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Lauren E. Lakeberg is a photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently attending Columbia College for a B.A. in Photography. She has a Naturalist and Nature Photography Certificate from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.

For over twelve years she has photographed the disc golf scene covering major events. Her work has appeared on the cover of DiscGolfer magazine multiple times and in 2016 she covered the inaugural year of the Disc Golf Pro Tour as the lead photographer and continues to support the disc golf community through media coverage.

“Photography is all about lighting that spark, waking up to your surroundings and finding the beauty of the moment. I love sharing life’s experiences with the world. The moments we have today could be gone tomorrow and it’s important to document them.”

Aside from photography, Lauren is an adventurer at heart. She loves spending time with her love, Chris, and Australian Cattle Dog, Eco. She is a Triathlete and although she no longer plays disc golf competitively, “I still enjoy the trick shots. I also love endurance and seeing just how far I can take it (through running, biking and swimming). It’s all mental, and I don’t think that a fraction of us ever see what we are truly capable of. So I like to challenge that.”

“I fell in love with photography early on, and maybe it was always meant to be because my first word was light. I always had disposable cameras on family vacations. In high school my Mom gave me her old Minolta for a darkroom photography class, which was broken when she gave it to me so I took it apart and fixed it myself, then I had my Dad call me out of all my classes so I could work in the darkroom all day and it grew from there.”

CONTACT

General Inquiries: lauren@lelphotography.com

+1 (630) 880-DISC (3472)

CLIENTS

The Professional Disc Golf Association, Disc Golf Pro Tour, DiscGolfer Magazine, Innova Disc Golf, Dellwood Disc Golf, Ledgestone Insurance Open, Chinook Seedery, Disc Golf PlanetTV, All Things Disc Golf, Discraft, Grip-Eq, Paragon, Hucker Magazine, Journey Post, Ladies First Disc Golf

DISC GOLF EVENTS

2018 INPARCERATED BY DELLWOOD DISC GOLF // OCTOBER 13TH // OLD JOLIET PRISON, JOLIET, IL

2018 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // AUG 8TH - 12TH // PEORIA, IL

2018 JOMEZ FINAL 9 AT DELLWOOD // JULY 15TH // LOCKPORT, IL

2016 DISC GOLF PRO TOUR - TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP // SEPT 17TH - 18TH //SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH, VT

2016 DISC GOLF PRO TOUR - GREEN MOUNTAIN // SEPT 15TH - 17TH // SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH, VT

2016 DISC GOLF PRO TOUR - LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // AUG 18TH - 21ST // PEORIA, IL

2016 DISC GOLF PRO TOUR - THE SILVER CUP // JULY 9TH - 11TH // MANITOWOC, WI  

2016 DISC GOLF PRO TOUR - VIBRAM OPEN // JUNE 23RD - 26TH // LEICESTER, MA

 

2015 PDGA AMATEUR DISC GOLF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 21ST - 25TH // KALAMAZOO, MI

2013 PDGA PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINALS // AUG 3RD - 10TH // CROWN POINT, IN

2013 PDGA PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - MIXED DOUBLES AND SEMI-FINALS // AUG 3RD - 10TH // CROWN POINT, IN

2012 PDGA MEN PRO OPEN - PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 14TH - 21ST // CHARLOTTE, NC

2012 PDGA FEMALE PRO OPEN - PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 14TH - 21ST // CHARLOTTE, NC

2012 PDGA MEN PRO MASTERS - PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 14TH - 21ST // CHARLOTTE, NC

2012 PDGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - PUTTING CONTEST // JULY 14TH - 21ST // CHARLOTTE, NC

2010 PDGA PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINALS // JULY 27TH - 31ST // CROWN POINT, IN

2010 PDGA PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - MPO // JULY 27TH - 31ST // CROWN POINT, IN

2010 PDGA PRO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - FPO // JULY 27TH - 31ST // CROWN POINT, IN

2009 PDGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 27TH - AUG 1ST // KANSAS CITY, MO

2008 PDGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS // AUG 11TH - 16TH // KALAMAZOO, MI

 

2012 VIBRAM OPEN - MPO // AUG 16TH - 19TH // LEICESTER, MA

2012 VIBRAM OPEN - FPO // AUG 16TH - 19TH // LEICESTER, MA

2012 VIBRAM OPEN - ROUND ONE GROUP PHOTOS // AUG 16TH - 19TH // LEICESTER, MA

2012 VIBRAM OPEN - PRE-TOURNAMENT COVERAGE // AUG 16TH - 19TH // LEICESTER, MA

2011 MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL ROUND // MARCH 2ND - 5TH // PHOENIX, AZ

2011 MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP // MARCH 2ND - 5TH // PHOENIX, AZ

2010 U.S. DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP - FINAL ROUND // OCT 9TH // ROCK HILL, SC

2010 U.S. DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP // OCT 6TH - 9TH // ROCK HILL, SC

2010 U.S. DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP - DOUBLES // ROCK HILL, SC

2010 PRESIDENT'S CUP // SEPT 19TH // ROCK HILL, SC

2009 U.S. WOMEN’S DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP // SEPT 18TH - 20TH // QUAD CITY, IA

 

2018 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // AUG 8TH - 12TH // PEORIA, IL

2016 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // AUG 18TH - 21ST // PEORIA, IL

2015 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // AUG 21ST - 23RD // PEORIA, IL

2014 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN - FINAL ROUND // SEPT 14TH // PEORIA, IL

2014 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // SEPT 12TH - 14TH // PEORIA, IL

2013 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // SEPT 6TH - 7TH // PEORIA, IL

2012 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // SEPT 14TH - 15TH // PEORIA, IL

2011 LEDGESTONE INSURANCE OPEN // sorry no photo coverage, but I did with the FPO division that year!

2009 GREATER PEORIA OPEN // MAY 30TH - 31ST // PEORIA, IL

2008 GREATER PEORIA OPEN // JUNE 28TH - 29TH // PEORIA, IL

 

2018 WOMEN’S GLOBAL EVENT – FOXY LADIES // MAY 12TH // SILVER LAKE, WI

2018 CLASH AT THE CANYONS // MAY 12TH - 13TH // LOCKPORT, IL

2017 CLASH AT THE CANYONS // MAY 27TH - 28TH // LOCKPORT, IL

 

2018 NORTHWOODS OPEN (24TH) // SEPT 1ST-2ND // SANDY POINT RESORT // LA DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2015 NORTHWOODS OPEN (21ST) // SEPT 5TH-6TH // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2014 NORTHWOODS OPEN (20TH) // AUG 30TH-31ST // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2013 NORTHWOODS OPEN (21ST) // AUG 31ST-SEPT 1ST // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WII

2013 SANDY POINT TEAM INVITATIONAL // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2011 NORTHWOODS OPEN // SEPT 3RD - 4TH // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2010 NORTHWOODS OPEN // SEPT 4TH - 5TH // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

2009 NORTHWOODS OPEN // SEPT 5TH - 6TH // SANDY POINT RESORT // LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI

 

2015 ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 18TH // JOLIET, IL

2014 ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 19TH // JOLIET, IL

2013 ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS // JULY 27TH // JOLIET, IL


2014 CHANNAHON CLASSIC (27TH) // SEPT 28TH // CHANNAHON, IL

2009 CHANNAHON CLASSIC // SEPT 27TH // CHANNAHON, IL

2008 CHANNAHON CLASSIC // SEPT 28TH // CHANNAHON, IL

 

2008-2018 // JOLIET DISC GOLF CLUB

2010 JOLIET PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS // JOLIET, IL

2009 JOLIET PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS // JOLIET, IL

2008 JOLIET PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS // JOLIET, IL

 

2009 CLUB CHALLENGE // NOV 7TH // OSWEGO, IL

 

2015 INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS // AUG 16TH // VALPARASIO, IN

2015 IOS #72 SQUAW CREEK SUMMER SOIREE // AUG 8TH // ROUND LAKE, IL

PRAIRIE OPEN

2009 GREATER MILWAUKEE OPEN // MILWAUKEE, WI

2009 STANDING ROCKS OPEN // APRIL 25TH - 26TH // STEVENS POINT, WI

2009 COLD TURKEY // NOV 28TH // MILWAUKEE, WI