Laura Donovan was born and raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a small coastal town where a few photography classes quickly became her outlet. Growing up most of her first photographs are of beach landscapes, fishing trips, and the local cuisine. After graduating from high school in 2010, Laura moved to Chicago, IL to study photography at Columbia College Chicago. In the Spring of 2012, Laura moved to Dublin, Ireland for four months to study at Griffith College. While in Europe she traveled to different countries photographing everything from rolling landscapes to local food markets. There she discovered her love for food photography. Donovan started taking images of different restaurants, markets, and food while traveling. Residing in Chicago, Donovan now does freelance work, including photographing and assisting.