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Laurel Belle Photography & Branding is an award winning portrait photographer specializing in fun, laughter-infused, confidence boosting portrait experience sessions for women + girls and branding, headshot + content curation sessions for professionals + brands.

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Head Shots

Clean, Modern, Bright Head Shots For Individuals + Businesses.

Professionals. Models. Actors. Entrepreneurs.

+ Content

Gorgeous imagery designed to share your brand, tell your story, initiate a website overhaul or social media takeover.


A one-of-a-kind portrait experience for one-of-a-kind teens


Beauty Portraiture For Women



Besties. Bubbly. Beauty.

Book alone or with your best girlfriends for an all inclusive experience with hi-def hair + make up, champagne + gorgeous images.




Your family is unique. Your portrait session should be too. Specializing in at-home sessions, outdoor sessions + in studio sessions.  Oh, + your fur-babies are always welcome to be part of the fun.



To stand out from the competition, you need a beautiful, easy-to-navigate website. Let me help you curate the perfect site to help you find your ideal client.


Naomi Bjerke,

Owner of Realty Boutique

I booked my agents and myself for headshots with Laura and wow! Laura was so much fun to work with. She made you instantly feel comfortable, gave great direction, suggestions on what to wear, and made you feel like a million bucks! We all had a great time! Thank you Laura you are a true professional!


Jennifer Hurvitz, Author + Podcast Host

I love everything about this woman. She's professional, kind and kept me calm from the minute I hired her! Photoshoots are never easy...Laura made it simple from beginning to end. Then add in Jaime Spencer her partner-in-crime! My makeup never looked more natural, my hair was fresh and "me". I guess if I had to choose one word to sum up my shoot, I'd say...delightful. And my pictures are beautiful. Just me only BETTER. I actually look like ME! I could go on forever. Thank you, Laura and Jaime, for making what usually is a stressful day, easy and fun. I'll be back again and again.

Kris Taylor, Leadership Charlotte Alumni Director

I spent my 39th birthday with Laura and Jaime at Glam Camp. It was the absolute best way to spend my birthday! Jaime made me look beautiful and Laura captured me perfectly. Do not wait...contact them today and book your session!!


Hi, I'm Laura

Welcome to my site! I'm so happy that you're here. I am a branding, headshot + content curation photographer. That means I help brands create cohesive, beautiful imagery for their websites, blogs, social media accounts + promotional materials. I also help brands create stunning, easy-to-use websites full of call-to-actions + alt-text so you can worry more about the other parts of your business.

My passions are my confidence boosting Glam Camp Beauty + Boudoir Sessions for women AND my one-of-a-kind portrait experience sessions for teen + tween girls, The Confidence Project. I find total happiness in helping women + girl's feel like their best selves through the beauty of photography.

"Laurel Belle" is me. It's not my name though. I am Laura Tompkins. The company name is a result of a late night google search for words that are short for "Laura" and "Elizabeth" (my middle name) + it stuck.

I am a Charlotte native (a unicorn, if you will). I am addicted to coffee + binge-watching Friends + The Office on Netflix. I love all people + adore dogs. I love seeing movies on opening night in the theater + sitting on my back porch during a summer storm with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I have an amazing husband who is kind, supportive, hilarious + loving. I'm an only child to two great parents who raised me on good music, good movies + the simple idea that you should treat others the way you want to be treated.

I love what I do + love helping others to feel confident in their brands, their bodies, + in themselves.

What can I do to help YOU? Inbox me a note by clicking below.

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