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Laura Ford Photos

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles

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Laura Ford Photos

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles

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I document weddings in a beautiful and unobtrusive manner. My highest priority is to capture the natural beauty and essence of a couple on their day. I do just enough 'guiding' and tailor my interactions based on each couples personality. I always have a consultation or engagement shoot with my couples before their wedding day to understand just what they are looking for and to make sure I’m the photographer to meet their needs.

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J
28 September 2019

Laura was so amazing. While she and her team can give you beautiful, traditional photos, she produced really incredible "in the moment" images. She captured all our favorite moments in the exact way we experienced it. She was such a delight to work with, professional and so much fun. I also had a lot of young children in my wedding party, which was probably chaotic for her and her team, but she handled all those crazy kids like a pro and I now have priceless images of my nieces and nephews! I recommend her whenever someone I know get engaged! More...

E
27 September 2019

Laura did both our engagement photos and our wedding at The Ruby Street in April 2019, and we couldn't be happier!We knew we loved Laura's style from looking at all the work she's done. But we were ultimately impressed by her overall demeanor. Her niceness. Her ability to capture so many special moments and the atmosphere of our wedding, all without becoming a bustling distraction the way that some photographers tend to.We got all we had hoped for and more from Laura, and give her the highest recommendation! More...

E
26 September 2019

Laura did both our engagement photos and our wedding at The Ruby Street in April 2019, and we couldn't be happier!We knew we loved Laura's style from looking at all the work she's done. But we were ultimately impressed by her overall demeanor. Her niceness. Her ability to capture so many special moments and the atmosphere of our wedding, all without becoming a bustling distraction the way that some photographers tend to.We got all we had hoped for and more from Laura, and give her the highest recommendation! More...

J
25 September 2019

I found Laura just from perusing Instagram. As soon as I saw all of those beautiful pictures on her profile I knew I had found the one. Her work is so vibrant and simply stunning.

Laura was extremely responsive right off the bat and even offered to meet with me while I was in LA visiting family. We chatted over coffee and I was immediately obsessed! She was engaging, personable and truly genuine.

Even after the contract was signed, Laura was always so responsive. You can tell she runs an organized business and is on top of everything. She makes you feel like a friend and not just a client.

Day of, Laura was punctual, patient and so sweet. We had a small wedding of 40 people and I am pretty sure Laura knew them all by name. All of my guests complimented her as well.

My husband and I did not have any particular poses in mind and we trusted her implicitly. Her cues were on point and she made us feel comfortable the entire time. As she was taking every picture, I kept thinking how I cannot wait to see all of them. I could tell then and there that they were going to be great!

We got married on a Saturday and had over 30 preview pictures just three days later. Just as I expected, they were PERFECT. Laura captured every single detail.

My best friend is getting married in 2020 and I am going to do everything in my power to have Laura there to shoot her wedding. My best friend and fiance are already on board! I cannot recommend Laura and her team enough.
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J
25 September 2019

I found Laura just from perusing Instagram. As soon as I saw all of those beautiful pictures on her profile I knew I had found the one. Her work is so vibrant and simply stunning. Laura was extremely responsive right off the bat and even offered to meet with me while I was in LA visiting family. We chatted over coffee and I was immediately obsessed! She was engaging, personable and truly genuine.Even after the contract was signed, Laura was always so responsive. You can tell she runs an organized business and is on top of everything. She makes you feel like a friend and not just a client.Day of, Laura was punctual, patient and so sweet. We had a small wedding of 40 people and I am pretty sure Laura knew them all by name. All of my guests complimented her as well. My husband and I did not have any particular poses in mind and we trusted her implicitly. Her cues were on point and she made us feel comfortable the entire time. As she was taking every picture, I kept thinking how I cannot wait to see all of them. I could tell then and there that they were going to be great!We got married on a Saturday and had over 30 preview pictures just three days later. Just as I expected, they were PERFECT. Laura captured every single detail. My best friend is getting married in 2020 and I am going to do everything in my power to have Laura there to shoot her wedding. My best friend and fiance are already on board! I cannot recommend Laura and her team enough. More...

A
26 March 2019

Laura is the BEST. Finding a photographer for our wedding was one of the most important things to me - photos are one of the only things you get to keep to remind you of your day after it has come and gone. I looked at lots of different photographers and spoke with 5 different people and I knew immediately when I talked to Laura and saw her work that she was the perfect fit for us.Laura is not only insanely talented, but she is also incredibly sweet and fun to work with. My husband and I legit had a blast doing our first look and taking photos before our wedding. Laura has a talent for understanding people. She gets to know you really quickly and is really good at picking up on what you like. She scouted out locations for our photos that were exactly what we were looking for without us even knowing it! She makes you feel comfortable behind the camera and is great at giving direction without making you feel posed. She is also great at wrangling family and friends; my husband's family is huge and she managed to get them all to cooperate for lots of family photos that turned out beautifully. She also did us a solid when our timeline ran later than we planned and stayed later than she had planned to capture a few photos of our friends and family getting down on the dance floor.We just got our previews back and looking at them made us feel like we were able to relive our day all over again. They're intimate, candid, and capture all of the little moments we loved about our day. They were exactly what we were hoping for! Thank you so much Laura for capturing our day so beautifully! More...

A
26 March 2019

Laura is the BEST. Finding a photographer for our wedding was one of the most important things to me - photos are one of the only things you get to keep to remind you of your day after it has come and gone. I looked at lots of different photographers and spoke with 5 different people and I knew immediately when I talked to Laura and saw her work that she was the perfect fit for us.

Laura is not only insanely talented, but she is also incredibly sweet and fun to work with. My husband and I legit had a blast doing our first look and taking photos before our wedding. Laura has a talent for understanding people. She gets to know you really quickly and is really good at picking up on what you like. She scouted out locations for our photos that were exactly what we were looking for without us even knowing it! She makes you feel comfortable behind the camera and is great at giving direction without making you feel posed. She is also great at wrangling family and friends; my husband's family is huge and she managed to get them all to cooperate for lots of family photos that turned out beautifully. She also did us a solid when our timeline ran later than we planned and stayed later than she had planned to capture a few photos of our friends and family getting down on the dance floor.

We just got our previews back and looking at them made us feel like we were able to relive our day all over again. They're intimate, candid, and capture all of the little moments we loved about our day. They were exactly what we were hoping for! Thank you so much Laura for capturing our day so beautifully!
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Z
26 February 2019

I had a quick and easy experience buying a truck. Best prices around and they don’t waste your time haggling. Straight shooters!

C
8 January 2019

My now husband and I were referred to Laura by a friend and we are SO happy we found her! She shot our wedding  (October 2018) and our engagement photos (May 2018) this passed year and we couldn't be happier with them! Not only is Laura amazingly talented, but she is also an absolute doll to work with and so easygoing! I get very uncomfortable in photos and she made me feel right at ease. Every time I look through our photos I smile and they bring back all the memories of our day!  We didn't hire a videographer which I regretted at first, but after looking through our photos I feel like we didn't need the video because Laura was that good at capturing every moment! Laura is a gem and we would recommend her over and over again for anyone's big day! More...

L
5 November 2018

I talked to a number of different photographers for our wedding before I sat down with Laura, and I immediately knew she was the right fit for us. I'm notoriously camera shy and the thought of being photographed all day during my wedding was flipping me out. But Laura had such a calm demeanor and a sense of fun about the whole thing. She has great energy and I knew she'd be a blast to shoot with. Her 'documentary style' portfolio was also really exciting to me. All the photos felt so natural and laid back while still being so gorgeous and perfectly lit. On the day, she was a fabulous creative force but was also such an amazing photo ninja. There were so many awesome photos I had no idea she even took! All of my friends/bridesmaids who had their photos done by her that day have said they want her to shoot their weddings, too! I have a feeling she's about to be SUPER busy! I wish I could give her 10,000 stars instead of just 5! More...

K
29 October 2018

Laura shot our wedding at the Ruby Street in August of 2018 and I just can't say enough nice things about her and her fabulous work. She's very hardworking and has such an amazing eye and way with people. She made all of our guests feel at ease and she dressed nice and blended in with the crowd even though she seemed to be everywhere at every moment! She didn't miss a thing! Beyond that, she was so NICE (a rare quality these days!) and very fun to be around and helped us feel relaxed enough to be ourselves and still get good photos! Overall, we just couldn't be happier with how our photos came out or our experience having Laura at our wedding. She's very good at what she does and went out of her way to make sure we got every shot on our list! She's the best! HIGHLY recommend! More...

S
29 October 2018

We LOVED working with Laura! She is super sweet and down to earth and her work is AMAZING! We are so happy with our engagement photos and our wedding photos. She captured all of the special moments and we just love looking at our photos. We would hire Laura again without hesitation. More...

K
18 October 2018

Laura (+ her very sweet sister as our 2nd shooter) photographed our wedding at the Ruby Street (very cute venue in Highland Park, CA) in August of 2018 and I just can't say enough nice things about her and her fabulous work. She's very hardworking and has such an amazing eye and way with people. She made all of our guests feel at ease and she dressed nice and blended in with the crowd even though she seemed to be everywhere at every moment! She didn't miss a thing! Beyond that, she was so NICE (a rare quality these days!) and very fun to be around and help us feel relaxed enough to be ourselves and still get good photos! Overall, we just couldn't be happier with how our photos came out or our experience having Laura at our wedding. She's very good at what she does and went out of her way to make sure we got every shot on our list! She's the best! HIGHLY recommend! More...

S
8 October 2018

Laura is an incredible photographer! My now-husband and I began planning our wedding from a different state, and Laura was quick, prompt, and very accommodating when it came to "e-meeting" us via Skype for an initial chat to talk about our wedding and what to expect. We loved the photos we saw in Laura's portfolio before meeting with her, and talking with her just solidified our decision to pick her as our photographer on the big day. She described her style at work, which was non-intrusive and thoughtful, which we loved, particularly being in a wedding party full of nerds and introverts! On the wedding day, Laura was an absolute master at herding people around for photos, thinking up creative ideas for shots and angles, and working quickly and, again, thoughtfully as she kept our timeline in mind throughout the day. Our wedding was just over a week ago, and she sent us several previews just a few days after the wedding that had us in awe. My husband, who was perhaps the most camera-phobic of us all, had a huge smile on his face as he was going through the preview shots she sent us and commented on how great Laura was. After the wedding, I had a few guests comment to me on how impressed they were with Laura's "ninja-like" skills at the event -- she had a great sense of where to be and when, so she was able to capture so many great shots. We can't wait to see the full gallery when it's ready, and we highly recommend Laura if you're considering her as a photographer for her beautiful work, conscientious nature, and quick work on her feet! We can't thank her enough! More...

A
3 September 2018

We booked Laura for our August wedding and we are so glad we did. First of all, she's got such a friendly and warm energy that she makes posing for photos fun. Not stiff or posed, she makes it feel natural and brings out your personality. She's super organized and consults with you in advance on a comprehensive list of all the people you want to get photos with, and then thoroughly checks off the list throughout the course of the day. She's got a great eye and a playful sense of fun that shines through in her work.  Looking through her photos allows us to experience the best of our wedding day. More...

R
9 August 2018

Booking Laura Ford as our photographer was the best wedding decision we made!  I initially thought I didn't care that much about my wedding photos and I just wanted to make sure that we got the essential shots.  But once I started researching and talking to different photographers, I realized that: (1) even people with zero photography knowledge like me can see big differences between wedding photographers' finished product; and (2) it is just as important that your photographer create beautiful pictures as it is for them to have a positive and supportive, yet assertive, presence that will make you and your friends and family feel comfortable on a chaotic day while also making sure to get all the shots you want.  Laura is all of these things and her photos are just incredible.  Laura and her assistant at my wedding, Todd, were super professional and smart but also had the best attitudes ever.  We were on a tight timeline, had very large wedding parties and families, and had a lot of different shots we really cared about getting.  Laura was in control the whole time to basically herd cats for our posed shots, and she and Todd discreetly moved around the ceremony and reception to get amazing candid shots of us and our guests in her beautiful and unique style.  From distracting the kids to keep them from running to their parents taking posed pictures, to taking what has been unanimously dubbed the best picture ever of my husband's 95-year-old grandma (on the dance floor), Laura is just the best.  We are truly blown away by our photos and everyone who sees them agrees.  She captured the day perfectly and added to it with her awesome personality!  Thank you Laura Ford Photos! More...

C
8 August 2018

Laura is amazing. We've only gotten a small package of our photos back and they look incredible. I'll update this when we get them all. First of all, she's a breeze to work with. She's sweet and lovely. She kept the kids (there are a lot in our family) entertained and kept the adults smiling. She nailed the entire list we gave to her ahead of time of what shots we wanted and I know she snapped a ton of candid shots that are going to be amazing. Her pictures speak for themselves so I won't speak to them here. What I will say are the things that are super important to me:1. She took the time to try to learn everyone's names, there are 30 in our immediate families and she was doing a great job and remembering people.2. She is just fun. It's so much better to work with someone who you genuinely enjoy being around. I've taken my fair share of headshots over the years and I wish I knew about Laura back then. I know, from our sample size and our conversations that night, that she was spending the time to figure out what was important to us.3. She dresses nice. It's always so weird to me when you hire someone to come to your wedding and they show up in some ratty outfit they scraped off their floor that morning. She blended in with the group...it's so important. And now that I've implanted this into your brain you'll forever notice the vendors who screw up this, seemingly, easy task.4. It was in the mid-90's. Super hot. It was even humid...which was not fair. So she kept things moving, she made sure to take the temperature of the people she was shooting (not literally) and move on from one group to the next when it was clear that the heat was dragging someone down.5. She brought her sister as a 2nd shooter. I don't know how often that happens or even what we paid for it, but I feel as though I should mention that her sister was also wonderful, sweet, and well dressed (it's really a sticking point for me.) 6. My entire family complimented us on our choice, saying how wonderful she was and how nice it was to see her smiling when not shooting. She never gave any impression other than that she was very happy to be there.7. She really seemed to understand our wants.8. The test shots are gorgeous. Okay, I said I wouldn't talk about the pictures but just real quick, she made me look good. My wife always looks amazing but I looked good once in 1995 and I haven't looked good since that day. Yet, somehow she made me look good. Maybe even great!9. All of my friends are comedians (not in the "they're funny" sense, I mean they all go on stage and say funny things at people) and she dealt with us with aplomb despite the overwhelming confluence of larger than life personalities. 10. Most importantly; my wife is very happy. More...

M
1 July 2018

So many wonderful things to say about Laura! I was so comfortable from the first minute we met! She shot a beautiful engagement shoot of my husband and I at the Union Station in LA. All the pictures were flawless, it was so hard to pick my favorite one. Communication with Laura was easy and she was very responsive. The day of the wedding was perfect. Everything ran smoothly. Laura really took control, however she was never aggressive or pushy. She was able to share with me some of the shots from the wedding and they were nothing but AMAZING!!! People thought the photos came out of magazines, I can't wait to see them all! If you are looking for a photographer, look no further. I love her vision and her beautiful work.! More...

C
1 July 2018

We absolutely loved working with Laura! She has such a great energy and is extremely reliable and professional. We set up an in person meeting at first to make sure we clicked and then had follow up emails and phone calls leading up to the big day. We hired her to do an extended day to be able to capture the getting ready moments and she stayed all the way to our last dance. Her photography style truly captures the moments of our wedding and makes it easy for us to be able to relive it. Laura has a very artistic eye, which is extremely refreshing in wedding photography. Our guests even told me how impressed they were with how she was able to get all the shots while staying in the background and not taking away from the moment. We could not be more pleased with our photos and look forward to having an opportunity to work with her again. More...

C
26 June 2018

We absolutely loved working with Laura!  She has such a great energy and is extremely reliable and professional. We set up an in person meeting at first to make sure we clicked and then had follow up emails and phone calls leading up to the big day. We hired her to do an extended day to be able to capture the getting ready moments and she stayed all the way to our last dance. Her photography style truly captured the moments of our wedding and makes it easy for us to be able to relive it. Laura has a very artistic eye, which is extremely refreshing in wedding photography. Our guests even told me how impressed they were with how she was able to get all the shots while staying in the background and not taking away from the moment. We could not be more pleased with our photos and look forward to having an opportunity to work with her again. More...

K
27 May 2018

Laura is the best! Our wedding took place in Topanga Canyon, but we live in Boston so it was important to us that our vendors were easy to work/plan with remotely. Laura was so responsive over email, quick to set up phone calls when needed, and we trusted her immediately -- even across the country.Laura obviously takes amazing photos (you can check that out on her website), but I think her biggest value add is in her personality. She is so pleasant to be around, and got along with all of our guests, family, and vendors. I wasn't great about knowing which pictures I wanted taken (of people, things, etc.) and she just jumped in there and took every shot I didn't know I wanted. I didn't have to give her any direction at all. Also, I was pretty nervous about having all of the attention on me on my wedding day, and she did a great job of guiding my husband and I through pictures (but not too much), in a really comfortable way. It's also worth noting that the Laura's assistant also had an amazing attitude (she was smiling ALL day) and took great photos! We can't recommend Laura enough, so if you're thinking about her, go for it! More...

J
27 May 2018

Laura is simply incredible.I spent a lot of time looking at galleries on wedding photographers' sites, and what drew me to Laura was how her photos made me feel. I'd be looking at a complete stranger's wedding and getting teary eyed. Her work is beautiful. When we met her in person for a consultation, we were completely sold. She's so sincere and sweet and calm - the exact type of person you want to have around on your wedding day!On the day of, Laura and Sarah (her sister and second shooter) were on time and super organized. We walked all over the Arts District in the July heat, and they were so good at finding the perfect spots for pictures. During the wedding, they made us and our guests feel comfortable and were totally stealthy and inconspicuous.And the pictures themselves! Oh my god! Laura has an uncanny ability to photograph the tiny details and moments that you'd never think of as photo-worthy but that end up becoming your absolute favorite pictures. I have tons of amazing pictures with my husband and our families, but I also have beautiful pictures of all of our guests, the venue, and all the small details we worked so hard on. The pictures capture how incredibly happy and fun the day was. We are so thrilled that we worked with Laura and cannot recommend her highly enough.p.s. She also shot our engagement pictures, and they are really great. More...

P
27 May 2018

Laura and Alejandra are seriously the sweetest people around. As a wedding coordinator, I love when my couples spend the extra time to vet and really choose vendors carefully and well to make sure their special day is truly amazing. I'm so happy Michelle + Mark chose Laura! Her work is clean, gorgeous and most of all she captures the radiant feelings and the love into a beautiful picture. I was SO excited to work with them as soon as I got some sneak peaks of our couple's engagement session. Working with Laura the day of the wedding was the absolute best. She is sweet and kind, but she will also hustle to make sure she gets those amazing pictures of the most important moments. I knew she had a wedding to do the next day after the wedding we worked on together, and she still produced a handful of sneak peaks on Monday! These photos were of beautiful quality, edited with a very nice touch and just overall captured the couple's day in such a gorgeous light. She quickly made herself into my top 3 photography vendors I will always recommend. I cannot wait to work more weddings with her in the future! She is truly the absolute sweetest and best! More...

M
27 May 2018

Laura has a gift for capturing moments naturally as they unfold. Her pictures tell the story of our wedding day in the best way possible, with candid moments of joy, happiness, and heartwarming feels in every shot. One thing that is so fascinating about Laura is you hardly know she is there! She is truly a fly on the wall as she works--not interrupting even the most intimate moments but managing to capture them all the same. She also took the time to meet with us well before wedding day to get to know us better as a couple. Closer to wedding day she asked us questions to help surprise us with personal stories or inside jokes my husband and I share to elicit a true smile in an otherwise posed moment. Her attention to detail in capturing the big, and minute moments combined, is invaluable on a day that goes by so quickly that those details are often hard to appreciate on your own. If you have any doubts about Laura I urge you to leave them behind! You will not regret working with her--you only have this one day to capture precious moments that will last a lifetime! Thank you Laura!! More...

T
23 May 2018

Getting high quality photos was super important to us so we looked at a ton of photographer websites in our search. We also wanted someone that was easy to work with that would capture everything without being obtrusive. Laura was an absolute delight to work with! We found her through the recommendation of a co-worker and she had just the style we were looking for. Our photos have a bright, happy look to them with just the right mix of posed and candid shots. Laura suggested things to us throughout the day and was very efficient when it came to getting family photos done. We ended up with 1200+ shots and love every one of them! It's hard to capture everything, but we think Laura and her assistant did an amazing job. Highly recommended!! More...

S
22 January 2018

Could not have imagined having a better photographer than Laura - she was professional, efficient, and generally just a fantastic person to work with. We're so enthralled and blown away with the final results! More...

E
26 November 2017

Laura was incredible. The photos were absolutely beautiful. We could not have asked for a more amazing photographer for our special day!!

E
26 November 2017

Laura was incredible. The photos were absolutely beautiful. We could not have asked for a more amazing photographer for our special day!!

B
20 September 2017

Laura is an absolutely phenomenal photographer and person! She was professional, punctual, responsive, and had such a friendly and welcoming demeanor. She is so talented at what she does and I could not have asked for a better experience! Thanks for everything, Laura! :) More...

B
19 September 2017

Laura is an absolutely phenomenal photographer and person! She was professional, punctual, responsive, and had such a friendly and welcoming demeanor. She is so talented at what she does and I could not have asked for a better experience! Thanks for everything, Laura! :) More...

G
4 September 2017

It is impossible to overstate how much we LOVE Laura Ford! Photography was one of the most important parts of our wedding, so we started searching for a great photographer early in our wedding-planning process. We loved Laura's photojournalism style: from her portfolio, we saw that she's great at capturing fleeting candid moments that encapsulate the joy of the day. We also loved how her photos were not heavily filtered. Her photos looked fresh and modern, yet paradoxically also timeless and classic. We knew we wanted to have Laura as our photographer, so we set up a meeting with her before booking our venue. Within ten seconds of meeting her, we knew she was the one. She was so warm, fun, friendly, and approachable, but still extremely professional. Some wedding vendors can make you feel like you're just going down a factory production line with no personal interest, but Laura wasn't like that at all. She showed genuine interest in us and made us feel valued. We did an engagement shoot with Laura so that we could get to know her style better and get comfortable posing for photos together. We found a somewhat secluded area of Griffith Park that had a variety of backgrounds, and spent two hours there. Laura immediately put us at ease when we began the photo shoot. By the end, we realized that we had been laughing a lot and having fun. She very promptly gave us a couple of sneak-peek photos, and then sent the entire set of photos soon after. We were so thrilled with her photos! Laura then asked us to tell her our favorite photos to give her an idea of styles to focus on for the wedding day, which was a nice touch.Before the wedding, Laura gave us a very thoughtful questionnaire, which reaffirmed to us just how organized and professional she is. The questionnaire asked for a range of information, such as members of the wedding party, vendor names, a list of requested photos (e.g., high school friends, individual shots with parents, etc.), the wedding-day timeline, etc. In keeping with our entire experience with Laura up to that point, she came to the bridal getting-ready location on time and completely prepared (her assistant, Todd, did the same for the groomsmen). Seeing her again on the wedding day was like seeing an old friend rather than a vendor. She was so personable with everyone and got straight to work taking photos without being intrusive. At the wedding venue, she continued to be impossibly present at all places, capturing all moments, seeing all opportunities for an interesting angle or background. We felt completely relaxed with her, and from the first few sneak-peek photos we've seen, we are so confident that Laura Ford was the best photographer for our wedding. Since we aren't planning on having another wedding, we'll have to think of other events to hire Laura for, because we just love her and her work so much! More...

G
4 September 2017

It's impossible to overstate how much we LOVE Laura Ford! Photography was one of the most important parts of our wedding, so we started looking for a great photographer early in our wedding planning. We love Laura’s photojournalism style: she’s great at capturing fleeting candid moments that convey the joy of the day. We also loved how her photos are not heavily filtered; they look fresh & modern, yet paradoxically also timeless & classic. We met with her before booking our venue, and immediately knew she was the one. She was so warm, fun, friendly, and approachable, but still extremely professional. Some wedding vendors can make you feel like you’re just going down a factory production line with no personal interest, but Laura wasn't like that at all. She showed genuine interest in us and made us feel valued.

We did engagement photos with Laura so that we could get to know her style better and get comfortable posing for photos. Laura immediately put us at ease when we began the photo shoot. We laughed a lot and had a ton of fun. She very promptly gave us a couple of preview photos, and then sent the entire set of photos soon after. We were so thrilled with her photos! Laura then asked us to tell her our favorite photos to give her an idea of styles to focus on for the wedding day, which was a nice touch. Leading up to the wedding, Laura gave us a very thoughtful questionnaire, reaffirming just how organized and professional she is.

In keeping with our entire experience with Laura up to that point, she came to the bridal getting-ready location on time and completely prepared (her assistant, Todd, did the same for the groomsmen). Seeing her again was like seeing an old friend rather than a vendor. At the wedding venue, she continued to be impossibly present at all places, capturing all moments, seeing all opportunities for an interesting angle or background. We love the preview photos she already sent us! We're now looking for excuses to work with her again!
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S
31 August 2017

I am in love with my photos from Laura! From the beginning, I knew Laura would be a low-key presence with an eye for the candid moments and tiny details of the day. My husband and I are both journalists, so having more of a photojournalist approach was perfect for us. Laura managed to stay in the background, while capturing every moment. Having a second photographer on her team was also so valuable, and made her pricing that much more competitive with other vendors. Between the two of them they were able to cover both of us getting ready with our guys/ gals, first look, several angles of the ceremony, and helped us get all the requisite family photos and portraits done while also having loads of guest shots. The photos came back edited in an easy-to-use online album within weeks, and they are just stunning. The colors pop, there's crispness and fades in all the right places, and they show all of the emotion and fun of the day. Highly recommend! More...

S
31 August 2017

I am in love with my photos from Laura! From the beginning, I knew Laura would be a low-key presence with an eye for the candid moments and tiny details of the day. My husband and I are both journalists, so having more of a photojournalist approach was perfect for us. Laura managed to stay in the background, while capturing every moment. Having a second photographer on her team was also so valuable, and made her pricing that much more competitive with other vendors. Between the two of them they were able to cover both of us getting ready with our guys/ gals, several angles of the ceremony, and helped us get all the requisite family photos done while also having loads of guest shots. The photos came back edited in an easy-to-use online album within weeks, and they are just stunning. The colors pop, there's crispness and fades in all the right places, and they show all of the emotion and fun of the day. Highly recommend! More...

K
29 August 2017

Laura is the best! Our wedding took place in Topanga Canyon, but we live in Boston so it was important to us that our vendors were easy to work/plan with remotely. Laura was so responsive over email, quick to set up phone calls when needed, and we trusted her immediately -- even across the country.Laura obviously takes amazing photos (you can check that out on her website), but I think her biggest value add is in her personality. She is so pleasant to be around, and got along with all of our guests, family, and vendors. I wasn't great about knowing which pictures I wanted taken (of people, things, etc.) and she just jumped in there and took every shot I didn't know I wanted. I didn't have to give her any direction at all. Also, I was pretty nervous about having all of the attention on me on my wedding day, and she did a great job of guiding my husband and I through pictures (but not too much), in a really comfortable way. It's also worth noting that the Laura's assistant also had an amazing attitude (she was smiling ALL day) and took great photos! We can't recommend Laura enough, so if you're thinking about her, go for it! More...

J
25 August 2017

Laura is simply incredible.

I spent a lot of time looking at galleries on wedding photographers' sites, and what drew me to Laura was how her photos made me feel. I'd be looking at a complete stranger's wedding and getting teary eyed. Her work is beautiful. When we met her in person for a consultation, we were completely sold. She's so sincere and sweet and calm - the exact type of person you want to have around on your wedding day!

On the day of, Laura and Sarah (her sister and second shooter) were on time and super organized. We walked all over the Arts District in the July heat, and they were so good at finding the perfect spots for pictures. During the wedding, they made us and our guests feel comfortable and were totally stealthy and inconspicuous.

And the pictures themselves! Oh my god! Laura has an uncanny ability to photograph the tiny details and moments that you'd never think of as photo-worthy but that end up becoming your absolute favorite pictures. I have tons of amazing pictures with my husband and our families, but I also have beautiful pictures of all of our guests, the venue, and all the small details we worked so hard on. The pictures capture how incredibly happy and fun the day was. We are so thrilled that we worked with Laura and cannot recommend her highly enough.

p.s. She also shot our engagement pictures, and they are really great.
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J
24 August 2017

Laura is simply incredible.I spent a lot of time looking at galleries on wedding photographers' sites, and what drew me to Laura was how her photos made me feel. I'd be looking at a complete stranger's wedding and getting teary eyed. Her work is beautiful. When we met her in person for a consultation, we were completely sold. She's so sincere and sweet and calm - the exact type of person you want to have around on your wedding day!On the day of, Laura and Sarah (her sister and second shooter) were on time and super organized. We walked all over the Arts District in the July heat, and they were so good at finding the perfect spots for pictures. During the wedding, they made us and our guests feel comfortable and were totally stealthy and inconspicuous.And the pictures themselves! Oh my god! Laura has an uncanny ability to photograph the tiny details and moments that you'd never think of as photo-worthy but that end up becoming your absolute favorite pictures. I have tons of amazing pictures with my husband and our families, but I also have beautiful pictures of all of our guests, the venue, and all the small details we worked so hard on. The pictures capture how incredibly happy and fun the day was. We are so thrilled that we worked with Laura and cannot recommend her highly enough.p.s. She also shot our engagement pictures, and they are really great. More...

B
13 August 2017

Laura Ford was a major factor in making our wedding absolutely perfect, and we can't advise you strongly enough to allow her to do the same for yours. She is professional, creative, caring, patient, persistent, a joy to work with, really really smart and resourceful - and did we mention she's an amazing photographer? Every aspect of our experience with her was perfect. Rather than provide a run-through of the day, here are some highlights: 1) She understands the nuances of the event. For example, next to our chuppah, we had a table with photos of our late grandparents. In several key moments, she pulled out just enough to include them, without our having to mention it. 2) She finds tiny details that others don't see - whether an alcove in a wall, a pattern in a carpet or a view of a guest through the flames of a fireplace - that elevate the photos to the level of art, while avoiding clichés.3) She provided two  assistants, one of which was her very talented sister, Sarah! Sarah used an actual non-digital film camera to give us variety (only after making sure we were okay with that).4) She covers everything and everyone. Somehow, she managed to shoot all our guests, most with shots that totally captured their individual personalities. 5) Before the wedding, we told her we wanted to replicate several staged photos from the groom's parents' wedding album. She stored the original shots on her camera, grabbed us throughout the day and directed us into perfect replicas of all of them. She even found a dial telephone that happened to be at the venue, which she used to replicate a photo with a telephone in it! 6) We are not the most photogenic people in the world, yet she was able to take shot after shot that captured us at our best. As the bride, I was very nervous about how I would look in the pictures, but Laura and Sarah somehow captured my personality and I couldn't have been happier with the end result! 7) We discovered that wedding photography involves getting mushy in front of the camera - something we weren't used to. She made us feel comfortable and got us beyond our camera-shyness, giving us many great smooching and nuzzling shots from which to choose. 8) She was totally collaborative, brainstorming with us and making sure to ask us what we wanted before the wedding, and executing it during the wedding. 9) Her photos just pop; the subject matter, composition, colors, lighting and focus all coming together to create images that capture the emotion of the day. 10) We could go on and on, but we'll end with one final point. We're sure there are many talented photographers out there, but what stood out about Laura was this: Rather than create a slick by-the-numbers record of a typical wedding, she intuitively grasped what made our wedding unique and captured it on film, giving us and our family and friends the opportunity to relive the actual experience over and over again. Thank you Laura! More...

J
13 August 2017

Laura Ford was a major factor in making our wedding absolutely perfect, and we can’t advise you strongly enough to allow her to do the same for yours. She is professional, creative, caring, patient, persistent, a joy to work with, really really smart and resourceful – and did we mention she’s an amazing photographer? Every aspect of our experience with her was perfect.

Rather than provide a run-through of the day, here are some highlights:

1) She understands the nuances of the event. For example, next to our chuppah, we had a table with photos of our late grandparents. In several key moments, she pulled out just enough to include them, without our having to mention it.

2) She finds tiny details that others don’t see – whether an alcove in a wall, a pattern in a carpet or a view of a guest through the flames of a fireplace – that elevate the photos to the level of art, while avoiding clichés.

3) She provided two assistants, one of which was her very talented sister, Sarah! Sarah used an actual non-digital film camera to give us variety (only after making sure we were okay with that).

4) She covers everything and everyone. Somehow, she managed to shoot all our guests, most with shots that totally captured their individual personalities.

5) Before the wedding, we told her we wanted to replicate several staged photos from the groom’s parents’ wedding album. She stored the original shots on her camera, grabbed us throughout the day and directed us into perfect replicas of all of them. She even found a dial telephone that happened to be at the venue, which she used to replicate a photo with a telephone in it!

6) We are not the most photogenic people in the world, yet she was able to take shot after shot that captured us at our best. As the bride, I was very nervous about how I would look in the pictures, but Laura and Sarah somehow captured my personality and I couldn't have been happier with the end result!

7) We discovered that wedding photography involve
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C
11 August 2017

Laura and Alejandra are seriously the sweetest people around. As a wedding coordinator, I love when my couples spend the extra time to vet and really choose vendors carefully and well to make sure their special day is truly amazing. I'm so happy Michelle + Mark chose Laura! Her work is clean, gorgeous and most of all she captures the radiant feelings and the love into a beautiful picture. I was SO excited to work with them as soon as I got some sneak peaks of our couple's engagement session. Working with Laura the day of the wedding was the absolute best. She is sweet and kind, but she will also hustle to make sure she gets those amazing pictures of the most important moments. I knew she had a wedding to do the next day after the wedding we worked on together, and she still produced a handful of sneak peaks on Monday! These photos were of beautiful quality, edited with a very nice touch and just overall captured the couple's day in such a gorgeous light. She quickly made herself into my top 3 photography vendors I will always recommend. I cannot wait to work more weddings with her in the future! She is truly the absolute sweetest and best! More...

V
18 June 2017

Laura is an absolute pleasure to work with all around. Not only did our pictures turned out fantastic (she always managed to capture the most perfect candid shots filled with emotion which was exactly what we were looking for), she also made the entire process during our engagement shoot and wedding date really fun and laid back. Would highly recommend if you're looking for spectacular wedding photos from someone very reliable! More...

V
18 June 2017

Laura is an absolute pleasure to work with all around. Not only did our pictures turned out fantastic (she always managed to capture the most perfect candid shots filled with emotion which was exactly what we were looking for), she also made the entire process during our engagement shoot and wedding date really fun and laid back. Would highly recommend if you're looking for spectacular wedding photos from someone very reliable! More...

J
27 May 2017

Laura was amazing from start to finish as our wedding photographer. She listened to us and understood what we were looking for from the very first consultation, through our wedding day and the delivery of the photos afterward. She was always professional but also extremely kind and genuine throughout the process.On our wedding day Laura did an amazing job of organizing everyone for photos and directing us to get the best shots. She was not at all intrusive, but captured every aspect of our wedding day beautifully. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for amazing photos and the best possible experience. More...

B
20 May 2017

Incredible! My wife and I could not be happier with how well how photos turned out. On top of being 100% professional, courteous, and unique in her own style, Laura is what we needed most: someone we, as well as our guests, could be comfortable around. We decided our wedding photos would be one of the most cherished memories we would have for our future and with Laura, not only did we secure that, but the photos look kickass. Huge props to her team as well. Highly recommend booking an engagement photo shoot too. More...

L
3 April 2017

Laura was so incredible to work with, and her work is absolutely phenomenal. We found Laura on the Knot, and we were immediately in love with her work. Her style is so unique and captures the beauty of the details with the happiness of the people. In person, she is even more lovely. She's very easy going and calm. She helped wrangle all of our party into great group photos and always seemed one step ahead of us for important shots. We are so incredibly pleased with her work - she captured our wedding in truly stunning photos. She was also great to plan with - very accessible and flexible. She even fit in a bridal shoot for me last minute the week of the wedding. Can't recommend Laura enough. More...

L
12 January 2017

Choosing Laura as our photographer was such an easy choice for us to make. As an art director and former wedding coordinator, I already knew what to look for in a photographer: friendly, responsive, organized, bright & easy documentary style, and someone my husband and I could have a drink with. Moreover, we needed someone who could travel between Chicago and Orange County. We really wanted our engagement photos in Chicago, our beloved home and city, but we also wanted the same photographer to shoot our wedding in CA. We were so happy to find that Laura regularly travels between both locations!

Laura's kind, laid-back demeanor immediately put us at ease in front of the camera. My husband and I are typically uncomfortable in front of the camera, but she helped us live in the moment and let our walls down—which made for much better photos (engagement and wedding)! During our wedding, Laura kept a close eye on our day-of itinerary and helped us stay on track without making us or our bridal party feel rushed. She was patient during our family photos, and was almost invisible throughout the day while she captured our wedding. Our family members and guests raved about how refreshing it was to attend a wedding where the photographer just let them enjoy the wedding.

My husband and I loved working with Laura and we cannot recommend her enough. We will cherish our photos forever. She captured so many lovely details and moments that we missed on the day of. Thanks to Laura, we'll be able to look back on those moments for years to come. Do yourself a favor and book Laura right away. Take it from someone with high standards for photography AND wedding vendors—Laura is just the BEST.
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A
9 January 2017

Laura Ford...incredible! My husband and I could not be happier with our photos! Laura was very easy to communicate with, she met with us personally before our wedding to go over details, and was so easy to work with. As two people who are not used to being photographed, Laura made us feel so comfortable and the photos came out beautiful...we looked GOOD : ) She got so many great candid shots in addition to the posed family shots we wanted. Thank you Laura! More...

A
8 January 2017

Laura Ford...incredible!  My husband and I could not be happier with our photos!  Laura was very easy to communicate with, she met with us personally before our wedding to go over details, and was so easy to work with.  As two people who are not used to being photographed, Laura made us feel so comfortable and the photos came out beautiful...we looked GOOD : )  She got so many great candid shots in addition to the posed family shots we wanted.  Thank you Laura! More...

B
6 January 2017

From our first conversation with her to the final picture set, Laura was awesome to work with!!! Her professionalism, friendliness and creativity all shown through during our time spent with her and the photos she took. We couldn't recommend her more highly! -Ben and Laura Adams More...

L
5 January 2017

From our first conversation with her to the final picture set, Laura was awesome to work with!!! Her professionalism, friendliness and creativity all shown through during our time spent with her and the photos she took. We couldn't recommend her more highly! -Ben and Laura Adams More...

R
3 January 2017

Loved our Photographer! Laura is a spectacular photographer. My husband and I eloped and she photographed us at the Santa Barbara court house and in a ranch setting in Solvang. It was an intimate day and I felt very comfortable with her. She has a lovely personality and we highly recommend her. We love our photos and are relieved that we chose someone who is professional and very artistic. Thank you Laura for the lifetime memories. More...

R
3 January 2017

Loved our Photographer! Laura is a spectacular photographer. My husband and I eloped in October 2016 and she photographed us at the court house and in a ranch setting in Solvang. It was an intimate day and I felt very comfortable with her. She has a lovely personality and we highly recommend her. We love our photos and are relieved that we chose someone who is professional and very artistic. Thank you Laura for the lifetime memories. More...

J
15 October 2016

We really cannot say enough amazing things about Laura, who did our engagement shoot and our wedding.  A wedding is such a deeply personal thing that there are really two components to choosing someone to be such a huge part of such an important day, and Laura was absolutely the best choice on EVERY metric. THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Laura was extremely available and thoughtful even before we booked with her - we immediately liked her when we met her, because she was so easy to talk to, showed interest in getting to know us, and had such thoughtful questions.  Laura fit in so easily to our wedding day.  She was a total joy to work with and made the process totally easy and stress-free on a day when EVERYTHING else was stressful.  Her amazingly positive and sweet attitude really helped calm me down when we faced some family drama, and that personal touch is what took her from being a great wedding photographer to a truly incredible wedding photographer.THE PHOTOS: I honestly cannot say this enough: I am absolutely obsessed with our wedding and engagement photos.  For our engagement shoot, Laura captured our personalities in just two short hours, and the photos were the best we'd ever had of ourselves - UNTIL OUR WEDDING DAY.  The thousand+ photos shared with us from our big day are stunning.  Her careful attention to detail and her thoughtfulness show through in her photography style.  The focus is on the PEOPLE, and most importantly, NOT just the bride and groom.  There are lovely photos of almost everyone who attended our wedding (how did she even DO that?!) and it was so great to see moments I missed.  She was so patient as we went through many different family formations, and we are so lucky to have such a stunning set of photographs.  The photography is so beautiful, and I know that my family and my husband and I will treasure these photos forever. More...

J
15 October 2016

We really cannot say enough amazing things about Laura, who did our engagement shoot and our wedding. A wedding is such a deeply personal thing that there are really two components to choosing someone to be such a huge part of such an important day, and Laura was absolutely the best choice on EVERY metric.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Laura was extremely available and thoughtful even before we booked with her - we immediately liked her when we met her, because she was so easy to talk to, showed interest in getting to know us, and had such thoughtful questions. Laura fit in so easily to our wedding day. She was a total joy to work with and made the process totally easy and stress-free on a day when EVERYTHING else was stressful. Her amazingly positive and sweet attitude really helped calm me down when we faced some family drama, and that personal touch is what took her from being a great wedding photographer to a truly incredible wedding photographer.

THE PHOTOS: I honestly cannot say this enough: I am absolutely obsessed with our wedding and engagement photos. For our engagement shoot, Laura captured our personalities in just two short hours, and the photos were the best we'd ever had of ourselves - UNTIL OUR WEDDING DAY. The thousand+ photos shared with us from our big day are stunning. Her careful attention to detail and her thoughtfulness show through in her photography style. The focus is on the PEOPLE, and most importantly, NOT just the bride and groom. There are lovely photos of almost everyone who attended our wedding (how did she even DO that?!) and it was so great to see moments I missed. She was so patient as we went through many different family formations, and we are so lucky to have such a stunning set of photographs. The photography is so beautiful, and I know that my family and my husband and I will treasure these photos forever.
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A
25 September 2016

Laura photographed our wedding this past August in La Jolla and she was incredible to work with. I am not a natural in front of the camera, and Laura was able to make me loosen up and feel comfortable with the entire process.  She has a great eye and captured so many fantastic shots.  Laura herself is very sweet and fun to work with.  She is extremely talented, very responsive, and prices were reasonable.  I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a photographer.I was also on the fence about whether to do an engagement photo session.  We eventually decided to go ahead and do engagement photos, and were so glad we did.  We got to know Laura, have fun with her before the wedding, and get used to her shooting style.  We have so many photos we loved from the engagement session, as well as the wedding.  I knew we had made the right choice in choosing Laura as our wedding photographer as soon as the engagement shoot was over, and this was confirmed once we saw our engagement photos.  It was such a relief going into our wedding knowing that Laura would capture awesome photos of our day. More...

A
25 September 2016

Laura photographed our wedding this past August in La Jolla and she was incredible to work with. I am not a natural in front of the camera, and Laura was able to make me loosen up and feel comfortable with the entire process. She has a great eye and captured so many fantastic shots. Laura herself is very sweet and fun to work with. She is extremely talented, very responsive, and prices were reasonable. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a photographer.

I was also on the fence about whether to do an engagement photo session. We eventually decided to go ahead and do engagement photos, and were so glad we did. We got to know Laura, have fun with her before the wedding, and get used to her shooting style. We have so many photos we loved from the engagement session, as well as the wedding. I knew we had made the right choice in choosing Laura as our wedding photographer as soon as the engagement shoot was over, and this was confirmed once we saw our engagement photos. It was such a relief going into our wedding knowing that Laura would capture awesome photos of our day.
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J
23 August 2016

Laura was amazing from start to finish as our wedding photographer. She listened to us and understood what we were looking for from the very first consultation, through our wedding day and the delivery of the photos afterward. She was always professional but also extremely kind and genuine throughout the process.On our wedding day Laura did an amazing job of organizing everyone for photos and directing us to get the best shots. She was not at all intrusive, but captured every aspect of our wedding day beautifully. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for amazing photos and the best possible experience. More...

C
12 July 2016

I would look at her work, it really fit what I wanted and when I talked to her, I knew she had the right attitude and personality.

L
11 July 2016

Laura is absolutely fabulous! She's super professional and always responded quickly to my emails/texts. She's passionate about and loves what she does, and pays such close attention to detail-- and it shows in every photo. Not to mention she's incredibly sweet and friendly!
Me and my husband are not photogenic people and he HATES having his pictures taken, but she worked great with us and we both looked great in all the pictures :)
All of my family and friends kept commenting on how great of a job she did--and how sweet she was to everyone at the wedding!--
I could go on all day about how great she is. Worth every dollar and MORE! Definitely going to recommend her to all my friends who are getting engaged and married =)
Thank you, Laura!!!
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M
8 July 2016

Laura is a wonderful photographer. She has a knack for capturing the most beautiful moments and for making you look your best. We truly enjoyed working with her at our wedding and for our engagement shoot. She is easy to work with, never intrusive, and such a sweetheart. She'll put you and your friends and family right at ease with her thoughtful and gentle approach to taking photos. More...

M
3 February 2016

Our friends had Laura Ford photograph their wedding and the photos were absolutely stunning! So when my now husband and I got engaged, it was basically a no brainer. We had to meet her! From the moment we first met her it was basically love at first sight. Not only is she extremely talented with the camera, but she is also very professional while at the same time being very down to earth. You can tell she is very passionate about what she does and that was very important to us. She captured our special day just perfectly. She made sure we got all the posed pictures just right, but she also captured the most beautiful candid moments (which were personally my favorite out of the bunch) She just nailed it! With all the stressful things that come with planning a wedding, choosing Laura Ford will not be one of them. I guarantee it. I challenge you to look up her work on her website. The pictures speak for themselves :) More...

K
4 January 2016

I used Laura for my wedding on August 22, 2015. Words cannot describe how truly amazing she is. She is so sweet, talented, and professional. She arrived at the venue early and was there all day with her crew to capture the day. She is great at candid pictures. I received my pictures within a couple weeks after the wedding. I love all of them! I did not use a videographer at the wedding, but I have these amazing pictures to last a lifetime! Thank you Laura for capturing such a special day in my life and being such a great person! More...

K
16 November 2015

There are way too many amazing things that I can say about Laura and her photography but if I were a bride deciding who to choose to take my wedding photos I think these would be the most important things and they were ultimately why we decided to go with Laura. First impression, she is super personable, she makes you feel very comfortable and really walks you through the process so you are not confused or overwhelmed with everything you are planning. She is very flexible when it comes to timing and really makes the moment about you.She cares about her clients and wants you to have fun and enjoy yourself.My now husband and I did an engagement shoot with her and it was amazing. We had no idea what to expect but we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We did 3 outfits which is a lot and she was always patient and had a ton of fun with it. On the day of the wedding I was so excited to have her there because I felt like she had invested herself in our day and it made it that more comfortable. She really goes above and beyond for her clients and is one of a kind! I would not hesitate referring her to everyone I know because the quality of what she does is really outstanding. More...

L
16 November 2015

5 star + experience! My husband and I used Laura for our wedding photography and we could not have been more pleased! She was professional, reliable, easy going but directive. She had our pictures back to us SO QUICKLY! We had a few by the next day. It was incredible. And all of the photo turned out so good. We have pictures we will cherish forever thanks to Laura. I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and have already passed her name along to my friends. She is great and I strongly encourage anyone to use her services. More...

L
16 November 2015

My husband and I used Laura for our wedding photography and we could not have been more pleased! She was professional, reliable, easy going but directive. She had our pictures back to us SO QUICKLY! We had a few by the next day. It was incredible. And all of the photo turned out so good. We have pictures we will cherish forever thanks to Laura. I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and have already passed her name along to my friends. She is great and I strongly encourage anyone to use her services. More...

P
16 November 2015

Laura made our wedding day flawless!! Look no further... She was wonderful to work with and super responsive to any requests. Absolutely loved her style and the turn around was super fast!! Her style was so unintrusive and subtle that you hardly noticed anyone was taking photos the whole day. She is so sweet and helps you relax when you should be stressed! She has a calming serene sense about her but gets the job done and can effortlessly organize herds of family members. We loved the final product and would highly recommend her! More...

K
16 November 2015

There are way too many amazing things that I can say about Laura and her photography but if I were a bride deciding who to choose to take my wedding photos I think these would be the most important things and they were ultimately why we decided to go with Laura.
First impression, she is super personable, she makes you feel very comfortable and really walks you through the process so you are not confused or overwhelmed with everything you are planning. She is very flexible when it comes to timing and really makes the moment about you.
She cares about her clients and wants you to have fun and enjoy yourself.
My now husband and I did an engagement shoot with her and it was amazing. We had no idea what to expect but we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We did 3 outfits which is a lot and she was always patient and had a ton of fun with it.
On the day of the wedding I was so excited to have her there because I felt like she had invested herself in our day and it made it that more comfortable. She really goes above and beyond for her clients and is one of a kind! I would not hesitate referring her to everyone I know because the quality of what she does is really outstanding.
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M
13 August 2015

Laura is absolutely incredible!I was initially drawn to her photojournalistic style, and when I found out that she splits time between California and the Midwest, it felt like a sign -- my now-husband and I are both originally from Southern CA, but have been living in Chicago for the past 5 years. I figured she would "get" us. I was right!From the moment I first contacted Laura, she made me feel totally at ease. There was a lot about our wedding that was up in the air -- we were only having 10 guests, and while we had a dinner spot booked, we were treating our ceremony as more of a guerrilla wedding type thing, since we didn't want to spend money on a venue when our ceremony would only take 10 minutes. Laura listened to our ideas and concerns, and answered all of the questions we had. She has an amazing "go-with-the-flow" attitude, while also being supportive of the decisions you want to make (and providing honest feedback and insight along the way). Her communication with us during the planning and execution of our wedding was fabulous -- she always responded promptly and thoroughly. On the day of our wedding, we had rain, trouble getting cabs, traffic etc...Laura remained positive and encouraging throughout. She is professional, but still friendly and fun to be around. She was adaptable, and thoughtful with regard the the photos she took. Our ceremony was maybe 5 minutes long, but she still managed to get a wonderful array of photos without us even realizing it, not to mention all the other photos of getting ready, first look, dinner, etc. Because we only had 10 guests, I was worried that a photographer would be the odd-man out, and make it a little awkward. That was definitely NOT the case with Laura. She was respectful, kind and engaging with our guests, while also making sure plenty of photos were taken. She pretty much blended right in to our party, and we loved having her there. She has a really fun spirit about her.She also makes the process of taking the more "staged" photos easy and smooth. At no point did my husband and I ever feel awkward or uncomfortable -- we felt like we could truly be ourselves in our photos.Laura was also timely in editing and getting our photos to us after the wedding. She even posted a little sneak peak on her facebook page so we could see a photo, which I really appreciated.Many of our guests commented to us after the fact that she was a joy to be around, and that we "lucked-out" with such a good photographer. They all loved the photos she took.I would HIGHLY recommend Laura to anyone looking for a wedding or engagement photographer. You will love her! More...

M
6 July 2015

Two months before our wedding our original photographer had to back out due to health issues. Fortunately for us, we were put in touch with Laura and boy am I glad we were! She was prompt in getting back to us, understanding of our time crunch and incredibly flexible when working with our already established (modest) budget. Laura showed up on our wedding day excited and ready to work. I barely noticed her while she was photographing small details in the room while we got ready. She was professional, calm and a happy energy to have on the day. We got our photos TWO WEEKS after our wedding and both my husband and I loved each photo more than the last while we went through them. There were so many amazing details and memories she was able to capture and really gave us a good documentation of the scope of the day. Her photos were artful and bright, and not too overly edited. She really let the beauty of our venue and the happiness that surrounded us shine in the photos. I am so glad to have worked with her and am so very pleased with the photos from our day. More...

K
19 May 2015

I have traveled a lot and photography became one of my hobbies long time ago. That's why choosing a photographer for our wedding became a great challenge to me. I wouldn't say that I am very critical but I wanted all the details of the wedding to show our individuality and our own style. Most of my friends' wedding photos (hope nobody will be offended) were very similar and standard-same poses, ideas. Moreover, two months before the wedding I moved to LA and didn't have anyone to give me an advice. So I just started to search online.​Tons of galleries were visited before I found Laura Ford. The first thing that I noticed was her use of light and tenderness of subject all combine to make some of the most breathtaking images I have ever seen. She doesn't follow always the rules of composition which add some fun and her own style to her photos. So when I saw her gallery I didn't have any doubts, I realized that this is what I had been looking for. I showed my husband and his eyes started to shine looking at her pictures..​We met this talented girl in a coffee shop in LA downtown. I feel people and understand if we can or can not work together very easily and Laura appeared to be a very open, friendly and easy-going person. After a couple of her questions, I understood that we have the same goal to make photos which will reflect our love and nature.​The engagement photo shoot was included in our package. To me the result is the most important part. The photos from both our engagement and wedding were returned in an extremely timely manner and very high quality.  But I also want to add how comfortable it was to work with Laura. She is such a sweet girl, very helpful, patient and understanding! At the end  I had lots of requests about the pictures she published and sent to us and she did everything to make us happy.​I hope my review will help you in such a difficult and very important decision! Because these pictures will be with you forever and are memories for you, your guests, your families, and anyone who maybe wasn't able to attend. More...

K
19 May 2015

​I have traveled a lot and photography became one of my hobbies long time ago. That's why choosing a photographer for our wedding became a great challenge to me. I wouldn't say that I am very critical but I wanted all the details of the wedding to show our individuality and our own style. Most of my friends' wedding photos (hope nobody will be offended) were very similar and standard-same poses, ideas. Moreover, two months before the wedding I moved to LA and didn't have anyone to give me an advice. So I just started to search online.
​Tons of galleries were visited before I found Laura Ford. The first thing that I noticed was her use of light and tenderness of subject all combine to make some of the most breathtaking images I have ever seen. She doesn't follow always the rules of composition which add some fun and her own style to her photos. So when I saw her gallery I didn't have any doubts, I realized that this is what I had been looking for. I showed my husband and his eyes started to shine looking at her pictures..
​We met this talented girl in a coffee shop in LA downtown. I feel people and understand if we can or can not work together very easily and Laura appeared to be a very open, friendly and easy-going person. After a couple of her questions, I understood that we have the same goal to make photos which will reflect our love and nature.
​The engagement photo shoot was included in our package. To me the result is the most important part. The photos from both our engagement and wedding were returned in an extremely timely manner and very high quality. But I also want to add how comfortable it was to work with Laura. She is such a sweet girl, very helpful, patient and understanding! At the end I had lots of requests about the pictures she published and sent to us and she did everything to make us happy.
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S
22 April 2015

Laura was this smiling, stealth, incredibly helpful amazing photographer who made our wedding day so memorable. We were both so happy with the photos and it was wonderful that Laura just got what we were trying to capture. She was one step ahead of me the whole night and we cannot recommend her enough! If you like her shooting style then you will not be sorry. She is so sweet and a sincerely great person! More...

U
14 April 2015

I LOVE LAURA FORD! She is the best person to work with. My wedding like all wedding was stressful and she help keep my composure. She is flexible and works with you. On top of all that I got my pictures 3 weeks after the wedding. I heard so many horror stories about people getting their pictures 6 months to a year after. I would recommend her all the way. You will not be disappointed. More...

I
30 March 2015

Laura is Awesome!!!This is my first and only wedding and she did a great job. She was with us for eight hours and was great the entire time. I have an the typical Asian family so every one brought two cameras and Laura and her team was able to weed through it all. On top of that we got our pictures in three weeks. I just came back from my honeymoon and there were in my e-mail. If any one is looking for a wedding photographer choose her and her team. More...

U
2 March 2015

Laura has a creative eye and uses her surroundings to make beautiful pictures. She gives clear directions for posing and offers suggestions for different background views. Her ability to use the foreground and background of pictures is imaginative. She knows how to use the sunlight and sunset for magical pictures. She was flexible with us from the beginning and was accomodating to all our requests. She was a natural part of our ceremony and captured priceless moments. She was prompt with her responses and always professional in her interactions. She has a kind, calm demeanor that is helpful on a wedding day! :) More...

E
28 February 2015

Laura Ford did a fantastic job on our engagement and wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend her. She was awesome prior to her working on our sessions we met her and talked to her, talked about all of our ideas. She was always available if we had any questions. There was a last minute change a week before the the wedding to the start of the getting ready wedding pictures and she was very kind in working with us and was available for us. She's the kind of photographer you want. She only schedules on event for the day. She's not like other photographers who over book themselves with all sorts of events all at once in one day. Working with Laura made us feel very comfortable it was like working with a friend not a stranger. She has a great attitude, she listens to the customers needs and requests. I would definitely call Laura for another event without a hesitation. More...

C
27 February 2015

I can't say enough great things about Laura. Her ability to notice and capture, in such an original way, the details of our wedding has created memorabilia that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. She identified with the style of photographs I wanted and married it perfectly with her own artistry. She exudes professionalism and, more importantly, tranquility (which is invaluable on such a chaotic day). She's since taken our first child's newborn pictures and we had the same great experience. The quality of her pictures can't be beat, either. The colors are breathtaking. More...

P
25 December 2014

Laura did an awesome job with our wedding! She was both efficient and effective in capturing our wedding and reception from multiple angles giving us a beautiful product to look back on! Her flexibility was helpful in making a busy day that much simpler! Finally, she made sure that we both felt special in reminding us that we were the most important people that she was photographing. My wife and I both give Laura two thumbs way up. She was phemonemal and we would be missing a special part of our wedding day if it were not for her! More...

M
19 December 2014

Laura Ford went above and beyond when she photographed our wedding. She is easy to work with and professional. Laura was there to capture the bride and groom getting ready in addition to the ceremony and reception. She's able to blend in and get those real moments between friends and family. The photos turned out beautifully. We will be referring her to all our friends! More...

U
19 December 2014

Laura Ford went above and beyond when she photographed our wedding. She is easy to work with and professional. Laura was there to capture the bride and groom getting ready in addition to the ceremony and reception. She's able to blend in and get those real moments between friends and family. The photos turned out beautifully. We will be referring her to all our friends! More...

U
18 December 2014

Laura is a phenomenal photographer. She was extremely flexible, stayed through our entire event and made it easy to enjoy our day knowing that she was capturing it. I am thrilled with the results and would recommend her to anyone needing a photographer! More...

N
14 December 2014

My fiancé and I LOVE Laura. She did our engagement shoot at our wedding venue and absolutely blew us away. We wanted a photographer who would capture the little moments and emotions. We knew we didn't want a cookie cutter shoot. She was everything we we wanted and more. I had a few ideas of my own and she was very quick to help me execute my vision. My fiancé and I were kind of shy in the beginning and didn't really know what to do, and she was great at coaching us and helped us feel comfortable. We loved how professional she was yet laid back. Overall, we are in love with all of our photos and we can not to wait to have her shoot our wedding. All of our friends and family have been asking who our photographer is. We are so glad that we found her! More...

B
8 December 2014

Laura is amazing at what she does. The results from her photo shoot with us blew us out of the water. We didn't know we could look that good. Laura has an a creative eye and her talent is unmatched by anyone I have every seen. In addition to being excellent at her craft, she is also prompt and professional. I can't recommend her services highly enough. More...

C
8 December 2014

I got married on August 9, and hired Laura Ford to be our photographer. There were so many little things that I absolutely loved about Laura both as a photographer and just as a person too. I think it's best summed up when I say that she was honestly one of the best decisions we made with the wedding.

Laura was warm and friendly through thick and thin both for the wedding and the engagement shoot. We had a few hitches w/ the engagement shoot so I really appreciated her flexibility and patience.

Similar to my thoughts, our guests and family members all had wonderful things to say about her too - both in the quality of the photos and her general presence and approach.

From the get-go, Laura was just easy to deal with, which was a huge source of comfort. She is transparent and flexible, and has a very calming presence about her, which is exactly what I needed on our big day. Plus, the photos are just beautiful! She captured lots of little details, and really caught the mood of the night.

I'd definitely recommend Laura to other brides!
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J
7 September 2014

I can't believe how lucky my fiance and I got with stumbling upon Laura Ford and her photography. From the moment we started communicating through e-mail we could instantly feel how nice Laura was. So quick to respond, so warm, and such a great listener. We had a particular feel we we're going for with our engagement picture session, so we informed Laura, who was all ears. Not only did she listen, she made it happen. She on her own went searching for the perfect location and boy did she find it. The mixture of her art education and passion for photography is the perfect combination for getting those perfect shots.

She made us feel so comfortable, like we had been modeling for years (we still are shocked about that)
We trusted her from the very start. So affordable. No secret charges. She sent up our very own usb with every shot on it, and from previous photographer experiences, we know not everyone is that generous.

If you're looking for the right photographer, you can stop looking now because Laura is your girl.
She's doing our wedding next October and we can't wait.
Until then, we have coffee date plans to get to know each other more.
Honestly blown away.
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A
18 June 2014

Anyone seeking amazing wedding pictures, this is your girl to go to. The hubby and I have not gotten tired of seeing our pictures over and over. The way that she was able to capture so many candid moments was the best part of it all for us. We were able to see things that we didnt know happened. Aside from it all, she makes you feel comfortable while snapping away. Great, fun, and warm personality! :) More...

M
16 June 2014

We hired Laura to shoot our small wedding on the beach, and she did a fantastic job! The photos turned out beautifully. She has a really great eye and was able to capture the moments that we were really interested in: the small interactions between people.

She's lovely to deal with, super responsive, and was completely unobtrusive (which is pretty amazing given how small our wedding is). There are heaps of wedding photographers in Los Angeles, many of whom charge unbelievable rates, but we really don't believe we could have done any better than Laura.

We're thrilled and would recommend her in a heart beat.
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M
14 June 2014

We hired Laura to shoot our very small wedding on the beach, and she was just fantastic!  The photos are beautiful and captured the day perfectly.  We weren't interested in a ton of posed group shots.  We wanted someone who could capture the interactions between people and the loveliness of the day, and she did exactly that. She's wonderful to deal with -- sweet and on top of everything.  She instantly made people feel at ease and was completely unobtrusive.  We couldn't have asked for better.  We're thrilled and would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat! More...

S
4 March 2014

In addition to being among the most talented photographers I have ever encountered, Laura Ford is also professional, punctual, and prompt! !! Her photos are ones we will truly cherish for a lifetime to come.  She will bring out your beauty as well as find it where you didn't know it was. Book her and book early!!  This girl is a hot commodity! More...

S
20 October 2013

Laura Ford is a creative approach to your wedding day. I loved the way she communicated, stayed relaxed under pressure and her unique perspective on my event. If you're looking for a typical photographer, she is not your photographer. She met my expectations and went beyond. I found her to be unintrusive and always available with a positive and loving personality. More...

K
22 July 2013

Laura was an amazing photographer for the wedding I was just in! She showed up early, stayed late and got a ton of creative and beautiful photos to document the whole day.