About me

Hi, I’m Todd Laffler, sole photographer, and the owner of Laffler Photography.

My journey in photography began when I was 17 years of age. My mother showed me how to shoot, develop, and print black and white photographs in her makeshift darkroom set up in our basement. I was completely blown away by the whole process, and instantly became infatuated. I started photographing what I knew best, which at the time was skateboarding. I even made my own skateboard magazine using my photography.

After high school I went on to earn my BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the nation’s top ranked Art Schools. College laid down the foundation for my path in photography, a path I continue to explore and expand upon to this day.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not one to boast, but I will make an exception just for you and toot my own horn. *deep breath* Here goes…

I have won more Fearless Awards than any other photographer on the planet! You read that correctly, the entire planet. They don’t hand these awards out willy nilly either, they all had to be earned. In 2012 I was incredibly honored to be named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine. This was a big ‘ole feather in my cap, and something I am immensely proud of.

How did I achieve all of this? I believe it was through my tireless passion, extremely hard work ethic, and also my ability to anticipate moments well before they happen. Combine all that with my unique talent for telling a genuine story and what do you get? You get me! Toot toot! 🙂

My style is best described as modern, fresh, fun, and sometimes a little quirky. I prefer to let the events of the day unfold naturally, being prepared to capture them as they happen. It’s very important to me that the photographs I create during a wedding are unique and authentic and when seen collectively tell the entire story of the day. While I do give direction from time to time, I try to inject fun into my photography, creating unexpected and compelling images. However, for the majority of the wedding day I stay in the background as a quiet observer, paying close attention for genuine and candid interactions.

Many of my clients tend to either have a strong affinity for photography, or are in a creative field as well, or simply appreciate my creative and sometimes slightly offbeat perspective. It’s often important to them that their wedding photographs are not merely staged moments and forced poses, but rather spontaneous and poignant shots of real moments and relationships as they happen organically.

  • Corey - I saw a post mentioning your name on DWF and checked out your stuff. Your talent is ridiculous. Going through your blog gave me tons of inspiration. Great job!

  • Joel Hall - I just have to say you are THE most talented photographer I have ever seen. I enjoy looking at your blog, your creativity is second to none!

  • David Chandler - Inspiring and ridiculously awesome. Keep up the outstanding work. Also, your b&g’s are pretty sweet too.

  • Dennis Pike - Glad to see I am not the only person that went from shooting skateboarding to shooting weddings. Maybe it’s a Jersey thing.

  • Nim Luong - Hey Todd, I stumbled across your site while trawling through the DWF forums, love your work buddy!

  • Obi Nwokedi - Dude, just came across your blog, and I’ve now declared you my best wedding photographer of all time.

    Simply amazing work

  • Jon Reber - Todd, Truly amazing and inspiring images! Your website is great too! I am honored to know such an extraordinary person.

  • Ellen Le Roy - Please go to the Abie Straps website and pick out a strap I can send you. I am so inspired. This was better than a workshop, and I will be back often. I hope to meet you in person someday.

  • Kristina - Todd, I absolutely love your style! Beautiful images! I will be checking back often!

  • George Pahountis - My Respect!

  • L.Bernik - Hello there! I was wondering if you are available to shoot a wedding on June 2, 2012 in Fresno, CA? Thank you!

  • gebbia - I’m hooked! nuff said…

  • BRENDA - Thanks for the smiles that your beautiful artwork produces:) Your talent is truly amazing and I can’t take this silly grin off my face! <3

  • Jashim Jalal - Dude, I am hooked!!! This is some inspiring work! Everything is so refreshing…I love it all!!!!!!!!!!

  • tim king - Great to get to know your background – but what I love most, is that the URL for this page is “about-this-crap”. I love how you keep it real man, looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  • norman yu - Todd your work is so AMAZING and also so INSPIRING! You’re one of the greatest I’ve ever seen and I thought I’ve seen talented wedding photographers but I haven’t seen anything like your work. I hope to meet you one day please keep up the BRILLIANT work! Thank you for your inspiration..!

  • Kimberly - You are amazing and inspiring!! True genius!!

  • Elly - inspired and grateful that you share your work with us…..amazing shots …wish i could meet you and pic (lol) your brain for a while…. please let me know when and if u give any classes in new york i would jump at a chance like that in a flash (lol)
    a vey humbled
    Elly

  • Tim - Hey Todd!
    Your work is fantastic!!!
    I found you from the Fearless Photographers website!
    AMAZING WORK!!!!!
    Rock on!
    -T

  • Eddy Gaths - Todd your style is truly mad inspiring. As am starting out on photographing weddings, am glad I run into your site now I can comfortably av found a style of photography worth pursuing. Natural light rocks.

  • Eddy Gaths - Todd your style is truly mad inspiring. As am starting out on photographing weddings, am glad I run into your site, now I can comfortably say I have found a style of photography worth pursuing. Natural light rocks.

  • James Moro - I found one of your photos through a junebug best of weddings 2013 feature..and…you’re now up there in my top 5 list of favorite wedding photographers.

    Seriously, your work is just plain rad, and this is coming from a fellow wedding photographer 🙂

    I’m definitely going to have to drop you a line whenever I get married.

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