“Working with Laura Richards Photography was a dream come true! She captured us and our connections to each other and ended up with a huge portfolio of the most beautiful and real photos that I have ever seen. I cried when we viewed the slideshow. I had to purchase them all in an album, which is the best quality and a worthy heirloom."
- Andrea M., Charlottesville, Va.
"I'm so glad we invested in a session with Laura. I loved that Laura did the hard work of taking the pictures, creating the photo album and framed picture, and delivering it all straight to my door. Her attention to detail and quality of craft is so impressive. I would highly recommend her to any new mom who wants to elevate her family photos beyond the day-to-day phone pictures."
- Anne W., Charlottesville, Va.
"My husband and I were completely blown away with the end-result of our lifestyle video for our daughter's 6-month milestone. We were nervous about how we would appear on camera, but the end-product was stunning and moved us to tears."
- Samantha M., Richmond, Va.
"We loved working with Laura on our newborn photos. She made us feel totally at ease during the session and captured such sweet and natural moments between the three of us (and even some with our pup!). The album Laura created was absolutely beautiful. It has been so special showing it to our family."
- Sarah L., Charlottesville, Va.
"My maternity session with Laura was nothing short of incredible! She made the whole process so easy for us. The images were so beautiful, especially with those Charlottesville mountains in the background, and our keepsake video of me reading a letter to our little girl brought tears to my eyes! Laura is so good at piecing together all the little moments and capturing you as you are. Laura brings out all the beautiful parts of a couple or family."
- Brittany L., Waynesboro, Va.
"Our experience with Laura was phenomenal. She is warm, kind, honest, and down-to-earth. Her approach put us at ease, and allowed all of us ... to be who we are. Words cannot even begin to describe the beauty of her photos. Her warmth is reflected in each photo through her ability to capture much more than smiles, but rather a beautiful story of emotion ... that takes us right back to that moment in time."
- Heather A., Charlottesville, Va.
"As sleep deprived new parents, we had no idea what we were doing, but Laura guided us through everything and it turned out beautifully. The prints ... are very high quality and will last forever. The [Keepsake Folio] is gorgeous as well and something you'll want displayed in your home. She also made a video of our photos which was a fun and moving way to see them all together."
- Gail H., Harrisonburg, Va.
"She really encouraged us just to play and not worry about the camera. She really focuses on capturing the moment and the feeling in a photograph."
- Ngoc L., Charlottesville, Va.
"Laura could not have made my momma-son session more magical! Her ... creative vision put me at rest to simply show up and enjoy the moment. Because I was at ease, my boys felt completely free to be themselves and enjoy the moment, too. What I was so pleasantly surprised by was Laura’s ability to create the perfect environment to capture our pure, unfiltered joy."
- Jenna R., Charlottesville, Va.
"She captured our family beautifully and was incredibly patient and flexible in her approach. We are so grateful for her talent, and the sweet pictures she captured are now hanging in our home. The candid pictures make our house a home."
- Aisha K., Charlottesville, Va.
"Laura is ... the type of person that makes you feel like you have been friends forever. Her pictures are beautiful, and she makes the whole experience fun!"
- Angela R., Charlottesville, Va.
"We were blown away with the quality of the images. She captured our son and his personality perfectly ... and it’s not easy to do that with a wiggly baby, but she did it so effortlessly and confidently. We cannot stop looking at the images. Her photographs are just so warm and real."
- Melanie T., Richmond, Va.
"Laura is a gentle soul behind the camera. She knows how to capture the everyday moments that are sometimes forgotten. She works well with a range of ages and thinks on her feet for different poses. I highly recommend her services!"
- Anna H.
"Laura is a dream to work with! She has a gift for capturing a moment in time. Laura dedicates her artistry and her time to her clients, ensuring the photographs she captures will be lasting family mementos."
- JoAnn K.
"Laura is the kind of photographer that makes you want a photo session every week! She was really easy to work with, and made the shoot fun. I had no idea what I was doing, and she was really relaxed and nonjudgemental. We for real laughed the whole time, and the real smiles and happy eyes in my photos are a result of that. I truly believe that she wants everyone to look their best and feel their best."
- Mandy I.
"We loved every step of our experience with Laura. Her work is beautiful and a real glimpse into a special moment in our lives, but beyond that, we now have a keepsake photo album for our daughter to look through and enjoy when she is older. Having worked with other photographers for our engagement and wedding, we ended up with great pictures that simply live on a memory stick. We still have not made a wedding album years later. Laura did a fantastic job putting an album together for us, which we wouldn't have had the time to do with a newborn and now we have something tangible that can be passed down for generations."
- Meredith M.
"I knew I wanted beautiful maternity and newborn pictures we would cherish forever, so we chose Laura Richards Photography! Everything from start to finish was seamless, professional, and enjoyable. Laura makes the picture-taking process very relaxing and went above and beyond to make sure our photos were capturing beautiful moments of the two of us and our little one. Our album is a work of art and love. It truly is an experience having pictures with Laura, which makes it all the more memorable. Choosing her as your photographer is something you'll never regret."
- Marlee B.
"There are not enough wonderful words to express how fantastic our session with Laura was. Laura's kind, gentle nature put my daughter right at ease and brought out the best in her. My photographs are by far one of my most prized possessions now. They capture the silly, close relationship I have with my daughter perfectly. Laura exceeded my expectations."
- Molly D.
"Laura has such an amazing talent for capturing moments and feelings. I can’t choose one picture as my favorite, because they are all so good! What I love the most is the focus on details and the candid shots. She was very responsive to all the emails I sent, and even helped us with outfits. Taking pictures with her was so easy and fun. Even under 100-degree weather, she made us feel so comfortable and captured our growing family just the way we are."
- Nara C.
"We can honestly not say enough good things about Laura. She was absolutely amazing to work with. Not only was she incredibly professional, she made our session so easy-going and comfortable. Laura was also very responsive and just made the entire process seamless. She captured everything we wanted in our family session."
- Tristin K.
"Not only is she extremely talented, but she is kind and patient and makes you feel very comfortable during the session. The prints and the engraved glass memory box all turned out beautifully and we will be able to cherish them for a lifetime."
- Cristina A.
"Laura made us feel so comfortable and knew how to make us laugh during our maternity session. She makes you feel special, and I love her gentle nature. Nothing is ever forced and she captures true personality."
- Megan L.
"Laura took on the challenge of photographing my giant family of 8, including our 2-year-old triplets! I wanted her to capture our chaos. She did not disappoint! She captured so many special memories for us. I could rave about her all day. She is so talented."
- Lynden G., Charlottesville, Va.
"Laura is amazing to work with and one of the best photographers we have ever used. Her photos are unbelievable and our most recent family session in Charlottesville was one of the best! An amazing family photographer but an even better person!"
- Brian L.
"We had an amazing experience from start to finish. Laura goes above and beyond for her clients. This has been by far the best photography experience we have had yet!"
- Janice V.
"She was so focused on every fine detail and captured some of the most precious moments of our newborn and his sisters. Highly recommended for family and newborn pictures."
- Mea V.
"We had such a wonderful experience and such beautiful memories preserved by Laura! My maternity session was gorgeous, fun, and relaxed. Her ability to capture the beauty of my newborn in our home was the icing on the cake!"
- Ashley H.
"There truly aren't enough superlatives to describe our experience with Laura. From the very beginning, she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. The extra effort she puts in beforehand really shines through in her photos. She captured my little family exactly as we are now, which is just so special to me. I will treasure the pictures forever."
- Lacy C.
"Laura is amazing! She was so patient with us and our little one. We ... were super impressed [by] how she could use only natural light to get such wonderful pictures. It was so nice to have pictures that were truly us and not in a studio."
- Hillary W.