I'm Laura - mom, wife, photographer - fueled by love and coffee.

If you've found me here then hopefully, like me, you love a timeless style - not the latest trends but the things that stand the test of time. You are drawn to imagery that is honest and heartfelt, not forced. And you're probably realizing how fast time is flying by and thinking, "these are the days I'll want to remember."  As a mother myself, I get it and I would love to help you do that. 

Motherhood has been the single best teacher in my life and through the last 6 years of raising my boys, I have come to know this to be true: it is not about perfection, it is about finding beauty in the imperfection. It is about savoring the here and now, and not wishing it were anything different. I like to think my photography is much the same - you won't find me forcing perfect poses or asking you to say cheese, but allowing moments to unfold and focusing on what really matters. 

The moment. The connection. The love.


When it comes down to it, I have a few simple beliefs:

I believe in genuine, unscripted moments and timeless black and white images that tell a story about love and connection.

I believe that motherhood is a sacred experience and that these days, even though they're messy and chaotic and real, are the one's that will mean the most someday.

I believe in running barefoot in the grass and feeling sand between your toes.

I believe in simplicity and being present in our lives.

I believe that true beauty comes from the heart.

I believe in a love-filled home and stacks of photo albums holding precious memories to thumb through on rainy days, and hand down to future generations.

I believe that time is so fleeting, and we need to make the most of each and every day. Take risks, live with heart, and create a legacy by living - a life that's messy, beautiful, and real - so one day you'll be able to look back and see a life filled with what truly mattered: love.


It is such an honor to help families document their lives with meaningful, heartfelt photography. To see more of my style, you can view my newborn portfolio here and my family images here.

And for more information or to book your session, come on over to my contact page and say hello... I can't wait to get to know you and document your family's story. 


With Love,

laura barr by Jamie Machlin
 Top image: Jamie Machlin  Bottom Image: Kristin Parker

Top image: Jamie Machlin

Bottom Image: Kristin Parker


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