Hi, I'm Laura. I run on an exorbitant amount of coffee and firmly believe sandals are year round footwear, and I'm an elementary school teacher, and photographer in Central Pennsylvania. I was fortunate enough to marry my best friend, and I'm a mom of two (soon to be three) rambunctious, silly, sweet little ones and two fur babies. Hectic is pretty much status quo around here, and we roll with it.
I've always been the person in the group with the camera, and most people know that if I'm at an event I'll be the one grabbing pictures of the festivities. My family has always encouraged my photography, and I can't possibly thank them enough for it. In fact, my photography enthusiast uncle bought me my first little crop-sensor Nikon with detachable lens in college because he wished he had taken more pictures during his college experience. I started to take photography seriously and realize the importance when a very close family member passed away very suddenly and I realized, because of my tendency to constantly take pictures of people when we are together, that I had unknowingly taken the last picture of them that would ever be taken on this Earth. Pictures matter.
Capturing the little moments, exactly how your family looks right now, is so crucial. Even if you don't think so, you look perfect, your family looks perfect, and you'll want to look back and remember them exactly as they are right now. Children grow up, people pass on, and pictures provide a permanent reminder of exactly how life was at that given moment.