My passion for photographing weddings stems from a deep love of storytelling and a desire to capture emotional moments in my images, ones that will not only remind you of how you looked on your wedding day, but more importantly, how you felt. My whole career has been about storytelling. In college, I studied both acting and photography and spent the first 15 years of my career in New York and Los Angeles pursuing the former. But my passion for the photography never waned, and I continued to document anything and everything whenever I had the chance.
In 2000, several of my good friends got engaged and I complemented their wedding photographers by bringing my film cameras and adding black and white, documentary style photos to their collection of images. Once I discovered what an incredible thing a wedding is to photograph…from the emotional moments to the lovely details to the incredible story that unfolds throughout the day, I was hooked. I moved back behind the camera and haven’t looked back.
Being a great wedding photographer requires much more than taking a great photo. You will most likely spend more time with your photographer than just about any other vendor on the day of your wedding, as will your family. It’s important that your photographer be someone you feel comfortable with, and someone who will make your families and friends feel relaxed and keep the photos a fun, seamless part of the celebration.
I take great care in doing both…to provide beautiful, romantic and emotional images and to provide a lovely experience for my clients from the moment they first inquire, to the wedding day, to delivering their album and beyond. I have so many couples who remain clients and friends long after the wedding, and I have had the great joy in photographing many pregnancy sessions, newborn sessions and family photos years after the wedding.
I believe that weddings are sexy, they are fun, they are alive with romance and they are the perfect blend of the past and the future, with many generations gathering to send you off into your new life. My personal style is to capture both the elegant and eclectic, the passionate and electric and to be there for all of it, so two generations from now as you flip through the pages of your album with your grandchildren, you will be able to relive each and every delicate moment.
In addition to photographing weddings, Laurie has also served as a campaign photographer for Senator Barbara Boxer, and has had the opportunity to photograph His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama as well as many other high profile figures and celebrities. She also loves photographing children and has the great honor of being profiled by Nikon World Magazine for her work.