I've
always been
storyteller.

But I never set out to be a photographer. I was (and still am!) going to be a writer. And then as I worked toward that writing goal, someone put a camera in my hand and asked me to try telling stories with something besides words. So with an English nerd's love for character and tone, a romantic's love for poignant beauty, and a realist's love for imperfection, I dove in.

meet LAURA

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I've
always been a
story-teller.

That was back in 2010.

Since that time, photography has changed much of my life. It's brought me some of my dearest friends. It's reshaped the way my husband Danny and I view serving others. It has even literally taken me around the world. One thing that hasn't changed: my soul-stirring desire to tell stories that feel so real you're sure you knew them before you heard them. Or saw them. It's my privilege to tell those stories for my clients, and for the generations of their families still to come.

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When I was a little girl, I wanted a horse more than anything in the world because I knew there wouldn’t be anything quite like having a horse of my own. When I was a teenager, I got one, and I found out I’d been right. And Erika’s life followed the very same path. I […]

When I was a little girl, I wanted a horse more than anything in the world because I knew there wouldn’t be anything quite like having a horse of my own. When I was a teenager, I got one, and I found out I’d been right. And Erika’s life followed the very same path. I […]

This girl absolutely rocked my first portrait session of the year! Reyna came down from the frozen Midwest to thaw out at the beach with relatives for a New Year’s vacation, and on her last day in town, we got together for a cloudy-skied sunrise and a healthy dose of palm trees before she headed […]

This girl absolutely rocked my first portrait session of the year! Reyna came down from the frozen Midwest to thaw out at the beach with relatives for a New Year’s vacation, and on her last day in town, we got together for a cloudy-skied sunrise and a healthy dose of palm trees before she headed […]

The truth is that I made horrible conversation during this shoot: I just kept sputtering, “You look like a mermaid!” and “Perfect!” every time I pressed my shutter. Izzy was just that great. And the sunrise that morning — not too shabby either. I have absolutely fallen in love with sunrise sessions, and Izzy’s was […]

The truth is that I made horrible conversation during this shoot: I just kept sputtering, “You look like a mermaid!” and “Perfect!” every time I pressed my shutter. Izzy was just that great. And the sunrise that morning — not too shabby either. I have absolutely fallen in love with sunrise sessions, and Izzy’s was […]

It was another gorgeous spring day when I met up with Sarah for her senior portrait session at Washington Oaks. Sarah grew up with Shona, playing soccer and going to Catholic school — but this summer Sarah’s headed off to college, and so of course we had to get some portraits showcasing the final leg […]

It was another gorgeous spring day when I met up with Sarah for her senior portrait session at Washington Oaks. Sarah grew up with Shona, playing soccer and going to Catholic school — but this summer Sarah’s headed off to college, and so of course we had to get some portraits showcasing the final leg […]

When I was in college and she was little, I knew Lunden because she took riding lessons at my stable. Years later, now she’s the teenager with a horse, getting ready to head off to college next fall, and so to celebrate her senior year, we hung out with her warmblood gelding Caluso and created some seriously […]

When I was in college and she was little, I knew Lunden because she took riding lessons at my stable. Years later, now she’s the teenager with a horse, getting ready to head off to college next fall, and so to celebrate her senior year, we hung out with her warmblood gelding Caluso and created some seriously […]

A couple years ago, when I photographed her older sister, Kellie tagged along for Kaitlyn’s shoot. Kellie was interested in photography — creating it, not just being in it — and then this summer I heard from Kellie’s mom. She was going to be a senior this year, and it was time for her own set […]

A couple years ago, when I photographed her older sister, Kellie tagged along for Kaitlyn’s shoot. Kellie was interested in photography — creating it, not just being in it — and then this summer I heard from Kellie’s mom. She was going to be a senior this year, and it was time for her own set […]

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