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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

Krystal and Kyle {Just Married!} San Diego Wedding and Event Photographer

We made it to Friday! Well this week has been different. My husband packed up his bags Wednesday night and headed out on the road again on a short tour with some friends. It’s been a good test for me having baby K all to myself these last few days and honestly, so far so good! It’s an encouragement because I don’t think my husband is going to quit touring anytime soon. We always planned to the live dream and just take our kids with us. Although, I do look forward to him coming home Sunday.:)

The baby actually decided to sleep in today, so I took the bit of free time to post this beautiful wedding that happened in San Diego this spring. It was so much fun to be a part of this event. You literally could feel the love for these two vibrating off the walls. Between tears, laughter and hugs there wasn’t a moment that went by that you couldn’t tell these two had an amazing community that supported them.

Thank you, Krystal and Kyle, for letting my sister and I capture this amazing moment in your guys’ life! We send all the love and well wishes your way as you start this new chapter.

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Avengers! {Creative Session} Downtown Los Angeles Creative Photographer

Today I am feeling a lot like a super hero. Maybe not a hero… but I am feeling pretty super. Each week it gets a little bit easier adjusting to mommy hood. Today this mommy decided to take it all on. It’s helpful that she really only likes to do three things – eat, sleep and poop – because I am now figuring out a rhythm and IT’S AWESOME. Today we managed to sleep in; no one got out of bed till 8:30am. We also managed to meet up with a friend for Coffee during nap time, drop clothes off at goodwill and make a target run. ALL DURING NAP TIME.:DWe played on the couch for awhile once we had both eaten (at the same time!) and she settled in for quiet time on the swing while I managed to make dinner and write this blog. THANK GOD for this day. A few days ago I had the thought, “how is this ever going to work? How will I be able to do all the things?” I looked down at my sweet baby girl and knew she is worth every challenge, but at that point I didn’t know how we were going to pull this off. We still haven’t pulled it off… I mean we at least have a solid 18 years of learning curves with this wee one, but today gave me hope that if we take it one day, one challenge at a time, we can feel super. I like that idea. New mommy hood is ride ya’ll.

Speaking of super heros, the weekend Avengers came this year I was on top of a rooftop in downtown LA doing this AMAZINGLY fun session. These guys all dressed up as there favorite super (villain or hero) and then all went to go see Avengers together. It was tons of fun and an awesome challenge for me. It’s not every day I am asked to shoot fight scenes or capture superman flying.:)

More blogs to come this week, but until then.. HAPPY MONDAY!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Ledesma Family {Maternity Session} Montebello Family Photographer

It’s the weekend! Well in less the 24 hours it is and I am so excited this weekend I’ll have my first session since baby k! It’s a mini one and thankfully, close to home. Just a little something to get my feet wet before really diving back into the work force.:)I don’t have too much time to write today because the little one is due to be up any moment from her nap, but I wanted to share this sweet family’s maternity session. I’ll be writing more about them in a few weeks when I share their beautiful boy’s newborn session.

Until then-xoxo,

Lindsay

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Baby Kai! {Infant Session} Westchester Family and Child Photographer

A few people in the first week or so of having my little girl made the comment, “don’t you just love being a mother?” and each time I stood silent with the truth on my tongue, but knowing that was not the answer they wanted to hear. At that moment, only 7 and some odd days into my new claimed role as mom, I did not “just love being a mother.” It’s okay, I judged myself too. Strongly. I felt horrible! Then I chewed on what I really felt. Motherhood is demanding. I’ve talked about this before. It’s constantly giving and the human you doesn’t like to give yourself away like that all that time. It’s not our human nature. It’s our human nature to survive for ourselves. A child challenges all those instincts. They take away your time, they take away your body and they take away your rights. I had lived 26 years dwelling in my own survival and now, it was me sole responsibility to make sure someone else survived before myself. I, in all honesty, did not love that.

What do I love? I love my girl. She is a jewel (as my husband likes to call her and it literally melts my heart every time) and because she is so precious, I committed to doing all the motherhood-y things whether I liked it or not. I excepted the sore, cracked and at sometimes bloody nipples (It’s okay guys.. three weeks in and that’s all better! THANK GOODNESS), I excepted the sleepless nights, and excepted that from now on my life is not my own.

We are now in the third week and the more my little girl grows and the more giving becomes normal…the more I love being a mother. That it is a beautiful burden to carry, but for me it just took sometime to figure out. I am in awe of all mommies. You all have the toughest job. We and our village of people help raise the future. We hold it in arms, kiss it with our lips, sing to it in it’s ears and gradually, mold that future.

Below is an awesome grandma and mommy with their sweet little baby Kai. I was so excited to capture this time in their life and have so much respect for the great job they are doing with baby Kai! Enjoy. <3

XOXO,

Lindsay

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