Hey there! I'm Laura

Wife to Ray, mother to Eden, Elani and Isla, follower of Jesus. I’m passionate about connection, joy and creativity. I have found all of these through photography, and I LOVE teaching these skills to others.

 

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Hey there! I'm Laura

Wife to Ray, mother to Eden, Elani and Isla, follower of Jesus. I’m passionate about connection, joy and creativity. I have found all of these through photography, and I LOVE teaching these skills to others.

 

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My Photography Journey

I never pictured myself becoming a photographer, I just wanted to take better photos of my kids!
 
Ten years ago I enrolled in a photography workshop, and I have been on an incredible journey ever since, a journey that has awakened my creative side and brought me so much joy.
 
Through photography I have captured the joy of everyday family moments, traveled to beautiful places in the world, and connected with amazing people.
 
My photos have been published online, on billboards, and in international publications from in-flight magazines to The Washington Post.
 
All of this has happened while I've home-schooled my kids, helped with our non-profit, and just lived my life.
 
It's been a pretty cool journey. But my favorite thing about photography is the way it has helped me to connect with people and to see the light around me.
 
Photography has BLESSED my life so much, and I am passionate about sharing this blessing with others . . . like you!

All about Laura Pittman . . .

Originally a California girl, I met and married Ray right out of university, where I studied Biology. I love animals, the ocean, travel and adventure. I love photography, especially if there's a person in the photo. (My favourite is underwater portraits!). 

Ray and I moved to Fiji in 2001 and have worked in a variety of community development programs here. We founded and co-direct Island Encounters Fiji (A Christian non-profit, aimed at community development, children's ministry and student programs). The non-profit runs a 14-acre farm. Our family lives down a bumpy dirt road on a 17-acre farm (Haven), where we've recently built our home. Our girls (all born in Fiji) home-school, which keeps me busy! One has graduated, two more to go.

We have three dogs and three cats (I love the dogs the most, but my daughter Elani loves the cats). 

I've run Island Encounters Photography since 2012, focusing mostly on destination wedding photography, resort photography, and underwater photography here in Fiji. This side business has opened doors for me I never dreamed of. Photography has been one of the biggest blessings of my life.

My "covid pivot" has been to add photography education to my business, so that I can bless more people with the gift of photography. I hope to see you inside of the course!

Peace and Light,

Laura

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