Laura Hicks

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Laura is a portraits, wedding, and macro photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Laura is a portraits, wedding, and macro photographer from Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Laura

Laura Hicks is a professional portrait photographer with a personal passion for macro photography. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions, and of being the official photographer for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” filmed in West Chester, Ohio.

Whether photographing a wedding or a family, her favorite images always include subjects that tell a story. While she was site editor of the popular photography website, she reviewed hundreds of camera models. It was during that time that she realized the power of the Olympus camera systems. After 15 years of shooting with another brand, Laura sold her equipment and migrated to the Olympus OM-D interchangeable lens system.

“After 15 years of shooting with a different camera brand, I sold my gear and switched to the Olympus OM-D system. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to migrate to mirrorless!”

Laura and her husband are licensed foster parents with a houseful of boys who are often Laura’s photo subjects while they play sports, go to the park, or travel the country.

Laura loves the performance of the OM-D E-M1 and the flexibility of the OM-D E-M10. Her favorite portrait lens is the 45mm f1.8 due to its sharp focusing and beautiful bokeh. When shooting macro images, she loves using the TG-2 iHS for its incredible super macro mode, or the 60mm f2.8 macro lens for its 1:1 shooting ratio.

About the Program

The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for professional and emerging photographers. Its mission is to define the state of digital imaging for professional and advanced consumer audiences, and to promote both the individual photographer and Olympus’ highly-regarded and widely-acclaimed digital camera systems. Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Visionaries, visit, and follow @getolympus on Twitter. For more information about the Olympus Visionary program, please contact Jennifer Colucci at

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