Preserving Family Legacies
CAPTURING YOUR most fleeting MOMENTS
The LSP philosophy
Family is of utmost importance to me. Following that, I also value simplicity, intentionality, authenticity, and the unhindered beauty in the details. I love working with clients who are passionate about their story, who like to try new things, and love to make memories of the simple moments spent with their most important people.
Having three children of my own, I know that capturing their fleeting childhood is difficult. What is even more difficult is getting in the frame yourself. Timeless images including the entire family that truly capture the essence of you - that is what I bring to the table.
WHY IT MATTERS
With years of experience as a Bay Area family photographer and toddler chaser - you can trust me to prompt and direct you, manage your little ones, capture your most intimate and candid moments, and curate heirloom artwork.
I'm sure you have heard that hiring a professional photographer is an investment. However, that is only half the story. I want to invest in you, as well! When planning your session we will discuss the aspects of your relationships that you want to preserve forever, and you can leave it to me to make it happen. From location planning, to complementary wardrobe, hair, & makeup, and even coaxing a smile out of your toddler - you can trust me with all of the details!
WHAT I DO
Photos don't belong on your phone.
They belong on your walls, on your coffee table, and placed where you will see them each and every day.
the power of artwork
Life's sweetest moments are the ones spent with those you love most, and the people you surround yourself with have a greater impact on your outlook than you know.
The power of people
From Sunday morning German pancakes, to summer nights spent at the family cabin, nothing brings family together quite like tradition.
The power of Tradition
Even the smallest details can have a profound impact on your final images, this is why I help curate all of the details - big and small for your session. During our planning consultation I will help you decide the perfect location for your session, the most flattering wardrobe (you will have access to my complimentary client wardrobe!), and so much more! During your session you will be able to relax and enjoy the moment, because everything else will be taken care of.
The power of Intentional planning
a few things i believe
"We love working with Laurel! she has done multiple shoots for us, and each time we walk away with beautiful pictures that perfectly capture our family. Most recently, we trusted her to take our baby's newborn photos, and i'm so glad we did! she delivered gorgeous images of our baby that we cherish. Laurel is talented and professional. we look forward to using her services again in the future!"
"Laurel is SO talented and the best to work with. She knows how to find the best angles and gives you great guidance. She's also so great with every member of the family, bringing out our best qualities. She's patient and has a wonderful eye for what she does. Can't wait to use her in the future!"
"Laurel is amazing! She was able to coordinate and pick out beautiful settings for pictures. While taking pictures she was able to adapt with my young kids' attitudes and wiggly bodies to create precious moments, which is not an easy job. Laurel helped make each step so much easier. Now we can enjoy our beautiful pictures for years. We are so grateful for these precious moments captured forever!"
"Laurel did a wonderful job photographing my family with 2 kids under 5. She was efficient with our time, knowing beforehand what poses and motions would get nice pictures, and how she wanted us to work with the lighting. She helped me to coordinate our outfits, which was amazing because the pictures turned out beautiful and I am terrible at choosing color combinations for pictures. I love how the pictures turned out and that I feel beautiful in them!"
"We had a fabulous experience with Laurel in studio. My two year old was having a really hard day. Laurel was so gentle with her, and came up with great ideas to get some quality images despite the pout face. I was completely blown away when I received the images!! She captures light in such a beautiful way, I could not have been happier. I'm so in love with my baby announcement pictures, THANK YOU, Laurel!!"