Laura Chase "LC" de Formigny is a DC based editorial and commercial food photographer with a passion for capturing the place where food, life, and story telling combine. With a background in photojournalism and time spent working as a staff photographer at the Annapolis Capital Gazette, it’s no surprise that she’s sought after for her strong editorial eye by regional restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post, Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic, AARP, NPR, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Magazine, Science Magazine, Men's Health, and the Michelin Guide.
When she’s not shooting an assignment or creating food libraries for her restaurant clients, you can find her expanding her commercial portfolio - most recently providing the photography for National Geographic’s Attainable Sustainable. Laura Chase has a B.A. in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. After living and working in places like Charlotte, Chattanooga, Baltimore, and Belgium, she’s happy to call Silver Spring, Maryland home and enjoys spending family time with her husband and adorable children Henry and Frances!
Laura Chase proudly serves as the Senior Vice President of American Photographic Artists National Executive Board. She is supported by Philly Reps, Found Artists, and Wonderful Machine. In addition, she is an active member of Les Dames d'Escoffier International.