The Smile House – Photography by Laura Kay Wootan » Welcome to my photography blog where I share clients sessions and my life experiences on my little corner of the web.

Sneak Peek for Karen & Chris ~ Leander Texas Newborn Twin Portraits

Today I got to photograph the newborn twins of Karen and Chris at their home in Leander.  I’m so honored to get to share these moments with this sweet family.  I was there when they said their wedding vows and I photographed each of their daughters and now I am blessed to photograph the newest children to the Craxton family.  I’m so happy for them!  *swoon*  It was a great day! My cup runneth over!

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Berry ~ Wedding Preview ~ Old Glory Ranch, Wimberley Texas

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Mike and Jenna.  It was a beautiful affair held at Old Glory Ranch in Wimberley, Texas.   Surround by friends and family they pledged their love to one another for now and always.  The wedding was full of many beautiful moments and lots of beautiful details.   Here’s just a few preview images from the day!  Full wedding to come soon!   Congratulations! Thank so much having me share in your day.

Beautiful Hayley – Canyon Lake High School Senior Portrait

I’m back from vacation!  We had a great trip.  It’s always nice to go somewhere but always nicer coming home.  I’m back to work and yesterday I photographed beautiful Hayley.  She’ll be a senior at Canyon Lake this fall.   I had to pull up the last time I photographed Hayley. It was in 2007  Click HERE!  I can’t believe how fast time flies!  I remember this session very well. Hayley with her Hannah Montana costume!  So cute!  I had to ask if she was still a Miley Cyrus fan and she said, “Um, no.”;)  Hayley’s all grown up now. She’s still dancing with her schools competitive ballroom dance group! (How totally cool is that? I didn’t even know high-schools did ballroom dancing!) and she’s also on the Volleyball team.  Busy girl!  We had a great session… here’s just a few quick peeks!  Looking forward to our location sessions soon!

On Vacation

We’re in Rockport! I love this sleepy little fishing town.  I’ll be checking email but please forgive me if I don’t reply right away.  I’ll be back in the studio on July 15th.   Because blogs without photos are lame…. here’s a little peek of where we are….  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer thus far!

Sneak Peek for Michelle & Daniel

Meet adorable baby Lincoln!!    He’s six months old…  and super cute.  He decided that TODAY… of all days….picture day…. would be THE  perfect day to perfect the art of crawling!  LOL  I think this little cutie is going to be walking in NO time!! You can tell how much Lincoln is loved by his brothers and sister! They could sure make him smile!   Such a beautiful family!!  Here’s just a quick peek!  Was great seeing you guys today!

Sneak Peek for Anna & Maurizio – San Marcos, Texas Maternity Portraits

I had a fabulous time yesterday photographing Anna & Maurizio.  They’re expecting their first little one in a few weeks.   I don’t usually get to do maternity sessions outdoors so this was an extra special fun session.  The weather cooperated too!  It was a great day!  We photographed at the most amazing location.  The Depot!   There were so many amazing places to photograph on this property!  It’s my new favorite location!  Here’s just a few peeks! See you guys soon!  Thanks for choosing me to document this special time!


First Class Dance Center ~ San Marcos, Tx

While I’m behind on blogging… I had to take a few minutes to share some of these super cute photos.  In April I had the pleasure of photographing the dancers at First Class Dance Center  in San Marcos.  It’s a new dance studio here in town and let me just say these little girls are amazing!  So much talent!  The school is run by Lindsey Ledwig and her staff.  They run a great program including a competitive dance team (that’s something new for this area!)  These little cuties have already won numerous awards!    They’re getting ready for the first recital that will be held June 7th at the Brauntex theatre in New Braunfels.   They are also having classes this summer! So, if you’re looking for something fun for your little ones to do make sure to sign up before the classes are all full!   

Here are just a few favorites…. I’ve posted the full gallery over at my facebook page!



Amber Evans - May 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

The came out so good!! Thank you for the awesome pics of my daughter.

Sneak Peek for Kim ~ San Marcos High School Senior Portraits

Meet beautiful Kim.  I just LOVE her red hair.  So pretty!  I’m glad she let me put up a peek!  She wanted to be surprised but it was killing me because how awesome are these??   Such a great session!  Thanks for coming in!  See you soon!

Matt Houston - March 29, 2014 - 6:28 am

Incredible. This is fantastic work!!!! This is Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone worthy. Seriously fantastic work.

Jenna & Mike ~ Engagement Portraits

So I shared the peeks…. but now I’m excited to share the full slideshow from Jenna & Mike’s engagement session.   So much fun to photograph people in love! This sessions was just awesome with the horses and the rolling hills!  It was also really neat to see the connection Jenna had with her horse Homer.  You could tell how much he just loved her!  Without further ado…


Carol Poenisch - March 27, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Laura -

This is Jenna’s mom. Just wanted to say that the engagement pictures are AMAZING!! You did such a great job! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

Sneak Peek for Jenna & Mike ~ Hill Country Wedding Photographer

Today I had the pleasure of photographing Jenna and Mike.  They make the sweetest couple!  I’m looking forward to photographing their wedding in July at Old Glory Ranch in Wimberley.   Jenna and Mike both share of love of horses so of course we had to include some in our portraits!  We photographed out on her family’s land near Schulenberg.  The rolling hills were just beautiful!  The wind was a bit crazy but all in all it was a beautiful session! Here’s just a few quick peeks!  I’ll have the full presentation ready soon!


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