Cedar Rapids Children’s Photographer, Images by Laura… bio picture


Welcome to our blog! My name is Laura and I'm a portrait photographer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa that specializes in creating fun, modern portraits of families and children. This blog follows all the crazy things happening here at the loft as well as the occasional personal ramblings from me & my two trusty assistants Joy & Nicole. Please take some time to look around and hopefully you'll get a feel for who we are and what we're all about. If you're looking for something specific you can use handy navigation bar or search tool at the top to find tips, our main web site and other resources.

ENJOY! and if you see anything you like, please to leave us a comment - it's kind of like our own little guest book for visitors and new comments really make our day :) Thanks for visiting!

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{holiday pick up schedule} Images by Laura, Cedar Rapids


We will be in the studio the following times for pick up of any remaining holiday orders:

Monday 10:00 to 1:00 and 4:00 to 5:30

Tuesday 10:00 to 3:00 and 4:00 to 5:30

Last minute gift certificates may be orderedin the post below through the online shopping cart!

 The studio will be closed (other than previously scheduled appointments) from December 23rd through January 5th.

 We wish you a wonderful holiday!   Laura

{Annual Holiday Gift Certificate Sale} Images by Laura

It’s back… Time for our Annual Holiday Gift Certificate Sale!

holiday gift certificate sale

For ease of ordering simply use the “add to cart” button below to order your certificates. Certificates can be mailed to your address or held at the studio for personal use in 2010. Please indicate your preference in the special instruction box during the checkout process.

Please call or email with any questions. laura@imagesbylaura.com or 319-365-3523

Holiday Sale Gift Certificates
Must be used by Aug. 30, 2010

{Update :) } Cedar Rapids Family Photographer

Our phone system is back up and running. Yay! We are working steadily to move all of the holiday orders through the production process and will be calling as soon as orders are complete and ready for pick up.

Schedule note – We have two remaining opening for standard sessions with holiday delivery. Please call asap if you would like to book for one of these remaining times.

News - Keep an eye on the blog for a possible mini-session day the first weekend in December. We do not have all of the details yet but information will be posted soon if we have room to offer this round of mini-sessions.

Blog – The blog will probably be a bit quiet over the next couple of weeks as we spend our time focused on our in-house production. We will get back to blogging our many recent sessions once all of the holiday orders are through production.

Thanks! Laura

{notice – no phone service Saturday, November 14th}

Alliant Energy will be doing scheduled electrical upgrades in the area of the studio on Saturday, November 18th. For much of the day there will be no electric service which means our phone system will also not be functioning during this time. If you would like to leave a message please call AFTER 4pm at which time the upgrade is supposed to be complete. If you need immediate assistance with an online gallery during this time please email laura@imagesbylaura.com

{November Reorder Special – Save 25%} Cedar Rapids Family Photographer

To make Holiday reordering easier than ever we have created online reorder galleries for all standard sessions photographed between April and August of this year. As an added bonus, through Novemebr 30th all standard portraits can be ordered at 25% off.  Passwords have been sent via snail mail and should be arriving Saturday or Monday. Simply click on the link below, go to the “Galleries” tab and enter the password provided (all caps). Add the images you’d like to order to your shopping cart, proceed through the checkout proceedure and pay right online – it’s about as easy as it gets!

Reorder Galleries:  http://www.imagesbylaura.biz/index2.php?v=v2

In order to complete the order process and qualify for the 25% discount payment must be made through the online checkout proceedure. Email laura@imagesbylaura.com with any questions.

Happy Shopping :)

Christmas Card Sample Set 1

Here is the first of our Christmas card sample sets. It may seem early to be thinking about Chistmas but planning Chistmas cards should be thought of ahead of time. Enjoy!

SAMPLE x-mas card 4sample sentimentalSAMPLE x-mas card 3SAMPLE x-mas card 2SAMPLE x-mas card 1sample wishessample tictactoesample cocoasample simplesample rosemarysample rococosample polkadotcutiesample patinasample operasample lotussample holidayspicesample gumdropssample grungedupsample funkysnowflakessample entwinedsample evergreensprigsample classy

{extended family} Cedar Rapids Family Photographer

Here are some images from this family’s recent session.


{big guy} Cedar Rapids Children’s Photographer

Here are some images from this little guy’s most recent session.


{last minute opening with fall colors} Cedar Rapids Family Photographer

Due to a last minute reschedule we have ONE prime time fall colors session available on the 29th at 4:00. This time spot will work for a standard family or children’s session or an Urban Edge senior session. Please contact the studio ASAP via email at laura@imagesbylaura.com if you would like to reserve this time. The session will be given to the first person to express interest and confirm the time via payment of the session fee. I will be out of the studio until Monday afternoon so voice mails will not be received over the weekend. Thanks and enjoy what’s left of this beautfiul weekend! Laura

{more families} Cedar Rapids Family Photographer

Here are a few shots from a recent family session.