Passion is what drives a photographer to start a business. Picking up a camera as a young adult, experimenting, learning, earning degrees, awards and certifications - that was the path that lead me to say: this is my calling.
Hi, I’m Laura - owner, lead photographer, mastermind and pun maker extraordinaire at Andree Photo. I'm a European wedding photographer bending light and focus on the sunny Gulf Coast. Composition is king when creating an image! Traveling all throughout the US and beyond allows me and my team to find beauty everywhere. I'm not scared of turning day into night and lighting up the sky to rain down twinkles and starbursts on my couples. People state that my work is different and cookie cutter is just not a word in my vocabulary.
I don't just ‘show up’ on a given wedding day. The experience starts from first contact, where we decide if I will be part of your life. A thorough interview process will tell us if we're right for each other. I look for connection between you two. You be you in all your beauty, all your fun and quirky, all your sweet and sensual. Because love is as different as 7 billion people.
We will then start planning the various events you have booked. The engagement is usually a 2 hour photo shoot where we look for great light and combine outfits and locations, then introduce the most important element: YOU. It will give us a chance to get familiar with one another, be casual and easy on each end of the camera. If props are your heart's desire, my styling eye will transform holding hands by a campfire into a delightful magazine worthy tablescape that will lead us into enjoying decadent sweets and telling stories of times past and future by the glow of the fire.
Your bridal portraits are meant to portray you. Alone, in your dress, with professional hair and makeup and a stunning bouquet, we'll create heirloom portraits of you as a bride. It's an experience that empowers and puts you at ease when it comes to your wedding day and allows us to create something truly unique for each and every person.
When it comes to your wedding creative couple portraits, a little direction will go a long way. I'll show you how fun it is to just stumble in one another's arms and laugh and grin while I'm clicking away.
Whether you'll choose a First Look or keep things as traditional and classic as they've been for centuries, in the end, we are there to do one thing and one thing alone.
Working with Laura was a dream! She did my bridal shoot and wedding. The bridal shoot was like the fashion photoshoot that every girl dreams of - I felt so glamorous. The setting was the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, and she and I walked the entire place, including to the beach, to get the most spectacular photos. I was impressed with her tenacity to keep working, even past sun down, to get the best shots - photos in the forest, on the beach, in a thicket of ferns, with storms in the background.... We did it all. I can tell she really loves the creativity of photography, and her passion shone through that day. You don't work as hard as she does if you aren't fully devoted to your craft. We were exhausted and a bit sweaty in the end, but the pictures were glorious.
Our wedding photos were everything we wanted. I requested her to shoot candid photos of our friends and family in addition to our formal photos, cake cutting, etc, and she did a phenomenal job. We really could not have had a better photographer working our wedding. The entire wedding was a whirlwind for us, so having the pictures to look back on, including events we missed (such as the beginning of the reception), was appreciated and priceless.
Like the bridal photos, Laura truly took her time to shoot my and my husband's couple photos, and we never felt rushed or pressured; in fact, we got to relax into it. I would recommend Laura to anyone without reservation and I guarantee you'll be blown away through the process and at the end result.
Our wedding Photos are the Bomb!!! After searching for a Photographer to capture our best moments, I have got to say we made the best decision to hire Andree Photography to do our pictures. We never imagined how amazing the pictures would be. Not only is she an amazing photographer, she was so easy to work with and was so informative in giving accurate information on what to expect. We are forever grateful!!!
Andree Photography was by the far the best decision I made for our wedding journey. I found Laura on the Internet, and I couldn't be happier that I did. From the first time I spoke to her and even when I contact her now, she demonstrates the utmost professionalism while being personable as well. She responds to emails, phone calls, and texts almost instantaneously willing to answer any questions you have. She is a true artist and photographer that produces gorgeous images to capture such special moments. Laura took our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits, and our wedding pictures, and I cherish all of them! She captured US in the pictures, and I love her for that! The package that we picked included everything you could want and more, and her prices were very reasonable. Our family and friends adore her as much as we do, and they all rave over the quality of her work. I highly recommend Andree Photography for anyone looking for an amazing photographer who truly knows how to capture your most precious moments!
Andree Photography made all of our wedding memories come to life. The photos are amazing, they really captured the magical day of our wedding in Romania, the emotion, the traditions,the excitement. Laura's special artistic talent to see beauty in every moment makes us re-live the day of our wedding every time we show our album and photos to family and friends.Through out the whole process, Laura was great to work with, friendly, professional at all times and also very attentive to details which is very important for a bride. Her creativity and charm are so refreshing; we feel blessed that she photographed our wedding!
Cami & Johhny (a happy couple with beautiful wedding photographs)
Laura was great to work with and I loved my pictures!