Composed with light,
in service of your legacy

Composed with light, in service of your legacy

The Laura Watson Photography Experience

My approach to wedding photography is rooted in my love of artistry and attention. I believe your images should take your breath away, reflecting the reverie and authentic moments that make your day feel like you. I also know that incredible images require careful planning, a trained eye for freezing passing moments in time, as well as a deeply personal approach that makes your unique story a part of the larger process.

I want to create photographs that serve as tangible reminders of a day when love and connection were everything: the day when you celebrated the beginning of your life together.

You believe your wedding day is meant to be spent in the small moments. You don’t want to worry about when you’ll be able to join cocktail hour or where each of your loved ones are during family portraits, but rather to feel present and grateful for your most beloved throughout every single second.

You want to experience your wedding day in the present

You love photographs that feel intentional, curated, and editorial, documented with both artistry and expertise. You also don’t want to miss what comes and goes in an instant: the precious laughter and tears and dance floor revelry that perfectly sum up the emotion of your day. You want your photographs to be a balance of both the styled and the spontaneous. 

You value both the fine details and the candid moments

You don’t want to feel uncomfortable reaching out to your photographer for styling advice, direction, or to find answers to the questions you may have during the planning process. You want her to feel like a friend, to want to truly get to know you, and to understand your relationship well, ensuring exactly who you are translates in your images.

Hands-on service is important to you

The magnitude and significance of this day is not lost on you; you want to be able to hold each memory in your hand, revisit each moment every time you relax in your living room, and have a tactile piece of your legacy to pass down to your family as it grows throughout the years.

You want your memories to feel tangible

We're a perfect fit if...

"Laura is hands down the best decision you will make about your wedding. Whatever you expect, she exceeds. She genuinely cares about what is important to you and provides work that allows you to relive the best day of your life." 


- Meredith


the number of weddings I capture each year

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The number of days my couples’ wedding celebrations typically last (I love to make it a weekend)


The intimate guest count at my and my husband’s wedding at paliku gardens in Oahu


of my couples Choose to see each other before the ceremony. Ask me why!


The average number of miles between my couples’ hometowns and where they say “I do”


The avg. number of photos that fill the pages of my couples’ wedding albums


What to expect

01. We Connect

I believe that genuine photographs come from genuine connection — which is why the first step in my process is for us to have a conversation and get to know one another. I’m most excited to learn about your journey from first meeting to engagement — knowing your story right from the start will help me tell it in the most authentic way possible.

02. Your Engagement Session

After we make things official with a contract and celebrate all of the excitement to come, the next step is to schedule your engagement session. These photos serve a dual purpose, preserving the happiness of your engagement while also giving you an opportunity to feel comfortable in front of the lens before the big day arrives. 

03. We Plan

In the months leading up to your wedding day, I’ll work with you and your vendor team to craft a custom photography timeline — one that allows us ample time to capture the luminous portraits you’ll want to frame, but that also gives you the space to be fully present and experience your day without missing the important moments. 

04. Your Wedding

All of our planning and preparation has led to this, the celebration of a lifetime! All you’ll have to do is enjoy the start of your marriage with all of your loved ones: I’ll document the rest.

05. Your Memories

I want you to be able to relive each and every moment of your day, from the early hours of getting ready to the last moment with everyone you love on the dance floor. Your memories are your legacy, and I believe that legacy is best preserved through the timeless medium of printed photographs. Along with your digital gallery, I’ll work with you to select the prints and heirloom album that best tell your story forevermore.