Laurie Bateman has been working as a professional photographer for the last 7 years. Her love of photography began in childhood with a Polaroid instant camera, and 5 brothers and sisters to practice on! She later went on to work as a model, however the desire to be behind the camera continued to grow. Over the years she continued to gain experience photographing her daughter and friends. Eventually this hobby grew to a career and she specialized in Corporate Event Photography. For the last 7 years she has traveled the world working with clients such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Wachovia, Cincinnati Insurance as well as many others. Her friendly smile and ease interacting with the clients brought about many repeated requests for assignments.In addition she developed a passion for photographing weddings and portraits, always striving to capture the inner essence and beauty of the individual. 'A photograph is so much more than an image on a piece of paper. It is a moment caught in time, a reflection of you, your family, or that special event, which will live on forever.'