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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

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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Patti Family {Life Style Holiday Session} Westchester Life Style Photographer

Lynne and her family are definitely part of a group that I would call my second family. For me it’s rare to find people I connect with or at least feel comfortable with. I think that’s why when I do find someone I hold on to them and hope that our friendship lasts forever. My husband is a good example. Him and I have been friends since Jr. High and have known each other since birth. While we weren’t always “best friends” there was something we saw in each other that kept bringing us back together. I love that. Lynne and her family are no different to me and it’s always exciting when your friends ask you to come over for a life style holiday session!

Lynne had a great idea of getting all her kids along with her husband and herself together and have a “typical morning” while I was there. The best part was they were all in their Christmas jammies! We ended the session with everyone changing into something nice and going outside for those photos we like to send to grandma and grandpa.;)

Thank you, Patti Family, for such a wonderful sweet session and your friendship! I am truly grateful for both.

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Bartolini and Family {Holiday Session} Rancho Palos Verdes Family Photographer

Well we are apartment hunting, packing and getting ready for a much different life. So pardon the lack of wordy posts, but right now life is really hard. It will all be fine. My husband and I are trusting God and moving forward (and moving out), but it still doesn’t make this whole process less crazy. It does make it bearable though. That’s what we need.

We did have a great moment yesterday. Friends invited us to Disneyland and we took the evevning and escaped reality. We snacked, rode rides, ignored our phones and topped the night off with laughter. I needed that.

Today is back to reality. Back to not getting behind, but to keeping up and letting change happen. In the mean time, I am thankful for friends and family who carry us through and awesome sessions like this one that make my smile!:)

XOXO,
Lindsay

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Laila’s 1st Birthday {Event} Arcadia Special Event Photographer

Life has been crazy ever since December and 2015 is proving so far to be no different. A little less than a week ago my husband and I found out that we have to be out of our apartment in a month due to crazy things out of our control (aka my little crisis). So I don’t have too many words right now except for the fact that I am spending a lot of time making phone calls to places for rent, gathering boxes to pack and trying not to stress out by the fact that all this happening during an already hectic season in our life. Prayers and good vibes during this time would be super appreciated. We know there is good stuff to come, but sometimes the road to that is tough. We are definitely gearing up.

In the mean time, look at this lovely little birthday I shot last year for Laila. I can’t believe she is already one. I am always so honored when a couple asks me to return after their wedding day for all their special events. It’s awesome! Thank you so much, Laila and Family, for letting me in to your guys’ lives in all the big moments. It’s truly been special! I hope to see everyone soon.

XOXO,

Lindsay
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Baby Carter! {Newborn Session} Long Beach Newborn Photographer

There are some sessions that just make my hear swoon and this session with baby Carter was definitely one of them. When I first talked to Carter’s mom about his session she was full of ideas and we really had a good time discussing what his session would look like. She said she really wanted to utilize her baby shower theme (aviation) and soon sent me all sorts of photos with decorations she had left over to use as props. I was drooling! I had such an amazing time with this family. They were so welcoming and baby Carter was too cute. I loved every minute of it.:)

I am almost done with my sessions from 2014, but stayed tuned this next week for more posts of some pretty awesome people.

XOXO,

Lindsay

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