Galentine's Day Soirée

A converted horse trailer turned mobile bar, gorgeous blooms, yummy cocktails, and candy galore - how could a styled session get any cuter?

I had the pleasure of photographing this fun Galentine’s Day themed styled shoot in collaboration with seven other amazing wedding industry vendors.

The focal point of this styled shoot was The Horseshoe Bar, a boutique bartending and traveling bar. Stylist Katie of KMStyle curated a perfectly whimsical set, complete with vintage rentals from the fabulous Tin Roof Farmhouse, lush florals by The Posh Posey, and decadent macaroons and a gourmet cake by Ellie’s Macarons. To add a little Valentine’s Day flare, she also brought in super cute heart-shaped balloons with pink, red, and gold tassels from Ready Set Confetti Sac.

Once the set was complete, the girls sipped and snacked as I did my photo thing. It was an all-around amazing evening of collaboration and creativity!

Enjoy this collection of photos from the shoot and Happy Valentine’s Day to all <3

Lauren White
Kim & Patrick | Engaged

Patrick proposed to Kim near a bench in La Jolla. It was the same bench they sat on and talked for hours after their first date. He planned an entire day of surprises from flying family out to celebrate to a planned engagement party the same night. When we discussed their engagement session location, La Jolla was an easy choice. They wanted to highlight the eucalyptus trees La Jolla is known for, along with the sandy shores overlooked by the eucalyptus-filled bluffs. Their pup even joined in in the fun! We’re so looking forward to flying back down to La Jolla for their St. Patrick’s Day Wedding!

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Jillian & Peter | Married

Jillian and Peter were married at Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City, CA. Style notes: vintage-inspired wedding dress, neutral florals, stone reception venue, and a romantic feel. Scroll through to view their big day from start to finish. Be sure to click through to the next gallery because that wedding was also at Miner’s Foundry! I did back-to-back weddings are this gorgeous venue and it was so fun to see how two different couples styled the stone hall.

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Allison & Kevin | Married

Allison and Kevin’s fairy tale wedding was held at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City, California. Sweet Allison was such a gorgeous bride and the two of them were so fun and easy to work with. Allison even went out of her way to buy me my own gluten-free cake so that I could have a sweet treat when all the wedding guests were served dessert. How amazing is that!?

Kevin’s aunt did all the stunning florals and you guys, you HAVE to scroll all the way through to check them out. Everything from the bouquets to the fireplace mantle arrangement are just breathtaking. This wedding couldn’t have been made possible without their team of amazing vendors including:

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Event Planning and Coordination: Bungalow Event Planning

Catering, rental coordination, set-up, and bar: Farm to Table Catering

Hair and Make-up: Angela Nunnink

Venue: Miner’s Foundry

Photobooth, DJ, and MC: Silverado DJ

Vintage and Boutique Rentals: Tin Roof Farmhouse

Standard Rentals: Celebrations!

Flowers: The Groom’s Aunt

Cake : Ettores Bakery and Cafe

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Oh, Canada

Jasper > Maligne Lake > Banff > Lake Louise > Lake Minnewanka > Two Jack Lake > Calgary

(and many stops in between)

We rose for two sunsets, caught one sunrise, slept in the car, sang to the radio, soaked in a hot spring, ate gluten-free maple cookies, and took in all the beauty that is the Rockies in Canada.

Photos are a mix of mine and Craig’s.



Lauren White
Raedawn & George | Married

A Las Vegas weekend turned “Happily Ever After”; Raedawn and George met and feel in love in one of the least likely places. Currently, they live in LA, but opted to hold their wedding in Raedawn’s hometown of Sacramento, California. These two love birds had a traditional Catholic mass at St. Mary’s Church in East Sacramento then danced the night away at their beautiful reception at the Firehouse in Old Sacramento.

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Malorie and Drake | Married

Malorie and Drake were married at The Maples in Woodland, CA. Vendor dream:

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Event Coordination: Events by Kristina Elyse 

Florist: Esmae Event Floral Design  

Venue: The Maples

Calligraphy: Ashley Baumgartner Photography and Calligraphy

Videographer: Reel to Real Video

Hair & Make-up: BGorgeous 

Rentals: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals  

Rentals: Celebrations

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake Davis

Caterer: Buckhorn Grill

DJ: Function 45 Entertainment

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Melissa & William | Married

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Instagram: @laurenalissephotography


Coordination & Venue: Wedgewood Sterling Hotel

Instagram: @wedgewood.sterlinghotel


Make-up: Morgan Merrill

Instagram: @mmartistry


Hair: Natalie Dimas –

Instagram: @nat_does_hair


Videographer: Josiah Velasquez

Instagram: @_brosiah_


Centerpieces: Roberta Anthonisen Neidigh (LunaBearta) 

Instagram: @lunabearta


Bouquets: Relles Florist

Instagram: @rellesflorist


Cake: Karen’s Bakery

Instagram: @karensbakery


DJ: Preston Murray

Instagram: @dj_anna_bolic

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Ethereal Bridal at Studio 817

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT EVERYONE! I am now offering Studio Boudoir Sessions to my former and existing wedding clients. After I spending some time dabbling in family studio photography, I realized where my true passion lies - it's in finding and sharing beauty in this world. Personally, I don't think there's anything more beautiful than a woman's body, no matter what shape, size, color, or type it is. So for that reason, I decided to try my hand at a high-end, mega sexy, totally tasteful, gorgeous studio boudoir and I AM IN LOVE! Take a look at this test session with this beauty. We had a blast and she totally killed it!

It was so fun I decided this is something I want to offer to all my brides. Info about pricing can be found here. (For safety, these sessions are only open to former and existing wedding and portrait clients.)




Lauren White