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The Lens

I'm Laurel, a lover of imperfect people and authentic art.


Since I was little, storytelling has been a key piece of my life. I always loved taking my parents' camera during field trips or rehearsals and showing off my shots when I got home. Somewhere along the way, that turned into taking headshots for friends during school, then working as a dude ranch photographer in Montana... and now I'm in New York working full-time as a published wedding, lifestyle, and event photographer.,


At the core of my work, I want to capture who you are, as if no one was watching. Whether it's your wedding day, your 18th solo show, or you're ready for new website photos, I want to create space where you can exist as yourself in front of the camera: truly, authentically you. There's no story like the one that's uniquely yours! 

If I'm not behind the camera, you'll find me producing new work, trying to keep plants alive, and asking everyone I meet what their enneagram type is.

I'm New York City-based but will travel anywhere you need (bonus points if it's Virginia, Montana, or the OBX). Check out my portfolio, or get in touch! I can't wait to hear more about your story.

Laurel Hinton with Camera

Let's Work Together

Ready to take the next steps? Send me an email at or fill out the wedding inquiry form here.

After you get in touch, expect to hear back within 72 business hours! Please check your spam if you do not see a reply.

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