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Jaclyn O’Laughlin

Jaclyn O’Laughlin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. She has used those skills at a variety of newspapers and publications in Virginia and Washington D.C., while also earning her master’s degree in multimedia journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has worked as the lead videographer and photographer for national associations in Washington D.C., and previously worked as a photojournalist and reporter for an international news organization covering stories that ranged in focus from foreign affairs to general U.S. news. Jaclyn has also worked for weekly newspapers in Virginia as both a reporter and photographer, covering numerous beats such as education, courts, spot news, crime, and sports. She has been honored with Virginia Press Association Awards for her writing.

In addition, she also shoots weddings and events with a photojournalistic approach-she enjoys capturing “the moment” of every occasion.

She also loves to do travel photography, which has taken her to 25 countries and 46 states in the U.S. Jaclyn’s focus recently has been on taking pictures of doors in every city she visits. She sells her door and travel photographs on her Etsy site.

In addition to the selected photographs shown below, more can be found here: 


This photo of a Colombian woman was captured very quickly as she walked down the street in Cartagena, Colombia. Many women will walk with boxes of produce balanced on their heads.

Photo was taken in January of 2020.

Hummingbird in Slow Motion

This hummingbird appears to be in slow motion as it flies in for some sugar water.

This was taken in Costa Rica in 2010.


Stunning landscapes are frequent when you visit the Canary Islands. This was taken on a long winding road on the island of Tenerife, which was definitely worth the drive.

This was taken in March of 2022.

Sunrise From Behind a Door in Oia, Santorini

Santorini is a Greek island with remarkable architecture and stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

This picture was taken at sunrise in September of 2021.

Sunrise From a Hot Air Balloon in Jackson Hole, WY

I was a hot air balloon chaser for a summer and my reward was a hot air balloon ride over the Tetons.

Taken in 2003 with 35mm film.


One of the most well-known spots to see a sunset in Portugal is in the southern town of Sagres. Beautiful cliffs and great views of the ocean.

Taken in April of 2022.

The Lone Surfer

Surfers flock to the Canary Islands. There are so many surfers that gather on the beach on the island of Gran Canaria that it was a nice quiet moment to capture this one surfer walking apart from the others.

This was taken in February of 2022.

Gas Pumps in New Mexico

A row of antique gas pumps found while driving through New Mexico.

Taken in July of 2012.