about me

Who is Laurie Santoro

Growing up in Bristol, Bucks County, the suburbs of Philadelphia, and spending much of my time as a kid fishing  in Cassalia Pond and biking with my brother Mark. I began taking photos about the age of 10 when Uncle Eugene gave me my first film camera.

At the age of 35, I attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia. I earned a degree in  Specialized Technology in Graphic Design while raising 2 young children and working as a hairstylist. I worked for the “Northeast Times”, and then eventually entered into the family Printing Business, Croydon, PA.

2013, I purchased my first DSLR camera and began studying everything I could get my hands on to learn the technical stuff and composition.

I participate in three (3) local Camera Clubs: Cheltenham Camera Club, Churchville Photo Club, and Bristol Photographers Club along with various Photo Walking Clubs in the City of Philadelphia. “Fairmount Photo Club”“Photography is Medicine” and “Cityscapes”,   and Facebook group: “Create 52 Photography Project”.

I’m having a great time visiting and shooting new places and meeting new people.  

Prize Winners
  • BenQ and Calibrate Summer Competition – Generational Image – “7 on the Beach”

     

  • Bristol Photographers Club  “Yawn”, Floating Leaf, Re-emerging, Managed and Unmanaged, Architecture

     

  • B&H#OPTIC 2020 – “Birds on the Wire” First Place in Aviary Category Judged by Lisa Langell

     

  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2019 “Best of Show” “Scratching Up”

     

  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2018 “Best in Show” for Photo “Birds on the Wire”

    Placed with “Connecting Lines”, “Horse Crab swirls” and “Reflecting City Hall”

     

  • Black and White Magazine finalist “Birds on the Wire”

     

  • Bristol Photographers Club ” Calling Collect”

     

  • Numerous Awards from local camera clubs 
I have had the pleasure of showing my Images in:
  • Bristol Photographers Club – 48th Annual Print Competition 2022

     

  • The Playmasters Theatre  group, State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

     

  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Transformation “, Doylestown, PA 2021- Showing In New Hope Art Center Aug-Sept 2021

     

  • Green and Wildlife Project with Bill Brokaw Photography, July 2021

     

  • Bristol Photographers Club Annual Print Competition 2021

     

  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Odyssey”, Doylestown, PA 2021

     

  • Winter Light in Black & White Project with Bill Brokaw Photography- Announced in the Bucks County Herald on February 25, 2021

     

  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Transformations”, Doylestown, PA  2020

     

  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Odyssey”, Doylestown, PA 2020

     

  • B&H OPTICS 2020 -“Birds on the Wire”, chosen by Lisa Langell – Best Images in the Aviary Category

     

  • National Arts Program of Philadelphia, Displayed in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

     

  • Northampton Library, PA,  exhibited “Scratching Up”

     

  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2019 “Best of Show” “Scratching Up”

     

  • “Birds on the Wire” – Finalist in Black and White MagazineThe Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Odyssey”, Doylestown, PA 2019

     

  • Centre for the Arts, Bristol, PA

     

  • The Pennsylvania Center for Photography “Americana”, Doylestown, PA. 2018

  • The Delaware Rivertown’s  Project, with Bill Brokaw Photography. Frenchtown, and Lambertville, New Jersey

     

  • Northampton Library, PA,  exhibited “Birds on the Wire”

     

  • Churchville Nature Center, PA. Won 2018 “Best in Show” for Photo “Birds on the Wire”

     

  • Ann’s Choice  Warrington, PA

     

  • Rydal Park,  Jenkintown, PA 
  • Competition Committee Member, Cheltenham Camera Club

  • Website Contributor – Bristol Photographers Club, Bristol, PA

  • Print Competition Committee – Bristol Photographers Club, Bristol PA

  • Meadowbrook Project – Cheltenham Camera Club

  • Board member  Huntingdon Valley Camera Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

  •  Noble Dentistry Abington, PA

  • Susie Sapienza, Saugus, MA