I'm Laura, the girl behind pie&thesky, 
and I believe a life of travel & adventure
is well within reach. 

Image by  The McCartneys



I'm a film photographer who craves travel and adventure. My background is in design and architecture, and in the mysterious way that life often works, I eventually found myself working as a full time photographer. I consider myself incredibly lucky to do what I love every day. Not only has my work brought me to far off destinations, but it also allows me flexibility to wander on my own accord. This website is my way of archiving and sharing my travel experiences. I hope it inspires wanderlust in your own life.

On a personal note, I’m a self-proclaimed nomad. In the last year or two alone I’ve lived in Minneapolis, Budapest, Bali, Chicago, and  as of December 2018, I’ve settled in Honolulu on the gorgeous Hawaiian Island of Oahu, where I plan to stick around for awhile! Can you blame me? I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to live in tropical island paradise!

Why the name? Pie & the Sky is derived from the pet name bestowed upon me in my formative college years, Pie. "The sky" pays homage to my obsession with aviation and the air travel frequently required to get to the destinations I have been lucky enough to visit. "Pie in the sky" (which is an unobtainable URL vs pieandtheksy.com, which was readily available!) as an idiom represents an idea that is well intentioned, but unlikely to come to fruition. Travel is often like that... we dream and wish, but sometimes fall short. Contrary to popular belief, I believe a life of travel & adventure is well within reach.