About Laurie

I’m a travel writer and photographer based in Colorado. My photos and articles have been published in print and online publications including EARTH Magazine, National Parks, AAA Midwest Traveler, and PopSci.com. My travel guidebook, Utah Canyon Country: 20 Must-See Sites and Short Hikes, was illustrated with my photos and won the gold medal in its category in the 2019 Independent Publisher Awards.

As a self-taught photographer, I learned most of my skills while shooting film in the 1990s with a Canon A2 camera. Then, along came digital with a whole new learning curve for me to tackle. I strive to capture landscapes and scenes as I see them; I only do minimal editing to remove shadows or enhance highlights, and I don't add elements to an image that weren't there when I took the photo. I’ve shot with both Canon and Nikon digital camera bodies and a variety of lenses. After 25 years of photographing landscapes, I am still learning.

I love photographing deserts, canyons, islands, and mountains, and I’m happiest when I’m heading off on a photography road trip. Even when I go to places I’ve been many times before, I’m always looking for a new angle or perspective.

For information about how I can help you with travel content or illustration needs, please contact me.