The Lovely Lens

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $3,300

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $1,800

About The Lovely Lens


Owner & Lead Photographer

Hullo! So you're gettin' hitched (YaaY!), but you’re not super into the idea of the overly-manicured wedding. A+ for you, because this is not your parents’ wedding photography. I'm a farm kid who floats between the journalism and art worlds. I love telling stories as much as I love listening to the stories of others. I’m the type of person who makes up musicals for my own amusement and nurses a soft spot for sci-fi and fantasy. If I’m not taking photos, I’m usually dancing. Or cooking. It’s possible I may have a baking addiction and try to mitigate the damage by forcing the goods on loved ones.

I tend to think of myself as an anti-wedding-photographer wedding photographer. I’ve never been crazy about the wedding industry. But I DO love love. And pretty things and making art. When I peer through the lens, I don't just see a wedding. I see humor and irony and quirks and texture and color. I see people who are geeking out, goofy, nervous, unabashedly happy, imperfect and going through a gushy mess of emotions. That doesn’t mean that I don’t love a good portrait. It just means I don’t shy away from shooting awkwardly embarrassing dance moves and runny mascara because I believe that sh*t is human and real and are the details that matter.

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  • Bride-only session
  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Printing rights
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital
  • Hybrid


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  • The Loveliest Lens!!

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    Andrea M.May 24, 2024

    Celia at The Lovely Lens was an absolute GEM!! Our wedding was not the typical / traditional ceremony-- on purpose! Leading up to the big day, Celia kept lines of communication open (so helpful for planning) and was 1000% supportive of our special day being so...well, special! She was such a total champ while capturing every moment in the pouring rain. She was fully prepared for the weather & didn't miss one beat! My partner and I instantly felt at ease and loved our time together with her. She encouraged us to be our authentically goofy selves! Her presence was so warm, her energy was delightful, and her work was STUNNING! Seriously, I'm obsessed with the photos! Not only do we have incredible images from this amazing day, but we also have wonderful memories with Celia. She was so friendly and kind us as well as to our family and friends, and immediately jumped on board with our 'potluck bbq at Grandma's house' vibe. By the end of the day she felt like part of the family as we chatted about our furkids and exchanged on where to order some cute socks with their faces on them, haha. If you're looking for an absolute powerhouse of an artist to capture your day in the way that doesn't feel awkward or intrusive, or if you're looking for a photographer with genuinely good vibes and authentic energy, or if you're looking for someone to simply help tell your love story through stunning imagery-- please consider The Lovely Lens of Celia for your special day. 3

  • Talented, kind, and the best vibes!

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    Sarah H.Mar 23, 2024

    Celia is beyond incredible to work with and I cannot recommend her enough! She was communicative, patient, and helpful during the planning process, and made us both feel at ease with our questions and requests. Early on, we felt completely confident that she understood the essence of us as a couple and our vision for the day itself. The day of, she brought the kind of energy you want around you on your wedding day— calm, joyful, patient, and light. She made the more intimate and planned moments fun and easy, and was so subtle while capturing candids that she practically blended into the scenery. She snuck photos of some amazing moments! Our guests also loved her vibe— she folded into our party so organically that we invited her to stay after hours. Following the wedding, Celia was prompt with sending the edited photos and she really delivered! My wife and I were so delighted to see how many details she documented when we didn’t realize anyone was watching, and how well she captured the emotions of the day. There are so many beautiful shots! These are photos we will treasure for a lifetime. If you’re fortunate enough to get the chance, work with Celia!

  • Modern, Stylish Wedding Photography

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    Abigail F.Mar 19, 2024

    Celia is a dear friend and a top tier photographer. Her candid style is so special and we made books for our families out of her photos that we will have forever. Highly recommend, especially for stylish couples who want more of a journalistic, modern feed.

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    Melanie M.Oct 16, 2023

    I can’t imagine working with anyone else for our wedding. Celia is absolutely fantastic. She is so accommodating and flexible. She worked with us on pricing and exactly what we wanted for our photos. Her work is unique and classy and so beautiful. For two people who don’t like to have their picture taken, we had an absolute blast with her! We had a weather issue (think tropical storm) and Celia made the effort to come back for our beach photos when the weather was more ideal. I would hire her again in a second. An absolutely wonderful and special experience.