Lauren Shimel is a New York City based photographer specializing in newborns, children and family. Her love of image making stems from a sincere desire to capture the true essence of her subjects.

Lauren pursued her BA in Visual and Critical Studies at Bennington College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013, she completed her MA in art history and the art market at Christie’s. After a year-and-half as the Assistant Director of a small art gallery she listened to her entrepreneurial sprit and founded Shimel Photo.