I invite you to my beautiful studio for an experience that you’ll never forget.
I’ll guide you every single step of the way from exploring how you wish to be photographed, to designing a dream photo shoot just for you and helping you prepare for this incredible day. After a full makeover including wardrobe styling and professional hair an
I invite you to my beautiful studio for an experience that you’ll never forget.
I’ll guide you every single step of the way from exploring how you wish to be photographed, to designing a dream photo shoot just for you and helping you prepare for this incredible day. After a full makeover including wardrobe styling and professional hair and make up, I will direct your every movement throughout a photo shoot that is not only easy and fun, but often completely liberating and transformational. It is my desire to take the most beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself. You'll get to experience these gorgeous, hand-printed images in a personal reveal session where, in a super low pressure environment, you'll be able to purchase whatever you've fallen in love with. Create some personal wall art, a modern gallery wall for your home, or bring home your selected images in an exquisite, hand-made, Italian display portfolio.
You could be looking to celebrate a significant milestone, own legendary maternity photos, or document your journey with legacy portraits of your nearest and dearest. This could also be entirely about reconnecting with the woman you once were, celebrating the woman you’ve become, or taking a huge step towards a little more self-love (Yass
You could be looking to celebrate a significant milestone, own legendary maternity photos, or document your journey with legacy portraits of your nearest and dearest. This could also be entirely about reconnecting with the woman you once were, celebrating the woman you’ve become, or taking a huge step towards a little more self-love (Yasss sister!).
The truth is, you don’t need a specific reason to do this. As a modern woman, you want to exist in gorgeous images that shine a light on your soul, that capture the love and connection you have with your dearest, and that stop time in these runaway moments of life. You want images of yourself that you will adore and display proudly, images that will be passed down for generations and represent your legacy for the rest of time. As a modern woman, you are exactly the type of person who seeks me out and invests in yourself through my work.
Hey Girl, I'm Laura!
When I'm not in the studio you can find me mommin’ around the city with my three little ones. I'm the creative, says-it-like-it-is, dessert first member of the squad, and I've been preparing my whole life to photograph you. Serving and connecting with women through beauty, fashion and photography has been my greatest j
Hey Girl, I'm Laura!
When I'm not in the studio you can find me mommin’ around the city with my three little ones. I'm the creative, says-it-like-it-is, dessert first member of the squad, and I've been preparing my whole life to photograph you. Serving and connecting with women through beauty, fashion and photography has been my greatest joy and privilege.
I specialize in photographing women because I’m continually amazed and inspired by you. Your strength, your stories, the ability you have to transcend the struggles of life, and the unique beauty each and every one of you carry is nothing short of magical. As women, we often struggle to see these truths in ourselves and it is my greatest honour to empower you with a true reflection of your strength and beauty through my lens.
Where the magic happens...
The Laura Elizabeth Portrait Experience includes your in-depth consultation, photo shoot design, wardrobe styling, fully guided photo shoot with professional hair and makeup in up to 5 different outfits, and the reveal and purchasing appointment.
Your favourite portraits printed, matted, and ready to take home in a gorgeous, handmade, Italian display case. High resolution digital copies included. A la carte images start at $275.
Whether you appreciate professionally matted and framed portraits, or adore a contemporary, high-gloss metal art piece, there is no better way to make a house a home than with personalized wall art.
I'm so happy and proud to share that I have earned the title of Associate Photographer with The Portrait Masters through the accumulation of Bronze and Silver Awards for my work. This accreditation is a symbol of my passion for the mastery of my craft, and the dedication I have towards providing a consistent and highly professional experience to each and every client I have the privilege of serving.
Your session fee of $249 includes your in-depth consultation to design your dream photo shoot and go over all preparations (in studio or via Zoom/Facetime). It includes your wardrobe styling, professional dry hair styling and makeup application, your photo shoot with up to 5 different outfits, professional image retouching, and a private photo reveal and purchasing session approximately 2 weeks after your shoot to view and purchase your favourite images and order additional photo products a la carte.
Your session fee of $249 is non-refundable. My team and I begin preparing for your arrival the day you book in, planning your dream shoot, your hair and makeup, creating custom props/accessories and clearing our schedules so we can bring our A game and serve you at our full power. Of course, life does occasionally throw us a curve ball and we understand this. In the case of such emergency we will do our best to accommodate your rescheduling.
The long and the short of it is that every image you purchase comes in print, with a high-resolution digital copy. As a professional photographer, I truly believe that I would be doing a client a disservice by simply handing them their images on a USB/disk. The sad fact is that over 85% of clients who receive their images by USB/disk alone never even have a single one printed, and a beautiful photograph is just a file until it’s printed! The prints I create for you are made on archival grade paper with museum grade ink, framed in a museum grade, acid-free matte. What this means is that these images will outlive the both of us, and may be passed down to your children, friends and family. They will be a part of your legacy for all time, and that’s what I’m all about! You, your story, your life, matters and is worth documenting in a permanent way. Having prints also gives you the ability to frame as you please, and gift them to whomever you choose, without me worrying about you printing them at Shoppers Drugmart, or somewhere that will over-process and ruin the original images.
After the $249 you paid for the photo shoot experience, the amount of money you spend depends on the number of images you fall in love with and just can't live without. My portraits start at $275 matted for the wall, and once you purchase more than 4, the Portrait Collections start looking really good - with extra images, heirloom display cases and extras such as the behind-the-scenes slide show of your photo shoot experience, digital copies of your entire collection in black and white, and customizable wall art.
The truth is, some people spend $400 and some spend $4,000. I do not hard sell. The Reveal and Purchasing Session is a fun and exciting experience. What you decide to purchase is entirely up to you.
It’s never too early to get on the books, call me! Because I run a boutique experience, photo shoot time slots can book up quickly. Your images will be ready for viewing 2-3 weeks after your photo shoot and any extra photo products you order may take 3-6 weeks to arrive.
Maternity portraits are best captured around 27-36 weeks of pregnancy. For mothers carrying multiples 27-31 weeks is recommended. I find that the earlier half of this time frame is best for more fashion forward shoots, and the second half for more traditional images. Because the time frame here is quite specific, it’s best to book as far in advance as you can. It breaks my heart when women call too late and miss their window!
Girl, oh girl. You are absolutely magical in your own unique and amazingly beautiful way. Some of my clients say they're not photogenic (a myth), or worry that they've gained a little (or a lot) of weight. As much as I encourage you to use this experience as a stepping stone to a little more self-love by honouring the skin that you're in, we ALL have insecurities. I will use all my strengths in posing and lighting to make you look absolutely fabulous, and if you have specific requests I can absolutely address them during the shoot and in the editing of your images.
This is a very touchy subject and I address this on a client to client basis. Some women don't want any retouching, like, at all. Others want me to take off 20 lbs. My personal view on the subject and baseline for retouching is that I want you to look exactly like yourself on one of your best days. I've worked in beauty and fashion long enough to know about all the various insecurities we women have in regards to our appearance, and what we often dislike about ourselves in photographs. I use this experience to minimize these common complaints, especially when we're talking about very minor details that nobody would ever notice or remember about you. I always address temporary marks, blemishes, and water retention. Please do let me know where you stand on this issue when we consult and I will respect all of your preferences.
During your in-depth consultation we will go over everything you need to know about preparing your wardrobe, skin, hair, etc. and about a week before your shoot I will send you a reminder check list so you can feel confident you're all set and ready to go. I don't want anyone fretting or rushing the morning of their shoot. I will coach you every step of the way, because I want this to be an amazing experience for you.
In "normal times" I would say absolutely bring your sister, bestie, or mom. I love a good wing woman to hang out and root you on during your shoot. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are doing everything we can to reduce any risk of viral transmission in the studio and only persons being photographed are welcomed in. We do allow a parent or partner to join you during your reveal and purchasing session, as we appreciate you may feel the need to consult on your purchasing decisions.
Of course I would love to share ALL of your beautiful images with my audience, but you have full control over my sharing permissions. Some clients are so proud and give me full permissions, some choose to keep select images private, others want only anonymous images to be shared, while other want to guard everything for their eyes only. That's completely up to you and the decision is made only after you've seen all of your portraits.