About this Vendor
Laura Schmitt Photography
From the excitement of getting ready, to your first kiss as husband and wife and all of the moments in between, your wedding day is as unique as your love. I find joy in creating photographs that are sure to last a lifetime. I'm now booking weddings in 2017 and 2018!
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, Wedding
Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Laura was a delight to work with. My husband and I planned our very small, simple wedding from our home in Germany, and Laura was ever-understanding and patient with our haphazard communication from overseas. She made sure to keep in contact as the date neared without making us feel any pressure. The week before the wedding, she set up a coffee date with us to go through the specifics and get a feel for the location. She came well prepared with a thorough list of questions that were well thought out and tailored to our informal backyard celebration. The day of, Laura arrived promptly and jumped right into her work, going about taking pictures of all the most important moments without being intrusive. She listened to and incorporated our wishes and those of our families, like taking a group picture of all of our wedding guests together! My favorite pictures of the day were those Laura took of just my husband and Ime at the “golden hour” just before sunset. Laura was a great coach and the pictures turned out almost ludicrously gorgeous. Overall working with Laura was fun, stress-free, and resulted in amazing pictures. Her pictures were very professionally done and exactly as we wished, and we had the feeling that she truly cared about helping us have the best wedding experience possible - and the best memories to keep of it. I'd recommend her as a photographer without reservation!
Laura was easily the best decision that we made throughout the whole wedding planning process. She is kind, funny, professional, easy-going, and incredibly talented. She was so easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable. We worked with her specifically for her photo-journalistic style and the pictures turned out better than we imagined. The pictures tell a story of our wedding day. She captured all the moments and emotions that we never wanted to forget. We are so pleased with the final product and absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for someone to really document the memories. We plan on going back to her for all of our family photo sessions, too! Love her, love the final product!
Perfect Wedding PhotographerReviewed on 10/28/2014 Sonia B
I was so happy I chose Laura Schmitt Photography for our wedding. We had a Catholic church ceremony and then a reception at a nearby golf club. The church photos are lovely. She was able to capture so many angles (including from the balcony), I am surprised she was working alone. The color and lighting are perfect and there isn't one photo where someone looks awkward or there's a strange gap in spacing of people. We took bride/groom and bridal party shots at the golf club immediately after the ceremony. They are equally as lovely. Just the right amount of posing. Everything looks very natural. An hour or so into the reception Laura asked if my husband and I if we would come back out for sunset photos. It was really thoughtful of her to think of that and they are some of my favorite of him and me. After the wedding, my photos were available promptly (~6 weeks. I was married mid June the height of wedding season so I was surprised it was this quick) and uploaded to a secure website for me to share with my friends and family. As well, Laura provided me with a flash drive of all my photos in a beautiful box with a wedding photo on it as well as hard copies of ~125 photos (4x6's). I was so surprised! My photos are gorgeous and capture our big day exactly how I remember it. However, my favorite thing about Laura Schmitt Photography is Laura herself. She is prompt in replying to any/all emails, she is thoughtful (we received a note in the mail weeks leading up to the big day) and she is so natural and sweet - my entire wedding party loved her. My Maid of Honor made multiple comments along the lines of, "Your photographer is adorable! She smiles so big behind her camera!" Nothing about her photography felt forced or awkward (exactly what you do NOT want on your wedding day). You can tell she loves what she does and the quality of her work reflect that. I would recommend Laura a million times over. She is exactly what any bride should want in a wedding photographer.
Laura was fantastic. She is so easy to work with, punctual, professional, and did a beautiful job. I get worried that photographers would make us look 'staged' but Laura captured us in organic moments and took candid shots that turned out beautiful. Looking at the photos helps me relive my day--- and Laura's work was exactly what I wanted for my wedding! Thank you, Laura. Highly recommend!
Laura certainly surpassed our expectations; the photos turned out better than we could have imagined. Laura was a pleasure to work with. She helped better organize the chaos of the big day, helped push through the schedule, and was flexible and fun! We have received countless comments from people who have seen the pictures and say they belong in a magazine! Finally, the cherry top was that she takes her time to put her personal touch on everything. It is obvious photography is a passion of Laura's and her personal touches shows how she cares for her clients. Definitely would recommend her to anyone who asks!
Choosing Laura for our wedding photographer was the best decision!! She was so amazing and adapted to all of our needs on the day of our wedding. We had planned on having pictures taken outdoors, but on the day of the wedding it was raining so hard that we were thinking we'd have to cancel the outdoor pictures (which I was not happy about because I loved the outdoor location). Laura convinced us that it was still ok to take the pictures outside and I am so happy that we did because they turned out amazing!! She came prepared with umbrellas and she was such a trooper in the down pour! I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!!!
I am very happy that we booked Laura to do our photography. She is extremely organized and helped answer my questions about how a wedding day schedule usually looks. Then, on the day of she calmly helped keep us on track when we weren't noticing how fast the time was flying by. Fantastic! Also, the pictures looked amazing and she gave us a cool gift. The only reason I gave her a 4 star is because I always believe there is a little room for constructive criticism which is this: a little bit more help with posing people that don't know their body angles.
We are so happy we chose Laura for our wedding. She did an absoluetly amazing job capturing everything on our special day! She had so many wonderful ideas for photos and made sure we got every photo we wanted as well. She kept everything moving so smoothly during photos which helped to keep me relaxed on our wedding day! The photos she captured were absolutely beautiful and could not have asked for more out of a photographer. We now have such perfect photos to look back on and remember our wedding day for years to come!!
Laura is AMAZING! My now husband and I used her for our wedding and engagement photos. She was so easy to get ahold of when we needed her, and it was very easy to plan appointments with her when we needed them. She is very good at using the natural light in her photos to get the best picture possible. She is so good at making you feel comfortable and relaxed when she is taking the photos. All the photos are available to us online in a gallery, and she also sent us a flash drive with the pictures as well. It is awesome that we have access to all of our photos. I would recommend Laura to anyone! My husband, family, and I are very happy with our choice to use Laura.
Laura was such a pleasure to have as our photographer! She was very easy to work with and was always very quick to respond to emails. She was so willing to answer all of our questions and offer advice through the planning process and helped us work through a tight and difficult wedding day timeline. We wanted to find the perfect spot on Lake Michigan for photos, and Laura was willing to look through pictures we took to provide feedback on which spots would work best. Truly above and beyond! Laura was super organized on the day of the wedding and kept the photos moving to keep on our tight timeline. We had no doubt she would get all of the shots we wanted. My husband and I are not usually comfortable in front of the camera, but she made us feel so comfortable taking pictures on our wedding day. Our photos turned out amazing and we couldn't be happier! Laura really captured our day perfectly!! We highly recommend Laura!
If you want the very best, go with Laura! Not only does she truly have an artistic gift when it comes to photography, she has the professional skills to back up her art. (I think that makes her especially unique in this day and age, when pretty much anyone can pick up a camera and call themselves a wedding photographer.) Laura was amazing to work with and our wedding photos (all 500+ of them) are absolutely perfect. We couldn't be happier with her work. Also, she's just a pretty cool person! I'm not someone that is comfortable in front of the camera, but Laura really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. We had so much fun working with her! Highly, highly recommend.
We took a chance on Laura after she showed up in a Google search for Central Wisconsin photographers - we didn’t know anyone who had worked with her but we liked her other work and her prices seemed reasonable. We booked an engagement session knowing that, in the back of our minds, if we ended up hating the photos, we could always try to get someone else for our wedding day. We met Laura at our engagement photo location (she travelled a couple of hours to get there) and right away we felt comfortable working with her - she acknowledged the initial awkwardness but easily made us feel comfortable. She directed without being overbearing and was also open to our ideas. A few weeks later, we received our engagement photos… and we loved them. We felt they captured us as a couple and we felt encouraged about having her as our wedding day photographer. Fast forward a few months and Laura notified us that she was pregnant with her due date about a month after our wedding date. Upon informing us of her exciting news, she had already lined up an alternative photographer to come photograph our wedding in the event she could not be there. She also indicated that, if she was able to be there, the second photographer would come anyway! She went above and beyond in making these arrangements, and we were grateful. Wedding day came and Laura was on point. She was so friendly with our family and friends and was almost like an assistant! Her friend and alternative photographer, Andi, was just as kind, fun, and helpful. During the ceremony, I hardly noticed either photographer. Prior to leaving for the night, Laura came up to me and my family on a couple of occasions to confirm that we had all the pictures we wanted captured. My husband and I awaited anxiously for our photos, because we knew they’d be good. But when we got our photos we were shocked - they were even better than we could have imagined. Laura captured all your traditional shots but she also caught some candid moments that we only fondly recalled after looking at the pictures - and isn’t that the point of photographs? To bring back memories? We were so pleased with our pictures and are getting so many compliments on them. We couldn’t recommend Laura more highly! Thank you, Laura, for being a part of our best day ever!
Laura was a fantastic photographer for both our engagement pictures and our wedding day. She was professional, laid-back but efficient, and quickly caught on to our personality as a couple. Her photography style matched well with what we were looking for and her approach helped us feel at ease. We were able to relax on our wedding day, knowing Laura was there to capture every moment and we are so pleased with our photos, receiving many compliments on them from our family and friends. We highly recommend Laura for photography!
Laura captured our wedding day so perfectly! She is so talented at what she does! Everyone that has seen our wedding photos are in love with her work.
Laura did an amazing job as our wedding photographer! She was super easy to work with; always very responsive during the planning period leading up to the wedding and very organized for the wedding day. All the pictures are incredibly beautiful and we're so happy that we have them to help us remember our wedding day forever. I highly recommend Laura!
Laura was a pleasure to work with!!! Would highly recommend her to friends and family :) She did a great job with our engagement and wedding photos. I LOVE them! So grateful to have such beautifully captured memories. We've received lots of compliments on the photos from others too! She was always quick to respond to any questions. She was VERY organized on the wedding day which was a huge help. Kudos to her! We were running a little behind, but she kept all of my family and wedding party moving so we could get all the photos we wanted while still starting the ceremony on time. Thanks, Laura!
Laura was absolutely wonderful. She helped with the entire process if you had any questions or needed any help even before the big day! On your big day she is like another personal attendant, she is there and ready to help with anything you might need. The pictures turned out amazing and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to take the pictures, she does awesome works, I would recommend her if you need a photographer for anything!!
I originally came across Laura Schmitt Photography a few years ago for my now brother and sister in-law's wedding. Three years ago I was so impressed with her work, so a year ago when my now husband proposed to me I knew I had to look into Laura. When I initially met with Laura to go over the details, she was very open to hearing what our interests are as a couple and learning the things that we thought were most important for our wedding. Laura had many ideas and suggestions and I found it very helpful because she is so experienced where as I've never planned a wedding before. :) As the wedding grew closer, Laura and I worked to make an agenda that would outline our day so we knew where to have the groomsmen and the bridesmaids when the wedding day arrived. It took a huge weight off my shoulders in the days leading up to the wedding knowing where and when things would be happening on the wedding day because of Laura's outline helping shape my itinerary. On the wedding day, Laura was prompt and jumped right into photographing the dresses, shoes and bouquets. She was calm, collected, and very easily went with the flow when our morning wasn't quite going as expected. After the ceremony, with the time Laura built in we were able to catch up on the poses we missed before the ceremony and we actually had all the bridal party pictures finished before anticipated, making time for more fun! Throughout the dinner and reception Laura snapped many valuable pictures and we even were able to get a little couple shoot right at sunset with spectacular lighting. The next day after the wedding Laura shared a few shots from the wedding and I was instantly excited to see the rest. A few weeks later we received the proofs and I couldn't have been happier. There were so many priceless shots of our family and friends and I can't imagine having had anyone else shoot our wedding. I would highly recommend Laura to family and friends! She is a fantastic photographer, very easy going, easy to reach either by phone or email, and a pleasant person to work with. She made our wedding day fun, light, and enjoyable. Everyone in the bridal party got along great with Laura; I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Laura's photos are amazing! My husband and I have been getting endless complements from friends and family about, not only the pictures themselves, but also just the fact that Laura was so organized and helpful on the big day. On top of that, she was fun and easy to get along with, which makes a huge difference when you're doing odd poses and kissing in front of a camera haha. She really has an artistic eye and knows exactly what will turn out beautifully. Laura goes above and beyond for her clients - she gave us printed copes of all the pictures, plus a USB...and it was all sent in the most beautiful wooden box with our name and wedding date on it. And something totally unexpected, but something that really impressed me - she sent us a starbucks gift card a month before the wedding date and a sweet note that told us to enjoy the last month of being engaged. She's just the best. I totally recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer. We'll be looking her up again some day for anniversary pictures and/or baby :)
Laura did an absolutely wonderful job! She was helpful with ideas and suggestions before the wedding and on the day of. She was professional but fun and took care of organizing family and friends for photos during the wedding. We received our pictures promptly after the wedding as well as follow up emails from her regarding our satisfaction with the prints. Would definitely recommend her for ANY event :)
Laura was so easy to work with! She made sure that everything that we wanted was done on the day and has such an easy going personality. She captured a lot of candid photos which I love, because I got to see a lot of the day that I wasn't able to the day of. We recommend her to everyone! You really get your moneys worth!!
Wedding photographyReviewed on 12/15/2015 Megan T
I had a great experience with Laura Schmidt Hiller as our wedding photographer!! She captured every little moment that I wanted! Decorations, in the moment photos...every part of our wedding was captured in our photos! She was so easy going and willing to work with whatever I wanted for that day. She was there from getting ready, all the way through the dance. She was fast and efficient getting all of our group pictures done because it was a little chilly outside that day! And they all turned out beautiful! I could contact her at anytime with any questions that I had. I highly recommend Laura for your wedding!
Our Wedding Day! 9/26/15Reviewed on 12/11/2015
Laura was simply amazing. Such a calm, sweet, and caring person. She captured all of the perfect moments from our day!!! We love the candids which captured our love perfectly and ALL of the pictures from the whole day. We cannot be happier and are so lucky to have such amazing pictures from an outstanding photographer. Would recommend her to anyone! Our friends and family complimented throughout the day how great she was!!! Thank you Laura for everything! Alicia and Andy
Laura Schmitt PhotographyReviewed on 12/08/2015
Laura did a wonderful job as our wedding photographer. She was very professional, organized, and worked with us to get the exact shots we wanted. We received our photos in a timely manner and they were stunning! Also, the personalized wooden gift box with photos was a nice touch. She had also done our engagement photos a couple years prior, which were excellent, so we knew were getting a great product when we hired her for our wedding. We would 100% recommend her! Thank you so much Laura for doing such a great job! Nathan and Kimberly
Awesome Job!Reviewed on 11/16/2015 Dana
I would definitely recommend Laura to my friends and family. She was great to work with for everyone, and everything was done in a timely manner. She nicely kept everyone in line to get the photos done so we could stay on time throughout the day. The photos turned out perfect. You get what you pay for, and it was worth every penny. Your photos are the biggest piece of memories you have from your big day! I could not be happier with my choice, in choosing Laura to photograph our wedding!
Meet The Owner
Laura Schmitt Hiller
Here is what you need to know about me: I have been married for four years, I love being outdoors, taking photographs and spending time with friends and family. When I’m not taking photographs, you can find me running, biking, canoeing or sitting on my back porch watching birds. Winter is my new summer, but if it is too cold to play outside, I spend my time cooking, reading, and finishing the quilt I started two years ago:)I live in a little white house in the woods in Central Wisconsin with my husband and no chickens – yet!