the face behind the camera

Hey there and welcome!

I’m Lisa Novakowski, the person behind the camera at Lisa Novak Photography. In a nutshell… I’m a wife and mom of three. My family has called Kamloops home for almost a decade, and we love it here!!

I know only too well how fast time slips through our fingers and I understand how vital it is to capture moments before they disappear. That desire to stop time with my camera, stilling forever those precious moments, is the heart and soul behind why I am a photographer.

Want to know a few more really random things about me? The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is have a cup of coffee.  I LOVE coffee. Also, I am a bit of a foodie. Okay, a lot of a foodie. I go to the gym largely to offset the side effects of being a foodie. I have an insatiable travel bug.

I love the great outdoors, hiking, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing, sitting outside in the evening with a good book and a glass of wine (that’s still the great outdoors, right??). I am also a travel enthusiast (my travel bucket list is looooooong…)

I REALLY love photographing people.  Portraiture and weddings mostly.  It is hugely rewarding for me when the person in front of my camera let’s their guard down and gives me a glimpse of their true self while I’m shooting them. That they would trust me enough so let me see them that clearly is humbling and incredible, and it makes my heart happy.

I photographed my first wedding over 10 years ago, and knew by the end of that day that I had found what I was meant to do.  I love this career so much!  Since then I’ve been on a journey of self discovery that has led me to a deep seated desire to help others on their OWN journeys by showing them, through my images, how beautiful and amazing they are, and what others see in them.  Honestly, it’s hard to put it into words, but it’s part of my purpose in this life and I love every minute of it.  People tell me they can see my passion in my work — and this is why.  It’s MY why.

To see these adventures and everything else I’ve been shooting professionally the past decade or so make sure you check out my blog for the stories and my instagram for up to the minute updates on what I’ve been doing! 🙂

And thanks so much for being here!!!  xo

Lisa Novakowski 250.320.4213

Based in Kamloops BC, Canada. Available worldwide.