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.

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See! Chicago Pedway Tour

See! Chicago Pedway Tour

See! Chicago Pedway Photography TourWhen:    Saturday, January 25Where:  Start: 1:00 pm at 200 North Columbus Drive, ChicagoEnd 1:00 pmWhat:    This is a photographer's tour with Margaret from Chicago Elevated because without her I'd totally get us all lost down...

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Beyond the Santa photos

Beyond the Santa photos

They’re here whether you’re ready or not — it’s the holiday season and photos will be a big part of the next couple of months. We all love the photos with Santa be it of you, your children or your pets, but let’s take a look at some other options for preserving your...

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