high school seniors


hi, Darlin'!

I'm Laura...a southern wife, mom, and photographer based rural Glen Allen, VA. I started my photography journey as a child with a pink and purple 110 film camera. I photographed everything from my little brother to Barbie & Ken's wedding on my playroom floor. Today, I focus my work on high school seniors and families. My senior sessions are the perfect mix of casual poses and in-between moments. My family sessions take on a cozy, yet fun lifestyle feel. I've developed a signature style that's full of light and painterly-like, rich color. I'm also huge fan of backlit sunset captures laughter, and wind-blown hair! Since I'm a self-taught artist, I'm not afraid to throw out the rule book to create magic!

I'm thankful to have the support of hundreds of clients who return year after year because of my fun and relaxing approach to portraits. The relationships I've formed bring so much joy and continued inspiration. 

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xo, laura

what MY precious 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