Laura's Focus Photography

Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Delaware


Photo + Video Styles

Documentary, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums


Contact Info

6951 Hopkins Neck Road, Easton, MD Maryland, Virginia, DC, and Delaware (410) 200-2303

Reviewed on 1/31/2018 Danny O

I can't say enough about working with Laura for our engagement pictures and our wedding. My now husband is not a fan of spending time taking photos so she was extra accommodating working quick and getting the shots perfect with a less than willing participant! She is immediately... Read More friendly and puts you at ease and her pictures are amazing. My husband even begrudgingly came around saying taking them wasn't so bad after all ;). I'm not entirely sure who she used as her second shooter for the wedding day (Laura was with my party and the second shooter with the guys so I didn't have much time to interact) - but I will say all the guys loved her and she took great pictures too! Laura has a really great eye for detail and I love the way her photos captured reactions and emotions so well. I could upload the whole album if it would let me! I am 100% happy with our choice to go with Laura!

Reviewed on 11/18/2017 Amanda B

Laura has been absolutely amazing through the wedding process! She was super responsive, accommodating, and extremely nice and fun on our wedding day! She was so professional and quick in getting groups together and moving them along for formal pictures. She was amazing with... Read More just us and super willing to do whatever we wanted (she even drove us to a spot we knew we wanted to have pictures at!). The pictures themselves--I was speechless and cried going through them when she sent her blog story the next week (so fast!!!!) and then again when she sent the link to all of the pictures just two weeks after our wedding! They are absolutely incredible, they captured our day *perfectly*! I highly recommend Laura, she was amazing. Her attention to detail shows in all of her pictures. We are so thankful for her services, and I am so glad we have these memories for life <3

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Lauren B

LAURA IS AMAZING! After loving the photos from a friend's wedding that Laura shot, my fiancé and I hired her to capture our engagement portraits and we are so thrilled we did. Laura is a true professional and her work speaks for itself. From the first day I emailed her until I... Read More received my images in the mail, it was a pleasure working with her. She has an easy-going and calming presence which helped my fiancé and I to be at ease the day of our shoot and have a lot of fun. The turnaround time was also lightening fast! We had our shoot on a Sunday and received our usb with hundreds of edited photos and some thoughtful bonus prints less than a week later. After our originally scheduled date turned out to be rainy, Laura even worked with us to reschedule our shoot to Mother's day so I wouldn't lose my Rent the Runway rental! This was such a generous and selfless touch. We can't wait to use her for all our family photography needs in the future!

Reviewed on 9/01/2017 Natacha H

Everything written in the previous reviews could not be more spot on. Laura is simply fabulous. Unlike others, we did not do engagement photos and I had not met Laura prior to our wedding day. But when she walked in... poised, professional, warm, and light-hearted, I knew I... Read More was in great hands. It was the little things she (and Jessica, her assistant) did that made the day so amazing. She was so hands-on, holding my dress and guiding me through each picture. She is incredibly efficient and respectful of everyone family member, knowing everyone's name, who needed to be in which photograph, and where they needed to be - i was absolutely blown away. She managed to get my 8 month old and 3 year old nephews' attention to capture beautiful bridal party photos. Her voice and poise is calming... and in the most emotionally intense moments of your life, she is exactly who you would want around. Hands down, she's the best.

Reviewed on 8/20/2017 Candise K

Shortly after getting engaged, I stumbled upon a blog of Laura's and I was completely blown away. What immediately drew me in was how natural and detailed her work was without noticeable editing and photoshop. We met at her lovely home and booked her right away. She was actually... Read More the first vendor that we had booked besides our venue. From our meeting, to engagement session, to several email exchanges to the BIG day; Laura was incredibly sweet, professional, organized, prompt and genuinely present in the moment. I, again was blown away with how quickly her turn around was. Everything was flawless and I cannot thank her enough!!

Reviewed on 4/27/2017 Hannah S

Laura was excellent to work with - she was very detail oriented which made my life much easier. She shot our wedding at the mill at fine creek and her great relationship with the staff there made the day even easier. Our photos turned out fantastic and her turn around was so... Read More quick! Can't wait to order our custom album.

Reviewed on 1/31/2017 Allie G

Where can I begin? Laura was a perfect selection to document our wedding day. She has such an eye for details and moments that I will cherish. Laura is organized and made sure she knew which moments we wanted to capture. We had lots of group photos and captured all of them with... Read More time to spare. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos cannot believe how amazing they are. I cannot say enough positive things about her.

Reviewed on 11/19/2016 Annelise C

Laura is a wonderful photographer and was so easy to work with. From our first meeting, she was organized, responsive and provided my husband and i with a thorough plan for how to ensure we would get all the photos we wanted for our wedding day. I've heard from friends that it... Read More took them months to get photos back from their photographer after the wedding. Laura not only had our wedding preview photos up within a week of the wedding, but she sent us a link for all of our photos online, sent us a flash drive of all the photos she took, sent us printed copies of some of her favorite photos, and sent a lovely card within two weeks of our wedding date. Laura is a professional and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reasonably priced and wonderful wedding photographer. She made us feel at ease from the moment we started working with her. We never felt stressed or overwhelmed and her calm demeanor is a key reason for this.

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Olivia C

I cannot begin to express how much I love Laura!! As a photography fanatic, I was extremely picky about who I chose to photograph my big day - but I had no doubts that Laura's Focus was the best choice for me. From the beginning, I was impressed with her speed in responding... Read More to me as a customer, and thoroughly answering all of my questions and concerns. She is punctual, thorough, and has an excellent eye for detail and natural smiles and laughter. She is careful to catch all of the details that make your special event memorable to you - and has a nack for capturing sweet candid moments. She is great at setting up portraits as well - perfect quality and centering which makes for visually pleasing portraits that aren't jumbled or confusing. She is very professional and knows how to get the best angles based on her subject and their surroundings, flawlessly. The best part? Her pictures are beautiful, and they still look like YOU: not overly edited to where people can't even recognize you - but the best pictures of your true personality at your best angles and all the little things that went into making your day unforgettable. Thank you for being so thorough and professional, Laura! I will always be quick to recommend you~* Laura's Focus / Olivia and Mel Crowell / Hotel Roanoke Wedding

Reviewed on 12/16/2015 Lisa M

Laura did an absolutely amazing job in photographing our day! She is professional, organized, calm, yet direct- and has a very attentive attention to detail! She is exactly the type of person you want working with you on your wedding day and leading up to it- she has it... Read More together. During our day she seemed to be everywhere at once but completely out of the way and a non-disturbance. My brother said she was like a "ninja" photographer- hilarious and true. We will definitely use her for future events and have no hesitation in recommending her to others. Photos were extremely important to us from the beginning of our planning. Now that our wedding day has passed, our memories and details are forever perfectly preserved! Thank you, Laura!

Reviewed on 8/20/2015 Nakita J

Laura is an amazing photographer and has become our go-to person. I met Laura in Blacksburg, VA when she did our engagement shoot. We were so pleased with her work that we paid her to come photograph our wedding in Rose Haven, MD (5 hours away). A few years later I needed... Read More some professional headshots and office photography done in Easton, MD and hired Laura again. She has a fantastic eye for photography and does high quality work!

Reviewed on 7/21/2015

Laura was amazing. She provided us information ahead of time on what would happen and had us complete a questionnaire to ensure we included everything and everyone who would be important to us to make sure nothing got lost in the excitement and chaos of our wedding day. She... Read More was artistic in the photos she took as well as non-obtrusive that day. We had so many photos taken together that day and Laura was flexible, calming, funny and creative. And everyone who has been through the pictures we received has commented on how amazing her photography was. Melissa and I would definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on 7/21/2015

Laura was amazing. She provided us information ahead of time on what would happen and had us complete a questionnaire to ensure we included everything and everyone who would be important to us to make sure nothing got lost in the excitement and chaos of our wedding day. She... Read More was artistic in the photos she took as well as non-obtrusive that day. We had so many photos taken together that day and Laura was flexible, calming, funny and creative. And everyone who has been through the pictures we received has commented on how amazing her photography was. Melissa and I would definitely recommend her.

Best photographer ever

Reviewed on 9/25/2014 Angela S

From the start of the process, Laura was accommodating and easy to work with. She was very personable, and nothing was too much to ask of her. Of course, what really matters at the end of the day is the photographs. And they were AMAZING. I feel like I am not a photogenic... Read More person, but Laura managed to make me look good in every single one. She was also very professional and turned things around in record time. Highly recommend her services.

Awesome photographer

Reviewed on 7/25/2014 Sarah M

If you are looking for an awesome photographer to capture all the beautiful and memorable moments of your big day, look no further, Laura Friedel Matney is your lady. She is so organized, prompt and professional, you won't have to worry about pictures at all. As we all know,... Read More the less you have to worry about on your wedding day, the better. She will be everywhere at once, capturing moments you didn't even know were happening, without disrupting. She's kind of like a ninja. : ) My photos turned out so nice, I felt she made the day look even prettier than it was in reality. Also, she will have your photos back to you in record time. Laura has won multiple awards for her stunning photography, so why not let her make you stunning, too? She's awesome

Great Photographer.

Reviewed on 7/07/2014 Andrea L

If you are looking for a great photographer, Laura is wonderful. Candid shots at the reception were very important to us and she did a great job taking tons of those. She took about 400 candid shots at the reception. My only wish was that she did a few more cute photos of my... Read More husband and me. She took a few but there wasn't a lot of variety. The ones she did take turned out amazing, but I wish I had a few more of the two of us in a variety of places on the property doing cute things.

Photographer!!! Amazing!!

Reviewed on 7/21/2013 Monica P

Laura was the most amazing photographer! She did our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits and our wedding pictures! She is the best photographer I've seen so far at all of the weddings I have attended! She is constantly taking pictures and you never see her just standing... Read More around (which drives me crazy when photographers do this)! I am so thankful for all of her hard work during the wedding! Her work is absolutely amazing as well! She has won so many awards for her work and she deserves every one of them! I wouldn't choose anyone else!

Stunning photos and amazing service!

Reviewed on 4/02/2013 Liesl B

Laura was perfect! She did both our engagement and wedding day photos. We immediately fell in love with her style and the emotion she is able to both capture and create through her photos. She beautifully captured so many of the important moments throughout the day. Laura is... Read More professional, punctual, and seems to float around without anyone even realizing she is there. She was never disruptive and helped keep everyone calm, even through the literal storm that rolled in. We will definitely recommend Laura to anyone as she will mesh with just about any personality of bride, groom, family, name it!


Reviewed on 9/30/2012 Sarah F

Laura is absolutely amazing. Our wedding pictures are incredible and we could not be happier with our decision to use her as our photographer. She captured almost 1000 pictures and each one is great. Along with her assistant, not a moment of our wedding day was left out. We will... Read More cherish the pictures forever!

Amazing Pictures!

Reviewed on 12/28/2011 Rachel M

We LOVE our pictures!!! Laura was easy to work with and the we could not be happier with the pictures! We also go engagement photos with her and loved them too!


Reviewed on 11/22/2011 Maria S

Laura is fabulous. I can't belive how amazing all of my wedding photos turned out. She is everywhere, capturing all of the important moments. I have heard nothing but great feedback on the pictures. One of my friends commented that they looked like they belonged in a fancy... Read More bridal magazine, and I give Laura full credit. She's great and I would highly recommend her!


Reviewed on 10/19/2011 Kimberly W

Laura Matney is easy to work with and takes absolutely amazing pictures. My husband and I do not consider ourselves to be extremely photogenic and she made us look like pros. Flexible, friendly, creative, and professional- an absolute must have on your wedding day.

Great wedding photographer in the NRV

Reviewed on 6/22/2011 Ashley H

Laura is awesome! She is so helpful, creative, detailed, and easily accessible!! My husband and I both loved her!