Laura was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in a small suburban town 25 miles south of the city. Much of her free time as an only-child was spent either in front of a television screen or in a movie theater. It was there that she fell in love with film's ability to completely immerse her in the narrative and take her to a different place entirely.

Wanting an escape from her small town and always knowing she wanted to move to the City of Angels, she attended Loyola Marymount University and received her Bachelor Degree in Film and Television Production from one of the top ranked film schools in the country.

Laura has worked on a variety of mediums, but she is particularly drawn to narrative dramas that deal with emotional struggle and explore the complexity of the human psyche. She believes that no story is complete without carefully thought-out visuals that elevate the actors' performances and connect the audience to the characters' emotion.

She strongly believes her job as cinematographer is not to create beautiful images, but to initiate a feeling from the audience because of the visual imagery.

Laura works regularly as a camera operator, gaffer, and colorist in between shooting. 

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.