Preserving Family Legacies


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.


I approach photography with a romantic, impressionist eye. My luminous imagery is understated, yet evocative. My clients describe my work as “painterly,” “nuanced,” “refined". 

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 wardrobe, hair, & makeup, and even coaxing a smile out of your toddler - you can trust me with all of the details!


THe Gift of Presence

A refined, natural approach

Creative Direction and Styling

What to expect

Sometimes, gentle guidance makes the photo. Other times, the magic is in stepping back and letting a moment naturally unfold. When I approach you and your loves, it's with a keen awareness of when to do which; a blend of intention & ease that leaves you saying "you make this so comfortable!" or "I keep forgetting you're taking pictures"

Photos that radiate the beauty of your story take a bit of planning and intention. Holding space for your unique style & connection, I'll help you plan an effortless session and guide you as needed. I'm here for you every step of the way for images that feel equal parts elevated and natural.

Henri Cartier-Bresson was onto something when he said "You just have to live, and life will give you pictures." You'll have expert an approach that never feels like a production because you deserve a photography experience that allows you to be fully present with those you love most.

Newborn Photographers in Detroit
Newborn Photographers in Detroit

Authentic Moments
Intentional Artistry
Emotional Investment

Kylie Ravsten

"We love working with Laurel! she has done multiple shoots for us, and 

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!"

each time we walk away with beautiful pictures that perfectly capture our family.

madison conlin

"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!"

stacy redd

"We had such a wonderful experience working with Laurel! She took beautiful photos and made it such a fun yet professional experience. 

Her vision as an artist made for the most perfect photos I could've ever hoped for!

My family will treasure these for many generations to come!"

malena tanner

"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!"

jessica birk

"Laurel is simply amazing.  

We have had 4 shoots with her and each is better than the last.

She makes it fun for our kids and manages to capture everyone the way I see them as their mother. I cannot recommend Laurel enough! We will never use another photographer."

Mary Johnson

"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.

 I love how the pictures turned out and that I feel beautiful in them!"

alexa linscott

"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!!"