Adventure Photographer, Photo Anthropologist, Storyteller, Global Artisan Curator
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Meet Laura Grier, the Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography and the recent addition to the Discovery Channel UK’s “20 Richest People in the World List”, people who are rich in life experiences that is. It is no surprise that Laura turned her life of travel, adventure, and exploration into a profession. As a photojournalist for the past 22 years, Laura has made a life out of exploring the world, capturing, and writing about her experiences. She has worked for National Geographic, Huffington Post, Tastemade Travel, Matador Network, and is the owner of Beautiful Day Photography (one of LA’s most highly regarded destination wedding companies).
A self-proclaimed jet-setter at heart, Laura has been a globe-trotter from an early age having grown up internationally with two parents that worked for the CIA. She graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Commercial Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography and in 2003 founded Beautiful Day Photography, based in Los Angeles and specializing in destination weddings and events. Her ability to channel her storytelling into a chic, vibrant perspective, has made her a veteran International photographer, shooting weddings and assignments on all 7 continents and making a career out of exploring and documenting the world.
Passionate about mentoring, women’s education and empowerment, photography and travel, Laura leads workshops, photo expeditions, and philanthropic adventure trips around the world, Recently, Laura Co-Founded Andeana Hats, a social enterprise and sustainable fashion company that focuses on empowering women and helping global artisans continue their vanishing cultural traditions while connecting them to global marketplaces to help lead their communities out of poverty.
Laura has been been published in over 25 publications worldwide and is presently a Tastemaker/blogger/lead photographer for Novica in Association with National Geographic, shooting all of their catalog work, training their in house photographers around the world and shooting and filming their “happiness” philanthropic projects. Laura also writes a regular travel column for the Huffington Post and Matador Network and teaches, mentors, and inspires other photographers through her travel workshops and expeditions. She has presented for brands like Canon, WPPI, Zenfolio, Samys Camera, and Creative Live.
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