i'm ready!

Let’s create a new narrative by having a portrait session that embraces and celebrates who you truly are.

You’re perfect. Right now. Today. 

Be bold.
Express yourself.
Show the world your beauty.

Serving the Columbia, Winnsboro and Blythewood, South Carolina areas, I specialize in photographing women.  My portrait sessions are empowering experiences that lift you up and show you how beautiful you are.  I also offer mommy and me sessions that showcase the special connection between mothers and daughters.

Together we will capture authentic moments that are uniquely you.  You are worthy - today, tomorrow and forever.

Columbia, SC Women's portrait + mommy and me photographer

Locations are chosen for YOU.  They are based on what will make you pop, your personality and how you want to feel.

Unique Locations

Time to show off your incredible beauty with custom matted prints, stunning wall art and luxurious heirloom-quality custom leather or  velvet photo albums.

Luxury Prints + albums

Feel good and relaxed with a 60 minute Swedish massage.  The package includes a beautiful stemless glass.

Self Care Package

I know you, I’ve been you. Look at me now! My best work is empowering Black women through photography. 

I got you!

Tired of only seeing the same body types when you open a magazine or watch TV?

Does society tell you that you aren't attractive enough?

Do you want to change the narrative of the "perfect" woman?

Are you ready to create a new narrative?



We'll sit down and review  your images.  This will be where you make your selections of what you want to display in your home.

legacy session


Come to your photo session ready to have a fun and laid back time capturing your genuine moments.

Let's take pictures!


We get the nitty-gritty out of the way, like booking the date, paying the retainer and signing the contract.



Tell me about you, what you envision for your portrait experience and location options.

let's talk


creating your new narrative is as easy as...

hey y'all

I see you.
i am you.

Some people love having their photos taken.  That wasn't me growing up.  No one looked like me.  I didn't fit that mythical idea of classic beauty that society put on women.

I knew that waiting for society to change wasn’t the answer.  I decided to create the change I was seeking.  It started with celebrating myself.

They say we need to photograph what we know. Since 2016, I have been encouraging women to celebrate themselves with a portrait experience that showcases their natural beauty.

This work is my true calling. When my clients are happy, I am fulfilled knowing I empowered another woman, who will then empower and inspire future generations in her life, too.

kind words

Shondee G.

“My photoshoot with Lateatia was awesome! I shared my budget, my vision, my photogenic insecurities and she worked with it all! Lateatia was very professional and patient. My photoshoot was so laid back...and creative. I appreciate Lateatia 's calm coolness and she's definitely got an eye for photography. My photos were THE BOMB! I'd recommend Lateatia and L. Ravenell Photography to anyone a million times over!❤”

niko s.

“The photoshoot I did with Lateatia was very fun and professional. I had a mommy and me photoshoot with my two year old. We all know toddlers can be very busy sometimes, so she took very good off guard pictures of my daughter that came out amazing! I would definitely recommend a photoshoot with Lateatia!”

carmen g.

“…She is very open to your creativity and isn't afraid to step outside the box. You can dare to be different because she will deliver the quality that will make your ideas come to life. Her editing style will also make your photos look crisp and unique.”

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