my name is


The face

& photographer

behind LDP

My approach

Peel away the heavy editing and the overly directing and posing of every shot – and you're left with a genuine retelling of a moment. My main priorities when capturing anything from a family session to a wedding day are:

NEVER interrupt the moment

Adhering to a timeline or schedule over a truly significant time will never be me. If the rain is coming, let it pour. If the ceremony is supposed to start, they'll wait. Allowing you to be in the moment, so you aren't looking back at a photo and remembering someone abruptly ending a second you'll never get back, is vital to me.

Direct less, document more

I spend more time observing organic interactions through the lens instead of directing them to get the "perfect" shot – especially when it comes to wedding days or family sessions. It's still my goal to capture you and your loved ones beautifully but also TRUTHfully. I may sometimes facilitate by leading my subjects to good lighting and areas that present the moment in all its glory but I avoid directing my clients to "pause", "smile here", or "can you redo that totally-spontaneous-once-in-a-lifetime moment". This way everything we capture is truly BEAUTIFUL but also still TRUE.

True-to-life editing

When it comes to editing your photos, I choose to edit in true tones (except for the occasional and timeless black & white image). Why? Because 5, 10, or 50 years from now editing trends will change a thousand times but more importantly; when you look back on your images, I strive for them to feel like windows back into that time, that day, that feeling. Not falsely filtered images but a real-life memory.

How it all started

The first *digital* camera I ever picked up was back in 2009 from entering youth group competitions to photographing friends' senior portraits, engagement photos, and whatever else I could slap heavy editing and over for my Facebook cover photos *still cringing*.

Otherwise, you can credit the hundreds of disposables from my childhood for my first introduction to an interest in photography (is that 90's enough for you). Except for back then my thumb covered the lens in half the shots. 

I have humbly come a long way.

Where it's at

If there's one thing I strive for every time I pick up the camera, it's observation. Watching for those little, yet wildly significant moments between people and freezing them into a frame. Both in digital and film formats, in Florida or around the globe!

What the lovers are saying

Client Love

Abby & Mason

Laney is truly the best in the business. Her photos are elegant and capture not just the moment but the feelings as well. She is so easy to work with and she was hyping us up at every turn for both the wedding and engagement pictures. We are so happy we hired her because it felt like she was a friend instead of just a photographer. Laney works tirelessly to get you your pictures as soon as humanly possible. We got maried and had previews the next day. She is so dedicated to her work and it truly shows[...]

Let's talk about you

Ready to book or just have a question? Let's start the conversation!

I'll be sure to provide you with pricing and packages available that fit the session you're envisioning. I'll help you plan it with ease by sending you location suggestions, outfit inspiration, or we'll set up a free consultation if you're planning your wedding day.

Just send me a few details to provide a good idea of what you're interested in and we'll get this party started!

Let me know what area/venue your session/wedding will be!

In other words, what about my style or experience feels right for you?