Laurie is fantastic. I chose her as my wedding photographer because she had the highest Thumbtack reviews and, coincidentally, the best rate, and I'm so glad I did! Laurie is very experienced (9+ years as a photographer, I think), and it really comes across in the way she handles the camera. She clearly knows what she's doing! She's very personable AND professional at the same time. I especially appreciated how she got all the details ironed out well in advance so that everything ran smoothly the day-of: very calming for a bride-to-be! (My videographer, in contrast, hardly talked to me at all beforehand, and it showed in the final product.)
My wedding was in Georgetown, in Washington, DC. Laurie arrived early and got right to work. Totally in charge yet unobtrusive, she snapped exactly the kinds of photos I wanted. My husband really appreciated how she told us exactly what worked and what didn't, & where to place our hands, where to stand, etc - because, otherwise, how would we know until afterwards if something looked bad? (And by then it's too late!) She also has a really good understanding of light, which shows in the results. Even with the no flash rule in the chapel where we got married, the pictures turned out great!
I appreciate how Laurie gave me a CD of ALL 500+ high-res photos, plus a link to all those photos online, which I can share with anyone. The turn-around time for the CD, by the way, was only a week or two after the wedding! I've shared the photos with all my friends and family, and continue to get TONS of compliments on them. (People have even recommended that I send some into a wedding photo competition!) I also never tire of looking at them myself. I'd say Laurie was the wisest investment of the whole wedding!