A Toronto native, Laura has over 13 years of experience as a professional photographer and photo editor. She got her first taste of photography adventure after successfully funding an Arctic expedition at the age of 15 through donations and equipment sponsorships.
Laura went on to combine her love of both storytelling and photography through an internship with National Geographic Adventure magazine in New York. Back in Canada, Laura went on to work for some of the country’s top magazines including OWL Kids, HELLO! Canada and Canadian Geographic Magazine.
Laura currently leads partnerships at Pexels, where she spends her days connecting the world’s most influential and creative partners to members of the world’s fastest-growing stock photography community. This includes working with brands and businesses who are looking to integrate the Pexels API as well as connecting partners to talented creatives from the community through custom shoots, photo contests, and strategic collaborations.
“What I love most and what I think truly makes great action and adventure imagery is something that gives you pause, or that instant roller coaster stomach drop feeling. Seeing a human go up against the world's most unpredictable elements shows us how strong we really are. I’m always blown away to think that behind every great action or adventure shot of an athlete or someone crazy enough to challenge these elements, there's someone equally as crazy, brave and skilled alongside them documenting those often death-defying moments of humans pushing the limits of their physical capabilities.”