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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

Garren and Tess! {Summer Minis!} Torrance Family Photographer

And it’s Friday! I am so excited. It has been a very long month. All of it ending in me getting sick this past weekend and struggling to keep on top of all the things. Thankful, I kept up enough and tomorrow I head out on a little vacation with some of my favorite people. Friday to Sunday I’ll be celebrating one of life long friend’s last days as a single lady. Then Monday to Wednesday I am in Oregon with my sister and her sweet family. I could not be more excited. I am all packed up and ready to relax by a pool with friends and family.

While I am doing that, take a look at this sweet mini of the Valenzuela littles. They are just too cute for words! Thank you for letting me capture another season of your life. It’s been awesome to watch everyone grow up. Till next time!



Brooklyn! {Summer Mini Sessions} Torrance Child and Family Photographer

Sometimes kids are rockstars. The come in front of my camera and own it. Brooklyn is definitely one of those kids. She plopped right down on the crate and smiled. Not only did she smile, but she tilted her head, made sure her dress was pulled down and her hands were on her knees. I loved it. Her smile was always bright and she was willing and ready when I asked for a different pose.  I loved every minute of it. You have to see the last image of her on the blog. Model ready for sure.

Thank you, Brooklyn (and mom!!), for being rockstars at my summer minis this year. It was great to meet both of you and I hope to see you soon!




Audrey! {Summer Mini Sessions Round II} Torrance Portrait Photographer

I owe this particular weekends mini sessions all to this sweet mama (and her mom, Cathy!). When I saw what she had thought up for her holiday session, I thought it would be a great idea to team up and go full out on my mini sessions that I try to hold seasonally. Over Facebook, we threw ideas back and fourth until we settled on this beautiful lemonade stand. Victoria and Cathy would show me sneak peeks here and there, but for the most part, I left it entirely up to them! Sometimes you just have to trust people’s ability, so they can have the freedom to work.  They definitely put it in the work.

When they showed up on Sunday with this set, I was absolutely floored!! So much detail (I’ll be sharing detail shots later). I can’t wait to work with them again and hopefully it won’t be too long till we do something fun. Thank you so much Victoria for being a part of my mini sessions and really making them great. I appreciate the eye and the creativity both you and your mom have. It couldn’t have been more of success! Thanks again!




Eleanor! {Newborn Session} Simi Valley Newborn Photographer

Meet baby Eleanor. She was absolutely a dream to have a session with. She had was chubby in all the right places, sleeping soundly and her parents didn’t do too bad either.;)

I wish I could write more, but everything I write doesn’t seem to make too much sense. I came down with something awful today and my mind is wandering and my throat is very very sore. You should definitely read the first draft! Pitiful. Thank you, Walden Family, for such a great session. I hope next time to do your family more justice on my blog, but until, thank you thank you thank you!





Louisa and Gustavo {Maternity Session} Palos Verdes Maternity Photographer

Today has been one of those days. It’s Sunday night. This won’t post till tomorrow, but today has been crazy. I only had three sessions, but they were all stacked on top of each other and each was in an entirely different location. The first session was out in San Juan Capistrano at the train station. It was absolutely lovely!!! The couple was super cute and to top it off I’ll be shooting their wedding next year. OH so excited. AFTERWARDS, I headed straight to North Hollywood (over 60 miles each way) for a 1st birthday. I got there a little early, parked it at a Starbucks,  refueled, charged and then headed out to the house (which is drop dead gorgeous by the way!). Spent a couple hours there, which was so much fun! Then I got back in my car and drove out to El Segundo for a quick bite to eat (a QUICK bite at Flemmings!!! Never again will a rush through an amazing dinner like that) and then back out to my car down to Playa Vista for my final session of the night. My dear friends are engaged and we had an amazing sunset session at the wetlands.

Now? Now I am definitely and most thoroughly exhausted. Then I look at a session like Louisa and Gustavo and all the craziness of my life right now is totally worth it! The sun was perfect and shining. They love each other and that baby bump couldn’t not be more adorable. Somedays I get home and all I want to do is crawl (literally) into my bed with my pup and my husband and sleep for the next week, but then I think, “What if I miss it?” What if I miss the most important moment of their life or of her life or of his life.  That’s my job. To make sure all your important moments (those planned and unplanned) aren’t missed.

Thank you, Louisa and Gustavo, for one of the most beautiful maternity sessions I have ever done. You both are radiant and I look forward to seeing your little one arrive!!!