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Q&A: Laura Novak of Little Nest Portraits


Laura Novak, 33, Wilmington, Del.
Owner, Little Nest Portraits

» Her passion: Photography. “I opened Little Nest Portraits in Glen Mills, and we’re now opening a second location in Wayne.” 

» Coolest thing about her job: “Really seeing how many lives we get to impact in a positive way.”

» The last thing she read: Win by Frank Luntz. “It’s a great book about communicating in a way that makes your business exciting to other people.”

» The last thing she ate that she loved: “I went to a raw-food restaurant with my husband in New York, and I loved the whole meal.” 

» Role model: Oprah. “I know it sounds sort of clichéd, but I love her.”

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» The perfect vacation: “I think my honeymoon was perfect. Even with every other vacation I’ve taken, it’s hard to forget Costa Rica. I loved that it was very diverse. You have the luxurious elements of the resort, mixed with the adventure and fun of the jungle.”

» What she likes most about herself: “I’m really honest and very real with people. I think my staff appreciates that.”

» Pet peeve: “I’m a lover of people, but if I had to pick something, I’d say those who are mean. I almost have compassion for them because I wouldn’t want to be living that type of life.”

» What she admires most about others: “Everybody has a story to tell. Finding out people’s stories fascinates me and makes life interesting.”

» Country or rock? “I’m a rock fan, for sure. I like everything from the White Stripes to Zero 7 to Gnarls Barkley. And I really like to mellow out to Brett Dennen.”

» Ketchup or mustard? “Can I have both?”

» Words to live by: “I love the quote from Maya Angelou: ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’”

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