meet laura

 Photo by  Moonrise Photography

Photo by Moonrise Photography

Hi!  I am Laura and I am so glad you are here! I am a photographer in Northern Virginia that specializes in newborn and family photography.  My love for taking photos is something that has been with me throughout my life, but really became a creative outlet when my sister had her little girl.  I started with my point and shoot camera and adored capturing her daily smiles and how quickly she grew.  When my sister had her son, I was not able to watch him grow as closely, as I was studying abroad.  Missing those milestones was difficult, but my growing passion for photography refused to leave me. I began taking photos around the city and found joy in documenting my life in London.  After graduation, it became so clear that my love for being behind the camera was truly my dream job and I was going to have to make that leap to start my business.  Which I am happy to say I did in 2012.  

During the last four years my business has taken my photography into so many unique directions.  But over time there has always been a tug at my heart to follow the direction that has had the most impact and inspiration in my own life.  My love of photographing newborns and expectant mothers really evolved into a passion and fascination with the journey of motherhood.

My goal is to provide a comfortable and fun environment while creating timeless images of your growing family.  Time goes by so quickly and I want to capture the spirit of your loved ones in this moment for you to always remember.  The best part of my job is being able to share your most important moments.  Whether it is following along in your pregnancy journey or spending the day with your family, together we will celebrate the beauty of your life.

When I'm not snuggling up to those darling newborns or running around with your little ones, I love to spend time watching scary movies and getting hooked on a new tv series with my family.  I am married to Jeremy, the most incredible man and my best friend in the world! Jeremy is my number one fan and has always been the biggest supporter of me following my dreams.  We have 2 crazy fur babies, Oliver and Layla and welcomed our first baby in August!! 

Thank you for stopping by and I cannot wait to meet you and your family!! 

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