About/Contact Me

5-x-5Hi! I’m Laurie…Thanks for stopping by.

Welcome to Pride in Photos. I am smitten with photography, it is seriously AWESOME!  Capturing a memory that you can have forever, what can compare to this?!

I am a natural light documentary/lifestyle photographer based out of Houston, Texas.  I believe in capturing the everyday authentic moments, the wonder of childhood and the love of family.  I am a mom of two grown daughters and 3 young grandchildren. I love documenting their childhood in an honest and authentic way.  I don’t direct or force my family to sit perfectly and smile, instead I choose to capture them as they are.

I also love photographing other families.  I’m not trying to create the perfect family photo for your christmas cards.  But I will give you images showing authentic moments and real connections.  Kids are messy, silly, wild, funny, emotional and full of love, my goal is to capture all of it.

Every session is unique to each family.  Together we will come up with a plan of the activities/moments/details that are special to you, to tell the story that is your family right now.  Sessions are a mix of documentary and very lightly guided posing.  Nothing is forced and we go with the flow, I capture moments as they naturally unfold.  My goal is to give you a collection of images that you and your kids can look at 50 years from now and the memories and emotions of what is like to be YOUR FAMILY right now will come flooding back.

If you would like to check us out a little more before hiring us, you will find a page called “Featured Here” where you can see where we have been featured or awarded for our photography. Feel free to click on the images and it will take you to the blogs/websites.

I hope Pride in Photos will become your daily retreat for encouragement and inspiration!

Please use the form below to contact me for information regarding availability and pricing in the greater Houston, TX area.

Looking so forward to working with your family and making precious memories.


152 thoughts on “About/Contact Me

  1. Laurie,

    Thank you SOOO much for taking the time to read our blog post about the hurdles me and my family are facing during this time which was shared on Michael Lai’s blog. We are working on garnering support for the cancer relief crowdfunding campaign my brother and I made for our mom who is fighting third stage colon cancer. Just you taking the time to read seriously is so awesome to us. If you can please share/reblog our cause or promote our page wherever you can. I trust that you can help make a significant impact on our small, humble family.

    Thank you again!

    Christopher Michael

  2. I couldn’t agree more and love capturing photos of both my kids and travel – that’s why I recently launched a family travel blog. Glad I came across your site – great photos :).

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  4. Hi Laurie! I have nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Readership Award!” I really enjoy reading your blog and feel you deserve some recognition! Have a wonderful day! 

  5. I’ve been trying to have a decent look around your blog but for some reason (probably my internet) It was the Christmas dog photo – a lovely picture of a great expression! Anyway, sorry I haven’t appeared to take much of an interest but I hope you understand ….

  6. Hi Laurie!
    Thanks for following. I’m a happy camper now you are joining me as I trip around by RV, plane, car and time machine to the past. I remember your gravatar from previous “likes.” I love your photography and am now following you!
    Comments, compliments, critiques and wisecracks are most welcome.
    “See” you again soon.
    Which Way Now 101 aka Carol

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  8. Hi Laurie,
    You have a beautiful blog,I enjoyed looking at your photos.Looking forward to more of your posts.When I find time,I will look at your archives!!!
    Have a great day ahead !!!

  9. You have an amazing number of silos showcasing your talent. I knew I was in “trouble” when I went into your blog. And thank you for stopping by mine. All the best,

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  11. Totally agree about what you wrote about the power of a photography… it captures a moment and makes it stay with you forever! A beautiful state of mind!!!! And also the reason why I love photographies that much 😉 xx

  12. Hi, Laurie. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me to your wonderful and inspiring one. I especially love the images of children. Have a lovely week!

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  14. Good to be here again, Laurie! I’ve been following you and haven’t been notified, now I’ll try it again.:-)
    Have a great new week!
    L♥ve from the Far North

  15. Hi Laurie… glad to connect and interact with you.. 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Best wishes to you.. !!

  16. Nice blog. I agree with your thoughts on travel photography. The vivid memories from summer trips with the family would not be so vivid without the photos captured that now remind me of what a great time we had as a family.

  17. Laurie I have nominated you for an Awesomeness award. The badge is on my post from 4/20/13.

    I realize these awards take time to respond to so do not feel you have to comply with the requirements.

    1. List your top ten favorite blogs and notify them.

    2. List 10 things we do not know about yourself.

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  19. Hi Laurie,

    Thanks for your recent comment on my blog post about making a good first impression. It led me to your interesting blog, which I am now following.

    I am fascinated by photographers and their work. I, for the life of me, can’t take a picture. I end up with a picture of the ground or the sky, anything but the subjects.

    Happy blogging!


  20. Hiya! So nice of you to look in on my blog (or blogs, lol), I appreciate it very much. From what I have seen of your own one so far it looks very inspirational – just what I need – and I will be sure to keep an eye open for your posts! Handy that you have a Facebook page, too 🙂
    Sonja xx

  21. thank you for stopping by my blog – your photos are quite beautiful. i am afraid i am a bit of a neophyte, and in case you may have not noticed, almost all of my pictures are of our dog. since the advent of my i-phone, taking spur of the moment shots it a possibility. again thanks – 🙂

  22. I really like your blog! Keep up the great work. By the way the landscaping in your yard is beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I will look forward to more of your work as well.

  23. Hi Laurie thank you for liking my post today. It had remembered from reading your blog, you live in Florida, and I wondered if you recognized where my pics were shot from. I hope you are enjoying Houston. I love the citrus cards…as I have seen the citrus farms here and rightly not as lovely as the ones you posted. Happy day and blessings to you… Ellie

  24. Hi Laurie,
    Thanks for following my blog “Pit’s Musings and Ramblings from a Big Country.” If you’d rather read everything in English, you might want to look at my other blog, “A German Expat’s Life in Texas” [http://pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com/].
    Best regards from southern Texas,

  25. Thanks for your visit ~~~ You have the nicest photos ….loves all of it. Its really great getting to know your family and your life. They all seems wonderfull. Thanks for sharing ~~ looking forward for more of it 🙂

  26. Please check your spam comments are not going through.

    I have Nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Please accept & oblige.

  27. Hi again….i had a quick look at your blog and i find its content very interesting both your photos and words. thanks for visiting my blog, Gasm Travels as it led me to yours….keep blogging this 2013!

  28. Great to meet you Laurie and thank you for visiting my blog and now following. Because of this I’ve been introduced to your fantastic blog and I look forward to looking through your site and following you.

  29. Hi Laurie! Thanks for following my blog and like a post. 🙂 I read through your blog and you have such a beautiful blog to read. Great to know you!

  30. Hi Laurie. Thank you very much for visiting my blog today and liking a couple of posts. You have a beautiful blog. I am enjoying reading your posts and looking at your images.

    Please stop by and visit my blog again soon.

  31. Hi Laurie! I am not sure if you get my first message last night, so I have to do it again.
    Thank you so much for leaving a very sweet comment on my sweet shoot Tuesday post and you following me is a pleasure. I am a fan of you and your very good work. I have just added you to my Hi-addiction.

    Hugs x
    Your Hi-Mess

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  33. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking some of the posts…you have great stuff on here :). Have a lovely tuesday, and Nolan is so adorable, bless his heart.

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