“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” – Eve Arnold

Laura Meyer

Hello!! I am Laura, owner and main photographer at Laura Meyer Photography. I love taking pictures, traveling and all forms of art and music. When I am not taking pictures I am spending time with my familiy and my dogs, Annabelle and Kodachrome. The first time that I picked up an SLR camera, took my first roll of film into the dark room and watched the magic happen, I was hooked! Photography became my passion. I inherited my first camera from my grandfather.  I have been photographing for over 20 years now, and each day I love it more and more. My passion for traveling, meeting new people and documenting the moments as they unfold around me started when I spent a month in Eastern Africa. It was indescribably beautiful. I couldn't find the words, so I took pictures to share the moments with others.

I attended Columbia College in Chicago and have a BA in Photography. After graduation, I was asked by a friend if I would photograph her wedding and from that day forward I was hooked on the magic of wedding photography. It is so wonderful to watch two families come together because of love. Every wedding, like every couple is unique and different. I always work with one of my team members of professional photographers associates. We work as a two photographer team so that we can capture all the moments that are happening at a wedding, in a "fly on the wall" approach. Our focus is photo journalism and creative portraiture, having fun with our couples and capturing the day in pictures. I spend a lot of time getting to know each couple, so I only take a limited number of weddings each year so that I can provide amazing service and be there for each couple for whatever photography needs they desire. I want all our couples to have fun on their wedding day, be comfortable and trust us to capture the day for them. It is an honor when a couple chooses LMP to capture those memories for them, as I understand that there are a lot of options out there. Over the years I have built such a great relationship with our couples, that many of them come back to me for portraits as they start their family. I have watched many couples and families grow over the last 11 + years. I am very blessed to be able to have a passion that supports my family and allows me to create art and capture memories with my camera. 

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt

Accolades

Columbia College Chicago BA in Photography 2005

Certified Professional Photographer from Professional Photographers of America 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Wedding Wire Couple Choice awards, top 5% of wedding professionals in Chicago 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Published in Style Me Pretty, Chicago Style Weddings, Wedding Chicks, Style Unveiled and Borrowed and Blue. 

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