Hi, I’m Launa

Hi, I’m Launa, a mother, wife, animal lover, and adventurer. Welcome to my little corner of the world in Glendale, CA. I was born and raised in Southern Cal in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I fell in love with photography when I was eighteen on my first trip to Italy. I started shooting my travels and discovered I was in love with cities I’d never been to and people I’d never met. I was always photo-journaling my family and friends, our gatherings, celebrations, ordinary and extraordinary events.

My personal love and value of capturing memories through my lens led to becoming a professional photographer, specializing in Family Portraiture, Children, High School Seniors, Special Events and Pets and their People. During my travels I especially love street scenes and lifestyle photography. I also love cultural events, wildlife and historical architecture.

I worked as a model, actor, and spokesperson for over 20 years and found that experience helped me connect with my clients in many ways, especially knowing what it feels like to be on both sides of the camera.

When I’m not working you’ll probably find me on one of our local hiking trails with my pup-Angel. I love the outdoors. It helps me clear my mind, get grounded, feel creative, and reminds me of how fortunate I am to be doing what I love every day for a living.

“Natural Light Lifestyle Portraits”

I love the outdoors and I love light, so that’s where I shoot. My style is photojournalistic. I want my photos to reflect candid, real, playful, and fun moments. I want them to tell a story. My most favorite shots are the moments before or after a pose, when you’re in thought, playing and interacting with each other. Of course I do pose and direct my clients too to get that good clean shot.

I love to keep it simple and real, but I also love a stylized shoot. If you’re into timepieces or a particular era or style, we can use our imagination, and Pinterest of course, to build a storyboard of ideas, props, and wardrobe for a magical shoot!

Before a session I always meet with my clients to brainstorm ideas, go over wardrobe, and to just get to know each other.

Let's Capture Your Moments

Привет! Меня зовут Лана.

Я — мать, жена, любительница приключений и владелица фотостудии «Портреты при натуральном свете». Я живу в пригороде моего любимого города Лос-Анжелеса. Еще маленькой девочкой я горела мечтами путешествовать по всем уголкам мира. В возрасте восемнадцати лет, я совершила свою первую поездку в Италию и с тех пор продолжаю ездить по разным странам. Во время поездок я стала запечатлевать свои путешествия на фото—людей, животных, бытовые сцены, памятники архитектуры и природу. Со временем, я изучила фотографическое искусство и стала профессиональным фотографом.

Разрешите мне запечатлеть важные моменты в вашей жизни!

It’s important to give credit where credit is due. The SmackSmog Team has created this beautiful custom website that allows me to share with you the very best of my efforts within photography. Smack Smog has both the design and technical knowledge that allowed me to be an active participant in the design and creation of my website. Patti Ring is the graphic designer for the Smack Smog team. Patti developed the design concept and implementation of my website.  Steve O’Bryan was instrumental in maintaining the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and strategic values throughout my website. The Smack Smog team has a special focus on Content Marketing and keeps the site running and operating.  As an artist, I’m grateful for the entire Smack Smog team for creating a balance between strong design and practical strategies of operating a website. I whole heartedly recommend Smack Smog if you are in need of a good online marketing team.