lw
the experience

I am a Midwest based wedding photographer with nearly a decade of experience in the event industry. I am known for my personable, calm demeanor and timeless style, embracing true-to-life color photography. My work has been featured in the physical and digital pages of Modern Luxury Chicago, Maharni Weddings, Party Slate, Style Me Pretty, the knot and more.

DOCUMENTING BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORIES
WITH ELEGANCE AND EASE

OHIO | chicago
+ destinations 

Wedding + Lifestyle Photographer

laura 
witherow

get to know

Rooted in Genuine Kindness and Compassion

With a formal background in Visual Communications, I embarked on my journey under the guidance of Chicago's foremost commercial photographers. Here, I mastered light manipulation and the artistry of composition, while emphasizing the critical elements of color balance and technique. Despite the long hours spent in darkrooms loading 4x5 sheet film, my passion remained steadfast: capturing genuine people, raw emotions, and authentic beauty.
While I continue to employ these foundational techniques, my focus shifted towards wedding photography.  It's where I get to freeze-frame moments and tell stories of love and legacy. The magic of a photograph that transports you back to a fleeting moment—it's what fuels my passion.

I cherish joy, family, friendships, and the milestones that define our lives. Guided by the belief that a life enriched by the outdoors is a life well-lived, I prioritize family above all else and uphold the values of authenticity and genuine kindness.

Photographing people and their love stories throughout my career has been an immense privilege—one that I approach with unwavering gratitude and reverence.

& heartfelt images

capturing genuine

Meet LAURA

the experience

 Dirty Vodka Martini

Oysters

Animals

Interiors + Antiques

The Beach

my favorites

With a camera in-hand, there is no destination that I wouldn't explore

Cosmo and Knuckles are both foster fails from Rescued Ohio

On the beach at Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

avid explorer

mother to two rescue pups

wife to my bestfriend

the scenes

behind

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