Photojournalist Laura Sikes works with corporate, institutional and editorial clients. Her broad range of experience during her 25 years in business includes covering national and regional news and events, Capitol Hill and in-depth feature stories providing both photographs and text. Her photographs have been published in annual reports, books and over the years in magazines including Life, Time, U.S. News and World Report and The World and I.
Recently, she covered Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts for Baptist Press and the North American Mission Board. Sikes has traveled for more than 20 years doing photo essays for the North American Mission Board, contributing writing and photography to its On Mission magazine.
As a member of The White House News Photographers Association, Sikes was awarded a grant for her work documenting the recovery of Florida after the state was hit with four hurricanes in 2004. She has covered the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf region, Ike in Galveston, Texas and Hugo in South Carolina.
Sikes contributes locally with her work for The Alexandria Times. In 2009, she won three first place awards and one second place for her photography for the paper in the Virginia Press Association competition.
Based in Alexandria, VA, she takes both local and national assignments.