I have your back on this incredibly important day. I'm solely interested in what you want and helping you experience your day instead of it going by in a blur. Your photos will bring the day back to life, and hopefully, you'll feel like you have an actual replay of your day to look back on as much as you want. I am always happy to get creative with a timeline, or ask the question "what do YOU want", to see if we can find a happy medium. I'm not a wedding planner, but I will be with you the whole day. Literally. The whole day.
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I'LL BE YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE
Wedding days aren't always 100% joyful or stress free. Sometimes you're missing someone important who was supposed to be there with you. Or maybe a pandemic happened and you're just wanting the day to be unique and special. It still CAN be. And you can absolutely be real and raw with me. I will make sure that the moments you want captured are captured. If I can be anything, I want to be a calming presence and someone steady so that you can enjoy your day. No matter what is happening around you, you're getting MARRIED! That's pretty amazing :)
THROUGH EVERY MOMENT
For me, any kind of posing (other than the formal photo for Grandma), is just a segue into a candid moment. I'm hardly ever concerned with if something "worked". I'm interested in you losing your mind with laughter, or getting emotional during a first look, because you can't believe how incredible your person looks. I'm interested in THOSE things. The moments where you didn't see your mom crying as dad gave you away. Or the view I have of your partner as you come down the aisle. That's where it's at.
AND EVERY EMOTION
Fill out a form through the Contact page and get yourself into my inbox! We will talk through what you're envisioning for your portraits or wedding, how I can best capture who you are and what you're about, and the style of session you want, or what kind of wedding/elopement you're having. I want to make sure we are a perfect fit. Once we get all of the details sorted and the day booked, you can rest easy that one of the hard parts is over! Finding vendors can be so, so stressful. So make it easy on yourself and send in a contact form ASAP!
Everything can be taken care of via email, but I want to make sure I know who you are and what you're about. So if a coffee, cocktail, or phone chat helps you feel more connected and understood, let's do it!
You may not need an engagement session (or want one, it's up to you!), but in the event that you DO, it's a great way to get to know each other! Think of it as a practice round for your wedding day. Being in front of the camera is not easy or comfortable for lots of people, so any extra practice we have will only benefit you. These photos are great for Save The Dates, Invitations, Albums, Social Media...honestly you name it, they're good for it :) At the end of the day, there is zero pressure over here for you to do engagement photos. But if you think you'd like to hang out with me more than just the wedding day, I'm all yours!
Your Engagement Session
You might be booking me last minute, or a year and a half in advance. I am pretty go with the flow, so I am down for literally anything anytime :) Regardless, once we have your date on the books, I have plenty of helpful tools to organize your photo timeline. It does NOT have to be a nightmare. We will get your family portraits sorted, your PDA comfort level, all of it. I want to be able to capture you in a way that is as natural, as styled, or as wild as you are :)
Keeping In Touch
I don't think there has been a wedding yet, where I didn't feel like I had become some kind of friend to my couple. As soon as I arrive at the venue, or wherever you're getting ready, my focus is on you. You two are my priority. I will make sure my gear is ready to start shooting at the planned start time, and I will always be checking in with you on where you're at: stressed, overwhelmed, needing help with something, etc. I always tell my families during wedding portraits, that "I'm not here to make friends", and it's pretty true :) I'm here for YOU and you only. This day is about what YOU want. And I will protect that as best I can, and capture it as authentically as possible. We are a team :)
The Wedding Day
Every couple is different. So the amount of more posed photos vs totally candid always varies. What does not vary is how many photographs you can expect. I always guarantee at MINIMUM, 50-75 photos per hour of shooting for weddings and elopements. For portraits, you can choose the amount of images you'd like to keep. All of them fully edited by hand and hi resolution. You have your own Personal Print Release (print includes all the socials), and you have the opportunity to order prints, canvas, albums, any anything else your heart desires. I always double and triple check what is most important to you to have in your photos, and then I make sure I deliver all of that and more. For weddings, since I have little to no self control- and am always very excited once I get your photos uploaded- you'll get a text or an email with some sneaks! And probably more sneak peeks along the way, because I can't contain how excited I am about your photos :)
Portraits from $600
Weddings from $3300
Photography is a huge investment, I absolutely get that. What's wild, is that after everything else from your wedding day is over...the moments we've captured are what you have to take with you. They are forever. So it is crucial that you're able to trust me as your photographer, that I am the right fit, and that we will have a total blast together :) There is not one place on this planet I won't travel to, so whether you're here in Memphis, or on the other side in Sydney, AU, I'm here!
Elopements from $1800
Laramie is such a beautiful and kind spirit who captures the most gorgeous images. I couldn’t be more grateful that we snagged her for our wedding photography and videography. She and her husband, who tag-teamed the photo and video, were so lovely to work with and helped make our day be about us. They kept us on schedule, gave us breaks, and made us laugh, all while creating magic with their cameras. Truly an amazing experience!
Amy & David
Besides the actual getting married part, working with Laramie and Dylan at Wandering Creative was the highlight of our wedding day. My husband and I are not naturals when it comes to getting photos taken, but you'd never know it from the photos that Laramie took. If you're looking for a documentary style with gorgeous light, and if you want those sweet, secret moments captured with you and all your loved ones, you can't pick a better team. On top of Laramie's technical skill, she's also an absolute delight to work with. Great communicator, great advocate for me, and helped wrangle family and bridal party with grace. I couldn't be happier with our experience.
Caitlyn & Scott
Laramie photographed our wedding this past July, and we can't say enough good things! We absolutely LOVE our photos! Neither of us are super comfortable in front of a camera, but Laramie made it so fun, easy, and made us look natural and not awkward! She captured the essence of all of the moments- the joy, the love, and all of the excitement of our wedding day! We love that she captured so many pictures of us in the moment and not just posed pictures. Her photography and editing is so artistic and beautiful. Before our big day, Laramie talked us through everything and met with us a couple times to make sure everything would go smoothly and answered all of our questions. We recommend A Wandering Creative to anyone looking for gorgeous, artistic, beautiful photos!!
Anwen & Steven
Kim & Jeff
You absolutely fucking nailed it and maybe I’m just going to wallpaper my house with these pictures. You were so easy to work with and rolled perfectly with our ideas. The first thing my mom said when she saw these was “wow she really captured exactly who you two are” and we both feel the same way.
Neely & Ryan
Laramie was the perfect photographer—and she even went above and beyond photography! She was so kind and generous to us from our first communication, and the photos she took were stunning. When our florist fell through, she even jumped in and did our flowers too! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without Laramie. We're so happy to have found her, and we can't recommend her enough!
Katherine + Pete
Laramie is a phenomenal photographer! She made the whole process easy from start to finish. Excellent communicator, extremely professional, if I could give her 10 stars, I would. Not only did she produce gorgeous photos for my wedding, but she is also a very sweet person and made our photo session a blast. While she photographed our ceremony, she was so quiet that I forgot she was there, and I didn't feel nervous at all. For your next event, hire her. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer or wedding album.
Nicole & Andrew
You were such a dream to us yesterday. Safe, steady, directed and fun to have there. It felt so natural and right to have you there. I’m annoyed for you that you took so many great shots you’ll have to cull and edit now but I’m so dang happy, because these have been elevated to such a level of magic. No one else could have made my heart explode quite this way. Thank you so much for giving so much of yourselves to us yesterday. What a gift.
Aerin & Ben
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PLEASE NOTE: I do not photograph at venues with a history of slavery or servitude.