He saw me first.

...and that's a big deal to me. Technically I asked him on our first date, so it's nice to remember that he noticed me! After catching his eye in a friendly volleyball game, a fairytale first dance, and more than a few flights between Ontario and Kansas, we tied the knot on August 6, 2011. ❤

A few years later, the Lord has blessed us with two delightful sons and two lovely girls who keep us laughing (and running) all day! 

At this time, it's only me, Laura, shooting sessions. Aaron has shot weddings with me many times, but right now we're not taking weddings so he helps me with all things business & tech!

We are located in Russell, Ontario and serve the Ottawa area.


7 yr old thinker, artist with scissors. Loves stories and drawing up endless plans for Dad to build. 


6 yr old wild man. Knows exactly when to flash his melt-your-heart smile, best raspberry picker.


3 yr old queen of snuggles. Looks like a wide-eyed doe, shy and delicate, but she's a firecracker.


18 month old charmer. Loves to laugh and eat (just like her mama.)

Portrait style

Do you just want a portrait to fill space on your wall? Hopefully it is more than that! I truly value photos as keepsakes and heirlooms - not just for you, but for future generations.

Knowing that these photos are ultimately reminders of this season in your life, I want to capture some of that reality in a curated and flattering way. I'm all for classic shots, but with big genuine smiles and loving embraces. Working with me, you can expect gentle guidance, someone to keep that stray hair out of your eyes, and usually a lot of laughter as we stroll along and get to know each other.

The value

Photography is valuable because you are valuable. A single photograph can bring joy, sweet memories or a better understanding of the person in it. This experience isn't just for you, but the many people who do, and who will, love you.

less stress

We have four children. Two children are boys, but our daughters might be even more "lively"... I understand what it's like! I know that you can't make a two (or thirty) year old boy sit if he doesn't want to, let alone smile for 10 minutes. Every session is light and relaxed.

more joy

Meeting, connecting with, and spending time with each one of you gives me so much joy. I encourage you to enjoy your experience while you make those sweet memories. Let yourself get carried away and relax! Trust me, the happiest version of you is always your best side.

Kind words

Josh & Julie

“We had Laura take photos for our 10th anniversary and she was absolutely fantastic! We are very pleased with the memories she captured and highly recommend working with her. She's professional, relatable, helpful, friendly, and so much more. If you need an Ottawa-area photographer, you should contact her.”

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