My approach with family portraits is focused in documenting memories that are real to you and your family! I like to portray you all being your authentic selves whatever that can be: silly, quiet, playful, or shy! The results are images that are fresh, real and full of emotion. This means that beside trying to get that one happy family shot, I try to create a collection of real moments!
For family sessions outdoors, we try to incorporate some activities while taking pictures, specially for the little ones. This can be simple things like walking together, looking for rocks or just holding each other and talking about ice cream flavors. This creates a more relaxed environment far away from “say cheese!” and truly allows us to photograph your families connection. I give directions to everyone but I don't ask for smiles, as this tends to be the moment where the "fake" smiles pop up! I want your children's gestures to be genuine, and wether they are smiles or laughs, I capture all the real and beautiful imperfect moments that make life so wonderful.
A family photo session at home reflects your family life in the most beautiful and real way! It also means we will incorporate other everyday activities that your family likes to do together, like having a snack, or reading their favorite books. Is at home where many kids feel the most comfortable and there is definitely something very special about documenting the place where you live and where they grew up! I truly believe family life deserves to be celebrated, including the crazy moments!
"Laura has taken photographs of my family almost every year since 2012. Laura always goes above and beyond, and our pictures turn out better than I can even hope. Beyond that, Laura is a gift: genuine, creative, accommodating, thoughtful, and generous. I think what ultimately makes her so good is that she really sees people and relationships - and then she has the ability to draw out or emphasize the best parts of us in her photographs. We treasure her photos and look forward to many more years of family pictures with her!"
My husband and I booked Laura for our maternity and newborn session. She's incredibly sweet and easy to talk with. She made us feel comfortable during our sessions .. even when we felt a little awkward! She was super patient during the newborn pictures .. our little one wanted to be awake the ENTIRE time, it took us a bit to get her to sleep :) All of our pictures turned out beautiful and we already have them posted all over our home. Laura's wonderful, we'd absolutely love to work with her again!
Capturing genuine moments and emotions is what defines my photography approach. Beyond poses, I would like you to have a good time with your family while we create lovely keepsakes of your family.
Family sessions can take place in your home, outdoors or in studio.
All sessions include the best of your session fully edited with high resolution files delivered in a private online gallery.
Average of photos per session is 35-65 and additional copies in B&W
I believe in creating memories that are true to life . During portrait sessions I like both parents and kids to have fun and feel comfortable. Whatever your kids ages are, newborn to teenager, I feel it is so important to document these times !
When your family is relaxed, your family portraits will be just so more special !
As we create your family's heirlooms, we will work to show your family’s unique personality, and this means I encourage you to be yourselves! Candid and spontaneous family portraits are the most beautiful!
As an experienced Minneapolis family photographer and a lover of family photos myself, I’ll be sure to provide you with simple, beautiful images to cherish forever!