I launched my photography business in 2009 while working as a Registered Nurse and raising my family. In 2011, I took a big leap of faith and left my hospital nursing job to pursue my business full-time. Not only was I able to work from home, but I could pick up my son from school! It was the smartest decision I've ever made! I've created a business that supports my family, keeps me booked with amazing clients, and fuels my artistic passion. I was recently recognized as one of THE BEST local photographers by the Richmond Times-Dispatch!

I love helping others learn from my experiences, successes, and yes, even failures. I've created the Internship for Mentorship Program for motivated students ages 16-22 who have a keen interest in portrait photography and are using a DSLR camera. This opportunity is available May through November.



Interns are required to assist with at least 2 photography sessions per month and receive the following:

Post-Processing Workflow Demonstration 
Hands-on Natural Light Photography and Composition
Assistance with Finding Your Style

This opportunity does not include shooting with clients, information on specific business practices, or employment opportunities. Serious applicants should email a resume and/or applicable photography experience to info@lauramatthewsphotography.com.

internship for mentorship program

I love helping others learn from my experiences, successes, and yes, even failures. I've created the Internship for Mentorship Program for motivated students ages 16-22 who have a keen interest in portrait photography and are using a DSLR camera. This opportunity is available May through November.

Lifestyle sessions are lightly guided and naturally captured photography for newborns, children, and families. My in home session includes 1 hour of photography, 30+ digital images via online gallery, and a personal printing release. Professional prints and products can be purchased through your online gallery.

home is truly where the heart is

in home lifestyle

One hour session offering both lightly posed and naturally guided moments for children and families. Includes 1 hour of on-location photography, 30+ digital images via online gallery, and a personal print release. Professional prints and products can be purchased through your online gallery.

let's head out to your favorite local spot

on location portraits

Senior sessions are uniquely tailored to each client. Sessions include up to 2 hours of on location photography and at least 40 digital images via online gallery! Gorgeous heirloom products can be purchased from your gallery. Learn more HERE!

custom, on-location photography for the extraordinary senior

seniors