Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Killian.
Lauren, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Spurred by our shared drive, ambition, technical savvy, business acumen, relentless work ethic and love for unobtrusively capturing life through photography, Jill Person and I launched Person + Killian Photography in 2004.
From moment one, the P+K partnership felt organic, natural, meant-to-be. Following an instinct-driven business model, 14 years of events, accolades and steady word-of-mouth referrals we have built a highly sought-after, “book-well-in-advance” brand, shuttling this duo throughout Massachusetts, across New England, as far south as Florida, west to Vegas, California, and Hawaii, and as far east as Paris. We are always raring to take on a new location challenge and feel honored to frequent our home turf—greater Boston’s countless, famous, beautiful venues.
To date, our team has been awarded 10 consecutive years as The Knot Boston’s Best of Weddings photographers (winning in both readers’ and editors’ categories), the annual honor of WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award since 2009 (elected by over 500,000 newlyweds), and, in its famed Best of Boston vote, the coveted, crown for Boston Magazine’s Best Wedding Photographer.
Our photographs have been featured on Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Chronicle; a feature spread in national industry favorite Rangefinder magazine; photographs published in Boston Weddings, The Knot, Newport Wedding, WellWed, Brides Boston, Seacoast Weddings, Panorama, Southern New England Weddings, La BellaBride, Bliss Celebrations, Grace Ormonde, Art of Celebration: New England; and an event resume including soirees with Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Governor Deval Patrick, Sean Kingston, Ne-yo, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Strahan and Donald Trump to name a few. In 2013 we covered all of the behind the scenes VIP events for the Boston Red Sox World Series at Fenway Park. Most recently we had the honor of photographing Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker and Hillary Clinton in Boston as well as Former President Barack Obama as he accepted the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award from the JFK Library.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Person + Killian Photography specializes in documentary-style wedding photography and we take pride in artistically capturing the raw, honest, emotional moments of life. What sets us apart is we look at our photography as artwork. We improvise as the day unfolds because we know seizing the moment requires patience, vision, and spontaneity. As photographers, we can feel when the emotion is about to happen.
What were you like growing up?
I was never that person who always knew they wanted to be a photographer. I figured this out in my 20’s! Living in Florence, Italy, during my junior year of college, I fell in love with Photography. As part of my study abroad program with Quinnipiac University, I enrolled in my first photography course, and instantly knew I had found my calling.
Upon return to the U.S. the following year, I received my BA in Communications—with a Fine Arts minor—and promptly began attending the New England School of Photography. Following graduation from NESOP, I landed my first professional industry position and met Jill. The rest was history!
- Pricing ranges from $6,500 – $11,500
- Address: 251 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
- Website: www.personkillian.com
- Phone: 617-236-1662
- Email: Lauren@PersonKillian.com
- Instagram: @lkillianpersonkillianphoto
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PersonKillian
- Twitter: @PersonKillian