Gainesville Florida  photographer Laurel Housden Photography bio picture

If you stick your tongue out – I’m gonna take it! I know it’s super stressful for the year end holiday photograph but if you come to your session prepared to have fun – I’ll do the rest! Of course we’ll take those “holiday card portraits’ but the rest of the time, lighten up and I promise we’ll get authentic expressions and have a little fun at the same time!

This is my fifth session with lovely little “E” in the last 18 months and I so love watching her grow.  We captured a few images with her and her big brother and Dad at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens last week.  I just love this weather!! Finally no attacks of mosquitoes or the humidity! I will be away for the Thanksgiving break but I still have availability for either a Mini or a Full Session up until Christmas Eve.  Check out my calendar here. 




Fall portrait sessions are in full swing and this lovely family was the first of the season.  We hung out at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in the late afternoon and captured these fun photos.  It’s very easy to reserve a session – all the details are over on this page.  You can choose between a Mini or Full Session – and most of my sessions are scheduled at the Botanical Gardens with complimentary entry.  Let  me know if you have any questions!


It truly is an honor when I get the chance to photograph a growing family. It was not that long ago that I photographed little Caroline’s 6 month session – and now Mom is pregnant with baby No #2.  The last time I saw Miss Caroline – she barely had any hair – and now she’s walking and smiling even brighter – and has a beautiful head of hair.  Mom & Dad have decided to wait until delivery to find out if they will be introducing a little brother or sister.  That is super exciting!!!


LowRes-fallpromo (1 of 1)

Fall Outdoor Session Availability

Scheduling is officially open for fall session dates!  Your Session includes your digital files to use for your personal printing which you will receive with 7 days from your session. All sessions will begin an hour or so before sunset in order to take advantage of the glorious light.

Full 60 minute Sessions (up to 6 subjects & $35 for each additional subject) are scheduled any day of the week.
Mini 30 minute Sessions (up to 4 subjects) are only scheduled Monday-Thursday and one Sunday a month.

Sessions are reserved on a first come first served basis, and $75 is required to reserve your spot on the calendar with the remaining due on the day of your session.

$450 Full Session – includes 30 plus digital files
$300 Mini Session – includes 15-20 digital files

The times listed below are approximate and may need to be adjusted slightly depending on the sunset.  Full Sessions scheduled during the week will begin at the first time listed. I only schedule one Full Session a day during the week.

Please take a look at the calendar for my availability.  When you are ready to book or have any questions about times, pricing, and what comes included with your session – fill out the Fall Session Form and I will contact you with all the details. CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FALL SESSION FORM

Mon 5th 4:00 & 4:30 p.m.
Tue 6th 4:00 & 4:30 p.m.
Wed 7th 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Thus 8th 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Saturday, 10th 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Sunday 11th Mini Sessions: 3, 3:30,  4:30 p.m. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
Tues 13th 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Wed 14th 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Thus 15th 4:00 & 4:30 pm
Fri 16th 4:00 pm
Sat 17th 3 & 4 p.m.
Sun 18th 3 & 4 pm.
Mon 19th 3 & 4 p.m.
Tue 20th 3 & 4
Wed 21st 3 & 4
Thus 22 3 & 4
Sat 24th 3 & 4

For more information, please contact me at  OR CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FALL SESSION FORM



F a c e b o o k
T w i t t e r
I n s t a g r a m