I'm Laraina! A 26 year old wife, mom, and proud owner of LHP. I'm located in South, Texas approximately 100 miles South of Houston. I specialize in wedding photography and do a bit of lifestyle here and there. I'm always down for an awesome editorial fashion shoot as well.
Photography has been a part of my life since I was just a kid. My grandmother handed me her polaroid camera and the rest is history. Photography has been the only career choice i've ever had. (ok I thought about doing hair for a few minutes too but still.) Creating is really all i've ever known....and/or been good at. Photography means so much more to me than just taking photos. I'm addicted to the moments I get to experience and the real, raw love that I get to capture at the same time. I've seen so many stories unfold behind the lens and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I get asked a lot how I get such natural emotion in my photos. Hiring me to take your photos is only a small portion of the experience. You'll walk, talk, hug, and laugh. But i'll do my best to make sure it's a real laugh and a real hug. My goal as your wedding/lifestyle photographer is to make things as comfortable as possible. I ask that you be your true self and I step away for moments at a time to let that happen while never letting go of my camera.
I'm not a posing photographer, but I may ask for some inspiration. This isn't the same thing. I like to get a feel of the vibe that my clients are attracted to, however molding them into the same pose as an inspiration photo just isn't my style. It kills the mood and momentum to try and be someone else in a photo. I promise once things start heating up, you won't need to see "where she had her hand" or "how she is sitting". In the end, all that matters is YOUR photo and not if you nailed the pinterest pose.
With that being said, before choosing me as your photographer, I like it to be known that I give minimal direction. I do this because it's pretty impossible to have chemistry (even if it is your fiance) after I have placed you from head to toe. Not to worry though, I will offer several tips and tricks through out to guide you through the session in the smoothest way possible.
I love going on adventures and I love it even more when my clients lead the way. I love to be included in your outfit choices and will offer all the advice I can give if asked. For example, I don't recommend wearing wedges and a little black dress if you are going for the woodsy, outdoors look. Stuff like that.
Thank you for reading a little about me and how I do things. I'm looking forward to meeting all of my future clients and creating so much greatness. If you're still reading and you're still interested, feel free to hit contact me below. xoxo
photography by Jenna Bryant Photography