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Congratulations to Kirsten & Carlos, who tied the knot on a lovely spring day at the Carlson Center in Minnetonka. Their entire day was stunning, from start to finish and I was in love with Kirsten’s ethereal dress from l’atelier couture. Their day was filled with lots of personal touches and they paid special homage to Carlos’ Mexican heritage. The newly wedded couple jetted off to Italy & France for their honeymoon and have since moved out east to Boston while Carlos attends business school. Kirsten & Carlos, I’m beyond happy for you and this exciting time in your lives!!

Dress: Romona Keveza from l’atelier couture
Bride’s Clutch: Nelle
Hair & Makeup: Emily J
Florist: Munster Rose
Invitations: Paperista
Caterer: Bon Appetit
Cake: Cocoa & Fig
DJ: Midwest Sound
Ceremony Chairs: Apres Party & Tent Rental
Linens: Linen Effects
Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth

Jackie - Laura! Stunning work (as always). Gorgeous couple, gorgeous day, gorgeous photos! So happy you were there to capture everything!

geneoh - That shot of the bride putting her shoes on. yeah.

Butch McCartney - Geez, Laura! Beautiful wedding, and your pictures are so good!

Ashley Gonsior - Laura these are absolutely stunning photos!! Just gorgeous!

PUBLISHED | MN BRIDE MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] I had such a fun time working with this lovely couple at their engagement session and on their wedding day and I’m so excited for them as they venture out into this world as newlyweds. Shortly after […]

CHELSEA & BRIAN | EDINA, MN WEDDING » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] day was so amazing and perfect!  I first met this couple when I photographed Chelsea’s sister’s wedding last year and I was so happy when they contacted me after they got engaged.  I felt like an old […]



Meet adorable Anne-Marie!! Anne-Marie is an amazing photographer from Ottawa, and we met at a photography workshop in Mexico! Over the years, we’ve kept in touch via social media and recently discovered that we both happened to have destination weddings in Italy at the same time. We made plans to meet up on the beautiful island of Capri, and though our travels only overlapped by about 24 hours, we managed to squeeze in a quick photo session. I even snuck her hubby in a few photos, possibly against his will! (Thanks Harold!) Anne-Marie is an incredibly fun-loving, outgoing, kind person and she gives awesome hugs! She’s the kind of person that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel you’ve been friends forever. It was so exciting to see her on a new continent and to meet Harold!

Kelsy - What a beautiful smile and gorgeous setting for a session!!! I just love how WARM & full of life these images feel – Fantastic job (as always!) Laura!! :)

Anne-Marie - Thank you for these gorgeous photos Laura. It was wonderful spending time with you in Capri and getting to be photographed by one of my favorite photographers :) xoxoxo Anne

Mary J - Beautiful photos. Just love them. I know Anne-Marie and you have done an great job of capturing her essence — warm, fun and genuine!!



Bridget and Mike were married on a gorgeous spring day in Minneapolis.  We started they day at Bridget’s parent’s home in Edina and I soon realized Bridget & Mike’s families are as warm, welcoming and sweet as they are.  The couple was married at Our Lady of Grace, and hosted their reception at the Calhoun Beach Club.  It was such an honor to be a part of this incredible celebration!!

Ceremony: Our Lady of Grace
Reception: Calhoun Beach Club
Event Design, Coordination, Flowers: Mimi Design
Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore from L’Atelier Couture
Make-up: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Invitations: Paperista
DJ: Instant Request

Emilia Jane - Beautiful work!

Andrew Stott - Amazing photos, Laura! This is an absolutely beautiful wedding, and Bridget & Mike look like a wonderful couple!

Emily Koska - Absolutely lovely! :)

Katherine Goehle - Wonderful photos! Artfully done and captures the happiness of the day.

PUBLISHED | THE KNOT MINNESOTA MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] remember this beauty of a wedding?! Bridget and Mike’s gorgeous soiree, which was expertly coordinated by […]



A few weeks ago I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the very first time so I could scope out photo locations for an upcoming summer wedding. It was nearly the perfect time, as the cherry blossoms were in peak bloom. I visited on a afternoon that forecasted rain, so the gardens were quite empty and I was able to enjoy a few quiet hours wandering around and taking pictures on my favorite film camera, just for fun.  Lucky for me, it didn’t rain a drop ’til after I left.  I think this will be a beautiful spot for wedding photos. Enjoy!

Urška Majer - Looks like a really beautiful place :)

Kelsy McCartney - What a beautiful place! I would be in absolute heaven here, coffee in hand :) Gorgeous images, Laura! The purple flowing over that wooden pergola is SO pretty!!

Butch McCartney - Beautiful pictures Laura! Your colors are so good!

Kristen - Wow! What a beautiful place! It looks so dreamy.



I just adore Michelle & Conner! Can we just take a minute to admire how sweet they are together? (And, how extraordinarily stylish they are?!) Michelle & Conner met as graduate students at Columbia University, so it was only fitting we do their engagement session in the city where they met and fell in love. We started on the Upper West Side and made our way down to Madison Square Park, finishing our sunny evening together with a very unhealthy, but delicious dinner at Shake Shack. I can’t wait for your big day this fall!!

Helgi - beautiful as always!

Miranda Williams - Gorgeous! Love the outfits they chose. The colors work great with the blooming trees.