Laura Watilo Blake is the founder of eLBee Studio, a Cleveland-based visual media company. She is an award-winning journalist, photographer, book author, and now independent filmmaker. For more than a decade, Laura has produced content for a variety of media outlets, including National Geographic Traveler, Trivago,, Great Lakes Publishing, Edible Cleveland, Advanstar Communications, North Coast Media, and GIE Media. In 2005, while completing her Master’s in Media Management from Kent State University, Laura launched the travel website, which features stories and photography from around the globe. Since then, she has focused almost exclusively on travel journalism.


Laura Watilo Blake

Laura Watilo Blake


book cover Ohio A Photographic Journey

OHIO: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY (2018): Featuring the beautiful photography of Cleveland native Laura Watilo Blake, the book’s images reveal a true passion for all things Ohio. Jam-packed with 110 full-color photographs and informative text, this tour showcases some of Ohio’s most exceptional places.

¬†Collected in a soft cover, Ohio: A Photographic Journey highlights the state’s cities, attractions, and natural scenery in vibrant color photography. The book features elegant shots from Cedar Point, Ohio Stadium, The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, and beautiful natural settings such as the Ohio River Valley, Amish Country, and the Mohican Valley.