Hey there! I’m Laurie- creator and photographer behind S&L Photography.

I’m a 28 year old family and wedding photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, mother to an adorable red headed four year old boy, 6 month old baby girl, and fur mama to my 12 year old husky/malamute mix named Dodger and 9 year old tabby cat named Oliver- just doing life in Salisbury, MD. I’m East Coast born and raised, but having spent 6 years in Lawrence, KS (go Jayhawks!), part of my heart will always belong to the Midwest. I bought my first canon dslr in 2012 and haven’t looked back!

I consider myself an intimate, lifestyle photographer and specialize in families and weddings. Light, sun filled, colorful images are my favorite! My camera bag stays pretty simple- a couple of prime lenses are all I need for most sessions. My goal as a photographer is to create a fun and relaxing environment so I can document families just playing and being themselves. My favorite images are always full of emotion, detail, and movement- the way your daughter twirls in her dress, the way you brush her hair back to kiss her forehead, the excitement in your son’s face when he shows you a new rock or stick he found, and the way you smile and hang on every word he says. Capturing intimate, genuine moments between couples and families is what I live for! I do not shy away from harsh light and shadows. I want to beautifully document the moment for what it is; I fully believe that as a photographer my job is first and foremost to be a story teller. If you are looking for “just one good photo,” studio sessions with lots of props, or searching for the cheapest deal, I’m not your girl- and I’m ok with that!

I am naturally detail oriented and hold myself to high standards in all that I do. Every part of my photography process, from choosing equipment, location scouting and session styling, helping clients plan outfits and session timing, to editing and product packaging/presentation, is thoughtfully done with attention to detail and quality. I pride myself on my quick turnaround time for both online galleries and product delivery. I want my clients to have the best, because you deserve it!

If you are interested in having me document your family or wedding, please send an email to laurie@slphotographs.com or use the contact form linked at the top of the page. I can’t wait to meet you, hear your story, and create the most beautiful images together!

  • 🌼 G I V E A W A Y 🌼

In honor of SPRING (and just because you guys are the best!) I’ve partnered with some of my absolute FAVORITE small shops to bring you a pretty epic giveaway! 
One lucky winner will receive:
🌸 $30 shop credit to @shop_indiemae 🌸 $40 shop credit to @youngwhimsy 🌸 $40 shop credit to @starryknightdesign 🌸 A spring mini session or motherhood session with @slphotographsmd fully styled with professional hair and makeup

To enter:
🌸 Follow @slphotographsmd @shop_indiemae @youngwhimsy and @starryknightdesign (I’ll be checking!)
🌸 LIKE this post
🌸 Tag 2 friends who would love to win (extra tags = extra entries)
🌸 Comment your favorite spring activity! 
Giveaway is open to MD residents and anyone in my 2019 travel areas (MD, DE, VA, PA, UT, KS, and FL). You guys know I’m ALL about shopping small. I just love supporting quality brands owned by amazing women, and these shops really are the best of the best! Giveaway closes next Friday, March 29, and the winner will be announced here. Good luck!!🍀
  • Limited Edition Spring Minis update! Salisbury: April 4th and 5th, three spots available each day. Lancaster, PA: April 7th, 3 spots available. I have finalized my set up and I’m so excited! It’s very minimal and outdoors, so this will be perfect for children, families, or couples. And as always, pets are welcome! I’ll be sharing more about the set up in my stories later today and tomorrow! Session fee is $250 and is due at time of booking to hold your spot. Message me if you want to grab one!
  • I love documenting connections. It’s my absolute favorite thing about this art form. And there’s no connection quite like mother and child. Playing, laughing, the tantrums and tears. It’s so tough but so amazing. Mamas, you’re doing amazing and your babies love you SO much.🖤
  • TGIF! And how SWEET are those cheeks?? I’ve got something exciting happening next week and I can’t wait to share with you! Hint- this one is for all you mamas!🖤
  • 190’ up with your best friend🖤 I had so much fun reconnecting with an old friend (Jared and I met at a church camp when we were 14!), and exploring such a pretty part of Maryland this weekend! Brooke and Jared are so sweet and fun and adventurous, and most importantly SO in love.
  • Changes are coming!! This has been a looooong time coming and I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on!🖤 #lauriesmokerphotography
  • Here’s a little #throwbackthursday for you! My teeny, tiny, bald Darcy at just one month old.☀️🌿🌼🍃 I’m still undecided on a first birthday party theme for her, any suggestions?? I absolutely LOVE party planning so this is rare for me! Help a mama out😅
  • OCMD minis are open for booking! Link is in my bio. I can’t wait to see both new and familiar faces to kick off my beach session season this year!
  • It’s Friday introductions time! There’s some new faces here and I want to get to know YOU!! So I’m going to list 4 truths and 1 lie- you guess which one is the lie! .
1. I moved to Kansas for college and studied anthropology
2. I love scary movies
3. I was born in Virginia, and have lived in 6 other states since
4. I played lacrosse in middle school and high school
5. I’ve been a vegetarian for more than half my life
Ok guys, let me know which one you think is the lie AND tell me a fun fact about yourself!🖤
  • 🏖OCMD Beach Minis open for booking TOMORROW!!☀️ These are perfect for families and couples, and are only available for Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 25, and 26) so make sure to snag a spot if you want one! I started offering these when I first moved to MD as a way to fit in all the inquiries I was getting for such a popular vacation weekend. It really is the best of both worlds- you get beautiful photos on the beach with your significant other or family without it taking an entire evening out of your weekend! This year I am also offering an on site professional hair and makeup add on (with lashes!) and access to my client closet! I will post allll the details for booking in my FB group tomorrow morning (link is in my bio!), and will post the link here next week! I can’t wait to kick off my summer season with these fun sessions!🖤

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