Lauren is one of those rare souls that is so exuberantly happy it's catchable. Normally I don't encourage my clients to smile unless they want to but with Lauren it was exactly the opposite – I had trouble getting her not to smile. I met Lauren in my college's printmaking class, back in October of 2013. She is one of those people that when I meet, I know I have to photograph them. Luckily, when my portrait project came up, Lauren was willing and available to help me out.
She is not only a great model, but also a brilliant painter. Her paintings always reflect her life while simultaneously making the viewer experience her art. If you're interested in her work, I highly suggest a stop over to her Facebook page, Lauren Pizzi Fine Art, where she showcases most of her artwork.