Lauren Lemons Lauren Lemons

About

Hello! I’m Lauren, a creative with a focus on food and wellness. Along with being a photographer, I'm also a holistic health and wellness guide. I believe living well starts with eating well. Food has been a consistent theme throughout my work. Since graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, I have been working with food in the commercial and editorial photography industry. I got my start working at Hallmark assisting photographers and food/prop stylists.

With an itch for adventure and a calling to move west, I landed in Los Angeles. Celebrity portrait photographer, Art Streiber and several entertainment, fashion and lifestyle photographers kept me busy as a lighting assistant. It was a fun, wild ride. I worked with talented teams of people to help create content for brands such as: HBO, Vanity Fair and BMW.

While assisting I was also taking on my own photography clients to shoot food and lifestyle stories for chefs, restaurants and magazines. As my career was taking off my health rapidly declined. After having two emergency surgeries for stage IV endometriosis, I quickly realized, if I didn't have my health I didn't have much of anything. My passion for holistic wellness came from my own desire to heal.

Following my gut, I took a deep dive into healing naturally. With the guidance of a naturopath, I explored the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, adopted a plant based lifestyle, deepened my meditation practice and became certified in energy healing. Managing stress is key, and my chronic illness has been in remission for seven years. Food is medicine and eating is a sacred ritual we do every day. I love helping individuals, and brands create a vibrant lifestyle that nourishes the mind, body, heart and spirit.