Welcome to Laura Foote Photo of Tampa, FL! Laura provides natural light photography for incredible entrepreneurs + artists, adventurous couples, and the sweetest newborns. I whole heartedly believe that my job is to illustrate the story you are living!
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Oh my word, friends. I am having trouble articulating how special it has been to celebrate Katherine + Matt these last few days and as you can see, their wedding yesterday was truly a beautiful, heart-filled celebration! I captured these images (except the gorg bridemaid bouquet! Praise hands for my girl Amy!) while hiking up my bridesmaid dress and feeling our baby girl kick-- it was a day where I was overwhelmed with gratitude to say the least! #storieslovewrites never cease to teach and grow me as a person and these two certainly have encouraged and loved me well 💛
Huuuuuge thanks to the fab vendor team-@laurelavenue, @amyjowenphoto, @moderntrousseaucharleston, and #whiteoaksbarn! Now, time to the road trip home after a week away from my sweet fam! Let's do this! 🙌🏻 #lfpgetaway
Bridesmaid/photographer adventures began today with winery tours + mountain views aka me whipping out my large van chauffeur certification skills (pregnancy glam moment 😂🤰🏼🍷🚌) #skillzzzz.
I'm now tucked away in the North Georgia mountains listening to the cold rain tumble across the windows of my cozy, corner room at the inn we are all sharing. Someone turn this moment into a candle (#obsessed) that I can burn on repeat, please? Bonus points for an epic scent name! 🙌🏻💛🌨 #lfpgetaway
Officially mountain bound after two days with these babes! Trusty snacks, broadway playlist, and baby girl co-pilot are all accounted for (#priorities 😂) To say I'm grateful for the time + these people would be an understatement and to say that community has come super easy as a creative would not be truthful-- this image must be "captioned" with both truths! My mom this morning on the phone: "were those trees from yesterday REAL?" Ohhhhhh the symbolism.
It's been crazy to watch God redeem little apps like Instagram (where I met all, yes ALL of these women initially) to cultivate friendship, accountability, laughter and life. Real trees that are so beautiful you're like "😳😍". That sounds so cheesy but the "I'm not enough" for friends, a worthy business etc. can be so real for me. My heart is to do life with people fully-- it's what holds me back on launching courses and redesigning my website because I just want to be present. I've got work to do there but it's not meant to be done alone! 💛👯 #lfpgetaway #lfpbts #joythatisfull
P. S. Y'all are blowing us away with your love for baby Mac! She's got big, sweet lips already and is blowing y'all kisses right now 💕
We've enjoyed God's incredible grace in knitting together this sweet baby girl since August but today, 4 months from her due date, we thought she might like to say hi! 🤰🏼An "announcement" felt so odd but but after this long and truly beautiful season of old fashioned snail mail, client hugs, family texts, endless travel, amazing shoots, friend-auntie love and uncanny joy all around, it's a blessing to share! She's our littlest best friend and has been so fun to adventure with. I've truly never felt better and the Lord has been teaching us so much 💕
For those in any season that is bringing waiting, unknown, and hope for celebrating, J and I love you and are praying for you! 💛#joythatisfull #footesintheheights 👶🏻 cred @jfoote14 📷 cred Aunt @laurenlcarnes during our retreat plantation adventures today. Because Spanish moss lined trees = 📷😍🎉🙌🏻🌿
Out of the office, about to hug @meganmartincreative, and then enroute to Savannah for #themastermindretreat! I feel like need to pull my yoga pants wearing, banana & peanut butter cracker eating self together to hang with these culinary +biz + artistic beauties but let's be real, #pjsandrhinestones is going to be a thing 😂 Happy MLK Monday, friends! Oh, and yes, @brookeolsenconsulting and I ate this entire plate of cookies yesterday. NO shame 🙌🏻💕🍪#dessertonbrand #laurafootebranding #lfpgetaway
This babe worked so hard not just today during her branding session (these are a marathon, y'all!), but the last few weeks to style all of the details (including this newly painted wall with decals she installed!) and more importantly, all year to build her independent wedding consulting business in addition to the work she does for two other companies. Spending the last few months corresponding about everything from her color palette, prop list, wardrobe, and heart for the clients she loves serving came together and I'm just so, so thrilled.
Branding portraits take blood, sweat and tears from all sides. They require vulnerability to look at who you are and what you want to be known for, love to embrace it and bravery to share it. They turn small rooms with smaller windows into gorgeous home studios because of the heart that fills the room (and I mean that so sincerely! See my insta story for a bts on this space!)
Currently @brookeolsenconsulting and I are coworking in her living room and it's amazing to work on her images while she powers through my contracts and pricing structures (best outsourcing decision ever). #communityovercompetition at its finest and I'm feeling so lucky! And yes, some of you have messaged me today about branding portraits for YOU this year! Email me, friend! firstname.lastname@example.org💛🙌🏻 #laurafootebranding #lovethiswork
Checking out of this sweet corner for the week and I'm already missing J, K and of course my best girls (curled up in the corner here- never far away 😬!) Good thing I love a road trip and am not afraid to tackle this bad boy solo! Snacks are literally buckled into my passenger seat (bff status) so I'd say 2017 is definitely already making some fun memories! T-3 hours until @flaire_brooke's branding shoot! Follow that insta story, yo! 🙌🏻🎉📷💛 #lfpbts #lfpgetaway #ourcornerlot (Gorg calendar by @rachel_allene 😍)
Hum- drumming away at email from the car dealership and my bridesmaids dress is officially back from the seamstress which means a week from today I'll be snuggled into a mountainside getaway with these two and all their best people! I don't think there's anything quite like being a part of the incredible moments of my friend's lives, but the privilege of both being present and documenting it all is the best gift! And clearly, we're not going to have any fun at their wintry, destination wedding.... 😍🎉📷 P.S. Matt, I taught her to laugh like this in front of the camera before she met you. You're welcome 💛 #laurafootephoto #lfpgetaway
#girlboss date with @amberveatchdesigns today meant mid-day fruity 🍹 and allllllllllll the fresh 🥑, 🍍 + 🌮! So grateful for industry friends who are genuine in both craft and heart, FL's January patio weather, and new recipes that include ancho coffee braised short rib.... holy 8th secret taco Batman!! ☕️🙌🏻 #stillfull #lfpbts #bartacosecret @bartacolife
She's had this camera for years and years and loved photography in high school -- that's kind of where things hit pause. But her world now involves 3 beautiful kiddos, lots of water + extended family adventures with her husband's boat company, and she wants to capture it! So today Rebecca and I Iunched at @oxfordexchange, I wrote nerdy tech shortcuts in a notebook, and then jumped around like a 3 year old (the outtakes are 🙈😂😳) to help her work on capturing her kids in manual. And she said she had "ah-ha" moments sooooo pretty much today was the best day ever! You don't have to be a photographer to be able to capture beautiful, everyday images, friends! Just sayin' 🙌🏻📷 #laurafootespeaks