Get in contact with the best wedding and boudoir photographer in Kansas City!

Just remember: the flowers will wilt, the cake will be eaten, but your photographs will last forever!

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 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%.


Mr & Mrs Smith - Wedding

“Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for more. Laura helped me with vendor suggestions, a wedding day shot list to choose from (which she nailed every one I requested AND more), and she helped keep us on our timeline throughout the day when we ran behind. Seriously our day wouldn’t have been possible without her. I highly recommend booking Laura and adding on the 2nd shooter! They made sure they got every single moment that we will remember forever!”

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