LAURIE IS AN AWARD-WINNING
portrait & wedding PHOTOGRAPHER based IN KNOXVILLE, Tennessee
I'm Laurie, and I'm a friendly introvert, who loves my family, pizza, restoring old furniture, and the oxford comma.
I have been in business since late 2009, and have loved every last minute of it. I am an award-winning artist, and have had my art and photography published all over the world. I am a well-seasoned and experienced professional, and I have photographed over 100 weddings in my career. Over the years I have honed my photography skills, and developed an ability to masterfully handle any type of lighting scenario that presents itself. I am just as comfortable working indoors with a single flash or my studio light set up, or a simple, romantic garden wedding with nothing but sunlight & stars. My most favorite photography moment to-date is having the opportunity to photograph John Legend playing for a small audience at a private dinner in 2013. It was like a dream!
From the beginning, my approach to photography has never been to just 'make a pretty picture', but rather to harness glorious light, tie it to a beautiful, fleeting moment, and create little time capsules for my clients. I want to move something in you when you look at your images... I want to help you see how beautiful your life is- how beautiful YOU are. I sincerely respect the power in all styles of photography, but my passion isn't found in cute Pinterest posing, in the perfect outfit, or the 'Say Cheese' smile - but rather in documenting the raw, natural beauty that sometimes reveals itself *only* in candor. That is what makes me feel alive.
MY squad & my roots:
And finally, it just wouldn't be fair if I didn't introduce my devilishly handsome partner in business and in life, even if he rarely makes an appearance. It's true that I am the sole creative force behind the photography, but Mike is the MAN behind the curtain making it all happen smoothly. (God love him!) I'm the quiet Michigan girl who married a sarcastic North Florida boy, and I've planted my Northern roots here in the South. After meeting & marrying in St. Pete, Fl, we moved with our two beautiful little girls to the great state of Tennessee, and couldn't be happier for it. We have absolutely fallen in love with Knoxville, and I feel blessed to be a Knoxville Wedding Photographer.
I'm excited to meet you!