My name is Laurie Simonds. I have always had a passion for photography, with my formal training starting in a dark room processing film and creating black and white prints. After several college courses in photography I was hooked for life. I think every child should have photographs to treasure as adults and be able to show others in photographs what their life was like. I just have to get that image that captures the spirit and I won’t stop until I do! My experience as an elementary school music teacher and earning my masters with a heavy focus on special education, helps me connect with children and helps me get my photo subjects relaxed, ready to play and have some fun! Being a mom of three and having a supportive husband allows me to work some magic and get that photograph you will treasure for a lifetime. The best thing about photography is it incorporates all my favorite things, my love for children, my love for art and my love to make others happy. I can’t wait to work with your family!