Below is a list of testimonials from clients, friends, and mentors who have worked with me in the photography, video, writing and journalism realm.
"Laura is the personification of "doing what you love." I do not know who had more fun during our photo shoot, my fiance`and I or Laura. She exuded joy and confidence and this was evident by how beautiful the pictures are. Laura's professionalism and personal touch brought out the best in us. Her pictures have a genuineness to them that is rare. She is extremely creative and caring; she listened to our vision and worked very hard to help us achieve it. I am looking forward to working with her again and highly recommend her."
-Dan Vessely, Floral Park, NY
"I've had the great opportunity to work with Laura both on and off the yoga mat. As a professional multi-media goddess, Laura made me feel comfortable, at-ease and completely fearless in front of the lens. Laura's attention to detail from the smallest "One inch tilt to the right" to the larger scheme of things such as location, colors and texture, makes such a difference in the finished product. The story she tells through each photo is one that her brilliance and talent alone capture. I highly recommend working with Laura as she exceeded my expectations."
-Goldie Kaufenberg, Boston Yoga Instructor, "Best of Boston 2012" , www.GoldieYoga.com
"Laura was not only extremely talented and professional, but a breeze to work with. The portraits turned out exceptionally well because she has a natural eye for creative angles and the human body. She kept up a great conversation throughout the process, and my smiles were genuine because she really knows how to make you laugh! Thus, the photographs she captures feature true, genuine smiles from her subjects. I will definitely seek out her talents again, and highly recommend her."
- Marian Daniells, The Boston Globe
"Laura is a creative, talented multi-media mogul. As she worked with my fiance and I on our engagement photo session, I could see clearly how knowledgeable and skillful she was. She had many creative ideas for shots, angles, props, and storylines that really fulfilled what we were looking for. She was able to put both of us at ease with our photo-shoot nerves, direct us confidently in how to pose, and even listen to our ideas and incorporate them! One of my favorite things about working with her was her ability to really listen to us. Laura really "gets" people, and she's able to capture their spirit, their essence, who they truly are, in her photographs. I am so much more than thrilled with how our shots turned out! I will certainly seek Laura again--next time for my headshots!"
"I have had the pleasure of working both professionally and personally with Laura over the course of the last two years. She produced, directed, and edited two short videos which promote my yoga business. Through Laura's ability to ask the right questions and capture the best moments, these videos spotlight my teaching in a way that I never could have achieved on my own. I have used them in PR and they are currently linked to my business website. She is the consummate professional having always shown up on time and eager to help. She also happens to be my yoga student and I feel she is one of the brightest personalities I have met in some time."
- Peter Crowley, Yoga Instructor at South Boston Yoga
"I am happy to give an enthusiastic recommendation to Laura Nelson, who for the past several years has been my student at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism in Boston. Laura is a talented and highly motivated young journalist, with an excellent work ethic and a clear grasp of the realities of the professional workplace. Her communication skills are first-rate, and she knows how to combine effective presentation with solid journalism. Laura Nelson is an experienced and gifted storyteller with great potential for success."
- Alan Schroeder, professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University, author of Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV and Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House.
"Laura Nelson was a terrific journalism student, and I know she's going to be an outstanding news professional. Laura's hard work, enthusiasm, writing and reporting abilities helped her to excel in the classroom, at the Northeastern television station and at her co-op job at Fox 25 in Boston. She was a student in three of my classes, and I can recommend her without hesitation."
- Dan Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, contributing writer for the Boston Phoenix, commentator on "Beat the Press", creator of Media Nation.
"I had the pleasure of working with Laura at Fox-25 in Boston. She was a terrific intern and PA that quickly became a part of our news family. She is incredibly smart, quick witted, engaged, curious and despite her years has a great grasp on the News Business. I hosted a web show called the "Lunch-Box" and many times Laura became my "side-kick" in the show. Off the charts for a college senior! She is creative and a great ad-libber with a good sense of humor that I feel has a very bright future in this changing industry!"
- Frank Mallicoat, Morning Anchor KPIX-TV San Francisco