S&L Photography

S&L Photography


Hey there! I’m Laurie- creator and photographer behind S&L Photography. I’m a 27 year old family and wedding photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, mother to an adorable red headed three year old boy, and fur mama to my 12 year old husky/malamute mix named Dodger and 8 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 children and families, though I also take on a limited number of weddings each year. 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 standard posing, or studio sessions with lots of props, 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 shoot me an email at laurie@slphotographs.com or use the contact form linked at the top of the page. I can’t wait to meet you and create beautiful images together!

  • It’s engagement season!!💍 I’m sharing another photo of this cute couple with a little PSA to NOT wait to contact your favorite photographer! We tend to book up pretty fast this time of year. I’m getting bookings for 2020 already! If you’re interested in having me document your wedding, send me a message and let’s set up a time to meet up and chat!
  • Hey there! Just wanted to share this picture of my own family and say THANK YOU so much to all of the amazing couples, families, and businesses I had the privilege to work with this year. It’s been a wonderful and busy year for both S&L Photography and my little family. I didn’t offer holiday minis or any December sessions this year so I could take some time to work on all the behind the scenes stuff that goes with running a business, and to make sure I got to enjoy this season with my favorite people.❤️ I’ll still be posting and I am currently booking for 2019 and 2020, but wanted to keep you all in the loop since I may not be as quick to answer emails and messages as I usually am! I hope you all are able to take some time to slow down and spend time with those you love this holiday season!
  • When someone asks if they can bring their fur baby to a session the answer is ALWAYS yes!!
  • You can find me at the beach anytime of the year! I shared this one in my stories the other day but it’s so good I had to give it a permanent spot in my feed. It’s been pretty rainy and cold here the last week but nature decided to give us just the most perfect November weather and sunset.❤️
  • Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend time with the people you love, and hopefully you scored some great Black Friday deals too! .

I didn’t have any sales myself this year, but I couldn’t let the weekend pass without mentioning small business Saturday (even if it’s two days late🙃). If you follow me over on @laurie.smoker you know I’m a huge supporter of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and handmade small shops! I really just love supporting people who are following their dreams and being able to really get to know the person behind the product. I can personally attest to the fact that small business owners put their heart and soul into everything they do for their business. You feel the ups and downs HARD and connect with each of your clients personally. .

It’s been a challenging year for me with a rough pregnancy, a new baby, and a high needs 4 year old going through a lot of transitions. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t struggled with the whole work/personal life balance. Working for yourself, and from home, is wonderful in that you really can set your own schedule, but at the same time it can feel like you never really leave work.😅 It’s a work in progress, but at the end of the day I’m so so happy to call this my job. I’ve been SO fortunate to have such amazing families and couples to work with this year- you guys are really just amazing and make it all worth it! I really can’t thank you all enough.❤️ .

If you made it this far, tag your favorite small business in the comments! And if you’re a small business owner, share your own business!! You all know I’m all about community over competition- we’re all in this together!
  • Finally seeing the light at the end of editing tunnel!!!🙌🏼 If you’ve been waiting on your gallery, it’s coming this week!!
  • Just a little PSA that even photographers can be awkward in front of the camera💁🏼‍♀️ (Swipe for a little Instagram vs reality!) If you’re scrolling through Instagram wondering how there’s so many perfect families and couples out there, I promise you that for every perfect photo, there’s at least 5 of these!
  • We had such a beautiful evening yesterday at Assateague! It’s always such an honor to photograph another photographer and their family. @lindsay.haynes
  • After a busy weekend of working, nothing beats a slow evening with my family❤️ Shout out to my husband for getting a rare shot of me with BOTH of my babies. •
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  • Oh hey! It’s been a little while! Anyone else let social media be the first thing to go when you get super busy?? It’s true what they say about October being for photographers what April is for accountants. It’s been a beautiful month full of weddings, family beach sessions, small business shoots, and of course all the fall activities with my family. I’m not quite ready for it to end!

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