Welcome to Gilded Prairie Studios
As your photographer, there is nothing more important to me than capturing the real you. You are beautiful, you shine, and I can’t wait to create art you will cherish.
So let’s get real. I’m Laura Shanks, a wife and mother, biologist by education, glamper and photography nut by passion. I love traveling the back roads of the country, reading, cooking, gardening, crafting, old movies, a cup of coffee in the morning, and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Photography has become something I am not whole without. I believe in a true and authentic portrait because you are you–and that is beautiful. I believe in traveling with an open heart and mind because there is so much wonder out there; let it pull you in. I believe in life and love and laughter and good lenses.
I believe in creating art that is true to you and will be cherished by you now and your grandchildren in the future. I also believe that photography is so much more than photos, it is about service. Sessions with Gilded Prairie Studios will have you feeling spoiled at each step of our process. I want to be more than a photographer, I want to be YOUR photographer.
We are located in Altus, Oklahoma and readily serve southwest Oklahoma and northwest Texas. I love to travel and would love to talk about destination photography sessions.