"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.
“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.
"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.
“Our album is an absolute treasure.”
- Rose S.
"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 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.
"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! We will definitely be calling her again for future photos!"
- Janice V.
"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.
"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.
"Laura was hands-down the best photographer I've ever dealt with. She was punctual and professional in all aspects, not to mention caring and passionate about her work. Her style is unique to the photography world (around Roanoke area), so if you want pictures that your friends & family will 'ooo' over, choose Laura!"
- Zach F.
"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 — starting with meeting me for coffee a couple of weeks before our shoot to get to know me. And 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.
"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 was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond, beyond patient, and kind. I highly recommend her!"
- Chelsea D.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"If you want someone who's going to grab your kid's best expressions effortlessly and capture your family in their natural state, this is your girl. She captures you so naturally you hardly even know it's happening. She got so many of my daughter's funny expressions and really captured the playfulness we have as a family. That's what I wanted — the essence of our little family to show through in the photos — and that's exactly what Laura delivered."
- Brittany F.
"I can't possibly say enough wonderful things about Laura! She was so professional yet personable and easy to talk to. I warned her that my son was very shy, and when she arrived, she took the time to talk to him and get to know him a little. By the end, he was running around laughing with her. I can honestly say we love every single photo."
- Megan M.
"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 did Laura meet with us to go over all the details two weeks after she had her baby, she worked with us through yucky weather and sickness. Taking pictures with her was a breeze, despite a grumpy 1-year-old. She has so much patience, and we couldn't be happier with the result!"
- Ashley C.
"We can't say enough great things about our experience! I loved that Laura took the time to meet with me before our session and that she kept in close contact all the way until I delivered. Laura was patient and helpful throughout the shoot (especially with our 3 year old), and made us all feel comfortable the entire time! Laura was able to capture the most amazing moments of our new family of four!"
- Lauren R.
"Your patience and special attention to detail are refreshing in a photographer!"
- Kimberly D.
"We could not have been more pleased working with Laura! She was so accommodating to our last-minute needs. She made it work for us, and we are so grateful! On the day of our shoot, my little guy refused to nap, he was full of snot and it was a very chilly windy day, but you would have never know that by the photos! Laura worked her magic behind the camera and with all of us! She was so wonderful with our little guy and made us all feel so comfortable, which is so important!"
- Hannah 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.