BEAUTIFUL - TIMELESS - QUALITY
WELCOME TO LAARA DEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
We specialise in timeless wedding photography and creating stunning maternity photography, newborn photography, children's portrait photography and family photography. We work with you every step of the way from the initial consultation where we form a vision that is unique to you and your journey through to selecting the perfect print products and wall art to display in your home.
Your experience is important to us, you will have not only beautiful photographs but also cherished memories of this incredibly special time in your life. For more information about your portrait experience at our Springfield Lakes Studio please call 0491 066 156.
Your Luxury Portrait Experience
1. SESSION PLANNING + BOOKING
Schedule a studio design consultation to plan your session, or we can go over everything on the phone to design the perfect session for you and your family. Your $150 deposit reserves your session date and time in our booking calendar.
2. YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION
This is where the magic happens. The balance of your package is due 48 hours prior to your session, payments can be made by credit, cash, deposit or afterpay / payment plan.
3. PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY
View your beautiful portraits, create a collection of your favourite photographs within your gallery. These are then hand edited individually and processed for download + order beautiful prints and products directly from your gallery.
All portrait sessions are designed, photographed, individually hand edited by me, Laara Dean.
I enjoy the process of creating your family’s photographs and hand delivering your final print products! I truly believe that when you hire a professional photographer, you should walk away with a professional timeless product and a wonderful experience.
To secure your booking I $150
Please use the contact form to schedule a conversation about how we can help preserve the moments that matter most to you.
We would love to invite you into the studio to view our beautiful collections and find the perfect package and styling to suit your needs. Feel free to call so I can answer any questions you may have.
Your initial $150 is payable upon booking, this includes:
- Your studio or location photography session.
- Photograph reveal and selection consultation.
- Individual hand editing of each selected photograph.
Simply choose from our print + digital collections.
Easy affordable payment plans available.
As a full service studio, it is our goal to create a timeless collection of photographs that you love and beautiful portraits of exceptional quality that will be treasured heirlooms for your family to enjoy.
When we hand deliver your beautiful printed collections and albums we also include the corresponding digital images. You receive beautiful, quality prints along with a digital copy of every selected image saved to a crystal USB for you to keep and share socially with your family and friends.
Your images are stored and backed up online for safe keeping.
Our Maternity Goddess Sessions are created to celebrate your unique and beautiful journey into motherhood. We love creating stunning art that reminds you of this precious time in your lives.
Our Maternity Sessions are typically booked from 10-16 weeks and scheduled for between 34-36 weeks and include the use of two studio maternity gowns at beautiful location that we have personally sourced. We take time and pride is finding the perfect locations exclusively for our clients, from The Sunshine Coast, throughout Brisbane and into the Byron Region.
Newborn Sessions are typically booked from 10-16 weeks and are held between 4-16 days of arriving earthside. We book several months in advance, so please book early to secure your place in our schedule.
Our professional studio offers a beautiful internationally sourced prop collection and two comfortable seating spaces where you are close enough to watch as we gently pose and photograph your new addition. Your session is designed to be a relaxed experience and you will likely be in the studio for between 1-3 hours.
Newborn Safety is our priority - Your newborn is precious and we love to treat them as such, they will be posed comfortably, soothed, fed and warm throughout their session.
Creative sessions to celebrate your little one's first year.
Sitter: 6-9 Months - Designed to capture those squishy baby faces when they first start to sit unaided, generally before they start to walk. These are some of my favourite to photograph across all portrait genres. They are excited, sweet, adorable and cheeky.
Birthday: 11-14 Months and each year thereafter we photograph their BIRTHDAY session. Designed to incorporate themes that your little one loves. Your choice of either classic portraits or our cake smash and bubble tub options.
We cherish long lasting relationships, capturing their personalities and growth over the years is such a pleasure.
We love that our cherished client families return to Laara Dean Photography each year to update their family portraits. We love being with you as your children grow. Being your photographer over the years is an honour and we absolutely love it!
Photographs play such an important role in our lives as parents and our children's lives. My children love seeing their cherished little faces on our walls - they feel connected to their past and how much they have grown, along with our endless love for them.
We encourage children to play and interact, our sessions are designed to capture the love you have for one another.
Our Wedding Photography business name is Lovegrove & Co. If you are here to book your wedding photographers click below for availability and wedding package collections.
BEHIND THE LENS...
Hi there! My name is Laara, Over the past 6+ years, I have been so blessed to photograph some of the most precious moments for over a thousand families, children, weddings, pregnancies and newborns. I am so lucky to do what I love each and every day! I believe in timeless elegant photographs that tell your story beautifully, in ways that you will treasure.
Being completely drawn to the art of Maternity and Newborn Photography from a young age meant that when my wedding clients were asking me to photograph their next chapter I was eager to embrace it with them. I am in awe of our bodies, how they can create and nurture life, and how our hearts are capable of love we cannot conceive before we meet our babies.
I cherish the honour of capturing your journey... your engagement, your wedding, your baby bump and your brand new family members. I love my clients, we feel like old friends each time we catch up for an updated family session or a new addition to the growing family.
It is because of my incredible clients that I continue to do what I love, create beautiful photographs for your family. Our business is built on referrals, my grandfather told me that this is the mark of a great business and in turn a great photographer. I cherish the photographs of him more than any possession.
When I am not behind the lens or processing your photographs, I am with my beautiful family or fabulous friends - Oh and coffee is life! haha
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LAARA DEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
JO & PHIL
What an amazing photographer, we have had at least 7 sessions with Laara now. When you’re with Laara she makes you feel so comfortable, she is so flexible and calm and happy she makes all of us look beautiful and natural.
Our kids love her, our baby loves her, and we feel like she is part of our family. We are always sad when the shoot ends and we say goodbye again but we are so excited with the photographs arrive, we couldn’t be happier!!
Thank you Laara, you mean the world to our family and we couldn’t recommend a better, more professional and friendly photographer for maternity, baby and family photographs.
JANA - 3DBUBS
Such an amazing photographer!! Laara is so warm and caring, she is able to capture the most incredible pictures.
I have had the pleasure of doing both my maternity shoot and newborn photos with her - the images are just perfect and will be treasured for generations. We were so happy with the variety of pictures and poses, she truly is a baby whisperer! So patient when our little miss decided not to sleep.
I will definitely be booking in for more photos in the future and have recommended her to not only my friends and family but also my 3DBUBS Clients. I love seeing the photographs that she creates for them, I know they are in great hands with Laara. Thank-you so much!!
DANIKA & LUCAS
Laara is just fabulous! We met Laara for newborn photography and she was such a bubbly gem and delivered amazing quality photographs with delicate and thoughtful styling. Her studio was warm and welcoming and she ensured bub was happy the entire time.
She was so great that we then asked her to be our wedding photographer at Brookwater Golf Club, and she did not disappoint! An amazing collection of photographs (and such high quality), capturing all the special details to tell the story of the day.
She is so easy to work with and most importantly makes you feel super comfortable from the get go. Laara goes above and beyond, we love our album and highly recommend her!