ABOUT ME

Hi! I’m Laura

I LIVE IN MORGANTON , NC.  I AM A MOM, A WIFE, A PHOTOGRAPHER AND A FRIEND.  I RARELY MEET A STRANGER.  I GUESS YOU COULD SAY I HAVE THE GIFT OF GAB!  IN FACT, MY FIFTH GRADE TEACHER ALWAYS WROTE ON MY REPORT CARD, “LAURA, IS A JOY TO HAVE IN CLASS, BUT TALKS TOO MUCH!”  IF YOU LIKE THE TV SHOW “FRIENDS”, OR BINGE WATCH NETFLIX OR LIKE TALKING ABOUT THE BOOK YOU JUST READ, WE WOULD GET ALONG JUST FINE!

NOT TO BRAG, BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MYSELF!img_0362-35.jpg

I AM A WIFE TO MICHAEL THE BARBER.  GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH TWO GREAT KIDS.  I WORK A FULL TIME JOB THAT I LOVE BUT I NEED A CREATIVE OUTLET.   FOR ME, THAT OUTLET IS DOING PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WEEKENDS! I ENJOY MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND LOVE TO CREATE IMAGES THAT WILL ONE DAY BECOME HAPPY MEMORIES.

MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY FIRST STARTED BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN I WORKED ON THE YEAR BOOK STAFF.  AFTER WE HAD OUR FIRST CHILD, I QUICKLY FOUND THAT PASSION AGAIN AS I DOCUMENTED ALL HER LITTLE MILESTONES WITH PICTURES.    MY HUSBAND RECOGNIZED THE JOY THIS BROUGHT ME AND COMPLETELY SURPRISED ME WITH MY FIRST DSLR CAMERA FOR CHRISTMAS WHILE I WAS EXPECTING OUR SON.

BEFORE LONG,  PEOPLE STARTED APPROACHING ME TO TAKE THEIR FAMILY PORTRAITS AND SPECIAL EVENTS. THROUGH TRIAL AND ERROR , A THIRST TO LEARN MORE WITH ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FROM THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT ME…. LAURA CHATHAM PHOTOGRAPHY WAS BORN.

TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE ( YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE)  …..THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

-Laura