Photography

Laura Volpacchio

"Laura makes her art collaborative, flexible and unique, and made me feel motivated, capable, and beautiful in ways that I never thought were possible for me."

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I’m a multifaceted photographer based in NYC & Sag Harbor.

I was the little girl who wore a tutu and spun around the living room saying: “look Mommy!” (I still do this, but now my fiancé is the captive audience). Before I became a professional photographer, I was a professional dancer in NYC.

Wherever dance brought me, my camera came along. I love photographing new places and people and have a knack for seeing and appreciating the beauty that’s present in everyday life. Photography connects me to gratitude, and that helped me during tough moments on the road. I printed photos of my loved ones and taped them to the mirror in every new dressing room - their photos brought me great comfort and helped me feel more connected to my people while I was so far from them.

I was always drawn to performance because of the feeling of joy and connection on stage. I’ve been so delighted to find that in a new way, through the work I do with my photography clients. I consider it a great privilege to help my clients see and capture the beauty in their lives, and get that art up on their walls and into their homes. 

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My Story

I photograph not only because I love looking at the world, putting it into a frame, playing with light and creating art. I photograph for the connection I make with my subject(s), giving them room to be seen as they are. I photograph to witness and encourage connection between families, friends, kids and loves. I photograph to encourage gratitude, making artwork out of seemingly mundane moments. I photograph for the parents who will look back on their photos in 20 years and say “can you believe his toes were really that small?” I photograph to help entrepreneurs, artists, online daters and corporates alike express who they are through images so that they can grow their business, their work, their network, and their lives. Also – it’s quite a lot of fun behind the lens.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my work. I hope to create with you soon.

MY Why

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teaching

In 2014 I hit a wall in my life - I felt totally blah, uninspired, and not sure what to do next. Through a series of synchronicities, I ended up on a volunteer trip to Vietnam for the summer. I lived in a rural village where I taught English and danced around in the dirt. It was hard, and it was awesome. I think I learned a lot more than I taught, and the biggest take away was "dude, I think I have to work with kids." 

Flash forward, now I'm a  Teaching Artist for various different (awesome) organizations, teaching dance & creative movement to kids from pre-K through 5th grade, "neurotypical" and on the spectrum. It is deeply meaningful & important (and  sometimes challenging) work for me. 

I love dancing with kids, and I love photographing them. I've truly worked with all types of children and my goal is always to meet them where they are. I will be 100% comfortable with your children, regardless of what state they are in. Dance parties always welcome.

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In addition to my teaching artistry, I'm a Pilates profesh. I have nurtured a dedicated Pilates practice by becoming a fully certified teacher - I teach Classical Pilates in NYC and the Hamptons.

Teaching Pilates requires a sharp eye, quick and effective communication, a willingness to ALWAYS keep learning, and patience. It turns out all of these things go hand in hand with photography (not to mention taking care of my body allows me to be a better photographer - you'll see when we shoot together, I'm all over the place!)

My experience teaching adults has helped my directing skills - and patience - as a photographer.

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fitness

Professional

I'm happiest in the woods. I've lived in NYC for ten years now and though I often thrive off of its immense energy and neverending vibrance, I never feel more connected than when I'm amongst trees.

NYC has helped me learn photographic technique - composition, controlling and manipulating light, posing, framing, all that jazz - but the natural world helps me to be quiet and still enough to really see.

I love traveling and shooting on location, and I'm never afraid to get dirty while shooting (sometimes to a fault, once I accidentally lied down in goose poop - but I got the shot!)

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city girl

Nature Girl

TRAVEL

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ARTWORK

For the nature lovers who want some non-human photos up on the walls. Custom framed, limited edition pieces & available for comission depending on availability.
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Going somewhere? Hosting a retreat? In charge of a non-profit serving communities around the globe and in need of documentation? I'm all in.
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