Laura Ridley Photography is a boutique Portrait studio based in Upper Hutt


Hi, I’m Laura! I am a mum of three – for the past 15 years, I’ve been creating award winning photographs which adorn the walls of my clients homes and are proudly shared with family and friends. 

It wasn’t till I had my own children that I truly realised how much of a treasure a single “photograph” could be. Memories so precious, but oh so fleeting, can be frozen in time and preserved for future generations.  I am so grateful to have the opportunity to capture the memories of families across New Zealand. Everyday I am reminded that photography isn’t for today, it’s for our future. I literally am so grateful to do this for a living. 



Our Studio is located at 51 Logie Street, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt. Its cute and cosy and full of dresses, clothes, props and pretty things to use in your session! There is plenty of free parking right outside.


We all had such a great time with Laura, we were nervous about how it was going to go with a 2 week old and she made it such a breeze and got lots of smiles out of our little boy! We’ve just picked up all our prints and we absolutely adore them! 100% would do all over again and recommend to anyone!
Laura took amazing photos of my children. She put them at ease and brought out their personalities. The project she’s doing with heart Kids is awesome. I would definitely recommend Laura Ridley to everyone.
Laura has done our wedding, maternity and newborn photos! They are all INCREDIBLE and we could not be happier with the end product! Highly recommend!