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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

Palm Springs – Every girl’s dream getaway {Personal} Palm Springs Portrait Photographers

A few weekends ago, about 10 of my closest friends and I made the two hour drive down the I-10 to Palm Springs. I never thought it was going to happen. I remember mentioning to my sister that my dream weekend away is in a chic house in always sunny Palm Springs, but I figured that gathering everyone together (and their money) on the same weekend was a true shot in the dark; however, by some pure magic my sister and best friend planned an amazing 2 day trip in one of the most relaxing places I know.

During our time we ate good food (my oh so famous mac n heart attack cheese), drank wine, laughed, cried, tanned, and wore our souls on our sleeves. My sister and I knew we couldn’t leave this house with out a little photo session, so Sunday morning we made it happen. It was absolutely the best.  The only thing I do regret is that I didn’t take more candid pictures, but I guess some times you just have to be inside the moment  instead of outside capturing it all.

Below are a few shots of the house, and some of my beautiful friends that stayed with me in it. I am so excited to get all the girls their photos back. We had a little bit of cheeky fun and it was a good reminder of why it’s pretty great to be a girl. <3

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Erick and Cynthia {Just Married! Part 1} Redondo Beach Wedding Photographers

Okay, so actually Erick and Cynthia are not just married. They have been married for almost a year now and now are expecting a baby! Really, I am just super lame at writing blog posts. Here I am though and ready to show you all this beautiful couple and their wedding.:)

When I first met Erick and Cynthia back at a local Panera bread, I immediately was drawn to them. They are my kind of people – relaxed, a good sense of humor and to top it off, football fans (Giant fans to be exact)! We showed up at Cynthia’s parents house were she was getting ready. It was so sweet to see her getting ready along side with her mother and her dress was absolutely beautiful

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Our next stop of the day was their first look. I couldn’t wait for Erick to see how stunning Cynthia looked.:)2014-01-29_00072014-01-29_00082014-01-29_00092014-01-29_00102014-01-29_00112014-01-29_00122014-01-29_00132014-01-29_00142014-01-29_0016/>

Andrea! {2nd Birthday Session} Redondo Beach Portrait Photographers

Something that has been so fun lately is how many creative mommies I have. I will be honest. I am not super super creative when it comes to shoots. I have great ideas, but I am horrible at execution (You’ll hear more about how I solved that problem when I post about my Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions). This past year I have had a few moms who have come up with their own awesome ideas and it makes me so happy.

When Erica told me about her idea for Andrea’s 2nd Birthday Session, all I could say was YES PLEASE! There were two parts to this session. Her first cute idea was Mini Mouse themed. It was full of special treats, balloons and a Paris inspired chair. The second part, which was my absolute FAVORITE, we had a little tea party for Andrea. I could have taken pictures of her till the sun went down. Everything from the props Erica brought to the light was amazing. It was perfect.

Thank you, Erica, for letting me be a part of this special time. I loved loved loved it!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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January 28, 2014 - 12:38 am

Erica - I absolutely had an amazing time with her photo shoot. It was our first outdoor professional photo shoot and have been simply satisfied with your work. Thank you also for being so flexible and patient with all the props Jeje. Their all my fav! Can’t wait for future sessions!!

Finding Wilderness in the City: {Fall Mini Sessions} Redondo Beach Family Portrait Photographers

So it’s 2014, and I am just now getting around to my fall mini sessions. It’s horrible! I know. I could definitely write a whole list of why I have neglected to write, or where time is gone, but I think we can all agree that life get’s busy and sometimes we let things fall through the cracks. But here I am ready to tell you about how awesome my fall mini sessions were.

Here in LA it’s rare to find a spot that is swarming with people, brick or cars. When I do find a place that’s open fields (or close to) and it isn’t too far from my home, I get stoked! Two places my mini sessions took place was Powder Canyon in La Habra Heights and Wilderness Park2014-01-14_00012014-01-14_00022014-01-14_00032014-01-14_00042014-01-14_00052014-01-14_00062014-01-14_00072014-01-14_00082014-01-14_00092014-01-14_00102014-01-14_00112014-01-14_00122014-01-14_00132014-01-14_0014in Redondo Beach. These two places really gave that wild nature feel without having to drive too far. I loved all of the kids I had and I can’t wait for another mini session with them!