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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

A New Year {Personal} Washington State Lifestyle Photographer

This year has turned out completely different than anything I would have personally imagined for myself a year ago. There is actually nothing wrong with that so far, but I had quite a few goals for myself this year. The first thing on the to do list was to totally REVAMP my business. I was going to rename it. I was going to redesign it. I was going to tell a whole new story. A story that was more closely knit to my heart than the one my sister and I had been telling together. I had figured it was time. It has been about 2 years since my sister left for Oregon and started her own photography business – Lauren Crowston Photography. So with Laurel Isle Photography being solely left in my possession, I felt like it was the moment for my vision to be seen. She still works with me when we book a wedding during the year, but most of the year is me spending time with families and their littles creating their story and sharing my work. It’s different now and I felt it was time to change how things look to actually represent that. Big plans! Big Reveals and then…BABY!

Now our sweet little girl is not mistake, but we definitely did not have her down on the calendar for this year or the following year to be honest about it. However, life is magical and throws things in your path that you must embrace and move forward with. So I have since put all of that revamping, changing and hustling aside to make way for another change and new story to tell – my daughter’s.

It’s been a big process of learning and negotiating. Mostly with myself. I don’t really know how to rest (my feet, legs and ankles bare scares to that fact) and I don’t really know how to say no. I have had to do both a lot recently. I have had to learn to let people invade my space (something that I am still not good at) and realize that everyone enjoys a good baby. I should let them enjoy that. I have had to let myself feel accomplished with what I can actually accomplish every day instead of feeling like I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted (HARD! It’s hard to not feel behind). Ultimately, allowing myself to be pregnant, literally full of life and not be the hero. Getting my head wrapped around the idea that carrying a baby into the world is enough of a medal as I’ll ever need right now.

So maybe one day, I’ll get back to changing everything, but for now – it’s baby time. I have gone ahead and made some small changes to the Facebook page, and maybe if I find the time I’ll spruce up the blog. Until then, I’ll let me story speak through the pictures I post and the blogs I write.:)

Below are some lifestyle shots I took in Washington the beginning of this year. It was a beautiful time hanging out with my nephews, playing cards, exploring the woods and surprising my mom with the news on her birthday that we will be expecting in July. Loved every moment of it. <3

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Mary Ann! {Birthday Party} Culver City Event Photographer

You guys, I’ll be honest; it’s a full weekend. I have two events, regular work, a half marathon to run and a husband to say to goodbye to for the next three weeks. So time is limited, but I wanted to post something!

Here is a super fun Mystery Dinner Birthday party I did a few weeks back. There was a great vibe, great food and beautiful birthday girl to celebrate. I am so thankful to have been apart of it.:)

XOXO,
Lindsay

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Leon Family! {Baby Reveal} Walnut Family Photographer

It doesn’t feel like too long ago that I was meeting the Leon family for the first time and shooting their first year anniversary photos. Now!!! They are expecting a baby!!! I am so happy for these two. Thank you, Leon Family, for letting me a part of the surprise.:)I am relieved that I now can share the good news too. I hope that this time in your life is nothing short of amazing and it only brings your family closer. I can’t wait to meet lil’ Leon!

XOXO,
Lindsay

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Mateo’s Birthday! {Event} Montebello Event Photographer

Oh man, am I behind. Mateo had his birthday at the end of January and I am just now getting to it. I don’t like excuses, but I do like honesty… and honestly, this year has not been an easy one. Not only have my husband and I had to juggle all the changes pregnancy brings, but we have had curve ball after curve ball thrown at us. Apparently (according to some wiser couples), that’s typical of the first year of marriage. Well, I am just glad that we are closing in our first year of marriage and I am gladly welcoming the second with open arms.

Enough about me. Here is Mateo. He is thoughtful and loves candy. I think he found the most joy out of day when he was able to collect arms full of candy after an older child had smashed his piñata. It was a good day for a birthday park. The weather was good. The sun was out and there was plenty of swings to swing, slides to slide down and food to be had.

Thank you, Mateo and Family, for letting me be apart of your special day. I had such a fun time chasing the littles around, eating some salad and getting to meet the extended family and friends.:)

I hope to see you all soon!
XOXO,
Lindsay

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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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