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Laura Billingham Photography

Frenchtown , NJ
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329 Creek Road
Frenchtown, NJ 08825 US (map)

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908-303-8217

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Laura Billingham offers a relaxed yet elegant alternative to portrait, event, and location photography. Favoring natural light and unforced composition, Laura is able to capture the... Read more
Laura Billingham offers a relaxed yet elegant alternative to portrait, event, and location photography. Favoring natural light and unforced composition, Laura is able to capture the important moments and details. Black & white, color, and digital options available. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Primarily digital; film upon request
How many photographers do you work with?
Second shooters & assistants, depending on size of event
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never more than one event a day; sometimes more than one event per weekend
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
multiple professional DSLRs, multiple lenses in varying lengths, LED lighting, flash lighting
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
ALWAYS!!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Custom pricing may be arranged
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Meal breaks are required. Typically vendors eat (dj/band/photographers) when the guests are eating. No one enjoys having their photo taken when they're eating, so this timing works well. Vendors are then energized to finish the night of work.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically, 4 weeks after event.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Private, password protected web gallery. Proof prints are also available.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Gallery is available for 90 days.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but clients that purchase digital files (included in some packages) have the right to reproduce images for their own personal use, which includes facebook, prints, enlargements, etc. Clients may not sell images.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, however I work with clients and respect their concerns about images being published.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, if they are purchased or included in a purchased package.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Traditional flush-mount albums and modern coffee table books. Many other styles available.
When will the client get the final album?
About 6 weeks after album proof is approved by clients.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Laura. She is extremely personable and a true professional. For our wedding, she worked with us every step of the way, including customizing the different photography packages that she offers. She is prompt, personable, patient, and (most importantly) easy to work with. To all those looking for a wedding photographer, we highly recommend her.
We really enjoyed working with Laura. She is extremely personable and a true professional. For our wedding, she worked Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Laura. She is extremely personable and a true professional. For our wedding, she worked with us every step of the way, including customizing the different photography packages that she offers. She is prompt, personable, patient, and (most importantly) easy to work with. To all those looking for a wedding photographer, we highly recommend her. Read less
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Patrick
Wedding:
5/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Start to finish Laura has gone above and beyond to make sure that we are taken care of. We truly could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding. We have nothing but praise for her craft, and are grateful for the superb pictures taken for our big day.
Start to finish Laura has gone above and beyond to make sure that we are taken care of. We truly could not have picked a Read more...
Start to finish Laura has gone above and beyond to make sure that we are taken care of. We truly could not have picked a better photographer for our wedding. We have nothing but praise for her craft, and are grateful for the superb pictures taken for our big day. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on October 5, 2012 (at the Bernards Inn) and chose Laura Billingham as our photographer. She was fantastic from start to finish! We visited a number of photographers and we immediately loved Laura’s style and demeanor. She is soft-spoken and immediately put me at ease. I was looking for a photographer who was able to capture the tender moments between a bride and groom without any artificial staging or positioning. We received approximately 600 exquisite, edited pictures (within about 2 weeks of the wedding) and most of my guests said they never even noticed that a photographer was present! Her pricing is comparable to other photographers of her caliber and she is extremely flexible with her packages, having custom-built a package for us that fit within our budget. We chose to take pictures before and she recommended the Cross Estate Gardens (they are gorgeous!) and she took care of all the permits, etc. which was one less thing for me to worry about! In addition, to the brides out there: I felt more comfortable having a female photographer while I was getting ready. Having Laura there kept me from feeling shy or uncomfortable while I was putting on my gown and she was able to get some beautiful, tasteful pictures while I was getting dressed. I highly recommend Laura Billingham if you are looking for a photographer with exceptional talent, wonderful temperament and sensitivity. A side note—I also chose to purchase thank-you notes from her and have received rave reviews from my guests!
My husband and I were married on October 5, 2012 (at the Bernards Inn) and chose Laura Billingham as our photographer. She Read more...
My husband and I were married on October 5, 2012 (at the Bernards Inn) and chose Laura Billingham as our photographer. She was fantastic from start to finish! We visited a number of photographers and we immediately loved Laura’s style and demeanor. She is soft-spoken and immediately put me at ease. I was looking for a photographer who was able to capture the tender moments between a bride and groom without any artificial staging or positioning. We received approximately 600 exquisite, edited pictures (within about 2 weeks of the wedding) and most of my guests said they never even noticed that a photographer was present! Her pricing is comparable to other photographers of her caliber and she is extremely flexible with her packages, having custom-built a package for us that fit within our budget. We chose to take pictures before and she recommended the Cross Estate Gardens (they are gorgeous!) and she took care of all the permits, etc. which was one less thing for me to worry about! In addition, to the brides out there: I felt more comfortable having a female photographer while I was getting ready. Having Laura there kept me from feeling shy or uncomfortable while I was putting on my gown and she was able to get some beautiful, tasteful pictures while I was getting dressed. I highly recommend Laura Billingham if you are looking for a photographer with exceptional talent, wonderful temperament and sensitivity. A side note—I also chose to purchase thank-you notes from her and have received rave reviews from my guests! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura came recommended to me and I am so glad we chose her. She captured so many moments that I was unaware she was even there for. Laura is extremely professional and goes above and beyond to get all the pictures you could possibly want!
Laura came recommended to me and I am so glad we chose her. She captured so many moments that I was unaware she was even Read more...
Laura came recommended to me and I am so glad we chose her. She captured so many moments that I was unaware she was even there for. Laura is extremely professional and goes above and beyond to get all the pictures you could possibly want! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
8/25/2012
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I have nothing but good things to say about Laura. From start to finish, she provided quality service and was extremely pleasant to work with. Another bride recommended Laura to me and we first met at a consultation, where Laura explained her process and showed us tons of album samples. I really liked her work and her personality, and her rates were very reasonable. After we signed the contract, Laura came into New York City (where my husband and I live) to do an engagement photo shoot. I wouldn't say that either my husband or I are incredibly comfortable in front of a camera - but the shots came out great! And the same goes for the wedding. Laura and her assistant took amazing photos of us and our guests. They weren't imposing at all. After the wedding, we received proofs very quickly and the albums turned out wonderfully. All in all, I could not imagine a better photographer to work with for a wedding and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
I have nothing but good things to say about Laura. From start to finish, she provided quality service and was extremely Read more...
I have nothing but good things to say about Laura. From start to finish, she provided quality service and was extremely pleasant to work with. Another bride recommended Laura to me and we first met at a consultation, where Laura explained her process and showed us tons of album samples. I really liked her work and her personality, and her rates were very reasonable. After we signed the contract, Laura came into New York City (where my husband and I live) to do an engagement photo shoot. I wouldn't say that either my husband or I are incredibly comfortable in front of a camera - but the shots came out great! And the same goes for the wedding. Laura and her assistant took amazing photos of us and our guests. They weren't imposing at all. After the wedding, we received proofs very quickly and the albums turned out wonderfully. All in all, I could not imagine a better photographer to work with for a wedding and I recommend her wholeheartedly. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Laura was a wonderful experience, from the very first meeting all the way through to the completion of our albums. Not only is she extremely professional and EXCELLENT at her job, but she is so personable and warm, it was always a pleasure to see/talk with her. Her photos and albums are the perfect blend of classic photography with a modern touch. She listened and respected what we were looking for in our photos, and she also was very open and transparent with her pricing options (which, were very reasonable). As for the day of, I was a nervous bride, very camera-shy, and Laura instantly made me feel at ease. She and her assistant somehow managed to take great shots of the reception without ever being obvious in doing so. Our photos and albums came out beautifully; we have received tons of compliments. And, every time we received something from Laura, it always came with a special “Laura touch” – personalized note or stamps, etc. The fact that Laura loves what she does definitely shines through in her product and personality. I would recommend Laura to everyone out there who wants a thoughtful and very talented photographer…I sure plan on using her again one day!
Working with Laura was a wonderful experience, from the very first meeting all the way through to the completion of our Read more...
Working with Laura was a wonderful experience, from the very first meeting all the way through to the completion of our albums. Not only is she extremely professional and EXCELLENT at her job, but she is so personable and warm, it was always a pleasure to see/talk with her. Her photos and albums are the perfect blend of classic photography with a modern touch. She listened and respected what we were looking for in our photos, and she also was very open and transparent with her pricing options (which, were very reasonable). As for the day of, I was a nervous bride, very camera-shy, and Laura instantly made me feel at ease. She and her assistant somehow managed to take great shots of the reception without ever being obvious in doing so. Our photos and albums came out beautifully; we have received tons of compliments. And, every time we received something from Laura, it always came with a special “Laura touch” – personalized note or stamps, etc. The fact that Laura loves what she does definitely shines through in her product and personality. I would recommend Laura to everyone out there who wants a thoughtful and very talented photographer…I sure plan on using her again one day! Read less
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kaitlynb
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura Billingham is a wonderfull person and an awesome photographer. My husband and I could not have been more excited to have her be apart of our big day. We were so relaxed and put all our trust into her with not reservation. She was fun to work with, down to earth and her work is beautiful. Our pictures are so good it is difficult for us to pick our favorites.If you are looking for a photographer to capture all of your special moments.. Don't think twice, go with Laura!
Laura Billingham is a wonderfull person and an awesome photographer. My husband and I could not have been more excited to Read more...
Laura Billingham is a wonderfull person and an awesome photographer. My husband and I could not have been more excited to have her be apart of our big day. We were so relaxed and put all our trust into her with not reservation. She was fun to work with, down to earth and her work is beautiful. Our pictures are so good it is difficult for us to pick our favorites.If you are looking for a photographer to capture all of your special moments.. Don't think twice, go with Laura! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
11/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband proposed to me on a Sunday and we got married that Tuesday. I could not believe Laura dropped everything to be our photographer!!!! Her pictures were absolutely gorgeous with one in particular that everyone calls "the one". She captured every moment of our special day that was planned in 48 hours. If you are looking for gorgeous photographs, a professional sweet woman and one less thing to worry about...HIRE LAURA BILLINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
My husband proposed to me on a Sunday and we got married that Tuesday. I could not believe Laura dropped everything to be Read more...
My husband proposed to me on a Sunday and we got married that Tuesday. I could not believe Laura dropped everything to be our photographer!!!! Her pictures were absolutely gorgeous with one in particular that everyone calls "the one". She captured every moment of our special day that was planned in 48 hours. If you are looking for gorgeous photographs, a professional sweet woman and one less thing to worry about...HIRE LAURA BILLINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY!!! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura was recommended to us through our caterer and she was fantastic. She drove to our home to meet with us and discuss the concept we had in mind for our wedding photography. We were very budget minded and Laura put together a package that was a great value and stayed within our price range. She is a very warm and thoughtful person that was a pleasure to deal with. Her talent and eye for great photos is truly a gift and my wife and I were very pleased with the final images in our album. Book her fast before someone else does. Very highly recommended!!"

Brian & Allison
Doylestown, PA
Laura was recommended to us through our caterer and she was fantastic. She drove to our home to meet with us and discuss Read more...
Laura was recommended to us through our caterer and she was fantastic. She drove to our home to meet with us and discuss the concept we had in mind for our wedding photography. We were very budget minded and Laura put together a package that was a great value and stayed within our price range. She is a very warm and thoughtful person that was a pleasure to deal with. Her talent and eye for great photos is truly a gift and my wife and I were very pleased with the final images in our album. Book her fast before someone else does. Very highly recommended!!"

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Cait
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura photographed my recent wedding at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ and was absolutely amazing. She is warm, friendly, and immediately puts you at ease--we were impressed by her online portfolio but once we met her we immediately knew we wanted to work with her. She always responded quickly to emails, and was very open and communicative throughout the planning process. On our wedding day, Laura did an incredible job. She was unobtrusive but took gorgeous shots (and all of our friends loved her, too!). We couldn't be happier with the resulting pictures, and I can't recommend her highly enough!
Laura photographed my recent wedding at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ and was absolutely amazing. She is warm, Read more...
Laura photographed my recent wedding at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ and was absolutely amazing. She is warm, friendly, and immediately puts you at ease--we were impressed by her online portfolio but once we met her we immediately knew we wanted to work with her. She always responded quickly to emails, and was very open and communicative throughout the planning process. On our wedding day, Laura did an incredible job. She was unobtrusive but took gorgeous shots (and all of our friends loved her, too!). We couldn't be happier with the resulting pictures, and I can't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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