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Meet Shelby & Charley!! This lovely couple chose the amazing Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, MN as the location for their wedding day. Seems appropriate given that Shelby is a lawyer! I loved shooting here and around the quaint little town of Stillwater. I also loved all the unique details that were incorporated into their day, like the handkerchief-tied bouquets and the adorable little ring pillow.  Enjoy!!



























  • Katie - I love these images of Shelby and Charley! You did a great job of capturing them and all the little details that made their wedding so special! It was such a sweet day. Way to go, Laura! : )

  • Helgi - Omg, I was looking forward to this wedding ever since!!! (Just because of Katie, haha) Laura, each time I getting the “awww” out of my mouth so much I Love your work and amazed how you telling the celebration of the couple! Love you and I am über proud of you! XO

  • Shelby - Thank you so much Laura! We absolutely love them and I know we will enjoy these pictures for many years to come. Thanks again!

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Kelsy, Butch and Parker are regulars here on the ol’ blog! I adore this family more and more every time I photograph them. In case you don’t know, Kelsy & Butch are the fantastic duo that together form The McCartneys – amazingly talented film photographers based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Over the years, Kelsy & Butch have become my friends and I’ve watched their personal lives and business flourish. Isn’t their work incredible?! I’m lucky that they’ve documented my family too. I feel like I couldn’t say more than I’ve already said in the past, so check out their previous sessions here and here. ENJOY!!



























  • Eric Schwanke - Laura, This shoot is fantastic! The McCartneys definitely have the cutest little family! I feel like they are always getting their photos taken and every time they turn out fantastic! Plus I don’t know if I have seen Kelsy without her glasses.

    GREAT JOB!

  • Megan McCarty - Kelsy, your eyes are a-maz-ing in these! Love to all of you!

  • Gina - FREAKING BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!! SO SO SOS SO SO SO amazing! And I love Kelsy without her glasses!!!!!!!!

  • Erin Davenport - Freaking LOVE all of these! Kept thinking, aw now that’s my favorite. Only for that one to be replaced with a new one! Kelsy you look stunning and the three of you together are just perfection. Fabulous planning and excellent work Laura!

  • Nicole May - What adorable photos! Also, LOVE her blue dress. Where did she get it?

  • tasha - The colors, the cuteness, her eyes, the location… all on film… LOVE-ly!

  • Laura - Thanks so much for your sweet comments everyone!! Kelsy & Butch are so sweet together and so fun/easy to photograph. Plus, they are great stylists! :)

    Nicole May- both of Kelsy’s dresses are from Anthro!

  • Kendra - These two are ADORABLE. Love their style and how sweet they are together! Beautiful work as always, Laura!

  • Kelsy McCartney - STILL dancing around the room over here!!! Thank you SOOOO much, Laura!!! We feel so lucky to have spent time in front of your camera again and are even more lucky to have you as such a great friend!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! You completely made our day!! xoxo

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I am in love with every single moment and detail from Sarah & Adam’s gorgeous wedding at Armour House in Lake Forest, Illinois. Sarah & Adam reside in Savannah, Georgia, so I didn’t meet them in person till their wedding day, but I immediately felt welcome by the couple and their amazing friends and family. We had a perfect summer day and the guests enjoyed an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour before heading inside for the reception where Sarah wowed everyone with her stunning red reception dress.

Big huge thanks and lots of hugs to my amazing friend, Yazy for shooting this wedding with me. Yazy is half of a husband/wife photography duo based in Chicago, and I jump up and down with excitement every time I have a wedding or shoot in Chicago, because it means I get to hang out with my dear friend and her family.













































Thanks to the vendors who made this day so perfect:
Venue: Armour House
Florals: Lake Forest Flowers
Wedding Gown: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
DJ: Toast & Jam

  • Kelsy McCartney - What an absolutely stunning couple & celebration! Her dress and the soft romantic color palette with slightly punchy florals are just beautiful!! LOVE!

  • Emma Stenzel - Stunning work, Laura!

  • jody - i jump up and down everytime i see a new blog post from you- your work is impeccable. so so so pretty. soooo pretty!

  • Jane - These are stunning! I am SO excited ;)

  • Kristen - Stunning! I love these!

  • Eileen - It was such a pleasure working with Sarah and being able to bring her vision to reality with the florals! Best Wishes!

  • Irene Lano - Absolutely stunning. These are the colors my daughter wants for her wedding in June 6, 2015

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Bridget & Scott’s wedding at the beautiful Calhoun Beach Club was published in Midest wedding magazine, Dainty Obsessions! Dainty Obsessions is my new, well, obsession. This newcomer magazine is beautifully curated, thoughtfully designed and I love the big, beautiful images. It’s packed with inspiration. I recommend picking it up at your local Target as soon as possible! Thanks to the lovely ladies at DO for the fab 8 page feature. Bridget & Mike planned a stunning soirée and it is so fun to see it in print.






  • Dainty Obsessions - Thank YOU for allowing us to feature such a gorgeous affair! Laura, your photos are perfect! :)

    xoxo,
    DO

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