high school seniors


hi, Darlin'!

I'm Laura...a southern wife, mom, and photographer based rural Glen Allen, VA. My love of old photographs, family heirlooms, and mixing them with new trends inspires my unique, yet timeless photographic style. I believe in capturing my subjects with a genuine and passionate approach. My galleries are a perfect mix of in-between moments and beautiful portraits. After 10 years as a professional, my goal remains to create images for you just like I do for my own family...with my whole heart.

My personal life revolves around my sweet and handsome husband, Tim, and adorable teenage son, Noah. We share our home with 3 spoiled lab pups, Annie, Wrangler, and Willys and a silly flock of talkative chickens. We're homebodies who enjoy nights in, traveling in our RV, and cheering our son on in martial arts and racing. Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to meet you!

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what MY CLIENTS are Saying...

Laura did a phenomenal job capturing my daughter’s spirit for her senior portraits. She was easy to work with, flexible. and so artistic. We loved being able to photograph in the city we love so much. Working with Laura was a great experience!

BEth, Kate's Mom

"Absolutely LOVE the senior pictures that Laura took of my daughter!! She is awesome and so easy to work with - highly recommend!!"

KIM, Hannah's Mom

"I would highly recommend Laura Matthews Photography! She is not only extremely professional and talented, but a wonderful person. I'm always 100% pleased with her work."


"Laura was such a delight to work with throughout. She captured the most incredible images of our family and was able to bring such joyful smiles to our 10-month old's face, even as he approached his bedtime. I cannot recommend Laura enough."


"We have had a wonderful experience with Laura Matthews and are so glad to have her in our lives for this part of our journey."

Missy, Makaela's mom

"Laura did my daughter's senior photos and she was so fabulous that we had her do a family session, too! If you want the best, Laura Matthews is it!"

Cherie, Hayley's mom