Underwater wedding day kisses from UK photographer Lauren McGlynn

January 14 | meganfinley
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Photographers that can capture a feeling along with the beautiful image are awesome and rare, that's why OBB sponsor Lauren McGlynn is such a great find!

The first time we introduced you to her, it became clear that her photos were somehow different — they not only showed the joy and happiness of the wedding, but they also made me FEEL the joy and happiness. (Seriously a trip to her blog is like shooting up virtual drugs: instant happy-high with lots of pretty visuals but without all the needles and horrible crashing afterwards.)

Lauren recently moved from Austin, TX to the UK and she was going to show-off all of her favorite photos from her UK weddings. But when I saw the amazing shots of Amanda and Andrew on Lauren's blog, I was all — record scratch — this is the jam!

Keep reading for some adorable underwater wedding photos and to snag a special deal from Lauren McGlynn…

Amanda and Andrew found an awesome house on Craigslist for their venue (great idea, right?) and had a simple Sunday brunch wedding with their closest family and friends. Lauren described the ceremony as short, sweet, and joyful. Now here's where this wedding goes from "aw" to "awesome!" …

After the ceremony, some of Amanda and Andrew's friends met them down at Barton Springs for a wedding day pool party! And this is where Lauren McGlynn goes from a great wedding photographer to a kick-ass wedding photographer. Not only is the photo of them in their bathing suits the most adorable thing I've seen all day BUT …

Lauren is a huge film nerd and she isn't afraid to get wet. So, she jumped at the chance to break out her underwater film camera and captured their wedding day happiness UNDERWATER. I mean, I can barely open my eyes under water and Lauren's framing up shots! And yes, you heard that correctly, Lauren is one of the few photographers left that will also shoot with film!

OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: Lauren McGlynn is offering a 10% discount to offbeat brides who book her through this ad. AND she's waving all travel fees for weddings in the UK. But, she will travel anywhere else at cost.

So, to sum it up: Lauren can not only capture an amazing image, but the feeling behind it, she still can shoot with film and she's offering a discount on her already affordable wedding packages, and she completely kicks ass. So… why isn't she your wedding photographer yet? Yeah, get on that ASAP!

  1. I fell in love with Lauren's photography and was so excited that she's in the UK, just don't know if I can afford it… *wail!*

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    • Hey Sarah, You should e-mail me, I am VERY flexible about my packages & pricing with couples on a budget. I love working with Offbeat Brides who love my pictures. Let's make it happen!

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  2. Lauren is shooting my wedding this July. Haven't met up with her yet and she's already been a TOTAL LEGEND. So helpful, so flexible and so kick ass awesome! My photos are gonna rock!! :)

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  3. Oh you are definitely on my list to call when we elope.

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  4. This brought a huge smile to my face…and the bathing suits ARE adorable!!!!!

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  5. I love this! I won't lie though – I think I'm way more excited that she shoots film than anything else. /photo nerd

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  6. We have booked Lauren for our wedding this August and are super excited. We can't wait to meet you! :D

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  7. Great pictures, sad to hear you've left Austin. I admire your artistic bravery not only for taking the underwater pictures in Barton Springs, but for getting in the frigid water in the first place! I love it but I'm a sissy and have to use a float because it's so brrrrr!

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  8. The photos on this page are broken, which makes my insides sad. :(

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    • Wanna clear your cache and try again? Because I'm seeing the photos on two different browsers + two different computers.

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      • Now it's working, thanks Megan the Majestic!

        Also: D'aww! Swimsuit shot is teh cutez!

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  9. Under water photography getting popular worldwide now .nice piece of information .

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  10. Is Amanda on OBB??? I love love love her hair and birdcage veil! My hair is the same length and I'm dying to find out what she has her veil attached to (headband, comb, etc). It's so hard to find pictures of lovely chicks who rock the short hair as well as she does for her wedding.

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    • Hi! My mom and I followed the instructions from Mary Ann here: http://madebymaryann.blogspot.com/2008/04/birdcage-veils-and-how-to-make-one-part_20.html. In her instructions, she used a comb-like clip, but we used a small barrette that stayed put in my hair pretty well. We scoured a vintage store, found a beautiful old pin, and hot-glued that on top of the barrette (after the veil was sewn/glued on). It was pretty hodgepodge, but it worked!

      Have fun rocking the short hair!

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      • Sweet! Thank you! I had found Mary Anne's instructions and I think I can put something together when the time grows nearer. It didn't look like you were wearing a headband, and I'm not too fond of the headband approach with such short hair. I'll actually have to grow my hair out a bit to be your length but I've had my hair that length most of my life.

        I'm 1200 miles away from my family and friends, I sure wish I was closer for things like this.

        Thanks again!

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