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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“Alaura is such an incredible photographer and I'm so lucky to have had the chance to work with her for our wedding. She scoped out our location perfectly and made my husband and I feel at ease. It felt like a friend was cheering us on, and our photos are something special! I'm so grateful to have them to remember the day.”