My name is Laura Scarlato and I am the owner of Laura Scarlato, portrait
artist. After 10 years with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company (later Duke
Energy), I quit to fulfill my life long dream of being a photographer. That
was in April 1994 and in May 1994 I opened up my office/studio at a strip
center on the Southwest Freeway. I quickly outgrew that location so in
August of 1995 we moved to a location at the corner of Beltway 8 and U.S.
59 South in a six story office building. In December 2002, I moved the Tower Executive Suites at U.S. 59 and the Grand
Parkway. In October 2004, the studio was completed and I am currently
located west of Richmond on Highway 723/36 and North of Highway 59 on the 12
acres of land that I purchased four years ago.
Well that’s all about me. Now I look forward to getting to know you and working with your children and family. Thanks for your interest.
I want people to have as many pictures for their money as possible. Therefore, my sitting fee is lower than other professional photographers. I have faith that once I capture your children or family on film, you will cherish your pictures so much that my expenses will be met. We have no sales pressure because I want you to purchase what “you” want not what “I” want. Again, I have faith that you will love your pictures, if you don’t please let me know. The minimum purchase obligation of $200.00 is also because I want you to have portraits for your money versus a $150.00 sitting fee whereas all you receive is my time. Our office hours are limited because in order to keep my prices low, I cannot afford a 40 hour week office staff. I do not have an assistant on location also to keep costs low. I feel that 90% of the time I can relate to your children and get the expressions but I always welcome your assistance since parents know their children best.
I believe in an honest, relaxed business relationship with my clients. By the numerous referrals I receive and the many friendships I have made, I feel I have achieved that goal. We receive numerous phone calls each day. It is our policy to let the machine answer if we are in the middle of a shoot in the studio or with customers. So it is always best to leave a message; we WILL call you back. It might take awhile, but your call is very important to us. Now that I’ve overloaded you with details, lets have some fun photographing your children!!!