Hello, my name is Laura Messer, the owner of Laura Messer Photography. Before pursuing photography, I earned my degree in Administrative Office Technology and later became a licensed insurance agent. My husband, Micah, and I have been married for nine years, and we have two energetic boys, Kaleb and Mark, who are six and four. We also have two huge Great Pyrenees Mountain dogs, Sarge and Sadie, and two sweet cats, Callie and Precious. We’re very active as a family in both our local church and school. We attend Victory Tabernacle in Villa Rica, and our sons’ attend King’s Way Christian School in Douglasville.
Like many other photographers, I started photography as a hobby in 2012, when my husband won a Best Buy gift card for his outstanding job performance. Being the thoughtful person that he is, he gave me the gift card and I purchased my first Nikon D3200 camera. Previously, I used my iPhone camera (like a lot of moms do) to capture candid moments of my two boys or snap pictures at special occasions, such as holidays, birthdays, graduations, vacations, etc. So you can imagine my excitement to finally own an actual camera!
I immediately enrolled in several photography classes at West Georgia Technical College, which broadened my knowledge tremendously; however, I learned the most when I was selected for a mentorship program by a famous wedding photographer in Atlanta. She is a natural light photographer, and taught me even more about ISO, aperture, and various different photography settings. One on one learning was very beneficial for me!
At this point in my photography career, I have grown from taking pictures of family and friends to being hired for senior portraits, maternity sessions, engagement celebrations, Christmas cards, newborns, birthdays, and even weddings! In fact, my favorite photo shoot was my first wedding. It’s my favorite not only because I’m a hopeless romantic, who loves Jane Austin novels, “chick-flick” movies, and weddings in general. But this wasn’t just any wedding—this was my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding! They could have chosen from a dozen of professional photographers they knew, but they choose me. It was a beautiful wedding, a beautiful day, and I was honored to be the photographer who captured it.
As I continue to grow both my business and my expertise, I look forward to many more opportunities to share my passion of photography and creativity with the camera.
Laura Messer Photography proudly serves metro Atlanta and travels throughout the Southeast.
COMPANY: Laura Messer Photography
CONTACT: 678-492-0931(cell), email