San Francisco Bay Area Maternity, Newborn & Family Photographer

I'm Laura


like pickles and olives. And sucking the salt off my pretzels. Maybe that last one is TMI?

What’s your thing? While your photo session may not include pictures of you enjoying your favorite foods – I mean, we can do that if you want to – there is a whole realm of things that make you you. Connecting with my clients is important to me, and getting to know these silly things about each other can help us click!

Speaking of clicks, I absolutely adore clicking photographs of families with young children. When I became a mom, it was amazing to me what a deep connection I felt with other moms, and I love how photography helps me express that. We all think our babies are the cutest (no matter their age because they’ll always be our babies!), and the desire to have beautiful photos of them is strong!

Even though we’re all in the same motherhood boat, we all have different experiences as moms. Whether you’re crying tears of joy at your newborn session or crying tears of exhaustion, I want you to know I’m here for you. I had one fusspot of a baby and one super chill one, so I have the experience to handle whichever type your baby is, and I’ll be your shoulder to cry on if you’d like.

I’m honored that people choose me to photograph important milestones in their life and create beautiful memories to display in their homes, in crisp, true-to-life colors. Once you’re several years in, you realize it’s all a blur, and it’s so wonderful to have these memories to hold in your hands and look back on.


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A snapshot into my life

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Of course, my family tops the list of my favorite things! My kids are at such fun ages and my husband and I love to get outside with them, whether it's to the beach or the forest. When we're at home, my favorite thing to do with my kids is read! Reading is a favorite hobby of mine, and I've worked hard to instill a love of reading in them. 

My adorable kids


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If you know me at all, then you know how important both my morning and afternoon coffee are to me! I go to bed thinking about the joy that is my morning cup of coffee, and my afternoon espresso beverage (cappuccino in the winter, iced latte or americano in warm weather) just makes me happy. Regular or decaf, it doesn't really matter--I just love having a cup of coffee in my hands!

My beautiful coffee bar


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Whether we're exploring the U.S. or another country, I love going on trips with my family. Lately, we've been focused on stateside travel with the kids, but look forward to getting out into the world again soon. We love the places we've already traveled to so much, that it makes it hard to decide where to go next - we want to visit the same places again, but we also want to visit new ones! 

with my family in southern italy


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I love getting outdoors with my family and being amongst our California trees. I want my life to smell like eucalyptus and bay trees! I've been known to pick a bay leaf up off the ground and smell it throughout a hike. Our coastal cypress and redwoods are gorgeous too, even if they have no scent. 

Coffee stop in a redwood forest - two favorites in one!

California Trees

My Favorite Things

Every single shot taken is beautiful! Laura is SO good at what she does. Not only that but she's an amazingly kind person as well. If you want to capture beautiful memories then look no further!!

Family session

Adriana W.

She came to our house and was able to transform different rooms to maximize the light and capture beautiful photos. She also brought samples and different products she offers to help with ordering. I am so in love with all our photos and my canvas.

newborn Session

Ashley S.

One of the best services offered by Laura Michele Photography, aside from being able to capture beautiful images, and set us entirely at ease by creating a fun and relaxing environment, is the great service after the session. Following the session, we were taken on a journey of our photoshoot through a beautiful slideshow and then patiently guided through the process of creating a family photo wall of art, choosing the best fit for our space. Once our wall was designed and images were ordered, Laura personally delivered and hung our wall art for us! Such fantastic service.

Family Session

Sherri B.

Laura was recommended to us for newborn pics and I’m so thankful for our experience with her! It was important for me to have newborn pics in our home for comfort and Laura did an amazing job working within our home. She was so gentle and patient with our little one. With Laura, it felt like we just had a friend loving on our baby and I couldn’t be more pleased! You need to hire her.

Newborn Session

Amy M.

Laura’s service and product was amazing from the beginning to the end. We are so amazed by her talent of capturing the moment. One important service that makes her business stand out is that she helps you to setup the photos at your home. She helps to design your wall with recommendations of print sizes. So now we have 3 large canvas photos of us. If this service wasn’t provided I’m not sure how long it would take for us to take the time to print out the pictures let alone figure out what to print. She really takes care of you from the beginning to the end. She is in constant communication and she has a really fast turn around! I was so impressed! Thank you Laura!!!

family Session

Sunshine S.


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When you book a portrait session with Laura Michele Photography, you’ll receive a personalized experience along with beautiful professionally printed, heirloom quality products.

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