Get to know me better

Hey! I'm Laura Straub, owner of lastphoto.kc. I'm based out of Kansas City - but love to travel! I'm an award-winning, internationally published photographer. When I'm not at a session, you can find me hanging out with my husband while binge-watching crime shows and Marvel movies, riding motorcycles, off-roading, or going to the gym.

I love capturing candid, raw moments that will tell your story for generations to come. I'm an artist that is happy to lend my lens to celebrate your story, and a master at natural-light and true connections. 

I have fallen madly in love with wedding photography. The first look, the rings, your family, the venue, the dress, your closest friends. I want to document it all so you can relive your day over and over and share it with future generations to come. I want everyone to have the opportunity to look back at their photos as the years progress and be able to relive those special moments.

Recent Accolades and Achievements

International Publications | Lensational Magazine

International Features | Creative Forum

National Publications | Shutter Up Magazine, The Ardent Lens Magazine, The Photograp.her Magazine, Color Shot Magazine, Golden Exposure Magazine, Bridle & Bride Magazine, The Rogue Photographer Magazine, The Obscura Magazine

Shoot & Share Awards

Shoot and Share is an international contest that allows photographers to submit up to 50 images for judging. Over several weeks (up to a month) voting is open to the public. In 2020 there were over 570,000 images submitted. Multiple of my images placed in the categories listed below, including a boudoir photograph that placed as a finalist (433rd out of 17,408... that's the top 2.5%) and multiple wedding photos that placed in the top 10%.


Lauren G.

“I absolutely loved the experience I had with Laura doing portraits and boudior. She was encouraging and professional, and made me feel so comfortable throughout our shoot. The ending results were amazing, and I had such a hard time choosing my favorites. I highly recommend lastphoto.kc for any of your photo needs!”

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