Laurie has been exploring and interpreting her surroundings through the lens of a camera since the age of 14. Kay studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago where she received her B.F.A. in photography in 1995. After studying painting, art history and photography in Chicago, Italy and France, Kay settled in Omaha, yet she continues to produce work through extensive international travel. For the past decade she has focused on photographing public places and the people in them. A past winner of the Prix de la Photographie, Kay and her husband, Charles own Laurie and Charles Photographs in Omaha. Recent projects have included artistic collaboration with Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company, exhibition at Accessible Art Fair NYC, and many others.