Laura Payne's Portfolio

The 50 over 50 Project

Have you noticed?

Everywhere you look,  women,  in particular older women, are starting to assert themselves,  achieve power, apply their well earned wisdom and take on positions in leadership.

It’s Happening in Politics, Business, on Social Media, and in our very own community.

Is it you? Do you have a powerful woman inside you? or Do you know of one that might be interested in this project?

Each year I like to set a Goal for myself and my business in the form of a Personal Photography Project. 

This year is starting off somewhat behind, due to a major move to a new City and State, which will make this project a little harder, but not impossible :).

2019’s project 

Is two fold and so exciting for me because it includes something that I have been wanting to incorporate into my studio,  A Studio/ Portfolio Magazine.

The purpose of this post is to make a list of potential Clients, Volunteers, Donations, Advertising and Collaborating opportunities for anyone interested.

#1.  Are you a 50+ year old Female interested in being photographed for this project please message me here.

#2. Businesses to Collaborate with…

  • Clothing/Jewelry Boutiques
  • Furniture stores
  • Venues
  • hair/makeup artists
  • videographer
  • Any Business interested in advertising

If you are a Business and would like to discuss collaborating with me on this project please message in here, or call 704.830.6647

I have never been more excited about a project and I hope you will join me in this BIG Hairy Audacious Goal of mine.

 Let’s Do This!

Looking forward to working with you,  


Your the only Ten I see

Greetings from the Beautiful State of Tennessee! or should I say ” Hey Y’all” :)  Yeah! That sounds better.  Well, I have moved my home and my Studio and I can’t find a thing! UGH! This living out of boxes is not my cup of tea, Today’s “To Do” list consists of… #1 writing this Blog Post, #2 finding my Lap top which contains all my Business Templates, Contracts, Portfolio, and other needful paraphernalia. #3 Try and clear out some space to set up a backdrop stand, this should be interesting. I seem to be in a never ending circle of… “Empty a box, find a place to put box contents, which is in the way, of finding my shelves to assemble, in order to get things out of the way in order to find the shelves” Did you get all that? Yeah, Me neither. Lets just say Im a bit of a mess right now, and leave it at that.

Any way, about a week or two after I moved to the area, I was contacted by a Sweet Lady who was in desperate need of a Photographer, her son who is in the Military, was in Country for just a couple of days and she wanted family Photo’s taken, Naturally I said YES! after all I LOVE and respect any  Military family, and I had no clients yet, so I was available.

I arrived at her house (with the help of my trusty GPS, I have no idea how I ever got any where before GPS) not knowing the lay of the land, ie: lighting, location, subjects, but the whole shoot went off without a hitch, and what a great family! I am so excited about the possibilities of a new friendship and clientel to come from this one session.

So without further ado, here are some of the images from the Bales family session…

P.S. If you live in the Knoxville, Maryville, Tn. area and find yourself in need of a Portrait Photographer, Please feel free to message me or give me a call (704)830-6647, also you can follow me onFaceBook , Instagram , and Twitter

Also… Don’t ask me about the title of this blog…. I don’t know why,  It just is (insert crazy face emoji )

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