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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Our next production shoot for the #LFxMMxSC lifestyle line is officially set for July 9th and 10th in Jacksonville, FL and we are searching for a petite (size 2-4) light skinned and dark skinned model to work with us for a day! No face featuring, just body/hands for our fashion, technology and desk sets. Paid. Tag a friend or drop me a note if you're interested! And if you have any colors, props or set-ups you'd like to see for this next production, let us know that too!! P.S. Can't wait to share the next color collection with you-- it launches in July!! Any guesses?! 🎉🙌🏻💛 #meganmartincreative #scstockshop #laurafootebranding
Happy one month to our McCartney! I wasn't sure if I would do these little pictures for your first year because I didn't know what I would do for them but God has been reminding me over and over again of the words "grow", "sustain", & "thrive". So, let's spend a year watching you "bloom", with a spider mum for month 1 🌸! My first as your momma but not my first in the role of a momma, which has proven to be both a blessing and a hardship this month.
You are growing, growing, growing-- wearing 3 month clothes already and holding your head pretty strong with the best of em'. You're a great night sleeper but would rather be looking out a window during the day. #laylathelittle is your best friend, you're doing great putting up with all of my weird, made up songs/ daddy's living room dances, and you stole the hearts of your entire immediate family during their visits to FL.
This month has been a true, brimming-with-joy celebration, my little love, and is captured well in this verse-- "Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy." Psalm 96:11-12
Thank you Jesus for this gift of a girl. For knitting her together and allowing us to experience the beauty of your creation in her arrival. For sustaining and healing my body-- your design in all of this has me in awe. Thank you for community, for a home to nestle us all, for peace amid medical bills and a transitioning household, and for the reminder that You've got all of it under control. Oh, & thank you for baby toes. They are the cutest. Amen 💕 #month1 #footesintheheights
My families hold a different place in my heart now that Mac is here and I am so thankful for the ones who return season after season and allow me to capture their sweet, real lives! Tonight I got sandy with the Smith's. We battled mosquitos and got our feet salty like champs-- it was the best! Almost as good as coming home to my sweet fam. Gosh am I ever grateful for this season of life and business 💕🤗🐠 #laurafootephoto
When you're an old soul in a 21 year old's body, you can plan as much as possible for how starting a business at the beginning of an influential decade may go, but you're going to be surprised with both the good and the bad over and over again.
These are the words I would tell the almost-9-years-ago entrepreneurial version of me if she and I could sit down and share a salted caramel brownie (whole pan.. let's be real 😂) today. I'd tell her that rebranding will always be hard; because she's a perfectionist with deep wells in her heart for this work and that's hard to make a logo and color palette for. I'd prep her for seasons in the desert, where the camera may sit for a bit, but remind her to be excited for the streams of water that would follow.
I'd encourage her that cross country moves, graduate school and marriage + family would not break the business, but rather, grow it. And finally, I'd tell her to just hang on. Because from June 2016-June 2017 she would get to see the strongest, bravest, and most at peace version of herself yet surface in leaving higher ed, mom-ing a teenager through challenging times, carrying a baby of her own, and experiencing unprecedented provision and joy in it all.
Even after hearing this, her all too responsible heart will be racing. "Will it ever be easy? Can I even do this?" she'd ask. "What do you think?" I'd reply. Because the truth is, easy is relative and can-do only comes from within her anyway 💛💪🏻
What's your story, friend? And what voice may be holding you back from moving forward or believing you are enough? I have coaching spots open this month if you're ready to get a plan going 🎉 Email link in profile!
#messyheartmusings #lfpbts 📷 by @rosewheat of me at 35 weeks shooting back on the Kansas prairie! 🌾💨
It's 🔥🔥🔥 in the land of eternal sunshine, y'all! So I'm just wondering if a.) getting ready/wearing real clothes can officially be optional and b.) popsicles, acai bowls and milkshakes can officially be considered dinner entrees? Signed, the girl who hasn't even really been out in the heat but can tell it's hot just by looking out the window and really just wants an excuse to lounge and eat all the summer treats 😆🍦👓🏝💕 #loveFL
Just a late night love note to a mama who might be up late working, tending, worrying, praying... you are beautiful, enough, valued and yet imperfect. And it's ok, because who wants a perfect parent? Only children of God have one, which makes us free to be fully present in the beautiful mess of caring for these souls! I know I've never been more grateful for such a season-- or for the timing of walking alongside so many sweet friends and clients who are in it too. But if you're in the waiting? The hard unknown of waiting? I'm praying for you tonight & reminding you that a mama's heart begins to form before there is ever a person to fill it! 💕☁️ #laurafootephoto #messyheartmusings // HMUA for Jessica by @lastingluxe
I've had a few lovely, dessert-filled consults lately and am so excited to welcome one of the couples to the #storieslovewrites experience! It's even more special that @marionhuntley1 is one of my graduate school cohort sistas and she's continuing the incredible privilege of me shooting nearly every wedding for our class! @abbii_diinarte (the most fab associate!) and I cannot wait for she and Christopher's gorgeous beach wedding at the stunning @opalsandsresort next summer! P.S. Beach weddings aren't all about the sand... gimme the green lined pathways that lead to the boardwalk all day!☀️💕🌴📷 #laurafootephoto #loveFL
J has full day trainings all this week and the last of our family visitors leave tomorrow morning, so, it's just my girl & I! With a rainy day in the forecast I knocked out early morning edits (heyyyyyyy next #LFxMMxSC set!) and some emails so that the rest of today can be mostly about blankies pjs and candles 🙌🏻 Except I can't believe Mac is out of newborn clothes already! Good thing FL babes know how to rock a diaper ☀️🍼🔥🌴(#rollscominginclutch 😍) She says "hi!" and we both hope you have a great start to the week! 💕☁️👶🏼 #lfpbts #mompreneur
Happy Father's Day to my J! I've seen you love your students, K, and our family + friends' kiddos with incredible love over the years but I knew seeing you become a daddy to our first child & hold her in your arms would be one of my favorite life moments and it absolutely was. I still have the letter you wrote to me at 17, around the same time we picked McCartney's name, and it ended with "I was put on this planet to be a teacher, husband, and father". This year God allowed me to watch you as all three and I've never loved you more. You lean into the parenting extremes of our household with strength, care and grace that I just don't possess and us girls (the baby, the teen, the dogs, me... you have a true pack! 😂) are so lucky to have you. Beyond grateful for the dad you are; my best friend, my love 💛 #fathersday
I tried my hand at something new today, real estate photography, and really enjoyed it! More and more I find myself loving non-portrait work because it's technical, autonomous, and often gives me an opportunity to bring to life the work of another person. In this case, the builder of this gorgeous home is working on finishing all of the amazing touches before finding its ideal owner (ahem, me?! 😂🙋🏼)It was fun to stretch my muscles in new ways! Reminded me of how bad most of us are at making time for trying things as adults, yet it so good when we do! Have you started something new recently that you're enjoying? Would love to hear! 💛📷🏡 #laurafootephoto