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.

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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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Sunset Equestrian Engagement Portraits

Friday, April 15th, 2016

When I first heard from Ava and Scott, it was because Ava knew Chelsie and Josh, and I figured that’s what happens in a fairly small town, particularly in the horse community. Then I learned Ava’s family breeds Arabian horses, and I realized this was more than just a small-town coincidence: her family bred my mare, nearly twenty-five years ago. And I was going to shoot Ava and Scott’s engagement portraits on her family’s farm with a couple of their other beautiful Arabians. I was in heaven!

After doing the shoot and looking through all their gorgeous pictures, I still am.
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~ Laura

  1. Ava Elaine

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you Laura!!!

  2. Scott Clark

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I love these photos!

  3. Nicole Murphy

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  4. Terron Phillips

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Stunning photos! I have already contacted Laura about scheduling a photo shoot with her this Summer and I am very excited!

  5. Joyce Whaley

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful photos and location, lovely couple!

  6. David Phillips

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Great photos and a very scenic location!

  7. Michael James Deal

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Great photos Scott and Ava!

  8. Chelsie Krueger

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    As always, LOVE your work!

  9. Sara Ann Lohbauer

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    So beautiful!!!!

  10. Jessie Bosma

    April 15th, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I love these photos! So cool that you got to bring not only your love, but what you love into this beautiful session!

  11. Michelena D'Alonzo

    April 15th, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Love them!

  12. Ellen Sommer Clark

    April 15th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I’m so pleased with your work! They turned out beautifully! Thank you Laura!

  13. Cheryl Roseberry Laraway

    April 15th, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Great memories will be made from these outstanding photos. Ava and Scott are meant to be. I was so excited to see Vern in your photos.

  14. Tamara Oline Rønning

    April 15th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Beautiful!

  15. Aubreyanne Francine

    April 15th, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Wow magical photos!! <3

  16. Liana Pena-Ariet

    April 15th, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    amazing photos!

  17. Morgan Resnick

    April 15th, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    So beautiful!! Congrats to Ava & Scott!

  18. Diane Lapham

    April 15th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Beautiful pictures of my beautiful daughter and future son-in-law!

  19. Stephanie Tindall

    April 15th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Such beautiful pictures

  20. Kay Shepard

    April 15th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Congratulations!! Beautiful photos ❤️

  21. Amy Snodgrass Swenson

    April 15th, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Stunning photos of a happy trio! ❤️

  22. Forrest Morlan

    April 15th, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I’m in love with these photos…both of you look amazing!

  23. Karen Wilson

    April 15th, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    These are gorgeous pictures of Ava and Scott. That looks like the catfish pond. Gorgeous scenery and congratulations.

  24. Nancy Pooley

    April 16th, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple, and horses too!!!

  25. Pam Petrone

    April 16th, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Beautiful!

  26. Ashley Holloway

    April 16th, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Ava! You both look so happy!

  27. Mamie Hopton

    April 16th, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I love all these pictures!

  28. Kathy Farris

    April 16th, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Very lovely photos! Congrats u two!

  29. Hanna Sommer

    April 16th, 2016 at 4:21 am

    I adore the two of you Scott and Ava! These photos are just captured perfectly. What a treasure.

  30. Robyn Lee Beugger

    April 16th, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Great photos – I especially like the black and white pictures!!!!!! All of them are stunning!!

  31. Thel Marquez

    April 16th, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful scenery, beautiful photos, to celebrate a beautiful couple!

  32. Hassan Zulfiqar

    April 16th, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous couple, wishing u all the best.

  33. Edie Rouse

    April 16th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Absolutely Stunning hugs

  34. Deborah Bishop Green

    April 16th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Stunning. Congrats Diane on your new family edition

  35. Diane Beaudry

    April 17th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    All the photos are awesome!!!!!

  36. Edward LaRossa

    April 19th, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Army090 and Ava, I can’t wait to come to yalls wedding! These photos rule!!

  37. Debra Sobraski Jubenville

    April 20th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Beautiful pics of a beautiful couple.

  38. Cheryl Witherspoon Wood

    April 20th, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Your daughter is just beautiful! I love the pictures!

  39. Marcia Hagman

    April 21st, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Absolutely marvelous photos! This was so much fun to see. Marcia and Gus Marcia Hagman

  40. Robin Kennedy

    April 27th, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful photos!! Congratulations!! May the years ahead bring you abundant happiness!!

  41. Ilze Curtis

    April 27th, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Such beautiful photos of Ava and Scott.

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