LAURA GRIER, FOUNDER OF BEAUTIFUL DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
For Laura, growing up in Indonesia and the US planted the seed for what would become a life-long quest to travel and document the world. With a dual degree from Syracuse University in both photojournalism and art photography, Laura has always blended the two genres to create a unique, vibrant, conceptual style that allows her work to stand alone.
By age 18, Laura obtained top secret clearance with the Central Intelligence Agency working in their photo imaging department. She then went on to work in London for the rock and roll-themed magazine, Mixmag. Two years later she understudied with National Geographic photographer, Ed Kashi, in Florence Italy which launched her career with that magazine.
Since then, her photography has taken her to six continents. She works freelance for Novica/National Geographic, Huffington Post Travel, Galavante and as well as entertainment studios. She has been published countless times in over 25 different magazines and won the Nationwide photo contest in American Photo Magazine for the Top Ten Best Wedding Photos of the Year. Recently, one of Laura’s photos won the World Wide National Geographic Traveler Contest for the Top Ten Best Travel Photos of the year and PDN Magazine’s Top Knots Contest. Laura has been a platform speaker for WPPI, WIPA, Catersource, Step Up Women’s Network, and the Wedding MBA Conference and has launched her first International Photography Workshop in Guatemala in 2014.
Presently, Laura is a Los Angeles based Photojournalist, Travel Blogger, and owner of both Beautiful Day Photography, (one of LA's most highly regarded wedding companies specializing in Destination Weddings), and Wanderlust by Laura Grier, her personal blog about her travel fine art and, behind the scenes of her jetsetting around the world. During the year, she can be seen overseas shooting weddings, balancing language books in one hand and camera in another. Laura’s ability to combine her love of travel, adventure, weddings, and art into a chic, vibrant perspective, has made her a renowned International photographer.