a  little  bit  about  me

LAURA IS MY FIRST NAME. 
 KELLY IS THE NAME I DOODLED AFTER IT IN GRADE 12 WHEN I WAS DATING A BOY NAMED RYAN. 

WE WERE 17 YEARS OLD WHEN WE MADE OUR 5 YEAR PLAN THAT INCLUDED BUYING A HOUSE, GETTING A DOG, AND HAVING A DESTINATION WEDDING. 

I'M A WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN OTTAWA, COUNTING MY LUCKY STARS THAT I GET TO HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. 

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THESE DAYS, I DIVIDE MY TIME BETWEEN BEING A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AND A MAMA OF TWO LITTLE ONES. 

AND FOR THE RECORD, I STILL SMILE EVERYTIME I GET TO SIGN THAT LAST NAME.

MY HUSBAND. WE ARE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AND OUR FIRST DATE WAS AT THE MOVIES WHEN WE SAW "THE PRESTIGE" FOR MY 17TH BIRTHDAY.

WE GOT MARRIED WHEN WE WERE 23 IN A GAZEBO OVERLOOKING THE RESORT IN PUNTA CANA.

I LOVE HIM SO MUCH, 
I TATTOOED HIS NAME ON MY WRIST

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DRIVE-THRU STARBUCKS. 

LISTEN, WITH A BABY OR TWO IN THE BACKSEAT AT ALL TIMES, THAT "DRIVE-THRU" SIGN IS LIKE A BEACON IN THE SUNSHINE AND I JUST CAN'T SAY NO.

MY ORDER:
ICED GRANDE NON-FAT NO-WHIP MOCHA

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REALITY EVERYTHING! WHEN I'M EDITING PHOTOS AT MY DESK, I NEEEED SOMETHING PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND. I'VE SEEN EVERY REALITY SHOW THERE IS!

FAVOURITES (IN THIS ORDER):
BIG BROTHER
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
THE HILLS & LAGUNA BEACH
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY
KUWTK

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I ENJOY A GENEROUS POUR 
WHEN IT COMES TO MY ROSÉ.

I HAVE A WINE SHELF IN MY DINING ROOM THAT CAN HOLD 12 BOTTLES, BUT IT'S EMPTY. TWO WORDS:

BOXED. WINE.

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I ONCE DROVE TO HOME SENSE ON AUTOPILOT. 

WE MOVED INTO OUR HOME IN STITTSVILLE IN 2015 AND I'VE BEEN PUTTERING AWAY AT IT WITH LOVE EVER SINCE. ANYTHING TEAL, WHITE, OR BLUSH PINK -- I CAN'T SAY NO.

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THIS LIST WOULD BE INCOMPLETE IF I DIDN'T INCLUDE TWO THINGS:

BABYSITTERS & DATE NIGHTS.

AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DINNER AND A MOVIE EITHER, I SWEAR WE COULD HAVE FUN GETTING OUR OIL CHANGED. I JUST LOVE HIM. 

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my little people. 

cooper IS TWO AND A HALF AND HE'S JUST LIKE HIS DAD: SMART, LEVEL-HEADED, AND THOUGHTFUL.  JILLIAN IS ONE AND A LITTLE BALL OF SUNSHINE. SHE'S sparkly and free, and a little more like her mama.

they taught me to work harder and faster than i even thought possible.

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being by the water.

WE HAVE A FRIEND WHO OFTEN SAYS, "MAN, DON'T YOU WISH YOU WERE ON A BOAT RIGHT NOW?" 

AND I ALMOST ALWAYS DO.

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this   stuff   fires  me  up

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Whenever I'm in doubt, 
I turn to the kelly cutrone episodes
 of The Hills for guidance.

follow your intuition,

BE SMART,
BE BRAVE,

TELL  THE  TRUTH,

AND DON'T TAKE ANY SHIT.
- KELLY CUTRONE

"I can’t believe these are OUR wedding photos…. they are soooooo dreamy. There are things I didn’t notice at the wedding, that you caught on camera. 

Your photos are snapshots of moments that I will never forget. Thank you doesn’t really seem like enough, so I’ll say it in Italian (because it sounds even more special)…. grazie mille!"

meaghan & adam - married july 23, 2016

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"Ahh!!!! No way!! Laura, you are the absolute best! I definitely wasn't expecting to get these for a couple of weeks! Omg I'm so excited that I can now spend my 28 hour journey to the Maldives looking over these photos, choosing our favourites for our wedding album! You are honestly the best and we couldn't be happier with how the photos have come out. It has been so fun reliving this amazing day through all of these pictures!"

michelle & andy - married september 19, 2015

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"Oh Laura... Words can't express how THRILLED we are with these photos!! You did such an amazing job of capturing the day and I just know our families and friends are going to be ecstatic to have such fantastic pics, too (...the photos of my niece...? I DIED...). And your timing is impeccable - we're just back from our honeymoon so it was such a treat to see that the photos were ready so we could jump right into reliving June 11th! 
It really took us back to look at them all. From the bottom of our hearts - thank you SO MUCH."

JULIA & JEFF - married JUNE 11, 2016

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"When I first saw one of Laura’s Wedding Blogs, I instantly fell in LOVE! I had never seen such beautiful wedding photos in my entire life. I knew that this girl absolutely had to be our wedding photographer, no matter what it took! Our wedding photos are more than I could have ever imagined and I love them more each day. She’s professional, passionate, energetic, and inspirational and puts so much love into her photos and her clients. I couldn’t say enough about how wonderful she is!"

KRYSTYN & RYAN - married OCTOBER 3, 2015

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"I knew I wanted to be a Laura Kelly bride before we even got engaged and I’m so happy I got the honour to be one of her clients. Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she is an incredible person. Laura loves love and loves weddings and that really shines through when you see her in action. When someone loves what they do, you can see it in their work and Laura’s pictures speak to that."

MELISSA & SEAN - married MAY 14, 2016

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KIND WORDS FROM DEAR CLIENTS

enough   from  me,

GO SEE SOME BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.
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LAURA KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY // ottawa kingston montreal toronto