Happy girls are the prettiest.
- Audrey Hepburn

More than ever, today's high schooler needs a safe place to feel accepted and encouraged. As a teenager, I was an athlete, a good friend, and an honor student, but I still felt a bit lost and unsure of myself. Twenty years later, I own a business based on a lifelong passion and provide extraordinary high school seniors with the confidence they deserve through photography.

My goal is to create timeless, natural images and provide an experience that will make each client feel encouraged and fulfilled. I'm proud of my solid reputation as one of the top photographers in the Richmond area. I treasure the friendships I form with my clients. I would love to provide an amazing experience and images for you, too!

about laura

What's a session like?

My sessions take place in amazing locations, some you may have never visited in your own hometown! I make sure my seniors feel comfortable from the start and trust me, your job in front of the camera is easy! I'll do all the hard work for you!

It's always my goal to give you exactly the images you want. I promise there won't be any awkward posing. In fact, my "posing" is natural and comfortable, just as it should be. We'll have a blast and make fantastic memories and images along the way!

What's a session like?

For the senior parent

Moms and Dads, I know how you feel. My preteen son is a constant reminder of how time marches on and I don't want a moment to go uncaptured. We are molding the most precious possessions in our world and deserve to have amazing, yet age-appropriate images to document it! Thank you for your trust in me!

Parents, I'm a mom, too!

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Fields of green, family farm, peeling paint, tractors, tree swings, boots, and straw, and down home comfort





Tried and true, landscapes, fountains, brick, white railings, clean, stately, and romantic




Uptown, downtown, high rises, rooftops, bridges, roadways, cobblestone and graffiti





sports, hobbies, music, interests


The Senior Experience Includes:

Up to 2 hours of on location photography 
Up to 3 outfits
Formal yearbook portrait (summer and fall)
Online gallery of 40+ high resolution images 
Personal release with printing rights
Purchase gorgeous heirloom prints and products directly from your online gallery! 


Add professional hair and makeup to enhance your experience for $150

The Senior Basic Includes:

45 minutes of photography at Laura's rustic Glen Allen location, 1-2 outfits
Formal yearbook portrait (summer and fall)
Online gallery of 20 high resolution images
Personal release with printing rights
Purchase gorgeous heirloom prints and products directly from your online gallery! 


Basic sessions may not include professional hair and makeup services.


Each session option requires a $100 non-refundable retainer and signed session agreement. Pricing subject to sales tax. Laura typically books 1-2 seasons in advance.

Laura Matthews Photography welcomes a new class of extraordinary rising seniors each winter for a year of exclusive themed photo sessions, fun, and friendship! Over the last 5 years, Laura has awarded over $46,000 to qualified high school seniors!

VIPteam applicants possess the following qualities:

1. Laura Matthews is their first choice for senior photography! 

2. A passionate and caring heart for others. Diverse volunteer experience is a huge plus!

3. A love of social media and sharing images! VIPteam candidates must be comfortable in front of the camera.

VIPteam members must invest in an on-location individual senior session. All extra perks, including team apparel, referral credit, our exclusive photo sessions including digital images are complimentary to VIPteam seniors! 

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You may also email me directly at info@lauramatthewsphotography.com