I’m a Kansas based family and maternity photographer who's been in the game for over 14 years. When it comes to telling your story, natural light, scenic settings and thoughtful styling are key elements that bring your session to life. 

Hi, I’m Laura!


How it all began. . .

Every family has a unique story, even mine! 


I am inspired by you. Your story and connection. Your art and your passion. You are the muse that drives my art. I’m honored that you’re here.

I married my high school sweetheart back in 2002. Our two boys, Barrett and Abe, grew our family and I yearned to prioritize my time spent with them. 

I bought myself a camera and the story of Elephant Juice Photography, A Kansas Family and Maternity Photographer, began. I dreamed of photographing families in a way that I wanted to see my own family through a lens. Photos that are sweet, connected, rooted in emotion and embody a genuine reflection of your family.

When it came to photography, I taught myself everything I know. Now I want to be a mentor to champion the growing generation of up and coming photographers. Artists who, like me, value connection, emotion and stories. Creatives who are chasing the deeper meaning of life and family.

A few of my favorite things

Folk & Bluegrass music soothe my soul

Chips and Salsa are regular staples in my snack lineup 

DIY and home reno projects with Mr. EJP are the perfect date night

Don’t tell the other seasons, but fall is my favorite

Outdoor concert with a cool beverage? I’m there!

“Take time to make your soul happy.”

— Josie- Wichita, KS

The experience was seamless. Laura made us feel completely comfortable. She was able to capture the love and excitement we had for our little girl's arrival. The photos turned out absolutely stunning and we will cherish them forever.

"My husband and I are absolutely in love all of our maternity photos"

—  M Family- Andover, KS

She is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Her client wardrobe is such a unique feature and was incredibly helpful and beautiful for my family pictures. Laura has the ability to find beauty in the simple moments during the shoot: it might be a glance between parents, boys jumping off of rocks or the family just walking together. The images she has taken of my family are pure magic and I could not recommend her enough!”

"The pictures Laura with has taken of my family are ones I will cherish forever!"

— Cristal - Denver, CO

I’ve admired Laura’s work for years. The first time we met was at a workshop in Boulder, CO. It was raining, cold and gloomy but Laura, along with the other photographers there, made our family feel so comfortable that the rainy weather didn’t bother us at all and the pictures were all pure magic.
She is an artist who creates a beautiful canvas with every photo she takes. Her vision, the beautiful golden light and the candid moments she captures always take my breath away. I am truly in awe of her work and her passion. I cannot recommend Laura enough.

I’ve admired Laura’s work for years.

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