always been

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

read more

always been a

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.

meet laura

go back

Dream Chasing

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Ever have those days where you just feel off your game? Like it’s a struggle to focus on even simple tasks? As if nothing you’re working on at the moment is really important in the grand scheme of things?

I’ve knocked out the “musts” for my Monday, with all our current photography projects well under way and nearing completion, and now I’m staring at the computer keyboard. Because there’s something else I really want to be working on that seems so, so terribly important right now. A new project. A new direction. Not really a change in course, but something really exciting — and really hard to achieve. So I can’t be wasting time; I’m going to have to work hard if I want this to happen! That saying is so true: Nothing worth having comes easy. There’s another saying that is also true, that some photographers I admire shared at Imaging USA this January. Paraphrased, it goes like this: What you do today matters, because it’s what determines where you’ll be in the future. And I have a very specific future in mind.

So no more staring at the keyboard trying to come up with other projects to fill my day. I already know what I should be working on.Have you got any of those projects — the bucket-list type of things you want so desperately to accomplish, but haven’t brought yourself to the point of just gritting your teeth and persevering to the end?

Maybe you’re like me. I’m a dream chaser, I think. But most of the time I end up sitting still, contemplating dreams instead of physically chasing them.

It’s time. Grit those teeth. Get ready to persevere. Get ready to achieve.

~ Laura

  1. Mary Marantz says:

    LOVE this Laura!! I’m totally right there with ya!


I love comments! Leave yours below...




Email Address*

Last Name

First Name



Are you ready to capture this part of your legacy?

let's get started.

Thank you!

i'm looking forward to it!

We'll be in touch soon!