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Huffington Post Travel: Top Five Detour Adventures You Need to Know About Between Las Vegas and Denver


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Huffington Post Travel: The All-American Safari – The Buffalo Round Up in South Dakota


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Huffington Post Arts & Culture: How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter


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Protected: Wanderlusting Road trip through Glacier National Park- Montana, United States of America


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Protected: Wanderlusting Roadtrip through Utah’s National Parks-United States of America


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World Oilman’s Poker Tournament, Wynn Hotel- Las Vegas


Where do I begin?  This is my 7th year shooting Cornerstone’s annual WOPT Tournament at the Encore/Wynn in Las Vegas and each year it gets more and more ridiculous, high-stakes, and fun!  I have to thank Kurt for doing such an amazing job organizing this event year after year…and of course Sarah Horowitz, my photography sidekick who helped […]




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Ashley and Andrew Engagement Shoot in Punta Mita, Mexico





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Colorado – Crystal Mill





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Russian Double Wedding in Las Vegas


Julie and Yanna woke up at dawn the day of their weddings.   The ceremony took place on top of a rock formation in Red Rock Canyon, so everyone agreed it would be wonderful to have the ceremony early, before the sun started re-baking the Las Vegas desert. These two Russian couples, fantastically energetic and […]




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Colorado Visit





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Destination Wedding in Laguna Niguel, California


I LOVED Thoa’s Dress…Actually I was slightly obsessed with taking photos of it.  Thoa told me I could have it for my wedding one day and that was a nice idea until a wave took her out during the formal photos on the beach!  Seriously, considering what happened, Thoa and Glen Glen just laughed it […]




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Los Angeles Pop Art by Laura Grier





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Destination Wedding in San Jose, California





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Natalie and Russ’s Wedding at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club


I have to thank the FABULOUS Julie Nunn with I DO! Wedding & Event Design for bringing me on with her team for this wedding.  I love ANY opportunity to come visit Mill Valley (AKA Pleasantville).  We had the most GORGEOUS weather and the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club was the perfect rustic venue for […]




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Anida and Patrick’s Wedding in La Quinta


Anida and Patrick’s wedding may have been one of THE MOST beautiful weddings I have seen.  I mean how could you go wrong, the couple looked like super models, the backdrop was the oasis view of the Hideaway Country Club overlooking the lake surrounded by palm trees, rolling green golf course, and mountains, and OF […]




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Malissa and Brian’s Wedding at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, CA


I first met Brian when I was shooting his friend George’s wedding in the Republic of Georgia a few years ago.  From then we stayed in touch and when I heard he was engaged I couldn’t imagine NOT shooting his wedding.  I have to say I am in LOVE with the Kenwood Inn and Spa.  […]




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Mia and Mike’s Wedding at the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos


Here is a sneak peek of Mia and Mike’s wedding at my FAVORITE location to shoot at on the west coast, the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos.  The rest of the images will be up by this weekend, so stay tuned!  I have to give a HUGE thank you to Lori Yohe, who got […]




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Britney and Adam’s Wedding at the Riviera Resort Hotel in Palm Springs


Recently, on Memorial Day Weekend, I had the EXTREME pleasure of photographing such a fun couple AND to work with the  AMAZING Laurie Davies with Five Star Weddings and Events.  She is always so fun to work with and has such unique couples.  I feel that every wedding I have shot for her ends up […]




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Kristine and Steve’s Wedding at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley


What a pleasure it was to work with the fabulous Julie Nunn-Martin with I DO! Wedding and Event Design TWICE in one week!  Auberge Du Soleil is honestly  one of the most beautiful locations in Napa Valley that I have had a chance to photograph.  The property is literally built into the side of a […]




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Karl and Heather’s Wedding in Cabo


Karl and Heather’s amazing wedding photos from Cabo.  Their wedding was the 8th one I had shot in their group of friends! To have a chance to party for 5 days with some of my favorite brides and grooms was more than amazing!  I also have to thank the amazing Sarah Natasha Horowitz, for yet […]




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Eduardo Manilla: Music Curator of the Venice Arts


“I still need to find my true calling and it is a moment in time which I enjoy.”- Eduardo Manilla   Eduardo Manilla has an interesting role. Not only is he the Founder and host of all of the events for Dogtown Artists United, but he is a featured artist in each gallery show or […]




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Destination Wedding in El Careyes, Mexico





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Autumn and Joe’s Wedding in Cabo, Mexico


This is my girlfriend’s destination wedding in Mexico at the Villa Del Arco Resort and Spa first. We are just ALL so excited about this trip since we just got back. It was one of the most fun weddings I have been to, not just because the bride was a close girlfriend of mine and […]




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Alissa and Rich’s wedding at the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, CA


There is something SO magical about this location…and it wasn’t even the jetlag. I’m not kidding, I went from Australia to New Zealand, flew back to Los Angeles for three days JUST to shoot this wedding, then turned right back around and got on a flight back to Bali for Leslie and Sim’s Second destination […]




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Cherlin and Ian’s Wedding in Shady Oaks Winery in Napa Valley


This is the first time I have been both a bridesmaid AND a photographer at a wedding. There are only a few people in the world that are special enough and that I LOVE enough to do this for AND wear heels for…and Dr. Cherlin Johnson (now Mrs. Kirby!) is one of them. I am […]




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Dunn Wedding in Sonoma Valley


I FINALLY feel like I got to experience Fall! Coming from Los Angeles, the fabulous Tara Dowburd-Luftman (Make-up Therapy) and I made the road trip up to Sonoma after Thanksgiving for some much needed R & R and to photograph Aaren and Mike’s amazing, intimate wedding. The colors of all of the leaves and vineyards […]




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Bierly and Bandoni Wedding in Farmington Connecticut


I had the pleasure of first meeting Kerry and Neil at her sister Rebecca’s wedding that I shot in upstate New York (Thousand Islands) last year. My great friend and SUPER talented musician/songwriter Jay Nash FINALLY married Rebecca and it was SUCH a blast. They flew me up to Alexandria Bay, New York for a […]




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Destination Engagement: Malibu


I HAD to share these pics. We shot them yesterday and it was SUCH a gorgeous day to shoot. Not only did Candice wear a seafoam green shimmering princess gown with Nick in matching accessories, but EVERYTHING we came across seemed to match them! Starting with the perfect striped Cabana at the Paradise Cove Beach […]




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Destination Wedding: Pittsburgh


I met Alejandra and Zohny through my good friend, Kristin Billowitch, who grew up with Alejandra. I was SO excited to meet her after everything I had heard, and when I met her and Zohny I realized that they were actually even MORE amazing than their reputations. Honestly, they are like super heroes. I don’t […]




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Destination Wedding: San Francisco


I think EVERYONE should experience throwing on a wedding dress and walking through Union Square on a Saturday at SOME point in their lives! LOL, seriously, the characters that approached us and the comments, photos and attention was hilarious! We were all still inspired from our epic engagement shoot the day before, so taking formal […]




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Destination Wedding in Cabo


I can’t even tell you how much I needed sunshine, relaxation, AND a great party and I got ALL of that at Jenna’s wedding. Cabo Azul is a sexy, boutique hotel in Cabo Mexico, with gorgeous decor, floating mattresses in the pool, amazing food, and a ceremony spot to die for with a floating crucifix […]




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7 Degrees Gallery In Laguna Beach





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Grand Cayman Island Destination Wedding





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Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of Laura Grier shooting at Stingray City in the Cayman Islands


Watch Laura Grier and her sidekick, Sarah Horowitz, swim with stingrays and balance on jet skis in order to get the perfect shot of the bride and groom in Stingray City, Cayman Islands http://www.wanderlustbylauragrier.com http://www.beautifuldayphotography.com https://twitter.com/#!/beautidayphoto http://www.facebook.com/WanderlustByLauraGrier




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Grand Canyon


Flying over Lake Mead was surreal. The colors turn from a royal blue to a rich green, emerald hue. It is hard to imagine these colors exist in nature, let alone in the desert 30 minutes from Las Vegas.




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