Hi, I’m Laura Bell - a travel, lifestyle, fashion and wedding photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.
A little about me - I was born in Melbourne, Australia where I lived until the age of 8. I moved around quite a lot from a young age, including living in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. This definitely lit the travel spark in me. After settling back into Melbourne in my late teens, I knew I wanted to travel more.
For as long as I can remember I have loved photography. It wasn't until I returned from a 10 month travel stint through Central and South America that I realised taking photos was something I wanted to pursue more seriously and perhaps even professionally. I purchased my first DSLR camera in early 2015 and haven’t looked back. Since then, I have worked with tourism boards, fashion labels/brands and have also had the pleasure of photographing weddings.
I was born curious and inquisitive which has without a doubt lead to many of my adventures. I am inspired most by the outdoors and the natural world - the ocean (natural water baby), mountains, the sun, fresh air, travelling and seeing new places, experiencing different cultures, and living a healthy and active lifestyle. My style of photography is candid and I (mostly) shoot in natural light. Photography for me personally, is all based on feeling and how it makes me feel. Whether that be watching a beautiful sunrise/sunset or being in the right place at the right time capturing the perfect moment or light. Looking back on moments captured and remembering the emotion felt at the time, and the experience, is really special to me. My aim is to make other people feel something through my imagery - whatever resonates with the individual. Photography is a place for me to feel connected and focused because generally, I don't think about anything else whilst doing it.
Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions or want to work together - please send me an e-mail at email@example.com.