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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

Bevington Family {Holiday Sessions} Playa Vista Family Photographer

Helllooooooo Monday…. and boy, does it feel like Monday. I am not usually a complainer of Mondays, but today is definitely one that I didn’t want to come. I have been so tired lately, and so busy. I think I need a day to sleep in or just sleep. Recover from grown up life. I remember being a kid. You have so much energy as a kid. You don’t walk anywhere, you run. You don’t just talk, but you talk and talk and talk. As a little, you are an unending ball of unproductive energy. Just like these two boys. They could have kept going for hours. They really could have spent all our time wrestling on the grass, racing their dad, or using their mom as jungle gym. I wish I still had that much energy. Oh, the things I could get done! Maybe in another life.

I do want to say though, that I actually had the best time at this session. I loved the energy. I loved chasing them around. I loved being able to capture them as they are I am sure everyday. Thank you, Bevington family, for an amazing session. Your family is so sweet! I hope we get to work together soon.

- Lindsay


Martinez Family {Family Holiday Session} Redondo Beach Family Photographer

Finally it’s Friday!! It’s funny though because I never really have a true weekend off. Most of the time I am either working at home trying to catch up or hoping to get ahead or I am actually at sessions. For instance, this weekend I’ll be shooting a birthday session on Saturday and I have 3 holiday sessions on Sunday. I think I am more excited that is Friday because I don’t have a session, I don’t have to be at my day job and I can choose not to work at home if I don’t want to. We will see if that actually happens though.;)So today is left for adventure. It’s left for maybe a sunset hike, dinner with friends or a night in cuddling with the pup and watching yet another Christmas movie. I like that feeling. I like the feeling that the day is up to me and finally, I can own my own time. While I figure out how I am going to spend my day… here is a sweet session I did just a couple weeks ago.

I met this family this summer and already I adore these two kids! They are so sweet to one another and love being around mom and dad. It’s awesome! Thank you, Martinez Family, for such a great session. It was perfect!

- Lindsay


Fell Family {Holiday Session} Manhattan Beach Family Photographer

Last year at this same time, I was half as busy and definitely did not keep up with my blogging. I am almost at the end of the holiday season for me and I am happy to say that I am keeping up…for the most part. This time of the year is supposed to be the most joyful. Where you are wishing people goodwill and giving all the love. While yes, I still try to incorporate those things, it’s the busiest time of year for a portrait photographer and it can often be more stressful than not. I decided this year that it would be different. That I would be diligent in my work, joyful in the every day and make sure my christmas tree was set up the first week in December, so I could actually enjoy it for the whole season. And yes, it’s up and shinning! I put the final touches on it last night.  :)

This Christmas season, as it’s just beginning, I hope you all take a moment to remember the meaning Christmas has for you. The joy of giving, the time spent with family and friends or the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you make room for all those things because this month will go by too fast.

In the spirit of Christmas, so thankful for this beautiful family and their session we had together a couple of weeks ago. Not only where they amazing and totally fun, but also the sun totally behaved! It was really magical. Thank you, Fell Family, for such a great session. It was great to meet you and I hope we do this again soon!


LoGrande Family {Reunion Holiday Session} San Pedro Family Photographer

This week has been crazy and it’s not even over yet. Sometimes a week can just leave me baffled. So much can happen in a day. Life. Death. Surprise. Disappointment. Joy. All those things have and can encompass one single 24 hour day. It amazes me that we as humans can handle all those emotions. Clearly there are times where we feel like we can’t or we don’t, but for the most part one day ends and another continues and we learn to grow with all that life has to offer us. The good and the bad. I think what helps us get through most of that is family or friends that we call family. I was just thinking what I would do if I couldn’t just call up my sister or walk through my parents door. Things would be harder. I am so thankful for family. I am thankful for the people that keep me connected and keep life pumping through me even when I feel like I have none left.

I think the LoGrande family would know what I am talking about. When I met them at this charming park in San Pedro, I could tell right away that this family really cared for one another. At any point during the session, someone was always ready to help. Ready to make a kid smile, ready to go chase another one, ready to fix hair or find a snack. It was such a beautiful reminder of how awesome family is. Thank you, LoGrande family, for a beautiful session! I hope we can have another one soon.:)

- Lindsay


Buren {Holiday Mini} Marina Del Rey Child Photographer


Ah, it’s finally raining. There is something so sweet about the sound of rain. Especially right now. It’s gentle. It’s constant. It’s begging me to my living room where I can finally set up some Christmas decorations, play christmas music and maybe cuddle up with some hot chocolate and popcorn to a Christmas movie. Today feels completely and totally different than a few weeks ago when I had this little guy in front of my camera. Last time I saw him, he could barely sit up on his own and now he is riding a bike! I couldn’t believe it. Buren already is pretty great. He smiles. He laughs just like his mom. He talks often and most importantly, he loves the beach. We spent most of our time together chasing waves, looking for big rocks and trying not to get wet (some of us didn’t make it). It was great!

Thank you, Buren and Mom, for such a sweet session. I always love having you guys and it’s super crazy to see how time flies. I can’t wait till our next session together!

- Lindsay