Hi there, I'm Laura. Here is everything there is to know about me.
I am a photographer and I am a bare faced, bare foot mother to my beautiful daughter Lucille.
I am extremely soulful and for the longest time have felt like I have a direct connection from my soul to the universe and all the magic that exists within this glorious life we are so lucky to live - isn't that a beautiful thought?
(oh and that little girl in the pool is me when I was 6, that is my "why" photo. This photo embodies every reason why I do what I do).
I was born in the UK but I am an Aussie girl through and through. Summer is my oxygen. I have a love hate relationship with winter, I hate the cold but I love the soft golden light. I love rain at night when i'm tucked up in bed but I get scared driving in it. I love, love - mine and yours. I love seeing people in love. I love to kiss. I love people watching and public displays of affection, I love coffee and I love cuddles. I love salty hot skin in summer and crispy sea salt hair, I love shadows, I love plants and flowers that are fragrant, I could smell them all day long - lemon tree blossoms and Jasmin are to die for. I have lots of shoes but i'm always barefoot, I love walking around barefoot on the warm ground in summertime. I don't take myself seriously at all and can always laugh at myself.
I am not an extreme risk taker, I don't go looking for experiences i'm not comfortable with but I do appreciate the tiniest particles of magic in each day and find just breathing and creating life to be exhilarating. Sometimes I am overwhelmed at how beautiful and simple life can be simultaneously. Like the smell of a BBQ in summer or a freezing cold breeze on my nose or ripe lemons ready for picking on a tree - and don't even get me started on the magic of light.
I moved around a lot as a kid and met so many people along the way. I believe this gave me an incredible ability to meet new people and immediately connect with them, I absolutely wear my heart on my sleeve and am forever falling in love with the people I meet, I chat to everyone, I love to talk and to find out as much as I can about each person, I find people to be fascinating.
When I think about my childhood and my family and my journey I see laughter and light and the outdoors, I see caravan parks and holiday friends and catching baby crabs on the beach, I see the family home and cuddling games on the couch and lots of quick wit, I see paddling pools and pets and there always seems to be a baby around. I see kindness and a deep sense of feeling grounded and humble. I see mum and dad sneaking a kiss in the living room as I stare on from the garden. I see light through leaves that I try to touch with my toes as I swing up high. All of these incredible glimpses of time long past are burnt into my memory and soul - this is what matters to me.
If you would like me to see your family through my eyes and through my lens I would so love to meet you and do that. We can find beautiful light and share childhood stories and laugh together too. I will become best friends with your kids and accidentally laugh at you and them at inappropriate moments - I apologise for that in advance! We can make magic and spend time actually living for a while.
Oh and in case you were wondering the name LALU is derived from mine and Lucilles names (LA Laura, Lu Lucille).
m: 0421 749 861
Laura harrey - la lu photo
Based in Scarborough, Western Australia
Available for travel worldwide
Laura Harrey of La Lu Photo is a Perth Newborn, Baby and Family Lifestyle photographer available for baby photography & maternity photography, newborn photography , baby photography, child photography , family photograph , natural family photography, Perth family photography, Perth newborn photography, Perth lifestyle photography in Perth and Scarborough and surrounds such as Trigg, Karrinyup, Mount Hawthorn, Highgate, Inglewood, East Perth, South Perth, Maylands, Mount Lawley, Leederville, North Beach, City Beach, Swanbourne, Doubleview, Wembley, Wembley Downs, Claremont, Bayswater, Guilford, Fremantle - from the northern suburbs and north of the river to south of the river, at home photography and outdoor photography in Perth including beach, river, parks and bushland locations.