“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.  It is a creative art.”

-Ansel Adams

I am a fine art photographer and digital artist based in the rolling Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.  My work is often surreal in nature and fairytale or mythology-inspired–always with a pop of color.


Self Portrait Series

...not vain, just needed a model...

What My Clients Are Saying…

“Thank you so much for helping me get this [pin-up shoot] all together for my husband’s Fathers Day gift. He loves it! You and Lana [of Venus Beauty by Lana Freed] are an awesome team and are greatly skilled. Laura, with all the pictures I gave you, you captured each pose perfectly and you articulated to me exactly how you needed me to pose with precision. Thank you!” Laurie LeBlanc

I cannot say enough about how much I loved working with Laura! Laura perfectly captured all the emotions of my wedding day. She has a gift of making you feel at ease and forget that the camera is there. And her photos turn out AMAZING! I highly recommend Laura for all your photography needs!

Charlean Clawson

“Laura did both our engagement photos and our wedding ceremony- and WOW! they were absolutely stunning, beautiful, gorgeous. She is a wonderful photographer and an even better person. Sweetheart to work with. Highly recommended- maybe she’ll do my maternity pictures in a couple years?!”

Lauren Stevens

Dear Laura [and Team],

Thank you so much for all your hard work during the wedding!  You truly captured the wedding perfectly and the pictures turned out amazing and we really couldn’t have wished for a nicer and more skilled group of people and really appreciate everything you have done for us.

Many thanks,

Rachael & Adam Schultz

I just want to make a shout-out to Laura Cole Photography for doing such a wonderful job. Laura is incredibly talented, and Lana did a fantastic job with makeup ( and hair!!). I don’t have the highest esteem, but I couldn’t have felt any more beautiful that day. Laura’s work is definitely worth checking out. Thanks again for this outrageously fun opportunity, ladies!

Alyssa Brown

My husband was so surprised and absolutely loved the book [Little Black Book Boudoir Album].  He told me I looked so confident in the pictures, I said it was only because you told me what to do…lol!  Thanks again for everything.  I never thought I’d enjoy doing this, but I had such a blast…You’re awesome!  Thanks again!

Mrs. K

My boudoir session with Laura was amazing! I had decided that I wanted a vintage boudoir session, but not pin-up. I looked up old photographs from the 1920’s and earlier from the Ziegfeld Follies, along with some bohemian-vintage inspired photographs and sent them to Laura.  She worked so hard to perfect the feel that I wanted for my boudoir photographs and they turned out absolutely amazing. I am very impressed with Laura’s ability, talent, and dedication to her clients. I am positive that not only will my fiancé enjoy them, but I will also enjoy them for many years to  come!(:

Rachael Fillgrove