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winter freire photography
WINTER FREIRE PHOTOGRAPHY
romantic elegant & timeless
Lauri + Carrie are a maternity, newborn, family + women focused photography team serving the Dayton + Cincinnati Ohio areas since 2012.
We are captivated by ALL things floral, romantic + elegant, LOVE a good latte, and are always smiling! Our laid-back and fun personalities will set you at ease, and you'll surely enjoy every moment at your session with us!
Our passion is helping women + families document their most precious moments through timeless + emotion-filled imagery without all the stress! Let us take care of ALL the session planning details, so you can focus your time on what matters most in your life.
I would like to personally thank you for stepping into my world for a moment and seeing firsthand why I adore what I do. Although my knowledge and love for photography began when I was a teenager, the fire was really lit to start my business in 2012 after the birth of my first son.
Becoming a mother showed me a love that I never could have imagined, and it taught me to slow down and savor all those sweet milestones our family was experiencing. Being able to document those cherished moments for my own family has been a blessing, and I quickly realized how much joy it brought me to share my gift of photography with other families and women.
Photographing the story of motherhood and women, has taken a very special place in my heart. As a mother, I know how important it is for me to also be in the images with my children. I want to remember the kisses, the cuddles, the hugs, the laughter, the smiles, the tickles, the comforting, and the OVERWHELMING LOVE we have for each other. Capturing these emotion-driven connections through a photograph is one of the best ways to re-live these treasured moments, and for my children and future generations to also enjoy forever.
My boys and husband are my WHOLE world! My husband, Roberto, and I met in beautiful New Zealand, and our adventures took us to exotic Brazil. Once we started our family, we moved to back to the USA in 2011. We have two gorgeous boys, Mateus and Luka, who are full of energy and constantly keep us laughing. They are TRUE mamas boys and are always giving me plenty of love and cuddles. As a family we love to be outside as much as possible going to parks, hiking, swimming, riding bikes and discovering nature. We love to travel, especially to the beach!
I've been blessed to work with Lauri since the beginning of 2016. When I was first introduced to Lauri’s work, I instantly connected with her light-filled, emotional approach to photography and knew right away I would love to be a part of such a unique and meaningful business.
Time has passed quickly since then and we are so proud to be where we are today! Our days are spent preserving some of life’s very best moments for wonderful families we truly care about. We laugh and smile a LOT during sessions and just as much behind the scenes too because we enjoy it all so much. I am incredibly grateful to work with Lauri, someone so kind and fun!
Lauri and I have a lot of things in common aside from photography, like our love of endless cups of coffee, fresh lavender, rainy editing days, candles always burning, yoga, acai bowls, + avocado-everything. :) However, more than anything else, we both believe that family is the most important thing in the world. Our love for family will always remain the heart of our business. It's the reason we work so hard to create portraits that go beyond the traditional sense and focus most of all on the overwhelming love and emotions we see within the families we're blessed to photograph.
- Amy B. | Maternity, Newborn + Family Client
Lauri and Carrie made me feel comfortable and beautiful when I certainly did not feel that way! (7 months pregnant + 2.5 postpartum.) They recommended hair + makeup and had a full wardrobe for me to choose from. I didn't have to worry about anything! The photos exceeded all expectations and I'll treasure them forever."
"I would 100% recommend
Winter Freire Photography!
- Aleks H. | Maternity boudoir, newborn + Family client
We met them while I was pregnant with our daughter and have since done maternity, newborn, and 6 month milestone sessions with them so far. I have never felt so beautiful as I have when I'm styled in their studio wardrobe and in front of their cameras. I can't even express how grateful I am to them for capturing the most precious moments of our lives for us to look back on forever."
"There aren't enough words to describe how much we love Lauri and Carrie and their amazing work!
- MEGAN K. | Maternity, Newborn, + family client
"We LOVE Lauri and Carrie! We have gone to them for maternity, one/two/three year milestones, and all Santa/Holiday sessions for the past few years. We love how our house is filled with their beautiful images. I love the ease of having an outfit inspiration board emailed to me and/or using the wardrobe for mother and baby - it makes our lives so much easier! Lauri is always available to check over outfits and give her opinion since she knows the aesthetics best.
They are more than just photographers, they are an experience and worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend!
NORA W. | Newborn + Family Client
With our oldest, it was the most relaxing and calm experience doing her photos! With our youngest, our toddler was having meltdowns left and right and what would have been a really stressful time ended up being so much better than we expected. Lauri and Carrie were so engaging and fun with her and worked some kind of magic to get us the most precious photos. One of my favorite parts is that you are able to use their studio wardrobe to style and have the ability to pick out accessories and colors that speak to you so each photo session from them is so unique with the same elegant look."
"Lauri and Carrie have done both of my daughters newborn photos and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! These are photos we will treasure forever and the best investment.