Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Blog! Please visit

We've finally created a new blog - this blog and all the previous posts will be eventually moved over to our new blog, but in the meantime, please visit:


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Headshot Event - Monday, March 30th, 2009

Image Update Event - this Monday only!

We only have a few spaces left! If you'd like to make an appointment, please call or email right away!

Off to shoot a wedding! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Engagement sessions now available separately! Featured: Lara & Rudy...Love Park Love Story

Paul and I have always offered engagement sessions as a part of our wedding packages because we feel they are so vital to building a real relationship with our clients. Its a chance to hang out, have some fun, get to know our couples better, and of course - create some beautiful images!

Lara and Rudy have already made their wedding plans in Captiva Island and New Hampshire (and sadly, we were already booked!), but they still wanted to have their session in Philadelphia because that is where they got engaged.

We started in Love Park (where Lara & Rudy got engaged - very cute story!), and we explored all the great architecture and sites around City Hall - center city has such a great energy, and there is so much variety in such a small area! The textures on the Wanamaker Building are just fabulous and add a nice touch of "drama!"

We are happy to announce that we are now offering engagement sessions separately from our wedding packages. In the past, our engagement sessions were only available to our wedding clients, but sadly, we realize that we won't be available for every date and every budget. To make sure these fun sessions are available to everyone, we are pricing them at just $500 - and if you book your session before April 15th (tax day!) we'll take off $100! This amount includes up to 1 hour of shooting time and a $100 print credit (please call 609.954.0488 or email us at for more details - limited dates available for 2009).

As an added incentive, if you do decide to book us for your wedding, you can apply the cost from the engagement session to your wedding package!

Congratulations to Lara and Rudy - best wishes to you both!
Laura & Paul

Sunday, March 08, 2009

"We Click" Retreat by Matt & Enna Grazier....

Paul and I just got back from the most fun, relaxing, inspiring, "battery-recharging" and all-around-best-retreat-ever put together by the amazing Matt & Enna Grazier of Grazier Photography. They have been hosting these "We Click Retreats" for several years now, but this was our first time joining them. We feel so lucky to have been included!

We'll be posting more pictures soon here and on Facebook, but here are a few from a little impromptu photoshoot on one of the last nights....

The Graziers really did think of everything! The house in Rutland, VT was perfect for our large group (12 photographers in one house! It was fantastic to have such a concentration of talented people!) - Enna even designed these amazing coffee mugs so we'd have a little something to remember the trip by...

We absolutely loved getting to know every one of the couples at the retreat - Kim and John Sanderson from Sanderson Images, Justin and Mary from Justin Marantz Photography, Krystal and Paul from Studio Foto, and Andy & Christine from Bello Photography. Tabitha and Larry from Sherrell Photography also joined for a day (sorry we didn't get to say goodbye to you guys!). We feel so fortunate to be connected now with all of you! And we truly thank you for your feedback and support - it was wonderful to have a sounding-board for all the crazy things we think up! Watch out for this group - everyone has such great projects & ideas on the horizon!

I know we've already said this - but we can't say it enough - THANK YOU to Matt & Enna and to everyone else for allowing us to be a part of this magic!

Love to all,
Laura & Paul

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Caught another couple getting engaged! Kate & Christopher at Old City Cheese Shop - Philadelphia

I was just finishing up my day at the studio, and as I was locking the front door I ran into Alex, the owner of Old City Cheese Shop (by the way, new website for them coming soon!). I was asking if it was a busy night, and he mentioned that it wasn't too bad... oh, and there is a couple getting engaged in the back courtyard...

"What?" - so I grabbed my camera and asked him to see if the guy had actually proposed yet. Well ring was already in place, but they were still very much "in the moment," so I asked if they wouldn't mind me grabbing a few photos....

Thankfully they were thrilled, as it turns out he did remember to bring a camera, but the batteries were dead! I was so happy to have caught this for them!

Christopher really did pick the perfect spot to propose, not only does Old City Cheese Shop have great food and a fun atmosphere, but the back courtyard is pure romance! Its hard to believe that something that looks like a hidden corner of Venice exists in the middle of Philly.

Kate and Christopher, thanks again for letting me document this - you two are so cute! I will be sending along your images shortly!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Venice Engagement & Paris Wedding published in Rangefinder... And plans for a workshop in Puerto Rico!

We are thrilled to announce that our story about Tatiana & Julien's Venice engagement and Paris wedding just got published in the February 2009 issue of Rangefinder Magazine!

You can read the full article here:

We submitted this article to Bill Hurter at Rangefinder quite a while ago, and while we got the green light that it would be published in the special "Wedding Issue," we were still hesitant to say anything until we were able to hold the magazine in our hands!

We've had such a tremendous response already - thanks so much to everyone for your kind words. We can't describe how much it means to us...

Now on to the slightly tricky part - our workshop! We initially wanted to do a workshop for "Photographer Couples" in Puerto Rico in April, but due to the number of weddings we have now booked that month, we are going to have to push back our plans to late 2009...

The workshop/seminar will be mainly for couple-photographers and partnerships, but anyone is welcome to attend. We'll focus on making your partnership work for your business (in both day-to-day operations and marketing) and a large part of the trip will be about creating great destination wedding images and building your portfolio (so you can get those destination weddings!).

If you are a photographer and are interested in the workshop, please email me directly at or call 609.954.0488. We are still in the planning stages, but we will have a website up shortly!

Thanks again to everyone!
Take care,
Laura & Paul

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Peiti and Dave - The Westin, Philadelphia, PA

Peiti and Dave were ALL about the details! Their day was so well planned and beautiful! The oh-so-talented makeup artist Claudia Seyler worked her magic on Peiti (but she certainly didn't need much help - she was so happy and excited from the first moment we saw her! She literally had that "bride glow!").

I was impressed by Peiti's invitations, programs and thank you cards - that she designed and made herself! I knew that Peiti and I just clicked when it came to this kind of attention to detail - and it was confirmed when I showed them the layout for their engagement book (Click here to view their engagement book layout!). We were running a little short on time, so I picked out some of my favorites for the design, and they turned out to be the same as her favorites!

Peiti worked with Donna from Beautiful Blooms to bring her detailed vision to life! These unique boxes were filled with unusually matched flowers, like spider mums and hydrangea (my florist friends should be proud that their education has paid off!), and simple bamboo trim accents.

Planning by Kendall Brown of Eclatante Event Design made sure that everything ran seamlessly!

We felt so fortunate that Peiti and Dave gave us so much time to work them! Over the course of the night we were able to take them outside twice to play, er, I mean photograph them and get images like these! (We LOVE our jobs - it always feels like we get to play with our clients!).

Peiti and Dave thanks so much for making us a part of this meaningful day - and please extend our thanks to your family and friends for helping to make the day so enjoyable!

And special thanks to Lucie Conoley for assisting us - can't wait to work with you again!

Take care,
Laura & Paul

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Soiree Success! Thanks to everyone!

What a fantastic night! The Soiree in the City was a resounding success thanks to all the attendees, vendors and sponsors!

Vendors: Liz & Gary Scarlett (Scarlett Bride), Megan Kristel & Catie Joyce (Kristel Closets), Christopher Carlson (christofer +
janessen - also a sponsor), Bill Beck (Taste Catering), Béke Beau (Makeup Artist & Event Organizer), Pamela Wilson-Hale (Passion
for Petals)
, Darcy Law (Darcy Law Couture), Mark Kingsdorf (Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants), Dawn Lewis & Kim
Spoonauer (Dawn Lewis Designs), and Terri Fellows (t. designs).

Sponsored by: Party Rentals Ltd., Select Event Rentals, Taste Catering, Bonzie - Independent Irish Fashion Label, and Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, with special thanks to Randi Edelman.

Everyone pitched in and made the event beautiful, fashionable and thoroughly enjoyable for all of our brides and guests. Designing an event like this was a big undertaking, and I must acknowledge those who helped me put this together... Special thanks go to Béke Beau, who is not only an extraordinary makeup artist, but a great friend (who is highly organized and is really good at moving furniture!). Béke's husband, Christopher Carlson was responsible for the stunning chocolate display, table design and was key in helping with pre-event set up - a thousand "thank you"s to you both.

And much gratitude to Lucie Conoley for assisting with the Bonzie fashions and for basically being the greatest assistant ever!

We enjoyed this event so much we are already planning the next "Soiree" in early April. Keep an eye on your email or the Soiree site - for more details soon...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Soiree in the City is this Saturday! Fashion Preview...

We can hardly believe the "Soiree" is this Saturday! These past few weeks have just flown by with fabulous photo shoots, planning for the event and of course, weddings! (More on those soon!)....

We put together a small photo shoot get to highlight some of the great fashion that will be at this event. As we mention before we are hosting the first ever US trunk show for the independent Irish design label "Bonzie" (sadly, the designers Yvonne and Ger won't be at the event this time, but we are already planning for the future!). We are also hosting local couture gown designer Darcy Law, and I have to say, we were just blown away by their creations!

Here are a few previews to give you an idea of what to expect at the event....

Our good friend and most talented makeup artist, Béke Beau provided her transformative skills and even pitched in with styling for this very fun shoot! Thanks so much to Amy and Melissa for braving the cold to help us create these images!

I should also note that Darcy will be at the event on Saturday and will be doing sketches of her gorgeous gowns! Thank you again Darcy, we had such a great time shooting with you!

See you at the Soirée!!

PS - Still need to RSVP? Its not too late!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Philadelphia Wedding Magazine - Top Pix December 2008 Winning Photo

Each month, Philadelphia Wedding magazine invites local photographers to submit shots in 5 categories; Candid, Portraits, Still Life, Artistic & Photographer's Choice for their Top Pix Contest...

And we just won the "Photographer's Choice" category!

The image was from our Paris wedding with Tatiana & Julien.

Be sure to check out Philadelphia Magazine's site - there are tons of great articles and wedding planning advice!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

"Soiree" gets a write-up on the blog!

Very exciting stuff!

"Soiree in the City"
got a great write up on the blog! Uwishunu is a great guide to everything stylish, interesting and fun happening in Philadelphia! Huge thanks to blogger Todd for writing such a nice promotion for us!

Be sure to RSVP now! Only 4 guaranteed goodie bags remain! (And who knows, we might have something special for the next 50 people anyway - ::wink, wink::)...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Jaclyn & Joe -The Racquet Club - Philadelphia, PA

Jaclyn and Joe had an amazing day! There was so much attention to detail and so many great moments...

Jaclyn used some lace from her mother's wedding dress as the accent wrap on her bouquet - how thought and beautiful is that? Its those little details that makes wedding that much more meaningful!

It's not often we get to see our brides in the church they grew up in, but Jaclyn's was literally around the corner from her home.

Then it was off the the Art Museum for some formal pictures then to the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. We even got up to the court on the top floor for some interesting images!

I think that the Racquet Club has to be one of our favorite venues in Philadelphia - it has a great layout, a beautiful staircase (which as photographers we appreciate! We love getting those higher angles!) and they really take care of their guests...

Thank you Jaclyn & Joe for having us! We enjoyed every minute!

If you'd like to see more images from Jaclyn & Joe's wedding, you view their slideshow here:


Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year! And some updates!

Paul and I would like to thank all of our clients, colleagues, friends and our families for supporting us over the last year! It was a big year for us (opening our studio was very exciting!) and we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you all!

2008 was a great year, but we think 2009 is going to be even better! Our "Soiree in the City" event is coming together with the help of all the great vendors and the support of Philadelphia Wedding Magazine!

Be sure to RSVP to attend the event - the first 50 to RSVP will be guaranteed a bag - and there are only a few left!!!

We have lots of great new projects on the horizon and of course tons of great weddings coming up! We look forward to having lots of fun with you all in the coming year!

Take care,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Linda & Jeremy - Engagement

Some people might think that "blog" is short for "weblog" - not so, its short for "backlog." Ok, ok - its not, but we've been concentrating on getting caught up with editing weddings and engagement sessions, so the blog kind of moves down on the list of priorities! But we are taking a short break from editing to update it now!!

We've gotten really used to shooting a lot in the city, so it was nice to change things up a bit with a more "country" setting. Cross Creek Park was beautiful in October, and it was a place that Linda and Jeremy have spent time together in the past. We love to explore new places, and we were amazed that we had never heard of this beautiful park, and it was only 30 minutes from where we live!

Linda & Jeremy are planning an October 2009 wedding, so I was so excited to get these vibrant colors in their engagement pictures to match their Fall wedding!

We can't wait to Linda & Jeremy's wedding, and they were nice enough to refer us to Linda's cousin Elizabeth too! (And we'll posting a few images from their NYC session shortly!).

Take care,


Thursday, December 11, 2008

The announcement! Soiree in the City! Saturday, January 17th, 2009

We are very excited to announce that we will be holding our very first "Bridal Event" at our studio in January!

"Soiree in the City" - THE bridal styling event in Philadelphia...

January 17th - 2pm-8pm (or later!)
Laura Eaton Photography Studio
158 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please visit the following site to RSVP and for more information:

We would love to see all of our past, present and future brides (and friends!) at this event! Its mainly about "bridal" but there will be plenty of other "retail-therapy" available to help with those post-holiday blues!

We created this event to be the alternative to the typical "bridal show." A very select number of vendors will be on hand to show you the newest fashions, the best makeup, give great styling tips... basically we'll help you make the best of the most stylish day of your life! And unlike the other "bridal shows" we won't bombard you with high-pressure-sales or "win a two-night honeymoon get-away!" - we think you know what you want and know where to find it!

And we are thrilled to be hosting the first ever US trunk show for Bonzie!

Bonzie is an independent fashion label based in Ireland, and they make THE most fabulous bridal accessories I have ever seen! The second I laid eyes on their beautiful wraps and boleros I immediately got their contact info and invited them to this event. For one night only, you'll get a chance to see their beautiful fashions in person, try them on, purchase select accessories or place an order for a couture piece (a custom wedding look made just for you? Every bride's dream!).

Participating vendors will include:

Béke Beau - Makeup Artist
Kristel Closets - Style Consultants
Dawn Lewis Designs - Custom Jewelry

There is no charge for this event, but you must RSVP to attend! Please visit and click the RSVP link... The first 50 girls to RSVP will be guaranteed to receive one of our exclusive goodie bags!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

December First Friday! And BIG announcement coming soon!

Just wanted to post to remind everyone that we will be open for "First Friday" - December 5th from (roughly) 5-9pm (I say "roughly" because we were about 15 minutes late due to traffic last time!).

Laura Eaton Photography
158 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dawn Lewis Designs ( will be in the studio, showing off her fabulous custom-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry!

Perfect timing to get a head-start on your holiday shopping (since I haven't even begun to think about Christmas shopping, I refuse to believe that anyone else has already started!).

This will also be the last night of our "Bodies of Light" Exhibit - so if you will be in the area, feel free to stop by, say hello and have a glass of wine!

Oh, and the BIG announcement..... well, I'm not saying anything yet - and you might be able to find out a little something if you come to the studio on Friday... ;)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Victoria and Michael Engagement Session - Old City

This is going to be our "catch up on the blog" week! We've got LOTS of weddings and engagement sessions to post!

Victoria and Michael ended up with a beautiful fall day for their e-session, and we took full advantage of it, taking them all over Old City!

I love the variety we were able to capture with these images! This section of the city offers so many backgrounds and we were lucky enough to be able to find some of the last fall colors. The sky was absolutely amazing that day, so we took a walk over the Market Street bridge to get the sky and part of the skyline in the image...

We can't believe that Victoria and Michael's wedding is less than a month away! If this engagement session was any indication of how the wedding will be, we are going to have a blast! Thank you!