Laurie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1952 and has lived her whole life close to the ocean. Her love for photography started at the age of 10 when her parents bought her, her very first camera and she has been taking photos ever since. Her photography has taken her to such places as Italy, France, Spain, England, Scotland, ireland, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, new Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Beijing, Mongolia, and the Channel Islands, U.K. She has attended workshops and enjoyed the chance to discuss photography with other like minded individuals. In 2007 she had the privilege of doing a photography show with her good friend and traveling companion, Joy Laking. The show was th entitled "Here and Away-Seeing the world with Passionate Eyes". Her photography business is called "eagle i images" because when she captures a beautiful or intriguing image, she does feel like she is soaring with the eagles.