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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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Ormond Beach Equestrian Senior Portraits

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

This is Part Two of Claudia’s amazing senior portrait session. Click here to see Part One, her sunrise beach portraits.

It took a while for the two of us to tear ourselves away from the vivid sunrise at the beach, but eventually we headed across town, ventured down a long and very muddy dirt road, and arrived at Claudia’s stable, where her mare Lyric was waiting patiently. For her breakfast, not for her turn in front of the camera. But I would say Lyric had a knack for striking a pose. Just like Claudia. I’m rather fond of horses that are always curious about what’s going on around them…especially if they think/hope it will involve food.
Having a horse for a best friend, I’m convinced, is the very best way to spend your teen years.
At 9:30 in the morning, when it was incredibly humid and hot and we’d been outside shooting for nearly three hours, Claudia (who’d had her makeup done at 5:30 a.m. by Makeup by Tiffanystill looked amazing — with no retouching!
Claudia, it was so much fun doing these portraits with you and Lyric!

And congrats on your senior year!

~ Laura

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