would you believe that from the moment you first inquire until the final hug on your wedding day, we are working to make your day as close to perfect as possible? Period. That's our only goal. Even to go as far to accept any challenges + see the beauty in them. We want to tell your story. From the beginning to the end + everything in between. I know I say it a lot on these post (which may sound cheesy to some of you), but it IS both an honor + a privilege to be welcomed into such private + personal moments on such an intimate day. That's a LOT of trust, y'all.

Thank you Cory + Alexandra for letting us be there. Your day was insanely fun. So well planned + executed. You two are the perfect counterparts for each other + you compliment one another so well. Your formals on Bourbon St. did exactly as I anticipated + took on a life of their own. If I didn't already have my party pants on, your 2nd line was the cherry on top of it all. Well done you two. Congratulations on your love + life. Your photos speak for themselves.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::

First + foremost shout out to my better half (second shooter), Lindsey. Your talent is incredible + I'm proud to have you by my side. Thank you.

Venue:: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
Make Up + Hair: PreauxFace - Makeup & Hair Artists - New Orleans
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Pearl's Place
Band:: Vibrations - Mobile DJ & Lighting
Floral:: The Plant Gallery
Caterer + Wedding Cake:: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans
Bridal Shoes:: Adrianna Pap
Grooms Cake:: Joann Melford Prestenbach
Garter:: The Heirloom Garter Co.

*Note - Please, tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, and vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

Hey Guys! We just walked in from a beautiful family session + tomorrow we are headed to an another MS wedding, but we ha...
11/17/2018

Hey Guys! We just walked in from a beautiful family session + tomorrow we are headed to an another MS wedding, but we had to stop to share this amazing love with you. She needed honey + he just so happen to have the sweetest. Dennis + Chelsea had a BEAUTIFUL wedding at The Venue at The Bakery Building in Hattiesburg, MS. Finding the little details + personal touches throughout their day was amazing. Even a little bit fun. They were surrounded by THE most selfless, but fun loving people that night. Which is fitting to who these two love birds are. Thanks so much to the Trainas for snagging me for this shin dig. I mean, who turns down a good time? Bubbles + Bumble Bees? Yes, please.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::

Venue:: The Venue at The Bakery Building
Make Up + Hair :: Catherine Roland
Wedding Dress Designer:: Rebecca Ingram
Wedding Dress Boutique:: James & B Bridal Outlet
Videography:: Foxtrot Film Co.
Decor + Wedding Cake Design:: The Heirloom Co.
Floral:: Federico's Family Florist

*Note - Please, tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, and vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

Night swim anyone??I promise it wasn't too frigid when we were in the water. The air was cool, but the Gulf was actually...
11/02/2018

Night swim anyone??

I promise it wasn't too frigid when we were in the water. The air was cool, but the Gulf was actually very warm + welcoming. I love this part of Sarah + Warren's E-Sesh. Their desire for a unique, passionate, fun, + candid E-Sesh. That's definitely where I step (run) in. She gave me full reign + they both trusted me every step of this (what probably felt crazy) process. I can NOT wait to see the beauty we make on your wedding day. You guys rock.

As for LEP, we are headed into a double wedding weekend. Be kind to your fellow wedding togs, they are all entirely too caffeined up + mentally juggling breakables.

Charles + Jessica didn't miss a single detail. Everything about their day was thought about down to the last detail!! Yo...
10/13/2018

Charles + Jessica didn't miss a single detail. Everything about their day was thought about down to the last detail!! You could feel the adoration between these two love birds throughout the entire day! There's so much beauty to be captured in a wedding day beyond things that sparkle. These two hold the record for one of my favorite exits to date. Their entire reception gathered outside to line the walkway & street as Charles carried Jessica out everyone was already half way through the first verse of "I got you, babe". Can you imagine? Around 200 peoples singing in perfect unison, "I get down on my knees for youuuu"? I can here the "da nah, da nah, da nahhhh, nah nah" right now as I'm typing. With that many people surrounding them shouting synchronized chaos, Charles still looked at + kissed his girl like she was the only person on the planet. I pray you both always seek to find that look throughout the rest of all your years together.

P.S.: Southern Hotel ~ Covington, Louisiana was phenomenal!! Beautiful? Well, Obviously. But the staff was excellent about meeting our {LEP} couple at their every wish. Happy Bride + Groom makes for happy pictures + a happy Tog.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::

Venue:: Southern Hotel ~ Covington, Louisiana
Make Up:: Luxury Beauty Clinic
Hair:: The Locks Hair Salon & Bridal Studios
Wedding Dress Designer:: Maggie Sottero
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Olivia Couture
Wedding Cakes:: Zoe's Bakery
Band:: No Idea The Band
Floral:: The Lemon Tree - Mandeville
Decor:: Royal Events, Candles & Decor

*Note - Please, tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, and vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

CALLING ALL 2019 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!! Want a fun, unique, + FREE Senior Session?!?? {LEP} is looking for our 2019 Senio...
09/21/2018

CALLING ALL 2019 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS!! Want a fun, unique, + FREE Senior Session?!?? {LEP} is looking for our 2019 Senior Reps. To tell us why you’re what we are looking for email us at:

[email protected]

We can’t wait to hear from you!!!
#beyou #letshavefun
#highschoolsenior #2019seniors #southlouisiana #lakenephotography

Stephanie is a true southern belle. Sweet as can be. So beautiful + soft spoken. Craig is a true southern gentleman. Qui...
07/17/2018

Stephanie is a true southern belle. Sweet as can be. So beautiful + soft spoken. Craig is a true southern gentleman. Quick witted + chivalrous. These two are from Odessa, Texas & chose the exceptional The Barn at Sarah Bella as a central location. They invited their friends + family from all over the south for an incredible + elegant wedding. I'm so happy I got to meet these two + capture their wedding day. I was obsessed with the way Stephanie let her (cosmetologist) momma fix her hair for her big day + how Craig & his daddy took a week prior to smoke some INSANELY delicious pork + brisket for everyone at the reception. I may or may have not gotten that killer recipe. ;) I appreciate + thank you both! Wishing you both so much joy + happiness.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::
Hair::Paula Blankinchip
Make Up:: Abby Vicknair
Venue:: The Barn at Sarah Bella
Wedding Dress Boutique:: Bliss Bridal Wedding
Wedding Cakes:: Weddings by Paul's Pastry Shop

*Note - Please, feel free to tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, + vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

Blake, Alexa, + Miss Colbie had to sweetest Family Sesh! These three know how to make memories last. LEP wishes everyone...
07/04/2018

Blake, Alexa, + Miss Colbie had to sweetest Family Sesh! These three know how to make memories last. LEP wishes everyone a safe & happy Independence Day!! Make some memories with the ones you love. Pull out your camera + challenge yourself to see how many people you can fit into that little square on your phone. Lift up + love every single person you see today.

I always find something I love about every single wedding I'm blessed to capture, but I didn't have to search long on Tr...
07/02/2018

I always find something I love about every single wedding I'm blessed to capture, but I didn't have to search long on Tracy + Kichae's day. From the second I walked into the Bridal Prep room, I could feel the love radiating not only from Kichae, but all of her + Tracy's family & friends as well. You were originally supposed to see this sneak peak a lot earlier this year, but Tracy received orders to be deployed & the wedding was postponed. He + Kichae both serve our country in the military, both are lighthearted, & love to cut up. Neither of them take life too seriously. That's huge. A concept that not many have the ability to obtain on their wedding day. To relax & let love radiate above perfection. It worked. And, in turn, it made their day BEYOND perfect.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::

First & foremost, thanks to my main - Lindsey
Girlfran, keeps me in check. Plus, she has mad skills.

Missed us? Think we fell off the map? Quite the contrary. We have actually been completely blessed to be covering + phot...
06/15/2018

Missed us? Think we fell off the map? Quite the contrary. We have actually been completely blessed to be covering + photographing the map. We haven't stopped shooting, creating, + meeting with the most incredible souls. Here's a bit of Corey + Lauren's wedding. Lauren's smile is ab.so.lute.ly CONTAGIOUS. Editing the Green wedding had my face hurting because seeing her giddy + lighthearted joy made me smile the entire time I was editing. Love these two + their crazy crew.

{LEP} is so excited to partner with the incredible team over at Southern Bliss Company! We are looking for someone excit...
04/12/2018

{LEP} is so excited to partner with the incredible team over at Southern Bliss Company! We are looking for someone excited to have fun + model some AMAZING designs! Check it out! You could be exactly what we’re looking for!

Attention Fabulous People: MODEL CALL!
We are looking for 2 ladies, ages 18 to 30, to model for us on April 20th. For this shoot we are looking for funky & fun vibes! Please send a full body shot, headshot, and active social media account links to [email protected] OR message us here! If we don't pick you this time please don't feel left out! We will have many more opportunities in the future and only need 2 ladies at this time. Thank You!

Know someone who would be perfect for our brand? TAG them here! We are looking for ladies that can grow with our company and be the face of our brand. That could be YOU!

We are SUPER excited to partner with the talented team at Laken E-Photography!

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04/04/2018

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“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal...
03/28/2018

“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away” - Will Smith

I spent my 30th birthday with the Babins... and I don't think I would have had it any other way. What a blessing to witness so much love between such a diverse group of human beings. I wish I could tell you about all I learned about life & love watching and photographing the Babin bunch, but there are no words adequate enough for this couple. This family. These friends. This wedding. This love. This beauty. Or this hell of a time....So, let me show you.

:: VENDOR CREDIT ::
Hair:: Sandy Dantin Brooks and Company Hair Salon
Make Up:: Morgan Waggoner at Dimensions in Houma, LA
Venue:: The Berry Barn {What a gorgeous & well ran Venue!!}
Dress Designer:: House of Wu
Caterer:: Bantaa's Catering
Wedding Cakes:: The Pastry Bag
DJ:: East Entertainment LLC
Floral:: Just For You Flower & Gift Shoppe
Videographer:: Chris Parish Creative {We loved these guys!}
Officiant:: Magnolia Ceremonies

*Note - Please, tag anyone not tagged. Including family members, wedding party, and vendor information. Thanks everyone!!

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