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When discussing ideas for Seth & Amy’s engagement session, Amy came up with the idea to do their engagement session at the local Minneapolis Farmer’s Market! Seth & Amy enjoy weekend mornings perusing the market and thought it would be a fun and creative location for their photos. I love shooting at new locations and had a blast with this adorable couple!!

  • Ami - How cute – love these!

  • Dave - That’s a cool location idea. Very colorful and unique.

  • Jill Hendricks - They are sensational…you caught precious expressions!

    P.S. my son and future daughter-in-law :)


We ventured north to Alexandria for Lauren & Dillon’s engagement session at their family’s lakefront cabin property. The couple resides in Chicago, but wanted to do their session at this incredible location that means to much to them. I had an amazing time hanging out and exploring and I can’t wait for Lauren & Dillon’s sure-to-be-stunning soiree this fall at Aria with Lasting Impressions.


While in Capri, Italy for Seth & Nancy’s gorgeous wedding and session, I took a few days to explore the island and shoot some personal work. Thanks to my amazing friend, assistant, and #teamivanova hashtag purveyor, Jesi, for coming with me on this trip and for the pics of myself below!!

  • jeff denapoli - these are gorgeous! the colors… wow. the one with the boats and hillside in the background is amazing. do you ever sell prints?

  • Jesi - Love this!!! Xoxo

  • Andrew Stott - Wow, Laura! No offense to your amazing wedding photography (and clients, heh) but this is some of the most beautiful photography that I’ve seen you blog! What an absolutely gorgeous set of images!

  • Nancy - I love the lighting on the boats!!! Absolutely gorgeous pictures!!!!

  • Lacie Schoch - These are SUCH great picture. I’m amazed by your talent!!

  • 2013 | YEAR IN REVIEW » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] brought two new joys into my life.  I road tripped through the deserts of California, journeyed to Italy (for an incredible wedding), embraced my muffin top (!!!) in Montreal, took my first big solo trip […]


Sarah & Wade were married on a lovely, but slightly rainy, summer day and hosted a reception at Sarah’s gorgeous family home in Sun Fish Lake. Sarah was a vision in her stunning Lela Rose gown and I loved the fun, light color palette and beautiful details. Their day was also made memorable by the heartfelt toasts, laughter, dancing, and obvious love between the bride and groom! We had so much fun wandering the gorgeous property and discovering beautiful places for photographs!

Thanks to these fantastic vendors for making the day perfect:
Event Coordination: Premier Planning Services
Dress: Lela Rose from l’atelier couture
Clutch: Nelle
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Hair & Makeup: Emily J.
Florals: Camrose Hill
Desserts: Patisserie 46
Tent & Rentals: Apres
DJ – Instant Request

  • Kristen - Lovely! Her dress is gorgeous, and the flowers are to die for! Wonderful pictures as always!

  • Emily K - Wow!! Gorgeous wedding. You captured it so perfectly! LOVE the bride’s dress!!

  • Jenna Leigh - You are so so amazing! What a beautiful wedding and an amazing wedding dress…. LOVE LOVE LOVE.