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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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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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Eileen + Phillip + Jasmine + Juliette | Family Lifestyle Portraits

Friday, May 8th, 2015

When we met Eileen and Phillip two years ago, we clicked right away. We saw each other again a year later at CONNECT in 2014, and we made plans to get together. This past January, they brought their daughters Jasmine and Juliette down to Florida to visit us for a week, and last month, we book-ended CONNECT by staying with them at their house, just hanging out and grilling and and checking out Athens Twilight and wandering the UGA campus together. And shooting a family session with them right on their own front porch. It was perfect!

This shot right here — this sums up what I love about doing family lifestyle photography. They’re real, they’re unpredictable, and they’re all about the personalities on display!
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~ Laura + Danny

  1. Alwina Oliveros Anolin says:

    Nice pics. Looks like one of the girls got Lola’s dimples.

  2. Alex Pascual says:

    The sky is falling!

  3. Grace Ragheb says:

    Beautiful, happy family! Great photography!

  4. Eleanor Mae Pascual says:

    Love these photos!

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