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    Give us a minute to introduce ourselves. We are Lauren and Lindsay of Laurel Isle Photography. Yes, we are sisters and no, we aren't twins (we get that questions more than one would think!) We started this business about 3 years ago with nothing more than a dream, two cameras and a group of people who believed in us. From there we have grown from whatever-you-need photographers to wedding/portrait/boudoir photographers and we couldn't feel more blessed!

    In this last year, Lauren has moved up to Oregon. We now work in both California and Oregon and we LOVE IT! This move has enabled us capture more stories then we ever thought possible. Your story is our thing really. We love to capture how you met, who you love, and where you are headed. Browse around our site, and see what we have done. If you're interested in us capturing your story, feel free to call or email! We would love to hear from you. <3

Lexi! {Newborn Session} San Pedro Newborn and Lifestyle Photographer

2014-07-29_00012014-07-29_00022014-07-29_00032014-07-29_00042014-07-29_00052014-07-29_00062014-07-29_00072014-07-29_00082014-07-29_00092014-07-29_00102014-07-29_00112014-07-29_0012Newborn sessions always make me nervous. It’s not that I don’t feel confident in my skill, but newborn sessions are so unpredictable. Any and all babies are on their own schedule. For that first few weeks they call shots. Until you figure out their schedule and all the little tricks that help them sleep a little longer and cry a little less.

Lexi, however, was a dream. Asleep when I got there and stayed asleep till it was time for some pictures with the family. She let me hold her, let me snug her into my baskets and put bows on her hand. I ad so much fun and it wasn’t stressful at all!

Thank you, Lexi and family, for being so welcoming and allowing me to capture this amazing time in life. You have the most beautiful family and I can’t wait to see you all again!


More About THE CHANGE {Personal Blog} Los Angeles Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer

A few posts ago, I wrote about how there will be some changes with Laurel Isle Photography in the fall in 2014. I revealed the first change would be the name. In this time of turning over Laurel Isle Photography into Lindsay Akemi Photography, I am trying to really glean from this last year everything that I felt was me. That is hard to do. People spend their whole life trying to figure out who they are. I am trying to figure out who I am, where I want to go, and who I want to be in a matter of few months! While stressful on a level, this time has also been fruitful. I find myself realizing that I actually know more about me than I thought I did. It hasn’t been as hard to figure out what I like, what I want me to look like and what I want to share with the world. Outside of the time crunch I have given myself, this process has been simple, enlightening and ultimately, renewed my passion for what I do. I have goals, I have ideas and that is place I haven’t been in for awhile.

I am so looking forward to share this and more with you in Fall 2014! <3



P.S. Thank you Stacee Lianna Photography for my new headshot.;)


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Camila! {1st Birthday Session} Montebello Child Photographer

I had the pleasure last week to set up this fun set for Camila who had just turned 1! It’s not very often that I have parents who want a full creative set. Usually they are content with the outdoors (don’t get me wrong, you really can’t beat God’s creative design), but it was nice to flex my creative muscle’s in a different way and set up this cute session. It was a great session and I had a lot of help from all of the family. Diana (my close friend and neighbor) came with me to help blow up balloons. During the session Camila’s cousins came by and we had the whole family making noises, funny faces and doing anything possible to keep this little one smiling. It was great!

Thank you, Franco Family, for such a fun session! I had a great time setting this whole thing up and meeting the family.:)Looking forward to a round two in the future!




Emma Rose! {Newborn Session} La Puente Newborn Photographer

Well it finally happened. As of today, July 11th, 2014, I am finally cut up with all my blog since the summer of LAST YEAR!! I have only two blogs that I have not written mostly because they are very dear and trying to word them correctly and I am finding that task very difficult. However, its all done. It feels good. Its the same feeling you get when you have cleaned your whole house and everything seems fresh and alive. My blog is now fresh and alive and I am excited to finally share current sessions as they happen! My goal this year… just to blog as soon as my client gets their session or before. Fingers crossed I make it!

Well to end this series of catching up on the blog, we have Emma Rose. This session was done when she was only just a few days old and it was magical and it was also very hot. I don’t know why I think its a great idea to wear a sweater of any kind when I do newborn session. Usually the normal room temperature is above 80 degrees. Not really sweater weather. However, when I am down on my knees, dripping sweat from nose and I see the peacefulness of  Emma’s face and uncomfortable feeling I had before vanishes. Emma did a wonderful  job! Thanks to a warm, cozy house and loving and patient parents we had a great session.:)

Thank you, Chris and Jeanette, for trusting me with your baby so early on! She is so precious and I was definitely happy with they way her session turned out. I cannot wait to see the beautiful girl she will turn into!



Mayra & Horacio {College Graduates!} CSULB Senior Portrait Photographer

It’s not very often that I get a sibling duo asking me to do their senior portraits together, but I have to say, it’s really awesome. While growing up with siblings definitely has its rough spots there is are the sweet moments were the two of you (or the three of you or the four of you etc) are really just friends. You go to the movies together, share clothes if you’re girls, like the same games and maybe even share the same group of friends. It’s like a consistent buddy and its the best thing.

It was awesome to see that sibling friend relationship between Mayra and Horacio. Yes, she would pick on him.. tell him to smile when he would try to be serious, but she could also really make him genuinely laugh. He would help her carry her diploma as she struggled to keep her cap on, but he would also shake his head as he watched her get INTO the fountain for a picture. It was great.

Thank you, Mayra and Horacio, for such a fun session! You guys are absolutely wonderful and I hope to do another shoot again with you both soon (and maybe some big pups?):)




July 10, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Erica - I absolutely love this photo session…..hehe maybe because their my siblings and absolutely love them and most def so proud of them. Lindsey thank you for capturing such amazing moments.