family

FALL

2021

mini sessions

3 weekends only!!!

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the one with the

hipster, cool family vibes

camp north end

october 9th + 10th 2021

Camp North End is filled with murals, cool bright colors +

loads of style. Perfect for the family that wants to capture

something more colorful + fun this year.

$220

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A 20 minute mini session for your family of up to 6 people

  • Pose coaching + guidance the entire session

  • 10 digital images, edited + retouched to include skin smoothing, teeth whitening + small blemish removal delivered to a private online gallery

  • Print + share rights to your images allowing you to print on your own + share as you wish

+ A BONUS BETTER THAN EGG NOG

This year you can order beautiful, custom holiday cards directly through your online gallery. The 5 x 7" flat holiday cards are printed on a selection of premium-quality, double thick, or triple thick paper with foil stamping options. Choose from a selection of designs that your friends and family will love, and customize it with your favorite photos. Holiday cards come in packs of 25 along with a variety of envelopes to choose from.

the one with the

fall aesthetic

eastover park

october 30th + 31st 2021

Eastover Park by Mint Museum Randolph is the perfect spot for pretty fall colors right in the middle of Charlotte. Perfect for the family that wants photos that can be displayed year round or used for this year's holiday card.

$220

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A 20 minute mini session for your family of up to 6 people

  • Pose coaching + guidance the entire session

  • 10 digital images, edited + retouched to include skin smoothing, teeth whitening + small blemish removal delivered to a private online gallery

  • Print + share rights to your images allowing you to print on your own + share as you wish

+ A BONUS BETTER THAN EGG NOG

This year you can order beautiful, custom holiday cards directly through your online gallery. The 5 x 7" flat holiday cards are printed on a selection of premium-quality, double thick, or triple thick paper with foil stamping options. Choose from a selection of designs that your friends and family will love, and customize it with your favorite photos. Holiday cards come in packs of 25 along with a variety of envelopes to choose from.

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the one at the

christmas
tree farm

penland tree farm, york, sc

november 6th + 7th 2021

Penland Tree Farm houses thousands of beautiful Christmas trees that make the perfect backdrop for your family portraits. Penland is just a short drive from Charlotte. You can even go full Griswold and buy your tree while you're at the farm!

$220

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A 20 minute mini session for your family of up to 6 people

  • Pose coaching + guidance the entire session

  • 10 digital images, edited + retouched to include skin smoothing, teeth whitening + small blemish removal delivered to a private online gallery

  • Print + share rights to your images allowing you to print on your own + share as you wish

+ A BONUS BETTER THAN EGG NOG

This year you can order beautiful, custom holiday cards directly through your online gallery. The 5 x 7" flat holiday cards are printed on a selection of premium-quality, double thick, or triple thick paper with foil stamping options. Choose from a selection of designs that your friends and family will love, and customize it with your favorite photos. Holiday cards come in packs of 25 along with a variety of envelopes to choose from.

Frequently asked questions

What if it rains on my session date?


I keep a close eye on the weather leading up to each mini session date. Due to the unpredictableness of weather in Charlotte, I make a call 48 hours prior to the date based on the current weather predicition for the session date. This is to ensure you aren't scrambling around wondering whether or not we will be shooting the day of your session. If there is an event cancellation due to weather, you be informed via email 48 hours prior to your session with 2 rebooking date options. Please note this rebooking option may or may not be at the same location as your previously booked session.




What is your cancellation policy?


I understand that things come up from time to time that cause you to need to rebook or cancel your session. I ask that you cancel within 72 hours of your session date to allow me to rebook your session time. Your $50 deposit is non-refundable but can be applied to a session at a later date.




Can I bring my newborn?


Mini sessions are structured to be quick + easy sessions for families with or without kiddos. I do not recommend bring a child younger than 1 year to a mini session as it tends to take awhile to warm up to a photographer if your child has not met me before. I would advise scheduling a full session if you have an infant.




Can I bring my dog?


I love dogs and consider them family! You are welcome to bring your dog but I would only recommend bringing him or her if they are well behaved and able to be off leash. I also would recommend bringing a friend or family member who is not being photographed along to take care of the dog during some of the photos while we are taking other images.




When will our photos be ready?


Your session gallery link will be emailed to you approximately 2.5 weeks after your session.




Can I order prints +/or holiday cards through you?


Yes! You can order canvas prints, framed + matted prints, metal prints + more directly through your gallery. Your order is shipped directly to your home. You can also order beautiful, custom holiday cards directly through your online gallery. The 5 x 7" flat holiday cards are printed on a selection of premium-quality, double thick, or triple thick paper with foil stamping options. Choose from a selection of designs that your friends and family will love, and customize it with your favorite photos. Holiday cards come in packs of 25 along with a variety of envelopes to choose from.





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meet the photographer

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.

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