I met Laurie at a birthday party for a friend’s child & I was instantly drawn to her energy & zest for life. She captured unseen moments, & you could really get an overall feeling for the day when browsing through her pics.
I started following her on social media & we sent messaged back & forth on a few occasions. We bonded over our love for animals, beautiful things & supporting local businesses. We would often send little messages of encouragement to one another, & I am always completely enamored by her style of photography.
During this nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying in their homes for at least 2 weeks. Events are being cancelled, birthday parties postponed, & Laurie has been inundated with calls from clients to pull out of their bookings. Guys, this is the reality for so many small businesses. Their bread & milk. Their survival. Their income.
I knew I wanted to do something, & help where I can. So I reached out to Laurie, & asked if I could do a feature on her & her business. I also spotted a sweet deal that she is currently running, & you can buy a voucher in this regard to save for use once social distancing is over!
Your name: Laurie Watson
Business name: Laurie Watson Photography
How did you get into photography: 11 years ago I needed new hearing aids after being a flight administrator for 6 years. My hearing dropped drastically so I did a photography course and started photography out my lounge and from there I didn’t only get new hearing aids but I was able to leave corporate and have been a proud business owner for 10 years now.
What would you say your style of photography is: My photography is bright, natural and fun. I use the outdoors or the comfort of your own homes as the perfect photography.
Why do you have such a passion for photography: Every shoot and every couple/family/wedding I get to capture just bring so much joy to my heart and soul. Nothing more rewarding than people gaining confidence from my shoots and printing all their photos in their homes and the most rewarding is when they do that happy cry every time I give them their photos.
What makes you stand out from other photographers: I shoot from my heart and soul because I love it and I want to. Not because I have to and because I need to. It’s a passion, not a hobby.
Whereabouts are you based: In Johannesburg North
Do you travel, & if so, what is your fee: I do, anything up to 30 KMS is no charge
How can people book a photoshoot with you: They can email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell me about the special you are currently offering: In light of this corona virus – I want to give people something to look forward to when it ends.
1 hour shoot time
Location of your choice
Shoot of your choice
Within JHB area only
Unlimited images all edited in hi res format
Digitally transferred to your WhatsApp and email address via wetransfer
Purchase now and use within 12 months
R850 and not R1450
What are your favourite kind of photographs to take: My favorite is families and babies and pets and I specialize in kiddies parties too.
Why do you encourage people to have photoshoots done: Do it for the kids – without photos of you when you leave this earth they will have no memories alive!
Quote you live by: If you don’t think photos are important – wait till they all you have left.
I love photographs, & I think having been through all the health issues that I have makes me really appreciate every moment of life – so having reminders of some of these have kept me going & reminded me to keep smiling when I felt like I wanted to curl up in a ball & cry.
Get your voucher for your family photoshoot today. Remember these moments. Help your family to remember them too…