My name is S. Lauren Coleman (affectionately known as "Shoot·her" Lauren on social.) I'm originally from the DMV area - more specifically Montgomery County, MD - although, I am now an official DC resident. I am both a graphic designer and photographer, and in my world these two things go together like peanut butter & bananas. I've been in this field for 6+ years and love it. If you're in the market for either, look no further (especially if you are branding!)
When I'm creating, I should note that I am not a person who "plays it safe" - where's the fun in that?! Art is about exploring and pushing ideas beyond their limit (and slightly scaling back when necessary.) Finding refreshing angles and over-layering is where creation begins to form. But no worries, I like to work closely with my clients and encourage lots of communication and questions to make sure we are on the same page and understanding for every project so I don't venture too far down the rabbit hole 😉
Being creative has always been something that excites me and been a passion of mine. I am a bubbly, down-to-earth, and chill person who enjoys working with people who can relate and has respect for the vision of an artist (which often times doesn't have the clearest of explanations, but a feeling.)
For those who are wondering, I shoot my photos with a Nikon D750 (not that it really matters.) In my 6+ years of shooting images with several camera bodies, I've learned that the camera used doesn't matter nearly as much as knowing how you use it - and I know my tools quite well.
I encourage you to send me an email if you have any questions or project ideas. I look forward to hearing from and working with you!
- S. Lauren