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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

Crowston Family! {Maternity Session} Portland Oregon Maternity Photographer

Le sigh. This is my family and they live a state away. As most of you know, my sister and I (but mostly my sister) started Laurel Isle Photography together close six years ago now in California. While staying in California seemed ideal, life had different plans. They moved to Oregon a few years back with new opportunities on the horizon and now it takes a plan ride to visit instead of a quick drive. It’s been good though. I love being up there. You can walk just five or so minutes down the street and there most likely will be backdrop that would be perfect for any type of session. As we were driving out to this location for my sister’s maternity session (about 30 minutes away) my sister asked me, “see anywhere you would like to shoot?” I replied, “basically anywhere. Everywhere looks ideal here compared to LA.” She laughed. I feel like in Oregon you can park it in front of a recycling center and some how it would still be a picturesque backdrop. We ended up at this stunning location. There was gorgeous light, gorgeous fields, a beautiful river and cows. While you can’t tell from the pictures, there were cows every where and dirt. While most pregnant mamas don’t want to walk too far or struggle too much, my sister trekked through plowed dirt, mud and tall itchy grass to get these amazing shots. She is not only a trooper, but a photographer. That day proved it.

I am so excited for their second little guy to be born and thrilled to have been a part of the documenting process. It may have been a crazy short trip, but it was worth it. Every moment with them is irreplaceable and I can’t wait for the next time we are together again (which will definitely be New Years in Seattle and there will definitely be two little dudes by then!!!!) Thank you, Crowston Family, for being awesome, amazing people, for letting me document this amazing part of life and most of all for just being my family. I love you guys! 4 months!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Cayden {Summer Minis!} Torrance Family Portrait Photographer

Summer is finally coming to end, but it doesn’t feel like it too much. The sun is just as hot, the waves are just as big and my poor pup can only last so long on a walk before its time to head inside for some cool air. This summer has gone by. From the very start every moment was eaten up by either friends, work, or travels. I really wouldn’t have it any other way though. Although there are definitely many days where I wonder, “what am I doing” or “where am I going” or the more common, “what did that highly expensive degree in English get me?” Then I pause.

I am a wife (woah). I am mother of a sweet pup. I am friend. I am a sister. I am an aunt. I am a daughter. I am photographer. I am a barista. I am a stylist. I am an adventurer. I am a writer (maybe not for pay, but it happens!) I am a traveler. I am all these things and I am going somewhere. I am planning for my business. My husband and I are planning for our personal future. At the moment, I am going to New York! And what did that degree get me? A whole lot of experience, a whole lot of really amazing books underneath my belt, a whole lot of friendships that I would never replace and a whole of ideas of how I want to change to the world one day.

So maybe I am not ideally where I thought I would be at 25, but I am someone, I am going somewhere and yeah, that pretty penny degree was worth it. Summer is ending, but the adventures, the friends, the work haven’t and I am totally okay with that.

Thank you, Cayden, for being a total sport through your whole mini session! I loved all of your goofy faces and when you smiled that was gold. Thank, Mom and Dad, for helping me out and you guys didn’t look too bad either.;)I can’t wait to see you guys again and thanks for closing out my summer with a bang!

XOXO,

Lindsay

 

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Hyde Family {Family Portrait Session} Torrance Family Photographer

Lately there has been an influx of business. It’s been awesome. I am almost booked through October and that basically blows my mind. I never thought at the start of this crazy idea of starting our own business that my sister and I would have two flourishing business in two different states. Yes, we have put a lot of work into this. Day in and day out we are emailing, blogging, researching, and studying, so that we keep growing; however, what has really made our businesses what they are today and what they are becoming are the awesome clients we have had in front of our cameras. Many of you have been so gracious, kind and patient as we keep learning and as we keep growing. Not only have you done that, but you have also referred us! You have told your friends. You have handed out our business cards. You have given out our number or email. You reach all the people we wish we could for us and we are SO SO THANKFUL.  We would not be able to do the amount of business we do without your referrals, comments, likes and shares. We appreciate it. So THANK YOU!

The Hyde family is such a family that was referred. They knew the couple I had just done an engagement session the day before and they are very good friends with one of my amazing friends whose wedding I shot a few years ago. It was great to make those connections. I loved hearing how our worlds intertwine and really our big world isn’t so big after all. Thank you, Hyde Family, for being in front of my camera. You guys are an awesome family. I loved your energy and all the smiles. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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Mia! {1st Birthday} North Hollywood Event Photographer

Backyard parties are my vibe. There is something great about pulling all your friends together, getting some good food and hanging out. You can come as you are, bring something cold to drink and just enjoy the good company. That’s how Mia’s 1st Birthday was. Her mom did a great job of adding little bits of color from the living room to the back yard. It made everything inviting and exciting for the kids. There was a kid friendly snack table, adult friendly drinks, a blow up pool with lots of plastic balls inside (such a great idea!), a basket tied with balloons for a photo opt of your little if you chose, a water and sand station (cause kids like to get messy) and of course, a whole room between the living room and the backyard filled with toys for the littles to play with. It was awesome! I have seen a lot of 1st birthdays, but this one by far made it to my top 10. Excellent details, beautiful people, and a vibe that matches my own.

Thank you, Ricci Family, for asking me to capture such a great event. Mia is so darling and it was absolutely a joy to be there!

Till next time,

Lindsay

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Miranda and Anthony {Engaged!} Playa Vista Engagement Photographer

 

Ok, so this is Miranda and Anthony (or Banda as we like to call him). These two have been together forever and you can totally tell. He absolutely adores her and she is completely in loves with him, but not in the all-over-each-other kind of way. Instead there is a peacefulness and joy that emulates between them. It’s kind of amazing.

When they asked me to be their photographer for their wedding (well, Banda asked me by semi getting down on one knee…I mean come on, who can say no to that?), I was all in. I have known them both for the last few years. We all have worked together, laughed together and by the end of this year, we all be married. It’s going to be great!:)

I don’t know if you can tell through this scattered post, but I am just really excited about them, about their engagement session and about their wedding. I am excited because I know their story, and the love that’s between them will really only grow from this point. I am so excited about that. Thank you, Miranda and Anthony, for choosing me! I am so excited capture your guys’ story and honestly, 12/13/14 can’t get here soon enough! Love you guys!

XOXO,

Lindsay

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