Gena Shingle Jaffe Entrepreneur
Mother & Writer
Victoria Sneden Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur & World Changer
"Laura is like magic with children. I don't know how she does it, but she has created the most beautiful pictures of my children, who don't like to pose. She captures the playfulness and the joy of childhood in beautifully composed shots. People couldn't stop complimenting the Christmas card she did for us; it was stunning!"
"Shooting with Laura feels like you're hanging out with an old friend. She has a gift for creating an experience that's filled with laughter, completely relaxed and stress free, and for capturing moments that truly represent the spirit and energy of her clients.
I've shot with Laura twice and I've confidently recommended her to countless friends and branding clients. As a branding and website designer, I'm thrilled when a client shoots with Laura because I know that their pictures will be amazing and make my job of creating a beautiful, cohesive brand and site for them infinitely easier.
The only hard part will be picking your final favorite shots from the hundreds of great ones she'll no doubt capture of you."
Entrepreneur, Branding & Website Designer
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Laura! She is an incredible photographer who was great at making me feel comfortable in front of the camera during my branding photoshoot.
She gave great instruction when it came to posing (without being too over-the-top), and recommended props that really resonated with my brand aesthetic. We got a ton of content in a short amount of time. Working with Laura and her hair & makeup counterpart Lyndsey made for a fun day that I will never forget. I cannot recommend her enough!!
Entrepreneur & Podcaster
"Laura Volpacchio is very professional and a hard worker. She has a wonderful eye for getting your 'best shot' and makes sure the entire photo shoot is fun & friendly. Her great prices make it easy to refer friends and return again as a happy client. "
Tasha N. Harris
Singer, Actress, Teacher
Genavieve's photo was featured in the New York Times! Check out the article here.
"My shoot with Laura was so much fun - I felt like a professional! She took me to some really awesome and different places in NYC that made for absolutely perfect photos for my business. We bonded right away and after seeing the results of her work, I know that I am a forever fan! Thank you, Laura! "
Genavieve Shingle Law
"Laura was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so professional, thoughtful and fun, not to mention really great with our son! We couldn't have had a better experience with Laura. Thank you Laura for everything, I have never gotten so many likes on FB in my life:) We will definitely work with her again to capture other milestones!"
"Laura did bridal portraits for me in Amagansett, at first I was very nervous as I am not used to having my photo taken professionally. However, Laura immediately put me at ease telling funny stories and interesting ways to think about having my photo taken. She showed me the photos as she was taking them and later when we received them we were shocked by the simple beauty she captured in each photo."
"Amazing!!! I highly recommend Laura!! She has been taking my headshots and dance pictures for many years now and she is very professional, great to work with, makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and the pictures always comes out amazing !
"Laura is wonderful to work with from start to finish! Not to mention she is full of personality and puts you at ease in from of the camera. From my very first communication with her to the delivery of the final images, Laura is prompt and efficient. I love my photos and could not be happier. I highly recommend her!!"
"My shoot with Laura was great! I felt very comfortable. Lyndsey, the make up artist, was phenomenal. Laura made everything I wanted possible and my pictures turned out amazing!"
"Working with Laura was an amazing experience! She went to all lengths to bring out my best self in my shots. I was so happy with the end products! She knows how to bring out your personality, making your photos unique. I was so comfortable and felt right at home during the shoot. This was such a great experience for my first headshot session and I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family!"
"My shoot with Laura was simultaneously professional and relaxed. We jammed to tunes and she expertly styled the jewelry and outfit options I packed while I got my hair and makeup done. The fact that she's a performer as well was a huge draw for me. Having been on both sides of the camera, Laura was able to make adjustments that other photographers may have missed and had first hand knowledge of a dancer's needs."
"Working with Laura was a fantastic experience! She took the time to ask questions about me to learn who I am and what kind of shots I would benefit from in an audition setting. Laura's keen eye for photography, coupled with her background and knowledge as a performer, allow her to capture beautiful images of her subjects. I am extremely pleased with my headshots, and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for photos. Thanks Laura! "
"My shoot with Laura was my first headshot experience, and I am thrilled with the final products and the process as a whole. Laura has the wonderful ability to encourage and empower with her camera and her words. Her hard work and talent gave me self-confidence as a young actor. 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. "
"Laura is a fantastic photographer with a great eye for capturing the perfect look. She really listened to the direction I wanted to go for my look and gave me the perfect shot! She is fun and friendly and made the entire process easy and positive. She got back to me very quickly with the edited images and I was able to get them printed and used so fast! I will recommend everyone to her and will definitely return to her again."
Actor, Singer, Dancer
"Laura is the best! I loved my photo session with Laura and her attention to detail was incredible. I'm constantly getting compliments on my photos and referring people to her because it doesn't get any better than her!!!"
"Terrific photos and excellent experience. Laura made me feel relaxed and comfortable during the shoot, and I'm very happy with the shots! I highly recommend her!"
Performer, Dancer, Writer
"Laura is so wonderful and talented! She's got a great eye and works quickly to get as many options in for you during your time together.
Headshots can always be so awkward, but Laura knows how to make you feel comfortable around the camera. She's also amazing with touch ups and editing and does a great job with giving you options. And the turnaround to receive all of your pictures is fast. She does it all! I'm so happy with my photos from our shoot together."
Dancer, Gyrotonic Instructor
"LV Photo and Design is extraordinary! From start to finish, Laura brings a natural professionalism to her work allowing for an effortless and ridiculously fun creating and collaborating of art. I absolutely loved working with her and felt she captured my individuality beautifully. I couldn't be happier with my photos and the overall excellence of the experience. "
Dancer, Singer, Actress
"By the time you finish reading this sentence, Laura would have captured your true spirit on film at least ten times. She's quick, efficient, and brings out the best in her clients. The turn-around from shoot to proofs was astounding. My new agent found 5 photos he could use right off the bat. Her make-up artist was delightful and well equipped to handle any skin tone. Her energy and keen sense of capturing the moment are superb. A joy to work with."
Dancer, Singer, Actor
"Now that we have welcomed our son Aiden, Laura has become our family photographer taking newborn and 6 month photos. She has become a part of our family and we call on her to capture all of the important memories of our lives. We are grateful that we found her and look forward to her capturing more memorable family moments."
"I felt confident during the entire shoot, knowing I was in good hands. They (Laura - photographer and Michelle - hair/makeup) were a professional team to work with and the atmosphere was very open! The shoot was a fun time and now I am very satisfied with my new headshots!"
"I adore my pictures taken by Laura. She took so many great shots that it was hard to choose my top 10! I recommend her to all of my friends and will return to her the next time I need photos!"
"Working with Laura on my head shots was a dream! I never thought I would find someone who would really capture me in a photoshoot the way Laura did. Not only was the whole experience fun and exciting, it was extremely affordable! I would recommend Laura to all of my friends, she is amazingly talented, lovely to talk to and so much fun! I had an amazing time working with her, her shots speak for themselves, I couldn't be happier with my new head shots!"
Natalia Lepore Hagan
Dancer, Singer, Actress
"I was pretty nervous about getting new headshots taken, I've never considered myself very photogenic and did not want to spend a ton of money on pictures that I would just end up not liking. I was nervous, but Laura made me feel great! She is a true professional. I've since chosen my three pictures and Laura has done a great job with the retouching. All in all, a fantastic experience. I would recommend Laura to absolutely anyone looking to get headshots done!"
Elissa Katherine Goonan
"I'm always really nervous and shy when it comes to pictures, but I immediately felt at ease with Laura. She picked great locations and produced amazing results. The entire shoot was so relaxed and fun. I've already recommended her to all of my friends and I would love to work with her again!"
"Working with Laura Volpacchio was awesome. She blended professionalism with a sense of realism. It made for a great experience."
Hip Hop Artist
"Laura is undeniably gifted. My experience shooting with her was comfortable, fun, and inspiring. She is a constantly working performer and knows what will help you look your best and secure more job opportunities. She has a warm and encouraging presence, a great eye for light, and genuinely listens to and incorporates your opinions about the shoot. I can't praise her enough. "
"Above all else, I felt completely comfortable working with Laura. She captivated my focus, centered my energy and took the most sincere photos that I've ever seen of myself. That's a remarkable ability she possesses."
J. Branson Skinner
Entrepreneur, Self-Declared Renaissance Man
"Working with Laura is described in one word: painless. We all know how stressful it can be to find the perfect headshot, but Laura really helps this process come alive. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed, which is the perfect environment for excellent headshots. And it is affordable for all of us starving actors. I would recommend her work to anyone!"
"Laura was a pleasure to work with! She knows the ins and outs of the industry, and she made me feel comfortable throughout the picture- taking process. What's more, she's fabulous at capturing her subject's personality on camera, which is critical for musical theater head shots. I had so many options and am very happy with the new photos I have!"
Singer, Dancer, Actress
"Laura knows of a magical place with magical lighting. She knows what actors are looking for in a headshot and communicates with them to get the best out of them. I would recommend her to anyone because for the first time I had the problem of not being able to pick between too many good shots. Thanks Laura!"
"I recently shot with Laura for the first time. She was professional, set me at ease, and left me with many great pictures to choose from. She’s quick to assess light and angle and made me look my best, even though I had a cold. Since she’s a dancer herself, she has an eye for capturing movement with attention to proper dance technique. I look forward to working with her again! Thanks Laura!!!"
"Laura is such a fantastic photographer! She will always make you feel comfortable and will share her good taste. She will get the best out of you in a perfect amount of time and you will see the wonderful results FAST! Fabulous editing, great ideas but most of all, marvelous personality which will make this experience a fun one!"
Broadway Triple Threat
"Working with Laura is non-stop fun. She makes you laugh, feel comfortable, beautiful, and unique. Whether it's an artistic or professional look you are going for, she really takes the time needed to helping you find the perfect shot."
Singer, Actress, Yoga Instructor
"Had an amazing session with Laura. She is very professional and organized. The location is very central and easy to get to. She was very prompt on getting the proofs back to me and helped me select which ones looked the best. Because she is a performer she knows what the industry requires for headshots. I would highly recommend her for headshot and dance shots."
Dancer, Fitness Professional