Meet Lauren

You can usually find me staying cozy at home editing away while binge watching Korean dramas. 

But when it comes to your special day? I show up on pure adrenaline (no coffee needed) because I’m THAT excited to do my job and capture your love story. With over 10 years of experience shooting couples in SoCal, I’ve refined my own style and flair to showcase your personality, love, and candid moments in an editorial yet true to tone fashion.

meet eric

You can usually find me enjoying a fresh cup of coffee in the morning with a book in hand!

I’m here to make sure things stay on track and I always bring the chill, stress-free vibes so you can relax! If you ever asked me what I love most, it’s landscape photography so I bring these skills to the table to capture beautiful wide shots and intricate ring details. With Lauren by my side, we balance each other and together we combine artistic vision and methodical precision to capture your precious moments.

Playful Soul Photography’s Roots

In 2010, PSP was founded by Jay Balanza who took Lauren under his wing and introduced her to the world of photography. After he retired, Lauren continued to grow his baby to what it is today alongside her fiancé Eric.



Couples photographed 



Notable Details

Engagement sessions

Features in publications

Average amount couples spend

Photography is not just a push of a camera, its art.

“Lauren and Eric are amazing at what they do! They instantly made us feel at ease and made our experience unforgettable!

PSP Love Notes

"Not enough can be said for the amazing work that Lauren delivers."

Her photography style is so artistic and beautiful. To say that we are obsessed with the ENTIRE gallery is an understatement. Playful Soul Photography's style is elegant and timeless! Thank you, we hope to work with you for all our big life events!

"Creativity is not something that can be taught and mastered, you either have it or you don't. Lauren has it."

"Lauren is the real deal. She is so personable, responsive, and detail-oriented."

My fiance and I were nervous for our engagement session but she made us feel so comfortable. Her energy radiated, she was creative with all the poses she showed us, and was patient when we struggled. The pictures came out natural and airy just as I imagined—if not better.

Our dream couples seek adventure, love to have fun, and value artistic expression. They trust us to capture the little details and appreciate the simplicity and effortless experience of working together.

The PSP Couple

Adventurous, chill, and full of love.

You’re most definitely

Timeless memories captured effortlessly

Let us tell your love story

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