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Meet the photographer,
Laurie Beth Ward

I'm going to be your third wheel on your wedding day, welcomed into your home to capture your precious new baby & interacting with your children!

I want you to feel comfortable and at ease with me.

I can't say for sure but TLC's a Wedding Story & Baby Story - played after school everyday - influenced my love of weddings and babies.

 

By high school I knew my profession would be in the arts. My mom said, "You always wanted markers, paints & paper." from a young age.

CREATIVITY has always been a strong part of me.

I love to LAUGH & SMILE!

Multiple weddings I've been told by guests

"You look like you truly love what you are doing!"

and when I hear that I'm glad it shows

...because I do truly love what I'm doing!

You don't need to be shy to share your proposal story.

Derek proposed to me in a car - I was driving.

It was simple and perfect, despite me asking "Is this for real?" over and over till I could find a place to pull over. He knew I was expecting it to be on our Florida trip just 3 weeks later.

When I'm not photographing newborns or weddings on the weekends, you can catch me being a "hot mess mom" - no makeup, sweats and a signature mom bun. My not so little ones are 7 & 4, and still trying to figure out that mom life. I like to be a “home improvement hero” always finding a DIY home project to spruce up our home, or moving decor around.

THIS OR THAT

CANON
OCEAN
ICED COFFEE
STAY HOME
MOVIES
VANILLA
NIKON
MOUNTAINS
TEA
GOING OUT

TV SHOWS
CHOCOLATE
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Your wedding day should
BE UNIQUE & YOU, a peak into mine!

My Wedding Day

Our wedding day wasn't held in a typical wedding venue location. The ceremony was held in the church I grew up in & my grandfather helped build. Following we had our wedding reception at

The Crayola Factory in Easton,

and to this day I do not regret it!

We did a butterfly release because​ in middle school, I wanted to be a lepidopterist - a butterfly scientist.

 

I jumped in a fountain after my wedding day & still one of my most memorable moments!

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Ennegram 4 - the individualist
Self-aware. Sensitive. Reserved.
Emotionally Ho
nest. Creative. Personal.

Kind Words
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Laurie's bubbly personality made us feel comfortable in front of the camera

She definitely goes above

and beyond and brings

our vision to life.

- Johanly

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FUN & PROFESSIONAL

Laurie made the whole day fun and carefree and made fun taking pictures a breeze with our wedding party!

- Sam & Jesse

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Laurie did such an amazing job at keeping our day organized & on track. Our photos turned out beautifully and everyone

had fun in the process!

- Lisa & John

My Family
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BIG FAMILY? NO PROBLEM,
This is my family

I'm one of 5 girls, and now our immediate family is a large party of 21.

I can promise you this that you do not need to be embarrassed or apologize for the size of your family or the way your children act at a photo session.

 

Previously I was a childcare teacher, and did the babysitting gig since I was 13 years old. I have experienced an array of personality & behavior.

The CHAOS & ENERGY is expected.

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