hi! I'm Laura Gioja

My studio is located in Watseka, IL. I am also blessed to work with many people in this area through photography!

I'm a homebody and love spending my free time making that space welcoming. We own an old house and we've poured a lot of hours into making it a beautiful place to be. I love antiquing and finding "junk" to repurpose and use in our home.

It's a good day if I can get into nature or get my hands dirty doing a project. I love to cook and bake, and thankfully I have plenty of eager eaters around!

I love being a mom to my 3. It's my best and most important job. Watching them blossom into creative, wonderful people is so rewarding!

I am married to my husband, Phil. I can't imagine doing this crazy life without him. He's the most encouraging, positive person you'll meet. Lucky for me, he married me and he keeps us going through the ups and down. He owns a video production company and we run our businesses from the same workspace in downtown Watseka, IL.

We love small town living! Iroquois County has become one of our favorite places to be. This is the area I primarily serve and I so appreciate being able to keep my work local. I particularly love working on location at area farms and properties. I also do a lot of my outdoor sessions at a private farm property close to Watseka.

I’m passionate about this. I want you to look through your images and be delighted with them. I want you to smile and laugh because of the silliness and chaos of the moments we had together. I want you to tear up because you love these people so much and you don’t ever get to see yourself with them like this. These images are treasures that last forever.