Hey there, im Laura
I'm Laura Straub, owner of lastphoto.kc, based out of Kansas City and traveling across the world. I am an award winning, internationally published photographer, that specializes in boudoir.
Here at lastphoto.kc, we love ourselves. ALL OF OURSELVES. Every jiggle, wiggle, wrinkle and scar from head-to-toe.
Here at lastphoto.kc, we reconnect with what makes us truly beautiful. We relight the fire inside of you and expose you like never before. It’s never too late to start falling in love with yourself.
How long I have
been a photographer
& counting that I have watched
12 different publication sources, totaling over 25 publications
& counting is the number of ladies in our facebook community
There are so many things I could say about my shoot with Laura, she made me feel so comfortable, beautiful, and confident during my shoot. I am not a confident person by any means. I’m incredibly self conscious and I’ve been very self critical about myself for as long as I can remember. Walking into the room, I was ready to turn around and run because I was so nervous. I didn’t need to be. They immediately made me feel so much better and were encouraging me every step of the way. They genuinely cared about how I was feeling throughout the shoot and made me feel good about myself. If you haven’t booked a shoot yet, do it. You won’t regret it.
I went in to this session looking for this amazing overwhelming experience, an awakening into myself. I didn’t get that and was quite disappointed because I thought I was at the place of hating myself..one of the three reasons Laura describes [see blog post here]. However, after deep thinking I realized the steps I have been taking towards loving me were working. It’s not easy but little by little I am falling in love with me. I am perfectly imperfect and I LOVE that!!What better way to celebrate that and on my birthday to top it off!! This was one of the best birthday gifts I’ve ever given myself. I thought I was going to be nervous but the only thing I was nervous about was my makeup T. They are very professional and know how to ease any nervousness away. Team lastphoto.kc is the best!!!
This was a special experience for me. 6 months ago I gave birth to my sweetest little boy，being a mom is a wonderful thing！However，I noticed that I lose my confidence. My size went up and those stretch marks just makes me don't feel pretty anymore！I signed myself up anyway and the experience was incredible！They cared about what I want and like！They are so comfortble to work with and very easy going！The whole session was so fun！Those photos turned out so pretty！Such a wonderful experience！However，I noticed that I lose my confidence. My size went up and those stretch marks just makes me don't feel pretty anymore！I signed myself up anyway and the experience was incredible！They cared about what I want and like！They are so comfortble to work with and very easy going！The whole session was so fun！Those photos turned out so pretty！Such a wonderful experience！
So coming into my session I told Laura that I was going to take pictures now when I’m at my biggest (weight wise) and again when I get skinny/to my goal weight.
She knocked all my fears right out and this picture right here honestly is my favorite of them all! The rolls and streatch marks that I gained from having a baby are what make me beautiful! I still have goals I still want to lose weight but Laura hit it out of the park and made me see I was beautiful just how I am!
If you have not booked a session now is the time to do it ♥️
What is a boudoir session For?
Boudoir sessions are different for each individual. Some women come in to celebrate different life events (birthdays, giving birth, getting married, getting divorced, and much more), some women come in with the purpose of documenting a journey (breast cancer, maternity, and much more), and some come in to get albums and wall art as gifts for their significant others!
What is a boudoir session like?
Boudoir sessions are all about YOU! We pamper you from the second you walk in the door starting with professional hair & makeup, wardrobe styling, and then your full session that includes posing you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Boudoir sessions are empowering, so fun, a massive confidence boost, the best form of self care, and the perfect gift for yourself!
What does Boudoir mean?
Boudoir sessions mean different things to each person; here are a list of words that clients and other boudoir photographers said when I asked them!
Empowering. Confidence Boost. Intimate. Liberating. Beautiful. Glamorous. Real & Raw. Sexy. Powerful. Freeing. Exhilarating. Self-Love. Strength.