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Meet Laura


Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my photography website.   Laura Hatcher Photography is located in a studio on the ground floor of the historical Crilley Warehouse at 218 North Lee Street, in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.  Check out the Studio Tour.   Want to call? 202 455-4044.  Want to write?  Contact Me!

My name is Laura.

There are three phrases that best describe me so much so, you'll find them on my business card:

Navy Veteran - Harley Rider – Photographer

I grew up in a military family being told, “you can do anything” and I have spent my entire adult life serving my country in uniform while living a "service before self" mindset.

While in the Navy I attended a predominately male college, threw myself out of perfectly good airplanes, dove to the depths of over 150 feet as a Navy Diver and influenced National Security-related decisions as a Naval Intelligence Officer.

Well the parents did say “you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

Somewhere in my military journey I developed a love for mentoring, leading and paying attention to the details. It only made sense once I discovered photography, it would be my gateway to seeing the world differently.

As a Veteran, I treasure capturing the sweeping vistas and gritty streets that define our amazing country, after all I did spend three decades protecting them.

As a Mother, I raised boys who think it’s completely normal their mother wore combat boots in different colors. Because of them, I’m passionate about those special moments that will never be repeated.

As a car and motorcycle geek, I’m thrilled about the art and beauty that lies within the sculpted lines of a vintage fender.

When I pick up a camera, all these passions collide. I find I can capture all of my personalities and translate them into a single image that makes you stop, look and say, “wow, you can do anything you put your mind to.”

I currently live in Alexandria, VA and service the DC metro area and Northern VA with unique photographic support to car shows/meet ups,  local community events, small business websites, marketing needs, military ceremonies, family documentary, executive headshots and anything else you might need.

Looking for unique gift ideas? All pictures are for sale and can be printed in many different mediums, just look for the "buy" button.

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I'm a proud member and graduate of the following associations and institutes:

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