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Welcome to Laura Luft Photography! I specialize in senior photography & I am so glad you have stopped in to check out my portraits and look around. Are you a senior looking for a LUXURY portrait session or a family wanting some beautiful memories? Then you are in the right place! Sit back, relax and check out my amazing clients! 

for the inspired senior & authentic love.


It's your time to shine and your deserve the best!

I specialize in tween & Senior photography that encourages my clients to embrace who they are, both in strengths and in flaws, and to be empowered by being unique. My passion is to build confidence and self value through images I skillfully capture with my camera to showcase their individual beauty, both inside and out. Through personal consultations and individualized sessions, I strive for each tween or senior to leave feeling "flawesome" and celebrating the unique stamp they will put on our world. 

I absolutely LOVE what I do because I have the power to create beautiful artwork that will last forever. You are the only you....let's capture that and ROCK IT! I know high school is a time of constant change, comparisons and trying to figure out things. But guess what? I felt the same way as a Senior! I get how important it is to ROCK your senior session! YOU are the only person that matters during your session and I promise the images I capture will give you confidence and show the beauty the world sees in you. Want images that will blow the socks off your friends and classmates? Want to look like you belong in a magazine?

You deserve the Laura Luft Senior Experience! 

Why invest with Laura?


1. Book it!

Email me & let’s book this! Once you have secured your session date with a $400 retainer ($200 to cover session fee and $200 toward your product order) you are officially a Laura Luft Senior! Next, I'll send over your "homework" to start prepping for your big session.

3. session day

Next, you will put together an Pinterest inspiration board & answer my questionnaire so we can customize your session. You'll try on all the outfits you are considering, snap pictures of those, and send them my way for consideration. Lastly we will get together, either via Facetime, Skype or in person to go over your outfits and coordinate a location(s) to match each ensemble.

2. dream. plan. do.

It's finally here! Time to hang out with me and my camera for a few hours while we capture your amazing senior portraits. LET'S ROCK THIS!

This is my favorite part! In just 2 to 3 weeks after your session, we will schedule an in-person ordering session at your home! Laura offers only the highest quality of photography and guarantees that you will fall in love with your senior portraits! Laura will personally help you place your order to get the most out of your investment.

4. your products

Ready to book?

Why invest with Laura?

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I limit the amount of senior sessions I take on because I only want the very best for you. By doing so I am never rushed through any part of your experience and it allows both of us to relax and be creative. I truly believe in quality not quantity for my sessions. Your investment into portraits that will last a lifetime deserve 100% of my talents and I am committed to delivering!

I am a trained professional artist. I have been photographing seniors for years and am continuously learning from some of the industry greats. I have meticulously studied posing so I can be sure no matter what body type the client - you will look AND FEEL amazing. My gear is all high grade and maintained to the best performance.  

Parents - for every single session I put myself in your shoes! I know how important it is to you and your senior that they look unforgettable in their senior portraits. I never got it with my own senior portraits so my heart is so invested in this experience I provide. I also understand how emotional these portraits can be for parents so I strive to make this process easy on you. Only another mother can understand a parent’s bittersweet feelings on having their 'baby' embarking on the journey that is their senior year.

I strive to make each and every one of you feel and look amazing. I know you are nervous, excited, and not sure what to expect. But I promise that within minutes we will be laughing and your images will show who you are with confidence.  I am a perfectionist. I set very high standards for myself and each session I commit to. These portraits will not be like your mother’s pictures!  


Hi, I'm Laura

It's an honor to photograph you.

I grew up on back roads and in a barn...literally! I am the proud daughter of a dairy farmer, was a dairy princess and loved 4H. My two brothers and I never had a family vacation but we were blessed to appreciate hard work at a young age. My rural roots have taught me to appreciate the miracle of where our food comes from, how important the weather is and just how special country living is. Some folks need coffee everyday to survive...I just need a little chocolate and some sunshine to have a good day!

Me & My Hubby

Me & the boy who sat behind me in high school

My best friend

Met in Middle School, dated in College, & 20+ years later...

He makes me laugh, keeps me ground, is an amazing dad, and is one of the most hardworking people. He makes me proud with everything he does! His wit and humor are what I love most about him. He is the reason I am here with a website and .com after my name. He bought me my first digital SLR and said "Do this." When I was afraid to leap he pushed me. What are the chances that the little boy who sat behind me in High School would turn out to be my husband? The most amazing guy and just what I've always needed.

meet the kids

We may not always have it together,
but together we have it all.

Our family

Our family life revolves around our children and our fur babies. Our oldest, Georgia, is her own leader and seldom goes with the crowd. Loves basketball, cows, & making people happy. Hudson, our middle child believes four-wheeling and getting dirty are his idea of fun. Loves RED tractors. Hardworking and wants to be a farmer. Our youngest, little Caroline, is always drawing or making something. Loves pigs, begs for one daily and is free spirited and yet can be shy now and then. This is just a bit of our perfect little Luft life - we're living the dream.

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My experience with Laura was absolutely amazing, and truly went above and beyond my expectations. From the beginning, communication with Laura was quick and easy which helped tremendously. Not only is she great with scheduling and communication but my shoot itself was just an all around good time. From the moment we started until the sun was almost set Laura had me laughing and smiling the whole time. She is an extremely accommodating photographer in that she makes sure everything is exactly how you pictured it would be. Whether it is a certain outfit, or a location you want she makes sure each picture comes out perfect. She will go out to find the locations you had been envisioning in your head, which takes even more stress off your own shoulders. After my pictures were taken I had access to them after just a few days and couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out. I even got to include my kitten in some of the photos! Overall I have only positive things to say about Laura and I highly recommend her to any incoming seniors!

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We are so happy with our entire session with Laura. I have always known Laura would capture great images, as she did my son's senior pictures and my other son's wedding, but she really captured Abby's beauty both inside and out! Laura made the session so fun!

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We knew we were making a good choice in a senior photographer after meeting you but after seeing what the camera display was showing that day and the images themselves...BOY, are we SO glad we booked with you! 

All three of us still smile with the memories of senior picture day every time we pass by the various photo shoot locations. Thank you so so much for an amazing experience that created some amazing results that we will enjoy for a lifetime!

- The Rodgers 

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Selecting Laura to photograph my son’s senior picture was as much for her willingness to try whatever he wanted as for her beautiful photographs. My son went from not wanting senior pictures, to “fine, these are for you mom” to after 3 hours of shooting pics. “Wow, that went really fast, I can’t wait to see how they come out. That was kinda fun.” Watching the two of them work together, come up with ideas or trying different poses. I was watching my little boy transform into the young man taking on his senior year on his terms, capturing who he is at this point in his life. For me, this is what senior photography is all about.

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My seasonal sessions were so laid back and tailored just to what I wanted, I enjoyed every minute of them! I am so glad I have AMAZING pictures to remember my senior year and a once in a lifetime experience! 

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senior session investment

• A presession consultation
• 2+ hour session at custom locations
• In-home reveal of images and ordering appointment
• 20 minute family session with completed order


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Oh my goodness…you have a senior!
Didn’t you just put your little one on the bus for the first day of kindergarten? To say this is an emotional time for you has to be an understatement.
There is SO much going on the final year of high school & it can be a bit overwhelming!
With the luxury senior portrait experience I provide I hope to ease a bit of that stress for you. Today Senior portraits aren’t what they were for you and I. My training with some of the top US senior photographers has given me the knowledge and experience to provide you, and your senior, with the keys to a successful senior portrait session.  I will walk you all through choosing  outfits, locations, hair/make up, and of course, helping you select amazing images to hang on your wall! You can book with me knowing I'll be here to answer any questions you may have & ease any nerves or worries that might come up! 
Send me a note below!
I would love to hear about your senior and how incredible and unique you know they are!

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Frequently asked questions

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Nope! I specialize in Seniors but love shooting families throughout the year along with a few weddings here and there.  

No! Not at all! We can do it ANY time of year! Our only deadline is the yearbook picture one. I have done a few quick head shots for seniors in the fall to submit for the yearbook and then have done a full senior session in the winter or spring session! 

For your choice of dates, plan to book at least 2-3 months in advance or more! Sometimes there are last-minute appointments but because I do limit my sessions to keep my creative juices flowing, only a few session dates will be added throughout the year. 

I totally understand that feeling! I promise you though I have studied posing for years and I will guide you. I will teach you as we go and you will pose yourself by the end of your session! You have nothing to worry!

Once you’ve booked your senior session, I will send you a what-to-wear guide for lots of great fashion advice and basically everything you need to know to prepare for your session. Planning outfits is the best part! Once you have some in mind I suggest you send me a picture of your outfit so I can start planning how we can compliment it to a background location.  

Additional questions? I'm here to help! Send me an email at or call/text me at 585-704-0510.

Your ordering session will most likely be scheduled within 2-3 weeks of your session.

I accept credit cards, cash and checks for payments. Booking can be done online using a credit card OR by giving me a call and then paying the retainer with cash or check. To secure a senior session date you must pay the retainer fee of $400. ($200 to cover the session fee investment, and $200 toward your future order) I do offer pre-session payment plans if you'd like to send money ahead of time to have a nice nest egg for your future order of amazing products!

I know deciding on a senior portrait photographer to invest in is a big decision.  Rest assured I will guide through every step of your senior portrait experience so you are never unsure of what is next.  All that is included in your senior experience along with other fun stuff!  My amazing senior clients generally invest about $750 total in their session and keepsake portrait items, in which $400 is already paid upfront at booking time.  I always try to accommodate all budgets and offer
pre-session payment plans. 

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At Laura Luft Photography I approach YOUR family session as if were my own. I know, as a mom to 3 children, it's a challenge in organizing and planning family photos isn't easy but I strive to make it be! From brainstorming outfit ideas to tips for preparing the kids to WANT to take photos. All I ask is that you trust me...take the plunge! It's ok if your children are not perfectly behaved - that is exactly who they are right now and some of my favorite images are the most imperfect ones!  

Today is the day my friend! Every year I have a least one person say to me, "Next year I'll book a session...after I loose some weight..." Don't wait! I promise your family isn't thinking that way - your family will love and cherish this time spent capturing memories with you. These images hold memories, send us back to special places, reunite us with those we miss and create joy for years to come. I promise your family session will be relaxed, fun and capture your family right now in this beautiful season of life. I promise when you see your images you will wonder why you waited so long!

The portrait investment 
Begins at $400

Each portrait collection includes:
*Laura's knowledge and expertise to assist you in planning your portrait session
*An online gallery of images for sharing, printing, and downloading
*Up to 30 miles of travel

Not quite ready for a full session? At LLP we have something for every family - ask me about my family mini sessions pricing begins at $150.

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