About Me

I specialize in capturing the beauty and simplicity that is childhood through photographs. This time is so precious and so very fleeting, but through photography we can preserve and cherish the wonder and amazement as seen through a child’s eyes and in their thoughts and expressions, for a lifetime. I pride myself in my ability to do just that through my timeless portraits.

I am a graduate of Antonnelli Art Institute with an Associates degree in Photography. Since graduating I have been a freelance photographer and studio manager. I also specialize in custom framing, hand made albums and personalized greeting cards.

Early on in my career I would sit and talk to young couples in search of a wedding photographer and time and time again I would hear them say that they didn’t want to spend too much on their wedding pictures. My response to that would always be, and still is, “there are two keepsakes that you take with you when the day is done and over, one is the ring and the other are the pictures…as time goes by and memory fades those pictures are forever.” This same sentiment holds true for childhood, these are moments and memories that can never be gotten back…but through the art and beauty of photography they can be cherished for a lifetime.

When a child is in an environment in which they are familiar it shows in the portraits, which is why my studio is nature and life is my backdrop. Each pose comes from the wonder that is a child in their natural setting.

I love what I do it is my true passion…my heart!



1 Hour Session

(up to 60 images)

Beach Portraits

(up to 60 images)

Includes group photo, individual family portraits up to two families.
$50- additional for an individual family portrait session, families two or more.

All portraits can be printed Color, Black and White or Sepia

Sheet of 8 Wallets $15-
4x6 $20-
5x7/5x5 $25-
8x10/8x8 $40-
10x10/Panoramic $55-/$75-
11x14 $100-
16x20 $175-
20x24 $250-

All enlargements 10x10 or larger are mounted, sprayed and are ready for framing. Canvas and Linen paper available upon request ~ pricing based on portrait size. A $20 charge will be applied to mounted images that are 4x6 to 8x10.

Artistic Services (additional charges applied to below services)

4x6/8x8 Beveled Mounting ~ $20
10x10/20x24 Beveled Mounting ~$45
Custom Framing pricing based on molding style and size of print.
Hand Tinting to Black and White Portraits ~ $25- additional charge to any image.

Proofing/USB Drive for purchase

To view the portrait session clients will receive a login and password from Simply Taken Photography via e-mail or text. Portrait orders can be placed by e-mailing the order directly to ldecarlo@comcast.net.

USB Drive for Purchase – $350.00 Simply Taken Photography will release all rights to the images (images cannot be used for resale of any sort).

What did they say?

I love how the pictures turned out and am really looking forward to decorating my house with them. Laura is so talented with how to handle people and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. I felt comfortable and confident with her and so did my family.

Ann Lawrence

I wanted to thank you for the great experience. I initially hired you to do my maternity portraits. As soon as I saw the work you had done I knew you were the only one I could let take my newborns photos. Looking forward to working with you again.

Valene Zogorski

You made my boys look like angels! Taking the pictures in a natural setting was the key to a great session. We have received so many compliments. You have been highly recommended.Looking forward to our next sitting with you.

The O'Donnells

I just wanted to say that you have made my life so much easier by coming to the house. We were so please with how well you got along with the children...they were actually happy and seemed excited about getting their picture taken. Great job!

Christine Amoroso

Get in touch

(267) 992-2982

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