Celebrity Gallery
 

For over ten years Laura’s artistic ability has attracted numerous celebrities and professional athletes.
She also has a continuous reputation for volunteering her services for charity.

National Celebrities:

Several years ago Laura had the unique opportunity to assist with photographing former President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush for photographs that were to be displayed in the George Bush Library in College Station, Texas.

 

 

Want to learn how to "Improve Your Holiday Photos". Just ask Laura. Rose Ann Rogers from "The Buzz" did when Laura was featured on a segment at Christmas for Channel 2 News.

   

High profile professional
athletes have sought
Laura’s talent for their family portraits.   
Baseball greats Scott Servais,

 

     

a former Chicago Cub and the late
Astro, Ken Caminiti, a former
Astro and New York Giant,

     
 

and Alan Ashby, a former Astro. 

 


She has photographed the daughter of professional golfer Billy Ray Brown (not shown)

 

and the family of former Aeros hockey player Curtis Hunt,
 

   

not to mention the snapshot she took of
Shaquile O’Neal

and her son, Tanner.

 

 

Portraits have been taken for the family of the original drummer of
Hootie and the
Blowfish, Brantley and Carleen Smith.

   

She has also taken portraits of Marathoner and personal friend, Joy Smith.

LCpl Josh Menard - Just days before September 11, 2001, Laura photographed a handsome, young Houstonian, Josh Menard, on Galveston’s East Beach as he prepared to leave Texas for the United States Marine Corps. Although she had photographed Josh before in other settings, these photographs were to be his family’s treasure to remember his dedication to them as well as to his country.

In late March 2003 during the height of the Iraq war, the world watched on live television as U. S. Marine Lance Corporal Josh Menard relayed his front line combat war experiences to all from a stretcher in the Iraqi Desert. They heard bits of his long distance satellite telephone call to his mother, Elizabeth, at home in Houston as he told her that he had been injured during heavy combat and was awaiting airlift out of the war torn country. Laura recognized not only the photograph that she had taken on the Texas beach as it was flashed across the television screen on CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, as well as the 3 local networks, but the soft southern Texas drawl, as well, of the young Marine that she has gotten to know. Later that summer, Laura again photographed LCpl Menard, this time proudly clad in his Marine dress blues with the honored Purple Heart and other combat medals and ribbons that he received during his service to our country.
   
Local celebrities:  
   

There are many local celebrities that Laura has had the privilege of photographing. Local restauranteur Sandy McGee,  the retired after 37 years Director of the Houston Zoo, The late Mr. John Werler (not shown).

Channel 13 sportscaster Bob Slovak

Plus the grandchildren of numerous prominent business men in Houston. A personal favorite are headshots of her former neighbor, Cameron Banfield, who played opposite Kevin Costner in "The Rookie" as well as having been featured in many local commercials.

 

Children with Special Needs: Because of Laura’s talent and skill in capturing life’s most tender moments, she was requested to assist in a project with some very special children –

photographing terminally ill children in the last stages of their life. Laura donated her time and gave her utmost in providing the families of these children with lasting memories captured in their child’s last photographs. With Laura’s guidance, these children with extensive medical needs were depicted in a natural, loving environment surrounded by their parents and siblings for a treasured keepsake their families will forever hold dear. Additional prints of these beautiful portraits adorn the walls of pediatric facilities such as world renown Texas Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Special Care in the Texas Medical Center.

Laura has also done work for the Blood Center, Bone Marrow Donor Program. Witnessing a Bone Marrow donor being introduced to the family of the baby whose life was saved because of that donor was extremely rewarding.

M.D. Anderson has requested Laura to photograph "The Healthy Woman’s Symposium" two years in a row, of which the keynote speakers were best-selling author Gail Sheehy and former first lady Barbara Bush.

 
Chris Sansone is a columinst for The Herald-Coaster Newspaper and is also a local real estate agent with Remax on the Brazos.  His wife, Lizz is active in Fort Bend Junior Service League.  They live in Sugar Land and are both very involved in the community.
Krystal Geichk is the daughter of Gary Geick of Fort Bend County Precinct Nos. 1 and 2.  She was a 2004 graduate of Lamar Consolidated High School and Laura had the privlege of photographing her for her senior portraits.
Blake Goodwine has appeared in Mary Lou Retton's Flip Flop Shop which is a children's show as well as commercials and print work.  Blake recently completed a national commercial for Ford Lincoln Mercury.

Laura photographed heart patients for The American Heart Association Gala.  The photographs were used for their invitations, decorations and brochures.

 

Publications: Laura’s photographs have been published in Country Magazine twice as well as in Sew Beautiful Magazine. One of her portraits of seven babies was featured in a "Wellness Baby" Campaign by Panhandle Eastern Corp.

Although Laura has worked with many famous people, she is extremely down to earth and creates a relaxed environment. Once you meet her, you will feel like you’ve known her forever!

 

Laura Scarlato
626 Joerger Rd.
Rosenberg , TX 77471
281-232-3600