Baby Lennon – Wainwright Newborn Photography

Miss Lennon is clearly going to have lots of love and protection from her big brother and sister! I’d say she’s in pretty good hands!

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Sweetie slept through our entire session – I just love her! ❤

Baby Nash – Wainwright Newborn Portraits

Mr. Nash was such a little sweetheart to photograph for his newborn session. We met up on the morning of Mother’s Day and this little monkey snoozed for the entire session!  2015-07-20_0010 Maddox was so excited to be part of his little brother’s session. He was all sorts of proud to be a big brother.2015-07-20_0011 2015-07-20_0012 2015-07-20_0013 2015-07-20_0014 2015-07-20_0015 2015-07-20_0016 2015-07-20_0017Thank you to the Smyl family! Your little kiddos are such fun to work with.

Ryder & Jackson are TWO! – Wainwright Childrens Photography

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For future reference… sorry for these first two photos muchkins! We took my nephews out a few days after their second birthday to get some birthday photos, but the boys just weren’t wanting anything to do with the camera. They weren’t feeling 100% so it wasn’t their best ever photo day.

Now that they are feeling much better I took them out for a re-try session and had much better luck! ❤2015-07-08_0002 2015-07-08_0003 2015-07-08_0004 2015-07-08_0005 2015-07-08_0006 2015-07-08_0007 2015-07-08_0008 2015-07-08_0009 2015-07-08_0010 2015-07-08_0011 2015-07-08_0012 2015-07-08_0013

Name Change! Welcome to Laura Smiley Photography!

Some of you may be wondering about the recent changes to my logo and page name. I have noticed for some time that my fans and clients are often asking me what my first name is when we meet or start e-mailing. I want everyone to feel comfortable to approach me and not have that lingering feeling of…

‘Great, so I know you are a photographer, and your last name is Smiley… – but what do I actually call you!?’ (Fun Fact – I do respond just as quickly to ‘Smiley’ and I do to Laura.)

Meeting new people and having the privilege to work with so many wonderful people in my job is one of my favourite parts of the experience. I hope that with sharing my full name it can open up conversation more quickly and easily. I am so excited about the change!

For those of you who haven’t been following me long I’d like to tell you a little about myself.

  • Most of my life has been spent living in Wainwright Alberta. I moved back in 2013 and am quite happy to call Wainwright my home.
  • I have been running Laura Smiley Photography (formerly L Smiley Photography) since I graduated from high school in 2008.
  • I attended Grant MacEwan University from 2008-2011 and studied Design with a major in Photography. I met some amazing friends in those years.
  • I absolutely love outdoor photography. Whether it be weddings, grads, family, sports, etc… I love being outdoors as much as possible.
  • I love Nikon and I love Macs
  • My favourite sport is baseball – and it is probably the only sport that I actually understand the rules and can actually watch from start to finish without being completely lost. (Go Blue Jays, Cubs & Cardinals!)
  • Traveling keeps me sane. I usually like to have my next trip planned before I am even home from the last.
  • I love a good road-trip. Even if it is work related that time on the road is so much fun. I find myself constantly admiring the scenery and thinking ‘I wish I had a bride in the car with me…’
  • Coffee and steak are staples. A morning is truly not started until I have had that coffee. And steak… That’s a food group if you ask me. 😉
  • One of my favourite adventures in the last two years has been Auntie ‘TeeTee’ to my handsome twin nephews. Those two absolutely melt my heart.

Cheers!

Laura Smiley – laurasmileyphoto@gmail.com

IMG_0946Photo credit – Jenna Taryn Photography

Baby Dane – Wainwright Newborn Portraits

This sweet little Harry Potter fan was such a delight to have in the studio! He was such a trooper and slept for almost the entire session.
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Baby Drage – Wainwright Newborn Portraits

Sweet baby Drage came over to spend some time with me in the studio just a few days after he was born! It took him a little while to warm up to the idea of being the center of attention – but part way through the session he decided to lay back and enjoy the snuggles.

Too much cuteness!

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I just love these trucks that Daddy brought along for the session – and Drage loved them even more!

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I think this was Mr. D’s favorite part of the session. As soon as we had him snuggled into this knitted pouch he fell right to sleep and was out for the rest of the session.

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Miss Kaycee – Wainwright Newborns

I had the pleasure of hanging out with this sweet little girl when she was 5 days new. She was so cuddly and cozy – I think she only opened her eyes to check things out once or twice.
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9 Month Portraits by L Smiley Photography

I can hardly believe these two little munchkin men nephews of mine are already 9 months old!

And look how handsome they are becoming! ❤ I just can’t get enough of their cute factor!

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Slideshows by L Smiley Photography

As of this month L Smiley Photography will now be offering slideshows as an upgrade option to any portrait & wedding package! These video slideshows are a great way to share your images with your friends and loved ones.

Here is a little sample of what some of these slideshows might be like. 🙂