About Laurel

It wasn't until high school that I found a love for taking pictures.  They weren't perfectly exposed or had the best composition, but I didn't really care about that.  I just loved capturing the moment to freeze and look back on.  After I got them developed I numbered them on the back and put them in a showbox.  Yes, I was OC like that and continued to number my pictures until I switched over to digital in 2004.  

Like pretty much every "mother turned photographer" story it wasn't until I had my daughter that I started to perfect my picture taking.  I read, took some classes, read, joined some online photographer forums and read some more.  I'm still learning evreyday.  NOW I care about the perfectly exposed and composed photo.  It's what I strive for, that AND capturing everyday life moments.

As a mother, I know how time flies.  I am ALWAYS in my children's faces, snapping away and  snapping away from afar.... capturing their everyday life.... documenting everything so I have something to look back at and remember.  

I grew up an AF brat moving 6 times throughout my childhood and because if that I have friends all over the world.  Before photography I was a special education teacher specializing in learning disablitlies and I also worked at the GAP parttime for 13 years!  I have an amazing and supportive husband and two adorable (and crazy) kids.  

I am truly blessed to be doing what I do and LOVE every moment of it! 

Image courtesy of the most talented Lori Boynton





Since clients are now wanting digital images from their sessions, I have restructured my pricing.

Each session below includes the sitting fee and 12 digital images to be delivered through digital download


 children/family/seniors/maternity/engagement- $550 plus tax

  1-1.5 hours, 1 location in Tampa area, 5 people (additional people $25 each).  Any location over 20 miles from the South Tampa area add $50 to fee.  If you live in the Orlando or Sarasota area add $250, the East coast add $650. 


beach (St. Pete/ Clearwater)- $600 plus tax

1-1.5 hours, 1 location at beach, 5 people (additional people $25 each).


newborn- $650 plus tax

2-3 hours,  best done within first 14 days of birth

These fees must be paid within 5 days to hold your date.  No exceptions.  If you do not pay I reserve the right to offer that date to another client.

Your creation fee is nonrefundable, however if you need to reschedule, you can apply it to your rescheduled session.   Please give at least 24 hours notice.


If you order prints or any products with me:   

                                                *Prices of prints do not include tax.  

            *All prices and fees are subject to change without notice.

            *All orders will have a shipping charge.

            *All orders MUST BE PAID IN FULL before order is placed.  No exceptions.   

            *Due to the nature of this product, ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

            *Some clipping of photos may occur due to various cropping ratios.

      Please inquire for sizing and pricing of products I offer listed below.



Prints start at $40

Purchase all digital images from session an additional $500

All prints 11x14 and higher are mounted on matboard.


Custom collages.  All storyboards are mounted with 2mm styreen plastic mounting board ready for framing. 

Custom Session Albums

These albums are customed designed.  Sized 5x5, 8x8, 10x10. They are hinged

which allows open pages to lay flat.  

Gallery Wrap Canvases

These are beautiful pieces of work.  They are ready to be hung on a wall with no addtional framing needed.



I also offer IMAGE BOXES, mini Accordian Albums and Standout mounts, Spiral photo books.  

All prints have a lustre coating which is a waterbased coating that provides protection and a slightly matte appearance to your prints.   You may also have machine textures applied to your prints.  These embossed textures include linen and pebble.  They give added depth tp your prints.  If you are interested in these textures, be sure to let me know so that I can provide you with examples. 

Laurel Photography retains all copyright ownership of all images created during the portrait session.  Images may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written permission of Laurel Riffey.  I take copyright infringement quite seriously.   Any unauthorized duplication or publication will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.