I fell hard for portrait photography about two years ago. It was the summer of 2014, and I'd just seen my images from an expired roll of film.
Those photographs — crisp, gorgeous images of my mom, sister, grandma, fiancé, niece, nephew and best friend — taught me that portraits are intimate and involve a certain level of trust, love and respect between the subject and me.
That's why a great client-photographer relationship is so important to me — it's crucial to the work I create and the goals I have for my business. When that relationship is strong, beautiful photographs are made.
So for the past few days, I've thought a lot about what I value and what would make a client and me the perfect fit.
First, I love working with people who appreciate simple, beautiful things in life — people who understand the big moments are actually the small ones.
I love working with adventurers, those who have felt the distinction between traveler and tourist. I love working with fellow creatives, especially those who use their skill and passion to make the world a softer place.
I love working with people who make time for their families and cultivate lifelong friendships. I love working with people who are genuinely kind, confident and hardworking — and who seek those things in others.
I love working with those who view photographs as heirlooms, and who would rather hold images in their hands than swipe through them on a phone. I love working with people who believe every photograph should tell a story, spark a conversation, recall a memory, encourage a smile or bring a tear.
So if I'm not the photographer for you, that's okay.
But if I am, let's start creating.
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, and I specialize in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. I'm currently based in Roanoke, Virginia, but soon Charlottesville! Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!