After the conclusion of last year’s Reset, we challenged our attendees with 4 different photography challenges. The theme of our last challenge was “Growing.” We LOVED Laura’s beautiful image & are proud to feature her on the blog today!! This girl has soooo much talent & we love that she’s an Illinois girl! 🙂 We both adore Laura’s heart not only for her business, but for her family & her faith, too.
Meet the beautiful & amazingly talented Laura:
Laura, where can we find you online?
Business: Esther Bloom Photography
Our final theme was “Growing” Describe what inspired you with your Growing portrait.
I have been friends with a couple in my small group at church & have learned of their infertility struggles as well as losing a precious baby girl. Their story just really touched me & I wanted to do just a very simple intimate portrait of the couple. They are a very sweet & quiet couple with a beauty that is just simple. Nothing fancy, no frills or fuss. Just simply beautiful. I wanted to show the miracle that they have long awaited in just that way. Simple and beautiful. They are now happy parents to a beautiful baby girl. They were not only growing as a family but in their faith as well.
What is your favorite type of photography?
I adore shooting the moments that are unexpected in a shoot. Usually its the simple details that we don’t plan. Maternity shoots & Engagements tend to be my favorite. In each of these shoots the couple is very excited and looking forward to a huge new change in their lives. I feel like these are the shoots when you get the most honest & raw feelings come through in portraits. I like genuine.
What inspires you?
I love taking time to go through antique & junk fairs. I go to visit my family in Texas each year and I truly believe their Antique show in Round Top is my heaven on earth. I love everything country, western, vintage, and refurbished.
Describe your typical day?
Describe your typical day?
I typically wake up grab my giant mug of coffee & take my lil man Axel to Kindergarten. I then head up to the studio on our lil town square and edit until the perfect time of day ( just before sunset). I then have a shoot or 2 and go home to my wonderful family in our little spot in the country. Pretty simple.
I have a TON…but at the moment I am in love with this verse. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” -1 Peter 4:10
If you could photograph one famous person (Dead or Alive), who would it be?
Frieda Kahlo. She is just very striking to me & a woman with incredible strength. I was always amazed by what she was able to accomplish and overcome while studying her in art school.
Favorite moment from the Reset Conference?
I have been a big fan of Spanki Mills for a while now so it was great to hear her speak & see where she came from as a photographer.
Laura, we are so excited to see you on Sunday at this year’s Reset Conference!!! Can’t wait to hug your neck!