Welcome to Alaura Creative

Timeless images for modern romantics.

Hi there! My name is Alaura, and I am a Chicago-based photographer with a love of great art, true stories, and old-school glamour. 

I believe in romanticizing life for the joy of it. Fine teacups on a Wednesday, bouquets for no reason–all the little luxuries. I also believe in loud laughs, bold moves, and breaking the rules every once in a while. Everyone has main character energy, and I thrive when showcasing it.

Though I've shot just about every photography style in the last 10+ years, my strength and passion lie in artful, authentic imagery. A blend of fine art and photojournalism, if you will. Think of my approach as showcasing your unique story in its most flattering light.

I aim to provide an upbeat environment for you to feel comfortable (and have fun!) in front of the camera. Whether we're out in Chicago or in your home, I want your session experience to be just as fun as the final photo delivery.

If you also love historic buildings, dramatic entrances, and the twirl of a good skirt, let’s chat. I look forward to meeting you!

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“We loved Alaura’s work so much. First, she was punctual and professional. She made sure to capture every detail and never stopped taking pictures, which was awesome. She had the greatest ideas of photos for us. I consider myself a very shy person and I usually don’t enjoy when the spotlight is on me, but with Alaura, it felt super easy and natural and I got to enjoy every part of this process. She encouraged us to be ourselves and the result was amazing. Thank you so much Alaura for your beautiful work!”