We are so excited to introduce Laura from LLB Creative as our event photographer for this Spring's ReBash! Laura will be onsite capturing all of the fun moments of the day and we chatted with her a bit more about her work here. Get your tickets to ReBash over here!
Tell us about your business.
LLB Creative is a boutique wedding, lifestyle and fashion photography studio located in downtown Toronto with a flair for capturing authentic, unscripted moments in a vibrant, lively and genuine style. My favourite moments to photograph are intimate wedding celebrations that are bursting with laughter, tears and dancing; squishy newborn babies and families in a non-posed manner that fills the heart with warmth; compelling fashion editorials that tell a story, and animals of all shapes and sizes. My motto is that you only get to experience your story once and I am so happy to be able to help capture those stories for clients to cherish forever.
How did you get started?
My passion for photography stems from my background in publishing and journalism. For years I worked for a variety of national lifestyle publications and newspapers as an editor and editorial coordinator. That incredible work experience provides me with a unique ability to transform otherwise ordinary moments into very editorialized images without losing the realness of the moment. After spending years working full-time in publishing, shooting for magazines and then shooting weddings and other life events during my time off, I decided to take a chance and open my own studio.
What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
A little known fact about me is that in addition to LLB Creative I also own and operate a charming little print shop called Gooseberry Prints (http://gooseberryprints.com/). Gooseberry Prints is a collection of limited edition nursery art featuring lots of rescued animals and created to infuse childhood decor with magic and whimsy. It started as a little passion project, blending my love of photography, animals and home decor and offers families unique pieces of art without breaking the bank. For behind-the-scenes animal fun follow Gooseberry on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gooseberryprints/.
What is your personal favourite thing about your business and why?
My absolute favourite thing about being a photographer is connecting with my clients and experiencing their once-in-a-lifetime moments with them. The beauty of non-posed photographs is that I get to capture moments in time for my clients to look back on forever. You know that feeling you get when you flip through your old childhood photos and are overcome with nostalgia and joy? That's how I feel every time I shoot because I know that my clients will be able to experience that moment over and over again. It's almost magical!
Who/what inspires you?
Oh gosh! Tough question! So many things continually inspire me. Art, music, literature, the people in my life, the natural world... I really couldn't choose just one person or thing!
What can guests at ReBash expect to see from you at the event?
I am so excited to be participating in ReBash this year! Not only will I be photographing the event, but I'll also be offering all sorts of fun freebies at my booth! I am also cooking up an ultra extra-special offer exclusively for ReBash guests! So be sure to drop by to uncover the secret! I can't wait to meet everyone!