Schneider is a two time recipient of the Artists Alliance Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board for her documentary work.
Laurie Schneider is a visual storyteller whose portrait and documentary projects invite viewers to take a closer look at sustainable living.
Laurie has been producing award-winning images for 25 years. Her background is in photojournalism, portraiture and fine art. She specializes in assignment and special project work that involves story development, animals, people, events and farm to table. In addition to being a veteran fine artist, she is a community activist, documentary photographer and environmentalist. She is the Founder of the Pollinator Friendly Alliance based in Stillwater. Her images evoke the true nature of people as well as touchstones in their lives. She captures the charm of animals and the authentic nature of sustainable farming. And she provides stock photos as well as commissioned book and fine art projects.
When she is not clicking the shutter, Laurie is riding horses or rescuing honeybees. She believes all creatures from the tiniest wild bee to the grandest lion deserve respect and a happy life, and she is proud to be a steward of the land. Specialties: Lots of experience, fine art slant, intuitive and sensitive approach.
"If you need photography with animals, Laurie is your gal. She's like an animal whisperer." Animal Humane Society of America