Laura Ann Pollard, CPP
Laura Ann began L-Ann Imaging in 1997, fueled by an eclectic imagination and an eye for the soul. Although the equipment has changed much in the past fourteen years, the passion has not.
Laura’s ability to layer her subject’s heart atop the ink and paper is what makes her one of the most sought after photographers in the Crossroads area. Laura’s gift of capturing the emotion, the essence, is what is so personally satisfying to her as a photographer. ” Portraits are alive – they capture the moments that become us…”.
Laura Ann photographed her first wedding in 1997 while 8 months pregnant with her son Dylan. Her unique style of wedding photography blends traditional with a photojournalistic style, spiced with her eye for the romantic. “A wedding is a love story. Documenting the events is important, but capturing the romance is extraordinary! Our coverage at your wedding involves two strategies – watching things happen, and making things happen. We will ask you to kiss, to stand here or put your arms around each other, but we also stand back and watch. When you watch, real life happens.”
In the Summer of 2012, Laura Ann earned the designation “Certified Professional Photographer, which only 8% of the photographers nationwide hold this title.
Laura has a special gift to work with small children, and is one of the few photographers in the Crossroads area to work with children under 4 years. From pregnancy to birth to graduation, L-Ann Imaging can document the journey.
Randy Pollard, Cr. Photog, CPP
Working alongside his wife for the first five years as studio manager, Randy found his photographic niche in 2002. While he still enjoys shooting with Laura Ann, Randy has chosen to specialize in Seniors and Sports. “I have learned from the best”, he says, referring to Laura Ann. “Weddings are fun to shoot, to get to know the Bride and Groom and build that relationship with them. My favorite is High School Seniors. Seniors are constantly looking to push that envelope, to really express who they are.”
Award winning photographers Laura Ann and Randy are both members of the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). In the Spring of 2011, Randy earned the designation “Certified Professional Photographer, which only 8% of the photographers nationwide hold this title. In January of 2013, the degree of “Photographic Craftsman” was conferred upon Randy by the Professional Photographers of America for leadership in teaching, writing, and mentoring.
Together, the couple makes a great team. Specializing in Bridal, Wedding, Seniors and Children, they enjoy shooting together where they have developed a special synergy. Their complimentary gifts fit together well, and ensure that your imaging experience with L-Ann Imaging will be as refreshing as the images.
Erick joined the staff in mid 2005 as a digital artist and Associate Photographer. At only 30 years old, his awesome work both behind the camera and with digital imaging enhancement continues to push the limits of wedding, senior and sports photography. Erick had the unique opportunity to study with the United States’ top senior photographer, Larry Peters, in the Spring of 2006. Erick’s artistic gifts extend to oil painting, sketching and music composing and performance.
Erick is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the Professional Photographers of America.