Laura Eaton – Wedding/Lifestyle Industry Expert, Founder of Old City Collective
Laura Eaton has been active in the wedding/lifestyle industry for over a decade. In 2003 she started Laura Eaton Photography and enjoyed tremendous success with her studio in Philadelphia, and photographed weddings around the world. Her destination weddings included France, Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean. Laura has taken a step back from photographing weddings in recent years to focus on headshot photography, writing and SEO education.
From 2008-2012, Laura became an event producer when she launched the yearly Soiree in the City event- a bridal & style event that connected discerning brides-to-be with the best in Philadelphia weddings & style. This was one of the first events to deviate from the standard “bridal show” presentation and create an event with interactive elements, gourmet food, craft cocktails & more.
In 2010, Laura founded Old City Collective. OCC was founded for creative professionals to share a meeting and event space in beautiful Old City Philadelphia. Laura saw a need in the industry for a space that would allow different professionals to meet with clients, host events and have a place of business in the city of Philadelphia – without the traditional expense that typically comes with a studio or boutique space. The idea was born our of collaboration and building a community.
Over the last seven years, Old City Collective has expanded and welcomed a diverse group of creative professionals, including photographers, videographers, designers and more.
With the development of Old City Collective, Laura has also taken on the role of being a small business expert for the wedding industry and entrepreneurs. Having built several successful businesses over the last 14 years, Laura understands what it takes to create sustainability that last through the changing trends, both in style and economics.
Laura speaks at tradeshows & industry events. She has presented several times for the Italian album company, Graphistudio at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City and in Philadelphia. Laura is an expert in headshot photography, branding & marketing and business development.
Laura Eaton has been featured on the following websites, publications, events and television shows:
Gilt City – Philadelphia Guest Curator for Wedding Week: http://soireephiladelphia.com/gilt-city-wedding-week-soiree-philadelphia-founder-laura-eatons-top-wedding-picks/
Featured in Long Island Bride & Groom Magazine, February 2014 in an article on Wedding photography trends “Picture Perfect”
Rangefinder Magazine, February 2009 article; A Chance Moment – From Venice to a Parisian Wedding:
Featured on GoGirl Finance: http://gogirlfinance.com/
Fox 29 Philadelphia feature on trends in Boudoir Photography:
Featured on PetaPixel.com: http://petapixel.com/2015/07/23/7-tips-to-save-you-from-wasting-time-and-money-on-the-wrong-photo-workshop/