My passion is travel and capturing couples special moments
well hello there
Maybe you just read that as Obi Wan. If so, we’re already besties. I’m Laura and I am an overzealous, happy go lucky adventurer. I am that goof that wanders into galleries and antique shops just to walk around and be in awe of things (and touch everything I can). I love animals, traveling, Disney, vinyls, coffee (my job requires so much coffee), laughing, dancing, and basically trying to enjoy things as much as possible. I am your typical introverted extrovert, girly tomboy, scientific artist, soft-hearted, hopeless romantic photographer who has a drive and passion for capturing those beautiful fleeting moments of our lives that leave so us blessed in life. That, is me
As a photographer I actually started doing landscape on film along my travels, and then became OBSESSED with capturing people in these amazing places. The juxtaposition of a stunning couple surrounded by this wild landscape just leaves me giddy and breathless and I am stoked to capture a wedding day that is a thousand percent YOU. Let me be your best friend, your travel buddy, your hiking leader, and your fav photographer!
‘if you don’t believe in love, what’s the point of living”
My Favorite Things
When I want comfort food – Phad See Ew
All things this color – Turqoise
Place that I have traveled to (so far) – Italy
Hiking path – Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Iceland
Thing to do other than photograph – Paddleboarding, hiking, riding my horse
Disney Princess since I love all things Disney – Rapunzle
Chill day can’t move my legs activity – Reading in the hammock
While I am an avid traveler, hiker, and explorer I have become increasingly passionate about preserving the outdoors. My travels have taught me that where people disregard respecting the beauty that nature provides, it gets absolutely destroyed over time and it looses its value, physically and emotionally. The experience of these places are tainted with people, trash, and the deterioration is obvious to the eye. But that doesn’t have to happen if we are mindful and considerate. As I guide you through your wedding day, wherever it be, I aim to have us be mindful in how we plan your day to have the least impact possible and what we can do to be a part of that in our lives. Regardless of making your day memorable, creating stunning photos to last a lifetime, you can rest assure that we will do our best to accomplish all this while being thoughtful of our parks and our impact
Some of my favorite adventures!
Being a Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographer has taken me some amazing places as well as my own travels. From the glaciers of Iceland, to the beaches of Bali, the stunning history of Greece and Italy, to the shores of islands such as Hawaii or La Graciosa, my knowledge of travel is extensive.
One of my favorite things is getting to share with couples the vibrant life of each place and how it can add to your overall experience as well as your photographs to serve as amazing memories to always look back on.
RECENT WORKS AND POSTS
The Most Amazing Beach Portraits – Destination Wedding Photography
As a Destination wedding photographer, one of the most amazing experiences this summer was with these two.
I was so stoked to meet up with this rad couple in Washington and hop aboard their boat, the Sailing Kist.
From there we sailed for about 8 days and took portraits along the way.
This day in particular we anchored in a place known as Rebecca Spit, to photograph a quick session and take some amazing beach portraits.
Home is 100 percent where the heart is, and especially for this couple.
Sweet Megan and Derek have been clients of mine for their sweet Washington Greenhouse Elopement and are the dearest of friends of mine.
And their little family has just gotten a beautiful new home and we just had to celebrate this chapter of their life with what became the most romantic in home session.
Having a good wedding or elopement day morning is all about mindset, but it doesn’t help to have a few essentials in case things arise.
I have found a few helpful items over the years that really help you start your day smoothly, and put them into this list for a perfect wedding morning.
So put on some of your favorite tunes, have your morning coffee ( or mimosa ) and find a way to make your morning the most enjoyable because you are about to have a freaking fantastic day, I am sure of it.
We have all heard the rhyme of wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”, but where is the purpose of the something blue?
Historically it has come from a variety of cultures. The victorian era also included ” a sixpence in the shoe” and each momento was to add good luck and fortune for the nuptials.
The color blue is said to be representative of “fidelity and love’s purity.” Making it a popular color to wear prior to the white wedding dress trend.
Other cultures know it as a way to ward off evil spirits, since it is representative of such things, and adds a layer of protection over the marriage.
Regardless it is a way to add a little pop of color and nod to a historic way of adding luck to you and your spouse. And so here are some fun ways to combine a little ( or a lot) of something blue to your wedding or elopement.
It may seem trivial, but scents can be like memories as well. There have even been studies on how memories can be triggered by familiar smells. So why not mark your most amazing day together, with a beautiful new fragrance. That way every time you put it on, you remember the time you had together and how you were full of love and joy.