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.

2014 Fall Mini Session at the Farm – Gainesville Fl family photographer


2014 Fall Mini Sessions at the farm  are now being scheduled!

The farm is on private property and is located off of 441 in Marion County – about 20 minutes from downtown Gainesville.  I’ve secured private access to these two days ONLY just for my sessions!  – directions will be sent upon completion of signup



TUESDAY OCTOBER 21ST AT: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 & WEDNESDAY  22ND AT 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00


Here are the details about the sessions:

Your Session: We will have approximately 30 minutes together as I photograph your child or family.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time with your child dressed (picture ready) and excited to play.  There will most likely be a session before and just after your session.  If you arrive late for your time slot we will only have the time remaining so please arrive early.  Mini Sessions are only offered on the dates above, if you have a very shy child that will take time to warm up or have more than 3 children – you will either need to book two sessions back to back  or check availability for another day for a private full family  session.  Immediate family only included per mini session (i.e. parents/child), sessions are not combinable.

Cost: All Inclusive Pricing: $275 (includes Session Fee) & following:

  • Private Online Gallery for 30 days to share with friends and family
  • All High Resolution Digital Images  (on average between 15-20)  available via Download within 7 days from your session
  •  Images come in both Color and Black & White with a print release; printable to any size.
  • Stunning 11 x 14 Matted Art Print of your choice!
  • Custom Slideshow set to music & Digital Album for mobile devices
  •   The convenience  of purchasing additional professional prints and products from your gallery at special Mini Session pricing!

Session Agreement and payment if full is required to secure your spot!


For sign-up information please email me at and make sure to include your name, who will be photographed, and your 1st and 2nd choice for Time Slot.

The farm is one of my favorite places to visit in the Fall. It offers a variety of antique cars, beautifully decorated for the fall season, and of course pumpkins galore! Many of you know this location based on the pictures and I just want to thank the folks over at the farm for allowing me to secure these private times just for my clients!

Kevin | Gainesville Headshot Photographer

He contacted me with very short notice to do a series of professional head shots to submit to a prestigious dancing company in Atlanta, Ga. We photographed several different looks to submit. I’m proud to announce that Kevin leaves this Sunday to his new job as a dancer in the Ballethnic Dance Company. I’m so proud and honored to have an opportunity to help you!

Here is Kevin’s testimonial: “Laurel Housden Photography had a very professional and relaxing atmosphere! Laurel brought the life out of my headshot for my audition with Ballethnic Dance Company. Not only did I land the job, the company complimented me on the up to date style of my headshot. Thanks Laurel! ”


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!


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