Oh heyyy – I'm so happy that you made your way to Laura Smith Photography! Before I tell you a little about myself, (which is why you've made your way to this page, right?) I want to wholeheartedly welcome you to my small corner of the internet. The world can be an intimidating place, but I work hard to make sure that every single person feels equally valued by me. If you are here, I'm grateful for you.
I am a Littleton native of 30 years, who now lives on a farm in Kiowa, Colorado. My husband Jason and I moved our family out of the Denver metro area in early 2015 for a quieter, simpler life for our family. Jason grew up on a farm, and living here was his dream all along, but he spent the first five years of our marriage slowly convincing me that rural-living was a good idea. Now that we're here? I'm completely at home among the wide open spaces on the Colorado plains. This place is the stuff that dreams are made of for my introverted-self.
Jason and I are the parents of four children ages 5 to 11, and they are our greatest joy. Motherhood has been the hardest, most beautiful, and rewarding journey of my life so far, and becoming a mom was the catalyst for this dream job of mine. My lifelong photography hobby was transformed into this business after my oldest daughter was born in 2010. After years of infertility struggles, I was told that I wouldn't be able to have children of my own, so she was a real-life miracle for Jason and I. I obsessed about every single milestone, facial expression, and everything in-between, and wanted to stop time to soak it all in. Photography became my way of doing that, and now I'm here to do the same for you and your family, because I genuinely believe in the significance of photos. I know first-hand how every single stage matters. And they disappear way too fast.
Before I was a portrait photographer or a mom, I was a preschool teacher. I eventually realized that teaching wasn't my calling, but working with children and families still was. When I launched Laura Smith Photography in 2011, it gave me the opportunity to merge my love of working with kids with my passion for photography. I haven't looked back since. And in an awesome, full-circle-kind-of-way, I am now the school photographer at the preschool where I used to teach. How cool is that!?
At the end of the day...I love taking photos, but above all else, I love serving people well. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to meet you in real life soon!
"Laura has done my engagement photos, wedding pictures, newborn pictures for my first and second daughter and just did family pictures this last weekend. Every time we see her she makes the pictures fun, relaxing, and captures the most beautiful moments! Candid photos are one of my favorites and because we have 2 daughters 10 months apart she kept camera going knowing there are brief times they will smile before turning away. This gave us some beautiful "well put together" pictures and some of the most amazing candid pictures! We have had nothing but the best time and quality pictures taken by her and I can say I will not be going anywhere else for family pictures! We have driven over an hour in a half to see her and will continue to do so! I can not say enough amazing things about her and her ability to produce stunning pictures and make you feel comfortable the entire time!" ~Stephanie
When you hire me as your photographer, I will always be honest, I will follow through on my promises, and I will do everything in my power to give you an incredible experience along with a gorgeous set of photos.
If you're ready to schedule your Colorado photo session I'm here and ready to help – I work with clients in Elbert County and the Denver Metro Area, and am open to other locations as well. I'm just an email away, and I can't wait to talk to you!