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Sentimental Senior and Family Photographer based in Glen Allen, VA

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Every November through December, emails start to trickle in asking the all-familiar question, “Which camera do you recommend?” or “What kind of camera do you use?” Here’s my very honest answer to that seemingly simple but loaded question: I always ask you to first examine the reason for buying a DSLR or what many call […]

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I reflect often about how I got here as a photographer and a business owner. It’s crazy to think I was a wife and mom with a beloved camera working 12 hour hospital shifts as a RN, who questioned “Could I actually do this, too? Could I leave the hospital? Would this support my family?” […]

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SENIOR STATS Name: Colin School: Atlee High Session Location: Brown’s Island and Tredegar Activities: Recreational sports, computers, and gaming Future Plans: College of Charleston for Computer Science

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YES! We actually got a nice snow day for portraits this year. Last year we only had a few flakes and I really missed out on wintry portraits with my seniors. There’s nothing prettier than the snow-laced evergreens! My heart has really been with my seniors lately. I’m sad they’re missing out on so many […]

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We can all agree 2020 was a hard year for everyone. With personal and professional hardships throughout the year, it was awful in many ways. But, 2020 also brought loads of blessings. One of these was in the multitude of rainbows. The way the light fell on my lens during so many sessions was incredible! […]

-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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