You are someone who loves things that don’t quite fit into the box. You, yourself, probably don’t always quite fit inside the box– but that’s okay, neither do I. You’re stylish, fun, willing to take risks, and don’t mind being silly. You graciously laugh at my super-lame jokes. You aren’t afraid to hide your “ugly-cry” face. You love to laugh– a lot. You’re in love, whether that be with life, your significant other, your family, your work, or all of the above.
You want photographs that capture you as a person, not you as a forced, posed, “can-I-stop-fake-smiling-now-my-face-hurts” shots. You want the real you. The real love. You want it captured so that you can hold onto those moments.
That’s where I come in.
Name: Lauren de la Croix (neé Riddle)
Height: 6’3″ (Really.)
Occupation: Photographer. Painter and graphic designer when time permits.
Lives in: A Midtown, Atlanta apartment with my lovely husband and devilish cat.
Schooling: LaGrange, Georgia Tech, and MIT
Favorite color(s): CMYK and neons
Can’t live without: Kitties, my ever-supportive husband and family, Bone Garden, Weims, confetti, fantastic color, pointy flats, driving with the windows down and singing like a fool, making photos, being covered in paint, creating amazing things, and love
Irrationally afraid of: Wet paper and wet bread
About I Love You Much
I Love You Much didn’t start out as a business name. It began as an internet love letter of sorts. You see, my husband and I have poems for each other. “i love you much (most beautiful darling” by e.e. cummings was (and is) mine to him. Each week on iloveyoumuch.com, I’d have a new piece of artwork up dedicated to him and incorporating the poem.
i love you much(most beautiful darling)
more than anyone on the earth and i
like you better than everything in the sky
-sunlight and singing welcome your coming
although winter may be everywhere
with such a silence and such a darkness
noone can quite begin to guess
(except my life)the true time of year-
and if what calls itself a world should have
the luck to hear such singing(or glimpse such
sunlight as will leap higher than high
through gayer than gayest someone’s heart at your each
nearness)everyone certainly would(my
most beautiful darling)believe in nothing but love
When we got engaged, the site morphed into a wedding blog, and then, in turn, I adopted it as a name for my photography. My way to showcase, celebrate, spread, and honor love.