Since 2009, Laura Matthews has provided award-winning high school senior and family portraiture in Central Virginia including Glen Allen, Richmond, Hanover, and Chesterfield and regularly travels to the Atlantic Coast. Laura has a reputation for her easy-going nature, thoughtful work ethic, and genuine approach to creating modern portraits. 

Celebrating your most sentimental milestones.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Family & senior photographer

I'm Laura... a southern wife, mom, and photographer based in rural Glen Allen, VA. I began my photography journey as a young girl with a pink and purple 110 film camera. Back then, I photographed everything including my dogs and little brother. After marrying Tim, my creativity exploded with each pup we adopted and after the birth of our son Noah. I began to take portraits for family and friends and before I knew it, a business was blossoming by word of mouth. In 2009, I opened an office in my Glen Allen home. In 2011, I left my critical care nursing position. While I have experience in many genres, I focus my work on high school seniors and families in Central Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic coast. My portraits have been featured in numerous publications including Seniorologie, David's Bridal Prom, The Knot, CBS Channel 6, Children's Hospital of Richmond, BuzzFeed, and Style Weekly. In 2017 I was voted as one of Richmond's Best Local Photographers. I cannot wait to serve you!

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WIFE, MOTHER, photographer

-Beth, Family Client and Mom to two LMP Seniors

" Laura was easy to work with, flexible, and so artistic. Working with her was a great experience..."

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"The photos definitely represent the best version of myself and give me a great boost of confidence..."

-Abigail, LMP Senior

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My sentimentally-inclined preset collection. Compatible with Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile.


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My methods for approaching photography composition in a bullet point guide full of examples and my methods.


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Education and PRESETs for BEGINnING Photographers