Laurie Schneider’s portrait and documentary work invites the viewer to take a closer look at love and the inner life.  Laurie has been producing award-winning images for 30+ years with a background in photojournalism, portraiture and fine art. She specializes in assignment and special project work involving story development.  In addition to having an impeccable reputation as one of the Twin Cities’ finest wedding and assignment photographers, she is a documentarian and animal advocate.

Her images evoke the true nature of animals, the inner and outer lives of people, and the authentic nature of regenerative farming.  Schneider is a two-time winner of the highly competitive Artists Alliance Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board for her documentary work.  Her full-service studio is nestled downtown Stillwater and offers portrait, wedding, event & editorial photography, archival prints, custom designed cards, wall art, and hand bound albums.

Laurie & Cosmo the wonder dog  (photo: Carrie Walczak)

Laurie & Cosmo the wonder dog (photo: Carrie Walczak)


Our dollars are at work in the community. Laurie’s studio contributes 30% revenue and time towards conservation and animal rescue efforts.  Laurie is the Founder of Pollinator Friendly Alliance, a conservation non-profit that protects declining pollinator populations.  She lives in a close relationship with the natural world on her hobby farm powered by solar with organic gardens, bee apiaries, butterfly nurseries, and a menagerie of rescue animals.  When she's not clicking the shutter, you can find her riding her beloved horse or rescuing honey bee swarms.

Charities include:  Pollinator Friendly Alliance, Xerces Society, The Cloud Foundation, Farm Sanctuary, Animal Humane Society, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota, Chicken Run Rescue, Nature Conservancy and Soul Horse.