Hi there! I am Laura.


I am so excited that we have found each other. I would absolutely love the opportunity to get to know you a lil’ bit better, and for you to get to know me. In the meanwhile, this is me in a nutshell:

I am from Canada, a little town called Athabasca. I grew up playing in the wheat fields, swimming in ponds and catching frogs.

My love for photography sprouted at the young age of 9 when my Dad gave me my first point-and-shoot camera. My friends and I would do “fashion” shoots and I would spend all of my allowance developing my film. I used to “play” with my parents old photo albums, imagining what it would be like to live back then. I was enamoured by film and how photography could capture moments in time. It was like I was a time traveller.

When I was 18, I moved from the vast prairies to the coastal city of Vancouver to pursue my love of filmmaking. I studied digital film, independent filmmaking and went on to specialize in Cinematography. I worked in the bustling film industry of BC for about 5 years before I decided to dip my toes in other ponds around the world. I grabbed my 35mm camera and backpacked around Cuba, exploring the warm and beautiful culture that was also stuck in time.

My love of travel and capturing moments has not waned, and I now live in the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia.

I spend a lot of my time going on adventures, telling stories and exploring the beauty of Australia. My main hobby is making people laugh (the ugly cry kind) and making those around me feel loved and special. I have been told that I make people feel super comfortable in their skin, which is the compliment of a life-time.

Other than weddings, I shoot portraits under the name Lou Lou Childs, which allows me to connect on a deeper level with the people that lend their faces to me.


Here is what my wedding clients say...

As our wedding photographer Laura helped us be fully at ease and enjoy our day. She has a lovely bright energy which helped us relax and feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera. Laura helped to enhance our day and join in during the bridal party shoot without making it all about her as some others can tend to do! She was great at getting back to us if we had questions before and after the day, and she delivered absolutely stunning images.

We could not recommend Laura highly enough – a total professional who has created stunning memories of our day!
Laura did our wedding photos and we could not be happier! We still get compliments on our photos to this day. Laura truly goes above and beyond, and captures so much more than just the typical, cheesy, “seen-it-a-million-times” couple shots. She brings out the unique relationship between each couple, the venue, the weather, the light, and the magical feeling of the day, and the results are photos that you will treasure for the rest of your life. Not only that, but she makes you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera, and you will have fun with her! Laura is more than just a talented photographer - she is a funny, warm, kind human being, and a priceless addition to your wedding day.


Laura photographed our wedding at the start of the year. As a photographer she is helpful, respectful, graceful and full of joy as she moves seemlessly throughout the events capturing all the special moments. When I shared the photos Laura had taken with my friends and family they were blow away by how she was able to capture the true essence of the day and how personable her work is.

If you ever have the chance to have Laura McGuire photograph a special event in your life, jump on it! I couldn’t recommend her more highly. Not only is she a sensational photographer, she is a pleasure to work with, punctual and considerate when communicating with you. Laura shares her joy and love of her craft in a manner that is relaxing and inspiring. Laura makes it an ease to be in her lens, especially if that not your place of comfort.
— JO & ROY


We couldn’t possibly be happier. Laura is everything we wanted in a photographer for our wedding - she was professional and relaxed, and was obviously having so much fun taking our photos which made it all the more joyful. Our photos are everything we wanted and more.
Laura was our wedding photographer a number of years ago and she was absolutely outstanding.
She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and made the whole experience fun!
I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer that goes above and beyond to capture the perfect wedding photos!