Meet Laura & Tanya

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I live in Currituck County with my husband and best friend of 17 years, three of our five children and three sweet pups – a Golden Retriever, a Golden Doodle, and a Yorkshire Terrier. When I'm not photographing you will find me walking my dogs, playing with the kids, or at the beach in the summertime. 
I have a large crazy family, and adore every part of it. I know how difficult it can be to see beauty in the madness as we live it, which is why I strive to create large all inclusive galleries that are true to the moment, natural, and tell your story. (I honestly think I have that country song, "Your gonna miss this" playing in my head on repeat everytime I shoot.) I mean life just passes us by so quickly, and I think it's so important that we give ourselves these things we can hold onto. 

 I believe that choosing a photographer is about more than just hiring someone with a camera to document your day. Your  photographer should be someone who makes you feel comfortable, someone who eases the craziness of a day, and maybe, someone who eventually becomes a friend.

I am a lifestyle portrait photographer, so I love images with lots of movement, emotion, and interesting natural light. I am based near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And often photograph in Hampton Roads Virginia areas as well.  I am dedicated to your entire experience with me from the first email, to beyond gallery delivery. 

I am so blessed to get to do the thing that I love as a job. I truly feel like I make new friends every session, and love every family and couple that I get to work with. 



My family is everything to me.  This is why I love family photography.  I have been living and capturing moments for as long as I can remember on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks, NC (when I'm not traveling).

We travel often and know how important it is to capture the memories we share together on our get aways, so I am always super excited to help you capture your families special times together here.

I am a current travel agent and retired law enforcement who loves to take pictures. I'm long time beach bunny and resident of Currituck County where I alway stay close to my friends, family, and community. 

I am a wife, mama, & grandmother who never quits. I treasure these moments with my family and realize how quickly they pass. This is why it is a gift to me and a true labor of love to capture those amazing times for your family.  

I have had the heart and eye for photography since I began years ago shooting film cameras. I enjoy capturing beautiful photos and scenery. I look forward to creating lasting moments for your family to have and to hold for generations to come.


Hey there, I'm Laura!

Hey there, I'm Tanya!

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I can’t wait to hear your story! From the exciting proposal to the graduation of your babies!
I so enjoy meeting new people and capturing real and meaningful moments for my couples and families.  I like to make the experience as easy and stress free as possible, and leave you with lasting memories that you will carry with you throughout your lives.
I have a unique style and always aim to show you and your loved ones just as you are in a beautiful and artistic way. I strongly encourage you to be silly, in love, and most importantly to be you.  It is my goal to capture you in motion, in stillness, in the moment and present you with photos that are intimate and whimsical- filled with light, emotion, and connection. 

Wedding Inquiries...
Due to being so focused on a personal experience with each of my couples, I only take a certain number of weddings a year. Please fill out the entire contact form below and I will contact you to discuss your wedding plans further and book your date as soon as possible!
You may also email me directly at laurawalterphotography@gmail.com

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My work has been described as organic, natural, and sentimental with a documentary quality. I combine traditional and documentary photography along with family portraiture to capture genuine images for you to treasure for a lifetime. Imagine your family as fine art. As your photographer, I will provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that "one" shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Sure, I may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if I do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because it was forced.

I am a natural light, on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session based on the vibe that you are looking for. Newborn sessions are held at your home or sometimes outdoors weather permitting.

Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release. A minimum of 60 digital files will be available to you (but usually there are more!), in both color and black and white. I also include a complimentary, pre-designed album from your session. You will also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products.

I will send you a link to my custom outfit styling experts at Style and Select!  I have a membership there exclusively for my families.  So you will have access to go in as many times as you wish and coordinate a style that works for your unique family.
Also, see PINTREST boards for ideas on what to wear. I always recommend to keep in mind the word coordinate rather than match. Look at your home and your style of designing. Imagine color families such as pastels, neutrals, jewel tones, ect. Steer clear of super bright neons as they can reflect color onto your face and people around you out in the sunlight. Most importantly be comfortable, be yourself, and be ready to have some fun.

Within 3 weeks of your shoot, you will receive a link to a private online gallery. You will have access to my professional print lab directly from your gallery you may order prints, canvases, and other menu items to be delivered directly to your home