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Zinzi + Jesse / santa monica, ca

Zinzi and Jesse are two of a kind. I was able to spend a late afternoon with them in Santa Monica this past January and became enamored with them quite quickly. Although our first attempt at photographs was a fleeting moment due to the setting sun, our conversation following seemed to continue on effortlessly into the night. These two are the talented frontmen for the band BLOWKISSES as well as beautiful lovers who are getting married this fall!



Irene - Oh, I miss sunshine and the sea!March 5, 2013 - 11:03 am

Ana - Oh Laura, your last photos are amazing!March 5, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Becca - these are awesome, so different, so unique and just exquisite.March 10, 2013 - 6:28 pm

ACRE / Malibu, CA

I met Brad and Leanne for the first time in person on New Years Eve 2012. This was, however, after several years of almost meetings, countless emails, text messages and phone calls from various parts of the country. With so many mutual interests and friends, it was meant to be. When our paths finally did cross, it is safe to say that it was friendship at first sight. Brad and Leanne were in Nashville, en route from Pittsburg where they were trekking across the country in their recently purchased Winnebago. This journey would consist of several stops in various states to pick up artists to join their caravan, eventually delivering them all to LA. Long story short, I was also in LA when they arrived, and was able to spend an afternoon aboard their travelling home. During this time, I learned more about their vision and creative agency ACRE. This is one talented team and I am so excited to see where their dreams take them this year!



Becca - incredible.March 10, 2013 - 6:29 pm

catarina - <333March 21, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Friends&Giving pt. 2 / Crate&Barrel Holiday Catalogue

My dear friend, Robin Frost, was the lead model in my first Crate & Barrel photoshoot. Although she had never ‘modeled’ before, I knew that she would be a perfect fit for this project. Her natural beauty and effortlessly chic style lent themselves beautifully to the story we created together. I was so lucky to work with her, and when it came to capturing these moments in the kitchen we had a lot of fun! Her smile and laughter were quite contagious, especially when she was asked to cook a full Thanksgiving meal for her friends. It was fun to see her improvise and create in this new medium. Also on set for this shoot were new friends Rick and Ashley, amazing chefs and restauranteers at Antique Taco in Chicago. They catered my sister’s wedding this past summer, and I was blown away by their delicious and aesthetic food. They are also two of the kindest and most gracious people I have ever met. Truly a pleasure to work with them!



Maya - everything looks so delicious!March 12, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Friends&Giving / Crate&Barrel Holiday Catalogue 2012

Due to the whirlwind of work and travel that I found myself in over the past few months, this post is long overdue! I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the famed home furnishing company, Crate & Barrel, this fall on a series of photoshoots for their Holiday 2012 Catalogue. It was truly a magical experience that I was lucky enough to share with some of my closest friends. What made these shoots so much fun was getting to cast my family and friends as the models. They affectionately become known as the REAL MODELS. Here are some images from the first of four photoshoots I have worked on for Crate & Barrel called Friends & Giving.



Karrina - Your photos truly capture such a happy and enriched life. I just want to jump right into them.February 28, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Blue Bus / Boulder, CO

When I find myself on the road, I like to make it a point to share a meal with friends who live in the cities that I travel through. It was a sunny day in early May, when I met Amie and her blue bus downtown Denver, Colorado. A month earlier, when I found out I would be on tour with the bands Greylag and Augustana during the spring, we had made a plan to converge on this day, in this city. My longtime best friend, Amie Phillips, a talented Denver painter, had recently purchased a refurbished Schoolbus to use as her traveling studio. It was complete with a woodburning stove, vintage couch, succulents, and an amazing backend kitchen. She had been hosting intimate dinner parties in the bus over the short time she had owned it and these were getting rave reviews. Inspired by what I had already seen and heard, I wanted to share in this magic! The plan was to gather a group of likeminded friends who had been disconnected due to various travel schedules and projects over the winter months. Being a freelancing artist, it is hard to find a moment when all my friends are in the same place at the same time. However, there are those magical singular days, or a week here or there when the stars align and all can gather to be together. This was such a day.



Danique | 88Forever - gosh, this is perfect. i love the way you captured the atmosphere!November 13, 2012 - 10:32 am

jarrod - heyyyyy, the gungors and the mertens!November 13, 2012 - 1:11 pm

terrence Gooden - I am a HUGE Gungor fan!! And I have been a lover of your photography for a few years now. Seeing those two things together on this post makes my heart explode! I really needed that today. My 96 year old grandmother just passed this morning and I've been thinking heavily about the impact she made on me and how much I need to be living out what she invested in me. I might not live to 96 but I want to live a good story now and impact people just as much as she did! And that means I need to stop just dreaming of enjoying meals and fellowship like what is seen in these photos. I need to really do the things I dream about so I can live out the things I love most about your picutres. You have an amazing gift! I'm thankful to God that you share with the world!November 13, 2012 - 1:28 pm

la domestique - You've captured so many wonderful moments here with the camera- and this is where I live! It's like seeing the place with new eyes, very inspiring. The blue bus is great too.November 13, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Külli Kraner - Really great idea of going on the mountain, hope you enjoyed your time, great pictures too:)November 27, 2012 - 9:53 am

Emily Collins - That Amie Phillips never seizes to amaze me. You two beautiful souls together making beautiful things. Maybe one day we will all rendezvous together. xoxoJanuary 4, 2013 - 11:45 am

Franciska - Hey Dear lauradart i really like your pictures ! they are so amazing!! exactly those boots, where i can find? (or buy from internet?Ö thank you for your answer FranciskaJanuary 23, 2013 - 5:26 pm

rebecca caridad - wow. I am a photographer in Boulder, CO and sometimes I get so tired of seeing photo shoots in front of the flatirons. But, lady you really brought out the magic of this place! Makes feel silly for ever taking it for granted. These are just lovely.February 20, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Natalie Ross - This is beautiful. Do you have more pictures inside the bus? It's always been my dream to convert a school bus, and this one looks amazing. Thanks!February 21, 2013 - 1:39 pm

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paul skillman - Looks like you all had a good time. I was interested in the rock formations in the background. They look very interesting. Thank youAugust 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

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Supper Club | - [...] An informal picnic in Denver, Colorado, photographed by Dart Photographie [...]January 13, 2013 - 10:23 am

jen + john / arcata, ca

Jen and John were married in an apple orchard in northern california on a saturday in late august. The day was overcast and cool, making the orchard and surrounding farm a perfect cocoon. Friends and family gathered on this intimate homestead complete with a barn, secret garden, flower beds and a pasture of cows, to celebrate the love of a beautiful couple. Although Jen and I had never met before the wedding day, I felt an instant connection and the feeling that we had been longtime friends. I suppose that is what happens when shared aesthetics collide and excitement for one another’s art is pure. I have never attended or photographed a wedding that was filled with so much love and peace. This wedding was a true collaboration between Jen and John, with months of hard work spent to handmake tables, cutting boards, salt+pepper holders and curate a beautiful masterpiece of intimate vignettes. The overarching presence the entire day was one of selfless love for the other. As toasts were made to commemorate the occasion, sweaters were put on while we danced and talked and sipped wine in the grass by candlelight.


Beth Mathews - Absolutely beautiful Laura!!September 25, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Ami - Just stunning.September 25, 2012 - 7:40 pm

laura - Oh so pretty and exuberant! Lovely, lovely.September 25, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Jen Vitale - Thanks for everything! So grateful for your beautiful photographs Laura- they're INCREDIBLE. xxSeptember 25, 2012 - 11:34 pm

grace - How whimsical and wonderful. Fantastic work.September 26, 2012 - 5:37 am

catarina - what a wonderful, stunning wedding! i wish i'll have one just like this one myself ♥September 26, 2012 - 8:32 am

Sarah - Absolutely gorgeous from start to finish.September 26, 2012 - 11:02 am

alana - looks like such a beautiful wedding - love the photos!September 26, 2012 - 11:10 am

Claire - My favourite wedding photography ever If I get married, you must come to England :)September 26, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Lauren Kolyn - despite the gray day, this wedding looks wonderfully warm and cozy! beautiful work.September 27, 2012 - 8:41 am

Annabelle - Of all the wedding pictures I've seen. This is by far, my favorite. I love your style.September 29, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Anna - Laura, these photos are beyond amazing!! I can't stop looking. You captured the spirit of the day so perfectly.September 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Shannon Shaw - Just breathtaking! Stunning photos of an obviously amazing day with gorgeous people!October 1, 2012 - 11:49 am

Frank Bell - Absolutely breathtaking! :)October 1, 2012 - 4:04 pm

teresa - beautiful day captured perfectly!!October 1, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Nancy - The colours, the mood, the atmosphere - everything is so wonderfully captured! Wow, what a great photography! Greetings from Berlin!October 17, 2012 - 4:37 am

Hannah - you are such an inspiration for me. simply beautiful.October 17, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Shannon McGinnis - Such lovely photos. We went to pba together, had several english classes...and it is so wonderful to see your work now after admiring your poetry so much back then. beautiful work. i'm getting married in june and am salivating over this aesthetic. just beautiful.March 25, 2013 - 3:17 am

gaby j - Love this wedding!April 11, 2013 - 4:06 am

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Jill + Andrew Fortson / west chicago, IL

When I think of Jill, I am immediately happy. She has always made me laugh, ever since we were children. Always doing impersonations that would leave me crying and always asking for more. Jill is the funniest person I know and I tell everyone this. Jill is the most faithful of friends. As you can see from her wedding party, her friends are lifelong friends. This is a rare thing to find and I am so lucky to have her friendship. She has been with me through the darkest of moments and the most joyful and exciting of times. Jill is the perfect balance of realist and dreamer. She keeps me grounded, while also allowing and encouraging me to dream and create. We have shared a similar struggle in career choices, deciding between money or passion. We have a shared love of art, music, food and aesthetics. These are the things that have bonded us together through many moves, jobs, people, and places. It was through these shared passions that Drew came into the picture. It was a time in our lives when we were all wanting to grow artistically but feeling stuck in our current careers. The perfect trio began to form between the sisters d’art and Abelle. I can recall countless stories from this time which included our newly forming Nashville family as well. So many of the people here today are from those few years when we all wanted so desperately to create. Trent Dabbs and Matthew Perryman Jones were a huge inspiration during this time and continue to be. It is exciting to see their role in our lives from distant inspirations to dear friends. Drew, I could go on for hours with the stories of our times together. From our first photoshoot in the alley, countless drives between Nashville and Chicago, travelng together with the TOT gange, sharing new music, laughing about the adventures of Abelle and Ello. We have a unique bond as brother and sister in law that I cherish. I love you and am so happy that you are my brother. It is so amazing to have a sister and brother in law that appreciate and share similar passions. It makes the journey that much more sweet. Music is the connecting factor between us all. There is an excitement to be a part of the music community and create together. Cheers to a beautiful couple and a shared life of creating together! -Maid of Honor Speech


Dan Lao - Laura - absolutely stunning photos - your composition seems to have so much thought behind it. I really enjoyed looking at these. Hope you've been well these past 11 years. Be well. DanAugust 20, 2012 - 1:02 am

catarina - all your photos are absolutely fantastic! there's no way i could be more captivated about your art. ♥August 22, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Anni - These are lovely - her dress is beautiful! I grew up right down the road from West Chicago.August 28, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Gail - Your visual gifts are incredible.September 6, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Tom W - I Love these, This wedding feels so homely, it looks like you really captured the mood. Awesome stuff LauraDecember 10, 2012 - 3:26 am

lowell / portland, or

Two of the kindest souls I have met, Maya and Dino are the owners of a small boutique here in Portland called Lowell. From the first time I stepped in the door, I was enchanted and knew this was someplace special. Since then, I have celebrated my birthday in this space and made countless trips to peruse it’s wares. My small apartment is furnished with textiles and pieces from Lowell, as well as my daily wardrobe. I have an affinity for objects with stories and an affection for people who care enough to preserve those moments. Below are some photographs I made of Lowell along with an interview about it’s orgin. Enjoy!



Abigail - Interesting post you have added here with excellent photographs. i want to say thanks for sharing this great post.February 19, 2013 - 8:53 am

Oregon again « - [...] two wonderfully curated shops in Portland that I heard about from Laura Dart’s blog (read Laura’s post on Lowell here and her post on Beam & Anchor here). Images 3-6 above were taken inside Lowell. Maya and her [...]August 3, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Sauvie Island / winter 2012


Claudette Carracedo - Beautiful work ...June 19, 2012 - 3:20 pm

fanny - your pictures are so wonderful. it always makes me super happy when I see one of your posts in my reader. thank you. xJune 20, 2012 - 6:03 am

felicita - found your work through kinfolk, am absolutely in love with your photographs. it's a world that reminds me of the south west of australia, it's warm and hopeful and beautiful.June 25, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Anni - I absolutely adore your ability to capture the most real, intimate moments between people. Lovely work as always.July 3, 2012 - 11:00 am

taylor kitto - you really capture natural, beautiful moments... and what a talent that is! really inspires me with my work in trying to be more organic and 'in the moment'. keep up the good work. t.July 15, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Matthew H. - Hey, I guess with a blog you can't really tell if people appreciate your pictures unless they leave a comment. I just wanted to say that they are really nice, and as Taylor Kitto said, they inspire me a lot as well, I might also start a similar blog in the hope of doing what you do. Sharing beautiful and 'I don't know how to describe it' - pictures. Either way I'll keep coming back to your blog. Have a nice day.July 27, 2012 - 10:18 am

Ilenia - I love the simplicity and the atmosphere that your photos evoke! really beautiful, I'm so happy to have discovered you!October 1, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Ilenia - I love the simplicity and the atmosphere that this photos evoke. I am so happy to have found you in this huge internet world!October 1, 2012 - 5:29 pm - Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that produce the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!November 15, 2012 - 8:14 am - I used to be suggested this blog by means of my cousin. I am now not certain whether this post is written through him as nobody else recognise such targeted approximately my problem. You're amazing! Thank you!July 13, 2013 - 11:40 am

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Beam & Anchor / portland, or

A few weeks ago, some talented friends of mine opened a shop. This is no ordinary shop, but a collaborative woodworking, upholstering, soap making, leather tooling, magical workshop filled with the most amazing people and pieces. I met the owners, Robert and Jocelyn Rahm, several months ago when they were in the process of outfitting their warehouse to include both studios and a storefront. It was exciting to see the space take shape to their incredible vision. These two artists are among the most inspirational people I have yet to meet and I am lucky to have been a part of their story.


emily - that is my dream shop! gorgeous photos! I want it all.May 29, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Mr. Glitter - Wow. You're not kidding about being inspirational. What a great concept!May 30, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Tim Roth - What a glorious look inside! I have mostly been living vicariously through their Instagram feeds, so this is a refreshing and much more comprehensive view of the workshop. Thank you!May 30, 2012 - 11:46 pm

Erin Alaska - There shop is absolutely amazing, and you captured it so well!June 2, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Timothy Christensen - I love how natural but stunning these photos are. Especially the portraits. I really want to learn to use lots of space around people in framing, rather than just cropping in close all the time.July 24, 2012 - 12:05 am

Oregon again « - [...] that I heard about from Laura Dart’s blog (read Laura’s post on Lowell here and her post on Beam & Anchor here). Images 3-6 above were taken inside Lowell. Maya and her boyfriend opened Lowell this year. [...]August 3, 2012 - 3:21 pm