Laura Martinez Photo

"It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter."

It Works - ONE - Conference

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Wow! What an amazing turnout and kickass way to start the month of February! I had such a blast taking photos of DJ Xplicid on the Thunder Alley stage at Amalie Arena during the It Works ONE conference. Those people sure know how to have a great time! Also, if anyone is looking for a spectacular DJ look no further that DJ Xplicid! ( 

It was a great experience getting to challenge myself with the different lighting conditions, I try to be very versatile and know as much as I can about all kinds of photography. Im pretty familiar with event photography, and low light (wedding reception photos are some of my favorite to capture) but stage lights are very different.... & being on stage can be pretty intimidating!


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Bloom + Prosper Candles

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Decided to experiment a little bit with product photography and had these delicious smelling bloom & prosper candles. Really loved the airy feel that the natural light gave these photos. I'm always trying to challenge myself so naturally when I have some free time, my creative brain is still running. I also had these colorful matches from Henri Bendel and the wood slab (which is actually a cutting board) and felt like the helped bring out the vivid packaging of the candles! 


Self portrait challenge

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I'm really excited, one of my goals for 2018 is to take more self portraits. I normally don't like being in front of the camera. I know how weird it can be to have a lens in your face, which is why I aim to make my costumers feel as comfortable as possible. Thats why I've decided to make this a goal, I'm putting myself inside their shoes & pushing my comfort levels! Here's the first self portrait. 

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Christina's Baby Shower!

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Cuteness overload! Loved seeing everyone at Christina's Baby shower! I've known Christina since I was about 6, she was my next door neighbor growing up in St. Pete. It was such an honor to get the opportunity to capture these photos for her. After the baby shower, her sister had her baby's ear's pierced. I had such a great time spending time with this family and photographing some major life moments, I love my job.

And one of my favorite shots.... meet Levi :)


White Party - The Party with a Purpose - Lombardo Team

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Wow, what a great event! I had an absolute blast photographing the Lombardo Team White Party!  It was so great connecting with so many new people & getting to see old friends! Here's just a few sneak pictures! The party was at the Tampa Museum of Art near Curtis Hixon Park! 


Shout out to the Lombardo Team for putting on a spectacular event!