Hello, I’m Laura.

Let me make you a cup of tea, and share with you some stories. Circle of Pine Trees is a record of time passing and of the seasons changing. It’s a blog for those who take pleasure in a posy of flowers picked from the garden, a misty walk in the woods, or the way in which sunlight falls across the pillow. If you notice the beauty in life’s little moments, this is a place for you. Welcome, lovely reader.

I have always been fascinated by words and pictures. A lifelong bookworm and lover of stories, I graduated with an MA in English Literature. My obsession with photography began on my 15th birthday when my father gave me an Olympus Trip camera and a home darkroom. I’ve been taking pictures ever since.

I am a freelance writer, editor, and lifestyle photographer, and the mother of three small boys. In my rare free moments, you will probably find me with my head in a book. I have a penchant for vintage cameras and love experimenting with analogue film.

I also teach storytelling E-courses that nurture creativity and confidence, helping students to harness the power of storytelling in their life and creative work.

I spent three years as the deputy editor of 91 Magazine, and have contributed photographs and words to many other websites and publications. For more information about my work, take a look at my press page and my portfolio. You can contact me about my freelance work or an online collaboration by emailing laura@circleofpinetrees.com.

Thank you for reading!


{I may occasionally work with brands and companies whose products and services are closely aligned with my personal lifestyle and with the blog’s style and subject matter. I only ever promote items which I truly like or use, and I only endorse brands which I genuinely identify with and support. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products. Paid for or sponsored posts are clearly identified, and items gifted to me for the purpose of review are always disclosed.}