Gainesville Florida  photographer Laurel Housden Photography bio picture
  • I'm Laurel Housden, a professional lifestyle photographer based in Gainesville Florida. I'm available for maternity and newborn sessions, baby and children sessions, family and high school seniors, as well as couples, head shots, and events. The majority of my sessions are scheduled on-location in and around the Gainesville Area. Please contact me at 352-870-8898 or for more information.

Digital Birth Announcements – Gainesville Fl newborn photographer

Nothing can express the pure joy and love you feel when you meet your very own baby for the first time.  You want to share it with the world!  And what better way then to create a beautiful birth announcement.  Now with every newborn session – I am creating a custom digital birth announcement within 5 days from your newborn session with a few pictures of your new baby that you can share with friends and family right away – in anticipation of your full gallery which will be completed within 2 weeks. Of course – all newborn sessions come complete with a set of “old fashioned” printed birth announcements that are always so popular with my clients!  Here is a example of my most recent digital announcment!


Newborn Family Session | Laurel Housden Photography Gainesville, Fl

I photographed this couple’s maternity session last year at their parent’s home overlooking Paynes Prairie in Gainesville before their move out West. The most beautiful backdrop! On a recent trip back home – I came back to photograph their newest edition and a few with proud Grandparents too!

Out & About | Micanopy Independence Day Parade

The annual Micanopy Independence Day Parade is one of the highlights of the year for me.  I’ve been going every year since I can remember.  I love Micanopy for it’s small town charm and the local townspeople that are so super nice! For those of you who don’t know about historic Micanopy – it’s located about 10 miles south of Gainesville, Florida and is also where the movie Doc Hollywood staring Michael J. Fox was filmed in 1990.  The town center is filled with antique stores, quaint cafes serving cold ice-cream and iced coffee, and beautiful historic homes and Inns.  I’ve created a slideshow of the parade below – and you can also view and purchase images from the parade online here.


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