As a little girl, I'd spend hours thumbing through my grandparent's photo albums. I wanted to learn the stories of those in the images. I love stories. I spent a lot of my childhood listening to my grandfather tell about his time in the Navy, racing NASCAR, volunteering for the local rescue squad, and how he grew up a privileged, but humble son of a local optician. My grandmother inspired my love for sentimental things, how to lead a life of service to others, and how to achieve your goals. Both of my grandparents left a lasting impact on my life and business.

My first camera was a 1980's pink and purple 110 film model, a gift from my mom. Bless her heart for developing all that film! Decades later, I found my grandfather's Polaroid Land Camera and reignited my urge to document milestones. Today, that camera sits in my office and reminds me to create images with a sentimental approach. My goal is to capture my clients the way I do my own family... with my whole heart.

When I'm not shooting portraits, my life revolves around my husband, Tim, and our teenage son, Noah. We share our Glen Allen home with 3 spoiled labs, Annie, Wrangler, and Willys, and a silly flock of talkative chickens. When we're not hard at work, we enjoy Mexican nights, live music, and traveling in our RV. We also spend a lot of time cheering on our son who is a dirt track kart racer and third degree black belt! 

I look forward to working with you!




...with my whole heart.

My Photography Story

"Generously give of yourself and find yourself blessed."
I've donated hundreds of hours to various causes including Lab Rescue, Medical Reserve Corps, National Brain Tumor Society, and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.

SERVICE

I have a degree in psychology and sociology from Randolph-Macon College, am a Cum Laude graduate of Bon Secours School of Nursing, and completed my BSN in April 2022. I also founded a small Nursing Concierge practice. Photography is my full-time career and passion. I'm proof you can balance two careers you love!

EDUCATION

"Well done, thy good and faithful servant."
Matthew 25:23

Faith

my values

We live in Glen Allen, VA which is where my husband and I grew up, went to school, played sports, and started our family many years ago. We built our rural home in 2008 which now includes lots of dogs, chickens, gardens, tractors, dirt bikes, and trees. I love sharing this private space with my clients and often host sessions at my home. 

LIFE ON THE MATTHEWS FARM

our home

Named after The Golden Girls, our silly flock is very talkative, makes the BEST breakfast, and supports my baking habit!

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THE CHICKS

Our lab pack has us laughing daily. Dogs are a huge part of our life. We have helped several dozen foster labs find forever homes.

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AnnIE, WRANGLER, & WILLYS

-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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-Amanda, Stepmom to LMP Senior, Ayrin

" I hope I get to work with you again someday. You are truly talented..."

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"Laura went out of her way to make sure my daughter felt comfortable and to ensure we captured this milestone perfectly. Our photo gallery was exquisite and delivered to us so quickly..."

-Andrea, LMP Senior Mom

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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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