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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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2016 – A Year in Legacy Portraits

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Well, 2016 is almost a wrap. We’re down to the final handful of hours.

This year overflowed with portrait sessions — families. Engagements. Newborns. Seniors. Equestrian. An editorial shoot. One vow renewal. One elopement. Two adoptions, one domestic and one halfway around the world. We photographed our family in July. We photographed ourselves as snowflakes fell on a rooftop in Manhattan in November.

In many ways, 2016 was a banner year. We did some traveling, we did some long-awaited home updating, we did some serious visiting with family and friends, and we checked off some big goals we’ve had on our to-do list for years. Although it was the first year since 2010 that we didn’t shoot a wedding, we worked with more photography clients than in any previous years, and we’ve never been more proud of the work we produced. But I would be lying if I simply said something like, “2016 has been a great year!” It has been great, but it’s also been hard. At every turn, there seemed to be some new tragedy or struggle among the people we love.

But there was also so much beauty in this year. So much growth. So much joy after, or even in, all the tragedy and struggle.

We are ready to usher in 2017, and we’re praying for a year of more peace and less hardship for for so many people we love.

Thank you, so much, to our friends and family and clients, for being a part of this past year and a part of our lives.

~ Laura and Danny

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