I've found that I'm not the perfect fit for every couple. That’s why this process begins with a conversation. I want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how y’all got engaged. We’ll get to know each other, talk about the details of your day, answer any questions you might have about working with me and figure out if we’re the best fit for each other.

If we are a great fit, the next step is to reserve your date with a signed contract and a 33% deposit. From there, we’ll begin planning your engagement session.  There might be a few months in between your session and your wedding, but I'm always around to answer questions you have throughout the planning process.(I know it’s a lot to think about!). 

About two months before the big day, I’ll check in again with a pre-wedding questionnaire to help me finalize the timeline, create the family formal shot list and to make sure I'm fully prepared to photograph your wedding.

After the wedding, I'll edit the images and upload them in an online gallery. You can expect to receive your images between 6 and 8 weeks after your wedding.

my process

comfortable, relaxed, joyful, & modern 

Unless you’re a model, being photographed probably feels a little awkward. I do this for a living and I still always feel a little out of place when I have our photos taken every year.

I am a big fan of engagement sessions for a few reasons. First, they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera. It takes time for most couples to warm up to being photographed and understand how I pose. Timelines can be pretty tight on weddings days and 30 minutes may be all we have for portraits - which is why I've found that wedding day portraits turn out so much better when couples do engagement sessions ahead of time.

Second, you can showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is significant to the two of you (and even include pets!) While they’re great for save-the-dates, engagement photos can be taken anywhere from 18 months in advance to a few days before the wedding. 
Complimentary Engagement Sessions are included in all of my Wedding Collections.   Also available a la carte

engagement sessions

why I love them

Martin Mansion Wedding | Norfolk, VA

Will & Ashley

Duck, North Carolina | Beach Wedding 

Nick & Lily

Little Island Park, Va Beach Engagement 

Will and Ashley


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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