Let’s tell your family’s story in an authentic way and let’s have some fun doing it.

Lauren Tomten Photography is a Springfield IL newborn photographer also specializing in maternity, baby, and family photography as well as cake smash portraits. Based in Springfield, Illinois and serving the surrounding area.

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I can’t wait to meet you.

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what to expect

When you book a session with me, you are gaining almost a decade worth of experience. That means countless hours of education and hands on training, all aimed at providing you with the highest quality portrait experience. 

My goal is to create emotion and a genuine connection; these are not your traditional stiff posed, forced grin images. Whether it’s every wrinkle in a newborn’s toes, or that little scrunch of a nose your toddler makes when they laugh, capturing those memories we do not want to forget is what’s important to me.

If you are looking for a photographer who will take care of all of the details of your session, create lasting memories and quality images, and keep you relaxed and laughing through the experience, then I am your girl!

A luxury experience

Get to know the process


Booking your family, newborn, or children session with me is as easy as clicking “Ready to book” on any page of my website. Upon inquiry, you will receive a timely response where we can discuss your vision for your photo session.

preparation guide

You will be emailed a preparation guide catered to the type of session you have booked. The prep guide includes tips and tricks to prepare for your session, outfit ideas and questions to help me get to know you better.

your session

Your session will be held on-location on location in or around Springfield, or at my studio. Outdoor sessions are scheduled during “golden hour,” the beautiful hour before sunset. Studio sessions can be scheduled whenever. I have a variety of gowns for use for maternity clients, as well as a plethora of wraps, headbands, hats and props for newborn sessions.

your gallery

I aim to deliver your proofs within 48 hours of your session. All of my clients are able to choose the photos they would like from their session. Once chosen, your images will be hand edited and delivered to you via email about 2 weeks later.

A luxury


Get to know the process

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kind words



from clients
  • We had such a wonderful experience with Lauren! Our photos are amazing – she really captured so many great moments of our little one and our family. Lauren clearly loves what she does–she was so good with our little guy, giving us lots of time to get him settled and happy, and it was clear that she loves the babies and has lots of experience with helping them to be calm and settled and happy in the pictures. Overall, this was a fantastic experience, and we are excited to come back for other milestone photos with Lauren. We recommend her extremely highly!

  • “Lauren is an amazing newborn photographer and I would recommend anyone having a baby to get pictures by her! The quality of the pictures goes above and beyond what I could have ever expected. I’m so happy to have these memories captured of my newborn cause we all know they are only this little for such a short time.”

  • “Our experience with Lauren was wonderful! Her response time was great and we weren’t left with any questions. She created the perfect backdrop for our cake smash photos and ordered a cake that went with everything perfectly! Her studio is just perfect, and we couldn’t be happier with our final pictures!”

hey there, ready to book?

If you’re looking for a photographer who puts her heart & soul into each session creating meaningful images that families will cherish forever, let’s connect. I’d love to hear more about your family and chat about how we can make this happen for you.

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