Lauren has been an artist all her life, but for some reason, never thought to major in it in college, opting for a more left-brained career in IT. IT took her all around the world, so it was not such a bad thing, and art was always there in some form.
Finally in 2002, the opportunity presented itself to try to start a business in photography, a much-loved passion. (That old saying, better to try and fail, then never try at all!) Within months, the Discovery Channel in the UK found her online (not many photographers had a website back then!), and featured her, thus launching a very busy photography business.
But, it was impossible to simply stop doing IT. Being a process-minded person, she couldn’t stop thinking of “the bigger picture”, especially when clients came and discussed their issues. She knew she could help them, and eventually started to bring her IT and business skills into the frame. Being able to assess a situation and try to find the most efficient solution has been a long-established skill, which she can now share with the small business owner or sole proprietor. Having one place to go means the client saves time, money and ultimately hassle.
Lauren’s photography has won international award and has been featured from the West End of London to museums, to the cover of Northshore Magazine. In 2015 she won the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s Sole Proprietor of the Year, and is currently up for more awards in 2016. She is also a master “caramelier” and the talent behind the celebrated “Caramels de Bouchard”, an online gourmet caramel store featuring the 100-year old recipe from her french-canadian great-grandmother. She is a volunteer bugler for Bugles Across America, a national network of trumpet and bugle players who volunteer to play TAPS at Veterans’ funerals. She is co-founder and President of the Arbella Drum and Bugle Corps and Independent Color Guard, serves on the board of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, is Founder of “Santa at the Swampwalk” fundraiser for Toys for Tots, and loves teaching the Danvers HS Falcon Marching band in the fall. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of Freddie, Elodie and Zoe.
- Northshore Magazine
- Boston Globe
- Permanent display in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum at Faneuil Hall Boston
- In the West End Production of “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” (UK)
- Discovery Health Channel UK
- Peabody Essex Museum’s Connections Magazine
- American Painting Contractor, and others too numerous to mention…
Memberships & Affiliations
Lauren is a proud member and Board Member of the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce, The Kiwanis Club of Beverly, on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Business Forum, a volunteer web editor for SupportDeep.org and danverswenhamswampwalk.org, a volunteer bugler for Buglers Across America, Executive Director and lead soprano player of the Arbella Drum and Bugle Corps, a damn fine caramel maker, and proud mum to three amazing kids.