Hey all, this is Meg! When I sat down with Lauren Eggert on her recent visit to Finch Photo studio, I could tell this may take a while…She is so easy to talk to, our conversations could last for hours!
When you are not busy, what hobbies help you to relax?“I love planning parties, and volunteering at my local animal shelter. My husband and I are die-hard roller coaster enthusiasts, so we hit up the local theme parks. #nerdalert. We live in Orlando, which is home to a giant theme park nearby that we frequent often!”
What is your favorite food?“I love Sushi…or anything that involves chocolate and peanut butter smooshed into one, but not sushi and peanut butter together! Peanut butter in general- but it has to be crunchy!”
You do a lot of writing, what is one of your favorite quotes?
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow” “- Mary Anne Radmacher
What inspires you about design?“I love everything about design. I think it’s amazing how many different ways there are to put together the same puzzle. I can design something eight different ways, some will be better than others, but none will be “wrong”. I think that’s so neat. Also..fonts. I’m pretty much addicted to finding new fonts- and debating which of them are cooler, with Ben.”I shook my head in agreement, because I know Ben likes a good font!
Ok, so when you are having a night in, what movie is your “go to”?“Oh jeez… just one!? Currently: Pitch Perfect is on repeat in my DVD player, but of all times I’d say the Usual Suspects.” As we rehearsed some lines from Pitch Perfect, ah that movie!
Why do you love the wedding industry so much?“Oh MAN..so many reasons. I love watching the love of two people, and their families come together. The moments that happen on a couple’s wedding day are some of the few that will never be forgotten. I also love flowers- my grandmother was a florist, and I was raised in the middle of “her studio” learning all about wedding flowers- so that impacted me pretty heavily. Whenever I went to a wedding, she wanted to know details of every aspect of the day- so I was taught from a young age to pay attention to the details of a wedding.”
I have to ask, “why are you so awesome?””
You can thank my parents for that, I guess. They’ve always been my biggest cheerleaders, and cultivated the awesome-ness. I really lucked out in the family department-I have three older brothers who taught me to not take myself too seriously.”
Since you enjoy volunteering at the animal shelter, I am assuming you have pets…how many?“I have two rescue dogs- both Scottish terriers named Oliver who is 2, and Mac’n’cheese, 8 (yes, that’s his full name- he goes by Mac). They keep us on our toes.”
How long have you been married? I am sure you had an amazing wedding, what was your favorite part of the big day?“I’ve been married for a year and 5 months. We had a destination wedding in Savannah, GA- and loved every minute of the weekend…My FAVORITE part of the day- if i had to pick just one… was seeing Tim for the first time, at our first-look. It was such a special moment, and it was the first time i felt calm all day- just seeing him put me at ease. Second favorite was hearing “Mr. and Mrs. Tim Eggert” for the first time, that was pretty cool. Third, my father-daughter dance with my dad. We took dance lessons, (on my dad’s request!) and it was so sweet for us to get out there and sort of forget what we’d learned, but neither of us cared because we were having so much fun.”
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?“Ya know, I’m not a snob when it comes to traveling. I will pretty much go anywhere, anytime. I think I’d love to go (back) to Ireland. I only went to the west coast, so I’d love to go to the Dublin thing.”
Alright as we are finishing up our “Getting to Know Lauren” interview, is there anything else you would like Finch Photo followers to know about you…?“If I were a crayon I’d be the color yellow.”I laughed because that is totally suitable, Lauren is fun, energetic, happy and “sunny” so yellow is very suitable!