Hi, I’m Laura, a natural light photographer based in Penn Valley, CA. I started studying photography in middle school, and it has been a lifelong passion of mine. In 2014 I opened Hazel Moon Photography, and I’ve been photographing families in Northern California ever since.
Great photography is not just about taking great pictures; it’s about the people in those pictures, and their “life force.” Hazel Moon Photography was born from my desire to capture the real you, the beauty within. Life is full of special moments, and I love to find and photograph the beauty in these. Whether it’s a milestone like birth, graduation or engagement, or just another Tuesday, there is magic to capture.
I love finding the light. I love natural smiles. I love capturing love, and life, with my lens. I don’t just want to take your picture, I want to have fun during our session, laugh with you, and give you the most gorgeous images of you and your loved ones.
I currently live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s with my husband, a pilot in the Air Force, and my 3 children. When I’m not taking photographs, I enjoy hiking, camping and crafting!
This winter, I am launching the LOVE Photography project, a portrait project aimed at capturing the love between mothers and children. Mom’s are most often the ones behind the lens, and the least photographed in their daily lives. This project is about celebrating them, and all they do, and the beauty of the love they have for their children.
During January and February, I’ll be meeting mamas and their little ones to document the sweet moments they share. If you’re interested in participating in the LOVE Photography Project, you can find out more here:
The LOVE Photography Project