Documenting the lives of those who live in Charleston, SC and those who just wish they did.
What does Day in the Life mean?
When I was 2 years old my mom decided to document an entire day of her own life. Not so that we would have treasured memories, but so that we would see how damn hard she worked to give us a great childhood.
She filmed an entire day of me (in my diaper) getting on and off a rocking horse. Me. Stealing my brother's french fries, whining about the wind. My brother blasting me in the face with a hose.
But instead it turned into our most treasured family memories.
I'm now living in Charleston, SC putting my own spin on things. I create a mix of portraiture, video, and storybooks.
Who are you?
You want portraits you love, not just feel lukewarm about. But you don't want the huge project of planning outfits, rushing everyone out the door, and a forced day of cheesing. You want photos that capture genuine moments of life and connection.
Together we will plan a day of tickle fights, spoon licking, cookie baking, big feelings, messy hair, sink baths, pillow fights, sweet glances, and memories to last a lifetime. All of these memories will be bound together in the most important family album you will ever own.
Let me do this for you.
Laura Stribling Dolan
I started Gallery by Laura in 2008 because my job in advertising caused me to scream in my car. I wanted to do something that made a difference in people's lives, but I'm seriously not cut out to be a nurse. (Nurses are my favorite people!)
I took a "fun" job of working for a portrait studio because I needed some time to figure out what I was going to do with my life. My perspective changed when a family I photographed sat me down and explained to me how much their pictures meant to them. These would be the only portraits of their great-grandmother holding her great-granddaughter. I saw that what I was doing for this family was something they couldn't do for themselves. These pictures mattered greatly.
I feel things really deeply. You could say I'm a crier. I love to hear people's stories and discover the "why" behind their family photos. I love helping people savor the small moments.
I offer fun, colorful, memorable experiences! Bring me your chaos and let me create beautiful artwork for your home.