About Me

Elopement Photographer for Adventurous Couples

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Hey, I’m Laura! I picked up my first camera when I was in second grade. Coming from a family of artists, it was no surprise that I followed in their footsteps.

While photography is my preferred artform, my background is in web development and graphic design. I started my degree in graphic design before deciding to take fate into my own hands as a freelance entrepreneur.

Outside of my creative passions, I am a nature lover. I have always felt a deep connection to Mother Earth and the natural world. You’ll often find me hanging out on the front porch, bird watching, and soaking in the sun.

I love planning camping trips, being barefoot, the beach, and searching for treasures at antique stores. My ultimate dream life is to live on a permaculture homestead in the tropics!

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Meeting my life partner

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In March of 2016, I moved back to Virginia Beach to restart my life. I had no money, no friends, and was living with my sister to get back on my feet. I started serving at a local pizza place, a job I said I would never do. Little did I know, that summer I would meet my future husband at that very pizza place.

We spent nearly every day together working and hanging out after shifts, neither of us realizing how much we liked each other until we were already best friends. 

That year ended with him asking me to be his girlfriend right before the company Christmas party. Except… I already had a date! Scared that I would miss my chance to date the boy I secretly wished was mine, I said yes.

It was then that my understanding of what it meant to have a life partner changed forever. He was my best friend! This was a far different love than anything I had ever experienced.

I remember the day very clearly when it hit me that he was going to propose and that this was it… this was my person. We had talked about marriage before and he knew I would say yes, but for some reason it struck me differently that day.

I was suddenly filled with the determination to preserve our adventures the best way I knew how: in photos.

That way, long after we’re gone, the world would know we were co-travelers through life for as long as we could be.

That is why I am an elopement photographer...

I want to give you and your soul mate's love story that same legacy.

Effortless, easy, fun.

Your love story perfectly preserved for you to relive over and over in your legacy photo album.

Elopement Photography in Virginia & Beyond

You are worthy of the best.

Now interviewing couples for 2023 elopements.

Thank you for considering me as your photographer! I don’t take on every couple that approaches me because it’s important I work with people who align with my vibe!

I would love to get to know you and learn more about your love story. Please fill out the contact form below with us much detail as possible and I will be in touch shortly.