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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Who is sail boating, beaching, grilling and really just pre-summering this weekend?! 🌴🍷☀️🙋🏼🕶🐠🍔⛱⚓️ We are home after an extra day of watching baby Mac for jaundice (thanks Jesus for taking care of her and us!) and life honestly feels, more than anything, a beautiful sort of familiar. So, we're popping Sangria, enjoying family, catching up with K and passing baby girl around in the sunshine! To all service men and women, including this sweet groom who is former Navy, thank you does not even skim the surface for all you do to provide the many freedoms we enjoy everyday. Your sacrifices are not unnoticed or without gratitude! 🇺🇸 #laurafootephoto #happymemorialday
An imperfect little iPhone photo but it's the most important-to-me picture I've ever taken or been in and one I've been imagining for years and years but can't believe it's actually real! Welcome to this side of heaven, McCartney "Mac" Elizabeth Foote! Full 💛 doesn't even cover it. Thank you God for the gift of her life and for the goodness you've shown in taking care of my body that you made for her. And for this man, who is already amazing me with his desire to father her with the love and grace you offer all of us. Oh, and for K walking the big stage today (🎓!) and delicious hospital mac n'cheese + a view of Tampa Bay while we wait to come home!! 😂🙏🏻🎉🌴👶🏼💕 #everygoodthing #footesintheheights #joythatisfull
Sweet Mac and I have officially made it to #41weekspregnant today (😍🎉🙏🏻) and while we wait for the arrival story God has already written to unfold, I've been so humbled, especially these last two weeks. Challenged by my faith to not see this waiting as something bad. And to not listen to all the "make her come" advice or when others say "you must have a stubborn/lazy/comfy baby in there!". She has as little control over this waiting as I do-- it's not a reflection on us-- and it's a waiting that I know to be grateful for. Because there are others today feeling hopeless, waiting to take yet another pregnancy test. Others waiting to see if their premature labor will stop or waiting and desperate to just take their baby home from the NICU. That kind of waiting is hard. That kind of waiting seems unfair. But the waiting of a healthy mom and baby getting to meet? That waiting is part of becoming a parent, and no date the world puts on it matters.
If J and I have learned anything on our teen parenting journey with K it's been about waiting and now I can see, even though it has been painstaking for me at moments and still is some days, that God knew we could walk this unique path into parenthood, but only if we let ourselves fully need Him. So here we are, thankful despite natural anxiety and unknown, and so excited because we know the stories He writes are good. And so much better than what we can come up with on our own, even when wrought with storylines we would have selfishly left out had He given us the pen 👈🏻Truth for all of us today, friends! 💕 #messyheartmusings 📷 @sarah_and_ben
As God is teaching us a whole other level of patience & trust while we wait to meet our little girl, I've been simultaneously grateful to be more present as a few big heart projects have launched over the past few weeks! Cheering on the ladies who've already said "yes!" to joining @callielindsey, @finasanders, @laurenlcarnes and I for #themastermindretreat Charleston and am continuing to be excited for those who are considering - what a privilege for me to get to know and fully support the group that we will have! My educator + counselor + artist heart believes so strongly in the idea of small group community with high impact learning and personal growth as the focus and as someone who has invested in intentional conference/retreat opportunities myself and seen my life and business change incredibly because of them, I just can't wait 💛 If you'd like more information, DM me your email and I'll zip you all the details! In the meantime I'll just be dreaming of Pimento cheese on a big ol' southern porch with ya! 💕🌴👯 #communityovercompetition
There is beauty to be found in moments of waiting... but there is also GREAT joy to be found by using the vacuum attachment to get every crumb off of your kitchen counter, including the top of the brownie pan to kill time 🤣 I blame #40w2d reality mixing with my everyday type-a self 🙈 Sooooo Happy Friday?! But really, all the 🙌🏻 for @meganmartincreative's blog post about the story behind our #LFxMMxSC collab and the reality of #communityovercompetition (link in pf!)!! Now, let's weekend shall we?! 💕🎉🍕👶🏼(👈🏻I hope!) #scstockshop #laurafootebranding #meganmartincreative
See! Behind something pretty there's usually a little mess (see last post 👀😂) and I love that the work I love doing the most always takes both! Celebrating ALL of it today and so excited to share the new #LFxMMxSC @scstockshop line with you!! Now join us on the SC FB page 1:30PM EST and we'll really have some fun! 💕🙌🏻🎉 #launchday #linkinpf #scstockshop
When it's been a week of extra work + worthwhile but "ugh" delays for a few big projects, and your daughter misses the memo on her due date, you can: a.) sit (at your office that is currently running on a barcart in your living room 🙈) and be miserable, stressed + anxious about the imperfection & lack of control of it all, or, b.) lean in, laugh, & enjoy the ride. It's not easy for me to choose that 2nd option but I am and so... here we are in our current reality with 📷 by mom 🤣
In this moment I'm blown away by your excitement and support over @meganmartincreative & I's new @scstockshop line, which is officially LIVE! Dreams collided on all fronts to get this off the ground and we are so thrilled to share with you. Join us at 1:30PM EST today over at the link in my profile for a Q&A with Shay, Meg and I about the new images! We are excited to chat with you!! And maybe after I'll go into labor!! 🙏🏻🎉🍷😅 #lfpbts #gracenotperfection #reallife #40w1d
When the midwife puts her head in her hands after you tell her you're on the "donut a day until baby" train .... 😂🙈🍩 I mean, I'm not actually eating donuts everyday (#goalsss) but my mom is here from KC and she made salted caramel brownies soooooo since we ate broccoli kale salad for lunch it all evens out, right?! So thankful to have help with laundry, cleaning and cooking even though Mac isn't here yet. Today turned out to be a long & crazy workday for our stock shop launch (stay tuned!) and it hit me as she made me stop to eat and tossed our laundry how hard I've been pushing the "run this household + all the teenager things + business" pedal. It's just reality most days and you just do it without thinking about it-- anyone feel the same? It can be hard when it catches up, y'all. But I'm learning that to be gracious to accept help in this season = a gift and way for God to also remind me that He's not a fan when I try to prove that I have it all together! 💕🙏🏻Also, so glad @minidoughnutfactory delivers in Tampa now. That's about to happen often over here!! 👀🙌🏻 #noshame #messyheartmusings #footesintheheights #joythatisfull
I may be rolling back from my desk for a bit while we soak in this time as a family (my momma is here-yay!) & soon, little Mac! But I'm SO excited (and honestly... a little nervous 👀!) for you all to get to see @meganmartincreative and I's new @scstockshop line when it launches TOMORROW! Starting the best week ever with a grateful heart, the reminder that perfection is overrated, and so much hope and excitement for this new season of life and business 🙌🏻💕🎉 #39w8d #laurafootephoto #meganmartincreative #scstockshop
Signing off for a weekend with my fav little #ourcornerlot crew and grateful for the peace I'm feeling as we wait to kiss these sweet lips! Seasons really are my favorite-- the life kind, the business kind and the weather kind. We need them-- the change, the unknown, the hardship that springs into goodness. If it were all the same I'd certainly have a much more complacent and ungrateful heart, you know? So yay for K starting her first job tomorrow. And for my mom coming to visit. And grass seed actually sprouting in the back! And J grading his final semester projects. This moment is not bigger or smaller than others in life have/will be. But it is its own moment and I'm thankful to have let go of control and perfection-- my old go-tos in life transitions-- to instead be here, feet up, soaking it all in! 💕🙌🏻 #byHisgrace Happy Mother's Day Weekend to ALL the mamas in ALL of the seasons! You are seen & loved regardless of if there is a Hallmark card that speaks to your story. #footesintheheights #messyheartmusings #joythatisfull