Fifteen years ago a twenty six year old Nikon FG20 became my close friend.  It followed me most places slung on my side ready to be my tool for capturing moments that were important to me.

My documentary style was cemented in those early days, being immersed in subjects rather than posing them.

My aim in photography is to capture life. I want my images to represent people’s stories, experiences, and views in a way that brings meaning to the everyday and value to every life. I have big dreams to marry my roles of Social Worker and Photographer to play a role in exploring who we are as people and ultimately using photography as an agent for social change and healing.   This is just the beginning of my ambitious journey that I would love anyone to be a part of.

I am based in West Gippsland Victoria but have a love of travelling so do not think of distance as a barrier, rather an exciting proposition!   I am always interested in working with community and non-profit organisations. Six years as a Social worker with refugees enriched my life immensely and I would love these connections to continue to be able to story tell and advocate through Photography.   

Currently I also work as Staff Photographer at the Warragul & Drouin Gazette and I can't not mention my role as 'Mum' to my two precious souls, my muses, my wonders and crazy dance move partners.

If you have a project you would like to discuss or would like to book a personal session, you can contact me to talk further. 

I hope you enjoy taking a look through my site. It's pages speak a lot to who I am as a person and what I am passionate about.  

(Above photograph with thanks to Casey Longfield)


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Lauren Murphy Photography will donate 5% from every Wedding Booking to Peace Palette. Your donation will go towards providing food, shelter, education and opportunity to homeless boys at the Nhomlou Children's Centre in Turalei, South Sudan. You can read more about Peace Palette here.

Lauren Murphy Photography welcomes people of any age, gender, sexual identity,and cultural background. 

I look forward to celebrating the day Australian Law welcomes love of all kind in marriage equality.