laura K. Allen

Nashville Wedding & Engagement Photographer

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As your Nashville Wedding Photographer, don’t be surprised when I ask how your wedding planning is coming along. I will genuinely gush over your chair covers and party favors and signature cocktail garnishes. And if the forecast calls for rain on your wedding day, know that I’ll be there singing Alanis Morrissette’s “Ironic” while assuring you that we are going to be taking some AMAZING, romantic photographs of you and your fiancé snuggled in close under an umbrella. If things are running behind, or if there is a problem- YO, I’ll solve it. [Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it.] I’m sorry. I’m a 90’s kid.  What I’m trying to say is… I’m not your average Nashville wedding photographer. I am passionate about this industry for many reasons, but the most important reason is because I adore my clients. Coffee dates and text messages often resume post-wedding because many of my clients become my great friends. I’m proud of my photography but the relationships that I have with my clients are, by far, the most gratifying part of this ‘job.’

I do apologize in advance– if “Cupid Shuffle” comes on during your reception I might be dancing next to you by the end of the song. I’m still trying to figure out that “Wobble” dance, though– it might look like I know what I’m doing but really I’m just writing my name with my bum in cursive and I’m passing it off as dancing. It’s gotten me by so far!

OH! ….and rest-assured, if the Zombie Apocalypse breaks out during your ceremony, I’ll be equal parts Nashville wedding photographer and Darryl Dixon. You can count on that!

And I like cats.

Want to know anything else about me? I’m an open book! Click on the Contact link in the menu.

As your Nashville Wedding Photographer, don’t be surprised when I ask how your wedding planning is coming along. I will genuinely gush over your chair covers and party favors and signature cocktail garnishes. And if the forecast calls for rain on your wedding day, know that I’ll be there singing Alanis Morrissette’s “Ironic” while assuring you that we are going to be taking some AMAZING, romantic photographs of you and your fiancé snuggled in close under an umbrella. If things are running behind, or if there is a problem- YO, I’ll solve it. [Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it.] I’m sorry. I’m a 90’s kid.  What I’m trying to say is… I’m not your average Nashville wedding photographer. I am passionate about this industry for many reasons, but the most important reason is because I adore my clients. Coffee dates and text messages often resume post-wedding because many of my clients become my great friends. I’m proud of my photography but the relationships that I have with my clients are, by far, the most gratifying part of this ‘job.’


the Photographer

I’m a Wedding Junkie. Positive Thinker.
 Problem Solver. Dancing Queen. Zombie Nerd.

Photo Credit: Misty Nolan

The Photographer

I do apologize in advance– if “Cupid Shuffle” comes on during your reception I might be dancing next to you by the end of the song. I’m still trying to figure out that “Wobble” dance, though– it might look like I know what I’m doing but really I’m just writing my name with my bum in cursive and I’m passing it off as dancing. It’s gotten me by so far!

OH! ….and rest-assured, if the Zombie Apocalypse breaks out during your ceremony, I’ll be equal parts Nashville wedding photographer and Darryl Dixon. You can count on that!

And I like cats.

Want to know anything else about me? I’m an open book! Click on the Contact link in the menu.

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Photo Credit: Misty Nolan

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There is nothing ordinary about it.  Your love is EPIC in it's own right: It's beautiful, it's cinematic, it's vibrant, it's emotional. Your love (yes YOUR LOVE!) belongs on the cover of a wedding magazine,  like you are the stars of The freaking Notebook... I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU THAT.  

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Your love is a work of art.

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portraits

Engagement & Portrait Sessions are $350 per hour.  Contact me to chat about your engagement, maternity, boudoir, or headshot session!  While most of my portrait clients are based in Nashville, I'm down to go on an adventure.  Let's talk!

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elope

I adore the intimacy of elopements!  Whether you are eloping in your backyard or on a mountaintop (or if your backyard is a mountaintop), I would love to document your story. Weekday Elopement packages begin at $1400 for 4 hours of coverage. 

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I have a lovely little packages/pricing PDF that I'd be happy to send you, just contact me and I'll send it your way! Most of my clients find my $3200 full coverage option is the best for their needs, however I'm happy to create a custom collection that caters to you!

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"My photos turned out better than I could have imagined. One in particular looks like a Renaissance painting, which is precisely the kind of standout, unique photography I was after. She was also wonderful at wrangling my family members who were more interested in drinking than in standing still for photo opps. And I don't think I've ever seen my husband look so natural in photographs before. Every photo of him made me fall in love over again. She even snapped a couple stunning photos of my darling Pomeranians that I plan to frame and keep on my desk at work. In short, I couldn't recommend Laura's services more. She's immensely talented, professional," and warm, and I'm so glad she was part of the big day.

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Ruth

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"Laura shot our wedding back in April and we are still constantly getting compliments on our pictures! The first time I met Laura, I knew she was the perfect fit. She is professional, kind, and most of all - takes flattering pictures :) My husband and I never felt awkward with her because let's be honest... we aren't all comfortable in front of a camera. She guided us through every step and was a calming voice when "The Day" finally came. Her direction and vision speak volumes - not to mention we had our gorgeous gallery up in record time. I can't sing enough good praise for Laura and highly recommend her. Can I get a wedding round two...? :) "

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Anne Grace

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"Laura is amazing - no comment or review could do her work justice. My husband and I have had the pleasure of Laura shooting our engagement, wedding, and my maternity photos. We could not be more pleased with all of her work. I over post photos on social media now just because I love our photos SO much! Laura is the bomb!:

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You will receive your gallery within a quick 4-6 weeks.  I always deliver a sneak peek from your wedding day within a day or two after your wedding to share with family and friends on social media!

faq's

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PHOTOS BACK?

It's dependent on a few different variables, but I typically deliver around 100 photos per hour of coverage!

YES! I love to travel for weddings, I recently had the opportunity to photograph a wedding in Ireland and it was LIFE.  My passport is ready, MY BAGS ARE PACKED. TAKE ME WITH YOU!

If your venue is within driving distance, it’s 55 cents a mile (roundtrip) from Nashville. First 100 roundtrip miles are included in your package. Otherwise, travel fees are based on flight and travel accommodations.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO I RECEIVE IN MY WEDDING GALLERY?

DO YOU EVER TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?


DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?


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FAQs

Ok, this isn’t a frequently asked question, but I have gotten asked this once in regards to vendor meals during your reception. The answer? I don’t eat chicken or anything that once had a face. I will, however, get down with some waffles. MMM…. waffles.

I require a consultation ( in-person or facetime ) along with a signed contract and retainer. And a friendship bracelet.

I’m totally down for shot requests… but I’m not down for copying. Let’s create our *own* pin-worthy photos. Sound good?

DO YOU LIKE CHICKEN AND WAFFLES?

WE ARE READY TO BOOK YOU… SO… HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

LOOK AT MY PINTEREST BOARD. CAN WE DO THIS POSE? AND THIS ONE?

Wouldn’t operate without it!

DO YOU HAVE LIABILiTY INSURANCE?

NEED? No, just as you don’t NEED a hair and makeup run-through. Recommended? ABSOLUTELY. 100%! Engagement sessions give us a chance to get comfortable with one another before your wedding. I also get to work on posing with you in a less-constrained amount of time, so your quick wedding day portrait session will be a breeze!

DO I REALLY NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

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If your venue is within driving distance, it’s 55 cents a mile (roundtrip) from Nashville. First 100 roundtrip miles are included in your package. Otherwise, travel fees are based on flight and travel accommodations.

DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?


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Thank you for inquiring!

I'm looking forward to chatting with you about your pets, tacos, and your photography needs.  In that order. 

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I typically prefer to receive messages in haiku form but I know that's not always reasonable. Oh well, at the very least, please fill out the whole contact form and I will get back to you super fast. 

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