About Us

wedding photographer headshot lori swadley studio wv, dc, md, va, winchester, martinsburg

Hi there! My name is Lori & I am so happy that you’ve stumbled upon our little slice of heaven! I love capturing memories as much as I love making them! I feel it is so important for you to get to know your photographer, no matter what the subject matter will be, so let me give you a quick intro into me!
I started my business in 2001 photographing models in the DC area. I LOVED creating gorgeous fashion-inspired imagery complete with crazy hairstyles and fanciful makeup. I added band photography to my workload soon after which fulfilled my music-loving soul on too many weekends to count, and allowed me to meet so many of my favorite artists. While I was definitely having the time of my life, I knew I needed to expand my business to include portraits and weddings. I had photographed weddings for a few of the models I had worked with, and long story short I ended up falling in love with wedding photography!
Aside from the business, I love loving on our three kiddos: Juniper, Bastian & Bodhi (aka “Bo”).
Here are some other random things about me that I know you are just dying to know 😉
– I love gardening. My favorites are anything that provides nutrients, and those super-whimsical plants like passionflower or nigellas.- I love fashion and I drool over the latest runway creations. My dream photoshoot would hands down incorporate the one and only Alexander McQueen!
– I LOVE to travel! Whether I’m in Hawaii soothing my soul on the beach sipping on something fruity or riding in a motorcycle sidecar through the historic streets of Lisbon, Portugal, I thrive on escape! My current obsession is Puerto Rico 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 I’ve been solo twice in the last year and have plans to bring the whole family this coming year!
– I’m a river rat at heart. Wading in a slow rolling river is medicine to my soul.
All in all, I am pretty easy to get along with and very accommodating to those I have the pleasure of being around. I love meeting new people, so connect with me and let’s chat about what I can do for you!

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