About Laura

Laura Metzler (previously Laura Fruchterman) is a photographer living and working in the Washington DC area. Laura loves working with small businesses to build their brand. She is skilled in a variety of types of photography including fashion, products, interiors and food.

She enjoys all things fashion and believes you can never have too many shoes.

Laura is a member of Creative Collective, a creative space for female entrepreneurs located on M Street in Washington, DC.  

She'd love to hear about your next project!

email: laurametzlerphoto@gmail.com

cell: 703-609-6922

 

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What her Clients are saying...

Laura Metzler is extremely talented, consistent, professional and creative. She is an artist with her camera, a master stylist and wonderful person. Every time we work with Laura, we feel a sense of excitement, pride and relief. In my opinion, Photography is an important part of life, and is particularly imperative in our line of work. When we need photography, we call Laura, because we are absolutely confident that she will deliver us perfection!
— Laura Held, IDA ROSE EVENTS
Laura is dependable, hard-working and an expert at what she does! The beautiful images she captured of my product have made all the difference in helping to ensure a successful product launch.
— Kitiya King - Founder, Mischo Beauty
Laura has become our go to product and lifestyle photographer in the DC area. She has a great eye and aesthetic and is just a blast to work with on shoot days. She is the perfect balance of professionalism and calm during a busy day of catalog photography. We are always thrilled with the finished photos and impressed with her ability to turn around shots.
— Jess Diehl - Co-founder, Zestt
Laura produces beautiful editorial and product photos. In addition to being a great photographer, Laura’s photo editing skills are top notch. She’s easy to work with and quickly understands our vision and goals. Laura is a professional and I really appreciate how fast and efficient she is able to execute a project.
— Uyen Tang - Founder & CEO, STYLECABLE
Laura is a fantastic photographer who provides Bloompop with product photography that really showcases the depth, color, and textures of our local florists’ unique designs. She is also a pleasure to work with - professional, reliable, efficient, and friendly! I’d highly recommend Laura.
— Shavnanna Miller - Founder & CEO, Bloompop
I’m not sure which astonishes me more - how wonderful it is to photograph with Laura, or the spectacular quality of her work. I wanted to do some boudoir photos as a wedding gift for my husband; I’m not the most photogenic person in the world and I’ve got curves for days (that’s putting it nicely). I cringed when I saw the prices of some the area’s boudoir-specialty photographers. I remembered Laura’s fashion photography in a friend’s blog, and I’m SO glad we were put in touch.
From the first meeting, Laura was approachable, sweet and a consummate professional. Together we discussed what I was looking for, conceptually, and she was immediately on board, sharing ideas on how we could achieve what I had in mind. Furthermore, she took the time to talk me through what to expect for the shoot and offer some pointers. For what is arguably the most nerve-racking photography experience a client could request, I quickly recognized Laura was the perfect woman for the job.
When I arrived the day of, she welcomed me to her beautiful, bright studio and helped ease my nerves. I’ve never worked with a photographer who was so reassuring and complimentary. When she showed me the first couple photos - I was floored. I looked AMAZING.
The rest of the shoot, I got to see Laura’s genius at work. She was communicative without being too directorial - and utterly collaborative in her approach. There was never a moment when I felt anything less than beautiful, and I am profoundly grateful for it.
I just received the final/edited shots and they are magazine-worthy. These were exactly what I had envisioned - furthermore, they look like the work of a top-tier, world-class photographer. It should be noted that Laura’s prices were a fraction of what anyone else was quoting, and the flexibility/freedom of keeping my own digital copies saves me from being forced to buy individual prints at grossly inflated prices (something I saw with many other studios).
I cannot endorse Laura in stronger terms. I’d hire her for ANY job that requires interpersonal finesse and artistic vision. Sincerely hope I get to work with her again in the future.
— Mikel Lindsey, Bride
Laura was a complete joy to work with. I recently hired her to take product shots of the jewelry line I’ve been working on, and later to photograph a model in order to create a look-book. Laura is incredibly skilled and versatile, as was demonstrated by the great finished product. She was extremely helpful during, and after, the shoots, promptly responding to any questions I had. Laura exhibited true professionalism, while maintaining a personable and kind demeanor. If you’re looking for a fabulous photographer, Laura is your girl!
— Allison Haywood - Jewelry Designer, Woodrow Jewelry
I had the great pleasure of working with Laura to develop photography for the Vinolovers site. Her mastery of the intricacies of lighting, coupled with her professionalism and attention to detail, made for an excellent photography experience and provided our site the images that really stand out.
— Justin Harrison - Founder & CEO, VinoLovers
Having personally worked with Laura in shooting for my blog, I can happily say she is so, so talented and such a delight to collaborate with. Seriously, her skill is highly impressive and she really knows how to capture the right feel depending on her subject.
— Liz McAvoy - Founder, What Dress Code?
Laura was the photographer for a promotional shoot we had for Fortique. She was so professional and talented - I can’t say enough great things. She was great about giving me advice on smiling, posing, etc so I looked my best throughout the shoot. She was also incredibly patient! I highly recommend her!
— Stephanie Olvey - Founder, Fortique
Laura is reliable, collaborative, creative, a consummate professional. I have worked with her on dozens of executive corporate photos, and she has been nothing but approachable, nimble, and time effective in all of her shoots. She’s a joy to work with and produces results quickly; I’d recommend her for really any photo needs.
— Elizabeth Hebda - Senior Manager, Communications, LivingSocial
I was so lucky to be able to connect with Laura while traveling to DC. She came highly recommended by a friend of mine who works with Laura on photos for her blog. It can be very difficult to find photographers who understand the needs of bloggers since we normally look for a smaller number of images and ones that focus on details of clothing and accessories rather than the entire portrait. She was super knowledgeable about which photos I potentially might need and then very accommodating when it came to the editing process and how to deliver the final images to me. She understood that bloggers sometimes need a fast editing turnaround time, and she was able to deliver the final images to me within a quick timeframe.
— Krystal Faircloth - A Pinch of Lovely Blogger/Owner
I needed updated head shots and Laura did a fantastic job. She was responsive, on time for the shoot and delivered a finished product that I loved. I highly recommend her!
— Jen Angotti - Realtor
It is always a pleasure to work with Laura. She takes wonderful pictures and clearly knows how to create great corporate shots. She took the time to understand exactly what we wanted for both the product and team pictures we needed. She was able to send back the edited photos in just a couple of days both times. That was a pretty fantastic experience for us!
— Caroline Lane - Aquicore

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