Inspiring and challenging you to see the world around you in a new and unique way

About Lauri Novak

As a young girl, I was fortunate to travel not only the United States but also overseas as I grew older. Being exposed to the diversity in cultures and lifestyles from an early age instilled in me a curiosity and appreciation for the differences I experienced. Photography became a natural outlet for me to capture and


this amazing new world, and as I honed my skills with a camera, I cultivated my photographic vision. Photography soon became much more than simply taking pictures. It became my


So much so that, even now, I see the world in photographs.

As a photographer my goal is twofold: 1) to provide my clients with a truly unique depiction of their most cherished memories, and 2) to inspire other photographers to look at the world through new eyes, and pick up their cameras and


with the world around them through the lens. Elliot Erwitt summed it up best when he said, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you


and everything to do with the way you see them.” This is my experience, philosophy, and aim. And when I teach you to see the interesting in the ordinary, then I have accomplished what I set out to.

Recent Posts

See! Chicago with Lauri

When:    Friday, Sept. 6 - Sunday, Sept. 8 (with an optional one day or add-on Thursday, Sept. 5)Where:   Chicago downtown locationsWhat: A Photowalk, touristy, let’s hang out while pushing ourselves and learning in the process.A let’s get out and take photos...

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Antarctic Adventure – Day 6

Thursday, March 14th Early morning stop as we head into the Antarctic Peninsula to pick up two more of Team Whale at Palmer Station. Ari S. Friedlaender is the Principal Investigator at Friedlaender Lab and is very well known in the industry. It was incredible to have...

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Antarctic Adventure – Days 4 & 5

Tuesday, March 12 & Wednesday, March 13th These two days were spent crossing the Drake Passage, known as the roughest sea on earth with severe storms almost at any times and extremely huge waves (I linked this to a google search, check out some of the videos). The...

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