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  • Welcome to my web site!

    I'm Lauriann Wakefield, and through photography, I help vacationers at Bear Lake express their love and connection with this beautiful place. I serve family clients in the Bear Lake Utah, Logan, and occasionally in the Utah County areas. My work can be described as editorial, with complimentary composition and beautiful light. Please contact me for information or to book a session. You can also contact me through Facebook.

Paleo-biology of the Bear Lake Basin, Utah

We’ve come across these mounds of shells on the beaches of Bear Lake.  You can bury your feet in them and I’ve learned they have an interesting history.

“Many ancient clam and snail shells have been found around the shoreline of Bear
Lake. Local residents have at times gathered the shells as a source of calcium for
their chickens. These shells are well preserved and have been dated to be 10,000
years old (Smart, 1963). Curators at the Smithsonian Institute identified all 6
species of snail and one species of clam. Carbon dating performed by Columbia
University estimated shells gathered from the Ideal Beach area of Bear Lake to be
12,000 years old.”

To read more, click here.

I had no idea Bear Lake had such an interesting history.


Bear Lake art cards

You’ve loved the aqua blue lake and the big billowy clouds on a sunny day.   You’ve loved the sailboats  and the cool breeze.
Now is your chance to bring a little bit of Bear Lake home.
Some of my most popular paintings are now 5×7 art cards.   They are printed on luxury paper called, Soft Touch Matte.  It has a rich matte appearance and soft suede-like finish. There is no glare to distract view of the image.  Soft Touch Matte paper is fingerprint resistant with a sophisticated weight and high-end quality.  Easy to frame.

Buy them online at and each card will be signed by me on the back.

Or if you are in Bear Lake and want to see them in person, visit Kissin’ Kates at the North Beach shops in St. Charles.



More will be added online throughout the year.


What’s in the box

I think there’s something magical about unwrapping something you’ve been patiently waiting for, and I’m happy to show off what my clients will receive who book a Standard Family session with me.

Each box is custom made by and will contain:

• Your digital files on a wood USB flash drive.
• 4×6 color prints of prepared images.  Each printed on lustre paper with vibrant colors, beautiful skin tones.
• A print release form with information on caring for and printing your digital files.
• A Bear Lake postcard.


July 2015 is starting to fill up with bookings, so if you are coming to Bear Lake this summer with your family, book your family photo session quick.
I’ll be seeing you!

One image box per session, regardless of how many families are in the session.    Additional image boxes can be purchased, just contact me for price details.
(Image boxes are not included in mini sessions)