Some silly, spontaneous pictures of me and my daughter, using her favorite toy (the iPhone), photo booth style!

Hi, I’m Laura.

I’m a mom to a silly, happy two-year-old and wife to a pretty all-around great guy.

I’ve had a varied career, working in everything from journalism to live theater. I like lots of things but have a particular fondness for travel, linguistics, biking and exploring my local neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. area.

Oh yeah, and I like to take photographs.

I started way back in the days of film when my dad taught me how to use his manual 35mm camera. I’d get my little brother to pose for me and spend forever trying to get the settings right before I would take the picture. And trust me, it wasn’t easy getting an eight-year-old to stand still for that long.

But don’t worry, I’ve gotten better. I promise not to make you stand there endlessly while I fiddle with the camera, saying enthusiastically, “Just a second, I’ve almost got it!” My little brother really hated that.

Because of my journalism career, I prefer to approach assignments using a photojournalistic style. I love capturing the little moments and exchanges that happen when people are just being themselves.

I’m always on the lookout for that sideways glance kids sometimes give, that surprised laugh that erupts out of nowhere, or that small moment of intimacy that’s sometimes gone so quick that you may not even know it was there. Seriously, there’s nothing better than getting home after a photo session and seeing stuff like that come up on my screen.

I’d love to work with you. I’m available for jobs in the metro D.C. area.

Want some photos? Let’s talk.

You can find me online elsewhere at:

Contact me at laura.rush.photo@gmail.com.