The camera has interested me ever since I can remember. Around the age of two and a half, I appear on Beta tape poking my nose in the lens, telling my dad "I wanna see!" Much to his displeasure - and the camera's - I never stopped begging him after that. A quick how-to-camera, two college degrees, and twenty-four years later, I'm still just as passionate about photography.

<-- Here's my favorite picture of me and my dad. 

My name is Lauren Gerson. I am a photo + film person based in Austin, Texas. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in photojournalism and radio-televsion-film. Currently, I work as the Photographer and Multimedia Specialist for the LBJ Presidential Library.  

When I'm not making pictures, I enjoy trying to grow a flower + herb garden [without the luck of a green thumb]. It's a love/hate relationship for me and the Texas heat. Otherwise, I take shelter inside with my sweetheart, Kyle, and our two kitties: Birdy the crazy cat and Chin-Chin, who just turned 18 years old. That's 92 in human years!

Please feel free to contact me for photo assignments, film projects, weddings, or anything else you can think of for me to photograph.

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Hello! My name is Lauren Gerson. I'm a photojournalist + filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Please feel free to contact me for photo assignments, weddings, film projects, or Beta/Hi8/VHS to digital home movie transfers at blackbirdfilmco@gmail.com