Before I tell you about myself, I want to wholeheartedly welcome you to Laura Smith Photography. The world is often an intimidating place, but I work hard to make sure every single person feels valued by me. If you're here, I'm grateful for you.
I was raised in Littleton, but in early 2015 my husband Jason and I left the Denver metro area for a home on 40 acres in Kiowa, Colorado. Jason was raised on a farm and dreamed of giving our children the same experience, but I couldn't imagine leaving the city. He spent the first 5 years of our marriage patiently chipping away at my objections and helping me see that rural-living was the right choice for us. Looking back, I will happily admit that he was right all along, because I am blissfully happy among the wide open spaces of the Colorado plains. It is the stuff that dreams are made of for an introvert like myself.
Jason and I have four children between the ages of 5 and 11. Motherhood has been the most difficult, beautiful, exhausting, and joy-filled journey of my life, and that journey was the catalyst for this dream job of mine. I transformed my lifelong love of photography into a business after the birth of my oldest daughter in 2010. I obsessed over each milestone, every facial expression, and the tiniest details; each passing day brought change, and time became my enemy. I desperately wanted to pause time and remember everything. Photography evolved into my way of doing that, and now I want 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 becoming a photographer or a mom, I spent several years working as a preschool teacher. I ultimately realized that teaching wasn't my calling, but photography has given me the opportunity to merge my love of children with my passion for photography in the most beautiful way. And in an awesome, full-circle-moment, my former preschool has welcomed me back as their school photographer for the past 7 years. I never dreamed that I would one day call myself a preschool photographer, but I am grateful beyond words for the journey.
At the end of the day...I love taking photos, but even more, I love serving people well. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to meet you soon!
*Check out my recent interview with Shoutout Colorado here!
"Laura has been taking our family photos for the past 6+ years and the pictures she takes year after year blow me away! She is an amazing photographer, and the way she is able to capture the personalities of our children in pictures is breathtaking. She can put the whole family at ease and make picture taking fun!" ~Jessica
My promises to you: I will be honest, I will follow through, and I will do everything in my power to give you a stress-free experience + gorgeous photos.
See my FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page for more.
If you're ready to schedule your Colorado photo session I'm here and excited to help – I primarily work with clients in Elbert + Douglas Counties and the South Denver Metro Area, but I am open to other locations as well. When you're ready to talk, I'm just an email away.