A BUSINESS BORN FROM LOVE
Life Art Photographs was founded in 2009 by photographer, Laura Beekmann. During the process of planning her own wedding in 2008, she fell in love with wedding photography. The stories told, the emotion captured, the beauty savored. Never before moved in this way by any form of portraiture and inspired by the events in her own life, her fascination grew and took on a life of its own. Upon arriving home from her honeymoon, she left her career in benefits to become a student in photography and graphic design. The combination of her bachelor’s degree in business and experience in human resources proved to be the perfect compliment to her newly acquired skills she set off on a journey to create love stories for herself. It wasn’t long before Life Art Photographs made a name for itself as a premiere wedding photographer in Des Moines. Her work speaks for itself. The love, inspiration, creativity, and passion shows with each couple she photographs. Each wedding she produces is a true reflection of the couples themselves and the love that they share.
In early 2015, Laura expanded her focus to senior photography as well. Her belief that people are most true to themselves when they are in the stage of life when they are caught in the fold of childhood and adulthood is what motivate her in this aspect of her work. She has grown to love photographing people in this phase of life as it represents all phases of life. Past, present, and future. The stories to be told of the growth and accomplishment include hints of each child’s future as well. It’s a joy and an honor to be a part of such a pivotal and memorable experience in a student’s life.