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I’m a professional photographer specializing in elopements. I’m originally from California, but have been living in and loving Memphis for the last 11 years. Kenya has a special place in my heart as well, so this basically means I'm consistently ready to hop on a plane. 

I'm enthralled by the real life, documentary aspect of photos. I want to capture you in real time- that's the wild thing about photography...we can literally freeze time and save it forever. But let me also say, that if you're coming armed with disco balls and florals, or want to recreate one of your favorite photos, I am all about the drama.  Music is the reason I moved to Memphis, and I'm an artist through and through, so I've got your back if you want to go all out.  Social justice and human rights are also a huge part of my life- I want everyone to know their worth.

This is me! Wild, nomadic, a heart for people, culture, social justice, and art. And I'm ready when you are :)

Tennessee photographer + World traveler

Laramie Renae

Here's a snapshot into my world.

A Little Behind The Scenes

Every wedding and couples shoot makes me love my husband Dylan more. There's something about helping to cultivate love and feeling while I work with a couple, that just makes me fall in love with my own husband more than I thought I could. 

I married my absolute best friend. We fell in love overnight after years of playing music together, traveling for shows, and just being artists in Memphis. I can't believe I get to be his wife and go on all of these crazy adventures with him. He's my person, so I strive to encourage everyone out there to find theirs.

dylan + I on our wedding day | Rock island state park, tN

My husband

I am a world traveler to the CORE. I'm still working on a long list of places I want to go, but some of my favorites have been Sydney AU, Istanbul, Greece, and of course, my second home: Kenya. Dylan and I also played a gig at a pub in Dublin once...and it was the BEST.

Every August (pre-COVID), I spend time in Nairobi with some of my favorite people who I am honored to call family. 

So if I'm not taking photos here in the states, I'm doing photo and video on another continent, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

Nairobi, Kenya

Travel + Culture

My Favorite Things

Best experience ever! Laramie was so fun and professional, she made my husband and I feel comfortable and the shoot turned out amazing! She was so flexible with our dates and details of the shoot, super easy to work with and just a dream come true! In love with our photos and the memories we made!

Post Elopement Session | Memphis Botanic Gardens

Kim & Jeff

Laramie and her husband photographed our wedding this past July, and we can't say enough good things about them! We absolutely LOVE our photos! Neither of us are super comfortable in front of a camera, but Laramie made it so fun, easy, and made us look natural and not awkward! She captured the essence of all of the moments- the joy, the love, and all of the excitement of our wedding day! We love that she captured so many pictures of us in the moment and not just posed pictures. Her photography and editing is so artistic and beautiful. We are planning to print photos for our wall but we can't decide which because there are so many good ones! Before our big day, Laramie talked us through everything and they met with us a couple times to make sure everything would go smoothly and answered all of our questions...We recommend A Wandering Creative to anyone looking for gorgeous, artistic, beautiful photos!!

woodruff Fontaine Museum | Memphis, TN

Anwen & Steven

Laramie is a phenomenal photographer! She made the whole process easy from start to finish. Excellent communicator, extremely professional, if I could give her 10 stars, I would. Not only did she produce gorgeous photos for my wedding, but she is also a very sweet person and made our photo session a blast. While she photographed our ceremony, she was so quiet that I forgot she was there, and I didn't feel nervous at all. For your next event, hire her. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer or wedding album.

Harbortown | Memphis, TN

Nicole & Andrew

You absolutely fucking nailed it and maybe I’m just going to wallpaper my house with these pictures. You were so easy to work with and rolled perfectly with our ideas. The first thing my mom said when she saw these was “wow she really captured exactly who you two are” and we both feel the same way.

Harbortown | Memphis, TN

Neely & Ryan

Laramie was absolutely wonderful! Working with her on all the details of the wedding was so easy- I truly felt heard in every conversation. She was ready to adapt into every role and aspect throughout the night. My husband and I were every nervous about the picture process and feeling awkward but the pictures came out amazing. We couldn’t get enough compliments about the emotion portrayed through the camera. We would absolutely recommend her!

Mallard's Croft | Byhalia, MS

Jordan & Mason

You were such a dream to us yesterday. Safe, steady, directed and fun to have there. It felt so natural and right to have you there. I’m annoyed for you that you took so many great shots you’ll have to cull and edit now but I’m so dang happy, because these have been elevated to such a level of magic. No one else could have made my heart explode quite this way. Thank you so much for giving so much of yourselves to us yesterday. What a gift.

Basecamp Coffee Shop | Fayetteville, AR

Aerin & Ben

lovely words from clients