Since 2009, Laura Matthews has provided award-winning high school senior and family portraiture in Central Virginia including Glen Allen, Richmond, Hanover and Ashland. Laura has a reputation for her gentle, 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 Glen Allen, VA. I began my photography journey as a little girl with a pink and purple 110 film camera and have always enjoyed documenting my family. After being inspired by my son's milestones, I began to take portraits for family and friends and a business blossomed by word of mouth. In 2009, I opened a home office and studio. 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. 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. My goal is to always make the experience easy and fun with a stunning gallery of images as the result. I cannot wait to work with you!

Meet Laura

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