My name is Laura, and I believe in enthusiastically capturing and preserving love stories like yours. My heart gravitates towards serving others, and I've been blessed to do what I love since 2016. I aim to be  a force of positivity and joy while providing an experience that shows you how valued you truly are. 

Wife. Pet Mom. Wedding Photographer.

My Philosophy

I want your wedding day to feel effortless, blissfully romantic and joyful. These moments are meant to last a lifetime, to be cherished, passed through generations, and reflected on in the best and worst times in your marriage. I am your wedding day’s historian. My job is to document your wedding day so it is always remembered, even when memories fade.

my philosophy

Laura is not only an exceptional photographer, she’s an equally extraordinary human being. From the moment you meet her, she makes you feel like she’s a friend you’ve known for years. I literally tear up when I think about how amazingly she captured our wedding day and how much we loved having her beside us all day.

Lynette & Doug

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My favorite things

poppies
hendricks mule
portra 400
the office
camping
scotland
balsam & cedar
Anthropologie

"Laura is my absolute favorite person I worked with in the entire wedding planning process! 110% worth the investment. If you are thinking about booking Laura, DO IT. I have no regrets!"

kim & Alex's
Savannah Yacht Club Wedding

"Not only will Laura produce the most beautiful photos for your day, she does it by creating a warm, professional, and fun experience! We had the best time with her and could not be happier."

Hannah & Won's 
Savannah Engagement Session

"You'll take a lot a lot of photos on your wedding day, but Laura made each one special and easy. She is so sweet but also organized and in complete control of what she is doing. She is simply amazing!"

Callan & Mitchell's 
Waterfall Club Wedding

"Our pictures were everything and then some. They were more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Laura is the best decision you could ever make about your wedding and I promise that you will not regret it."

Jess & Cate's 
The Stave Room Wedding

"I literally tear up when I think about how amazingly she captured our wedding day and how much we loved having her beside us all day. Laura is not only an exceptional photographer, she’s an equally extraordinary human being"

Lynette & Doug's wedding
at Silver City Farms 

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Part 1: bonfire beginnings

It was the classic set up...but with different people! Our mutual friends thought we'd be great for two of their other friends, but the minute Garrett walked up to the bonfire with his big smile and crinkle eyes, I was immediately charmed. I remembered him from years earlier, when he would study for his pilot exams in the coffee shop where I worked. I even told my friend, "If you set me up, he is exactly what I'm looking for!" It only took a short conversation about travel, his love of flying planes, and my then job as a youth pastor to know this was something to pursue. Fun fact: he was charmed, not by my smile, but by the Vans I was wearing!

Photo by Alex Thornton

part 2: first date debate

After deciding I couldn't not know him, I schemed to get his number from our mutual friends. As a youth pastor, I was planning a fundraiser for our youth group's trip to Guatemala. I called Garrett and asked him if his flight school could donate a flight. The school couldn't make it work, but I asked him for coffee to say thanks for trying! Garrett totally saw through me (I'm not very good at flirting), so we met at Safehouse Coffee and hit it off again! On St. Patrick's Day, he asked me out for drinks and the rest is history! We still debate about which one is our official first date...

Photo by Alex Thornton

On our third date, Garrett met my parents. At this point, we both knew that what we had was the beginning of something amazing! My dad's band was playing at a local restaurant, and Garrett wanted to come! 
This date and the dates to follow made me confident that I'd call him my husband someday. After only 8 months of dating, we decided to move in together. After a year, we got a kitten (Kahleesi!).
In all of our time together, my favorite memories are of us flying together, traveling and exploring new restaurants and sharing a lot of "firsts." But my favorite memory came after 2 years...

part 3: falling in love

In April of 2017, Garrett and I flew out to San Diego. Garrett was born in California, and it's one of his favorite places to visit! He was so excited to show me all of the places he used to go as a kid, and I loved it. 
One morning, he took me to the San Diego Zoo because...elephants. We spent the morning there, and then left for Balboa Park where we had an amazing lunch. From the park, we traveled to La Jolla Cove to sun bathe with the seals. But my favorite part of the day was the evening. Garrett drove us up to Sunset Cliffs where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the BEST day ever (I'm sure you can relate!)

part 4: sunset cliffs

Planning our wedding was one of the most exciting experiences! We're both avid travelers, and we love intimate settings, so planning a destination wedding for 20 people was perfect for us! We wanted an atmosphere that was relaxed, where our friends and family could enjoy a week-long getaway and an extravagant celebration.
To say it was perfect would be selling it short. 
Our wedding photographer captured it all in the photo to the left: Garrett and I looking at our loved ones having the time of their lives in O'ahu. It was the most incredible evening we've ever had and the perfect beginning of our marriage.

part 5: a week in o'ahu

Photo by 4 Corners Photo

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curated details

From invitation suites to watercolor maps, your mother's veil, and antique ring boxes, curated details bring a unique expression to every wedding day. They add to the story of your day, and they make thoughtful keepsakes to frame in your home or pass down to future generations!

wild florals

Full, flowing bouquets and florals for days? There's nothing prettier! Except if you add a sweet bride and her joy of getting married to the love of her life. Perfection!

Live Music

There's nothing like an acoustic trio serenading guests during cocktail hour or a 10-piece band bringing the funk to create a unique energy on a wedding day! I love the life these elements breathe into a celebration!

Architecture

Historical buildings filled with history bring a unique personality to a wedding day. To be a part of history, adding to the story of the building, and creating a romantic experience for guests. 

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My purpose is to enrich your marriage by capturing your wedding day and all of your precious moments to serve as a reminder of your love story and the day you promised forever to each other. To capture how it felt to dance underneath twinkle lights, laugh with your loved ones, and remember the experience of a lifetime on the day you said "I do." So that when you need the reminder most, you can be taken back to this perfect day and remember it all.

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