My name is Laurie and I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I’m based in Nashville, TN, where over the past 10 years of living in the south I have become a fan of sweet tea, fireflies, front porch swings, and southern drawls! I also have northern roots (Canadian born and raised) and to round it all out I have a huge passion for adventure and travel. I have already been to 32 countries … and counting! I love travel and can’t wait to get my passport stamped on my next journey. I recently visited Africa for a mission trip which was an amazing experience that words can’t even begin to explain. The next places I would love to visit on my ‘bucket list’ is Asia or Greece or Iceland (I would love to photograph the Northern Lights!). I love to travel to sessions and love to shoot destination weddings.
I have a background in music business (I do live in music city after all) and became interested in photography about 8 years ago when I started taking ‘headshots’ and ‘promo shots’ for my friends in the music industry. From there I moved on to family, portrait, couples and wedding photography. In moving into capturing precious life moments, I transitioned from an interest in photography to absolutely falling in love with it. Photography was a natural move from the music industry because my favorite thing about music, the thing that drew me to want to work in and around it, is the way that music can tell stories, convey emotion and capture a moment in life in simple 3 minute song. I feel like a good photographer also can tell a story, convey an emotion, and capture a moment … in a single still frame photograph. For me it is a privilege (and gives my work meaning) to be able to capture moments in life in an artistic and beautiful way that a person can hold on to forever. Especially in moments like weddings … where the first dances pass too fast, bouquets eventually wilt, and the dresses will be hung up in the closet … the photographs will capture all of the joy and all of the meticulously planned beauty of your special day forever.
I would describe my photography style as creative, whimsical, soft, romantic & organic. I love natural light. I love backlit and I love sun soaked pretty light. I love telling stories and capturing real and unposed emotion. I would far rather capture a moment that is full of laughter … or full of tears … or full of pure raw love than capture a forced posed image. I’ve been told I have a patient calmness to my personality that make my clients feel ease and comfort during sessions – and especially on days that have the potential for hectic (like a wedding day). I care about your special moments and take pride in my art and want to tell a story (your story!) with my work so that you can look back at the images of your most important moments in life and feel the joy … butterflies … love …. and all the happy tears you were experiencing the very day that they happened.
Beyond photography I have a soft heart for animals and animal rescue and find fulfillment in fostering dogs from time to time. I have the sweetest little rescue pup named Benjamin (who is a failed foster … Oops!). I have an addiction to coffee (it fuels me y’all). My family and friends are the most important to me. I have a special connection to the ocean and the beach (maybe I’ll live near it again someday). I absolutely love old houses (like 100 year old houses!) and hope to one day own one! Art is my saving grace and has been so healing and important to me (I draw and paint too). I’m grateful to do what I love in a city I love and I’m blessed.