About Alaura


I took my first-ever portraits over 10 years ago for a high school photo class, and I'm still amused that one scheduling decision set me on my life course.


As a teen, I staged opulent portraits inspired by costume dramas, which paved the way for fashion work, event bookings, and my first wedding in 2015. I graduated from Northwestern University (Go 'Cats!) and began working for a luxury wedding design firm, but I quickly found that I wanted to be closer to the action (and the sparkles and the flowers). So, I took a leap and went full-time with Alaura Creative, and I haven't looked back since! Creating art for my job is truly a passion, and I am honored to capture special moments for special people.


I adore Chicago’s sites and architecture, which greatly influence my work, and admit you may hear a history fact during any given session. When I'm not working, you'll likely find me in my garden, browsing for antiques, or chilling at home with my husband, 1-year-old daughter, shiba inu, 2 cats, and 4 backyard chickens.