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  • WELCOME!

    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

Miranda and Anthony! {Just Married!} San Pedro Wedding Photographer

Get ready for a ton of pictures because I love this wedding. Mostly because I love this couple. Both Miranda and Anthony were coworkers of mine. We all have at one point and time worked at the coffee shop together and during that time I got to witness a small part of their incredible story.

Miranda and Anthony have been together since high school. However, you wouldn’t know it to look at them. They still act very much like they are only a week into their relationship. It’s awesome and its part of what makes their story so different. Not only have they been together forever, engaged forever (almost 2 years!), but they are just in love as ever.

So when they came to me and asked me to do their wedding photos, I quickly said yes! They decided on a December wedding and there couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for it. The sky was blue, clouds were out and the sun was shinning bright. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Thank you, Miranda and Anthony, for asking me to be a part of your big day. It was absolutely beautiful and I loved every part of it! I wish you both the best and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes you.:)

XOXO,
Lindsay

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Karen! {Portrait Session} Culver City Portrait Photographer

I finally managed to make it to the end of the 2014! There really wasn’t a better way to end 2014 than with this girl, Karen. Karen had never had professional pictures taken for her before and now for her birthday she was finally getting one. It was a lot of fun. We went to downtown Culver City, so we could shoot in front of some of my favorite types of backdrops – alley ways, brick walls, iron fences – downtown has it all! It was a nice change of pace with this session. It was also helpful to have her boyfriend there who got in a couple of photos, made her laugh and kept the smiles coming.

So fun!

Thank you, Karen, for such a sweet session. I hope we get to do it again sometime soon.

XOXO,
Lindsay
 

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Valenzuela Family! {Holiday Sessions} Playa Vista Family Photographer

I am finally one post a away from finishing up 2014 (well, mostly… I do have one last one but that’s gonna take some time). It feels like it was just yesterday that I was trying to catch up with all of last year’s blogs. I am so glad I am not half as behind as I was last year. What a blessing!

Here we have the Valenzuela Family. They are awesome. Their kids are both so sweet full of smiles and ready to love in their mom and dad. Their parents are no different! They are always loving on their kids, making them laugh and throwing around a football with them (USC! USC!). It makes my job when you have a family like the Valenzuela Family interact the way that they do. I definitely enjoyed it. I can’t wait to do it again.

Thank you, Valenzuela Family, for such a sweet holiday session and a wonderful way to end the year!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Alfuaro and Family! {Holiday Sessions} Redondo Beach Family Photographer

Well this has been a week so far. So many things I meant to do and I have not done. I don’t know if it’s because of all the baby feels or if life is just a little nuts right now. I think its definitely a little bit of both. Even though life has been crazy (If you have been reading my most recent posts, you’ll know), there has been such a sweetness in there air. Sure there may have been a quick moment where my husband and I may have been homeless (sarcastic, but maybe not) and there is the fact that my family has also suffered a few losses in the last nine months and even in ths last week, but there has also been such an assurance about life. Maybe assurance is the wrong word. We have a hope. A sweet hope. A hope that the people we lost this year, we will see again and hope that no matter how crazy our life gets (homeless, jobless or whatever it may be) that there is something really good on the other side of those trails. It’s as if we are finally living as if we had already lived through it all.

Here is what I mean – you know that moment you are in a conversation with someone and you are talking about a past situation and at the time you were really super emotional about it. You may have cried, questioned or lashed out in ways you didn’t mean, but now when you talk about you realize all the lessons you learned from that really hard time and you’re at peace with that struggle. That’s how we are living, but now. Right now as we are in it. Do I get stressed somtimes? Yes, but over all, I know that God has it all under control. My husband and I both realize that and its so sweet to be in these really hard moments of death and uncertainty, yet okay and yet hopeful and yet still working together and loving each other and loving the life around us and loving the people around us. We are living as if we already know the answers, but we have none. We just know that someone does and eventually, it will all work out. It’s good.

I am sorry that my posts recently may have been intense or too personal, but as most of you know my background is writing and it’s hard for me to bottle it up and filter. I hope if anything, if this year isn’t starting as planned…I hope you realize that you are not alone.:)

Thank you for all the love and support recently. I love being friends with you guys on Facebook and getting your messages and comments have been so helpful during this time. I’ll be keeping you all updated.:)Until then, take a moment to look at this beautiful family. They have so much love for each other and it was so awesome to capture it all.

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Barbosa Family! {Holiday Session} Playa Vista Family Photographer

I write this post with much relief. If you have been keeping up at all this last few weeks life has thrown a lot at my family. It’s not all negative, but it is a lot of change all at once. One of the biggest things was us being asked to leave unexpectedly from our apartment. We were given a total of 30 days to find a new place and move out. Let me tell ya – it’s been no easy task for us. It’s been upsetting and frustrating honestly, but we knew that God has something planned for us. So we kept looking and just hoping for the best.

Then we got a phone call. Due to details I won’t go into right now, we don’t have to move so soon and hopefully, not for awhile. All I can say is Thank God! We still have a lot of decisions to make because nothing is for sure, but I am relieved to know that my life doesn’t have to be pack up and moved by next weekend. This time has really shown me though how much people care. We were offered back houses, spare rooms and financial help if we need it. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by a community of rockstars that will help no matter what.

Now on to business – Check out this lovely family and their beautiful Holiday Session up on the blog today. I have such a sweet spot in my heart for this family and I was so happy to be apart of their holiday season. Enjoy!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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