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Where do I begin?! It was so incredible to be a part of Nancy & Seth’s intimate wedding day on the beautiful island of Capri off the coast of Naples, Italy. Destination weddings are always special because it’s typically a small group setting and we spend several days together. I love getting to know the most important people in a couple’s life! Nancy & Seth’s wedding was even more intimate, as it was literally just the couple, myself and my amazing friend Jesi, and the officiant, along for the ride!  Nancy and Seth are avid travelers and they envisioned a beautiful destination and exchanging vows in a private setting. When discussing potential locations, the Almafi Coast was high on the list and they eventually settled on the island of Capri, finding the perfect place to say “I do.”

I knew from the very first email that I adored this couple and after meeting in person over the perfect bottle of wine, my adoration turned to love and their wedding day couldn’t come fast enough!

Fast forward several months, and before we knew it, the big day was here.  Some elements were the same as a traditional wedding day- the bride and groom prepared in separate hotel rooms, they had a joyful, excited first look, but then we spent hours and hours exploring the island and finding cute little nooks to photograph.  We stopped for gelato, wandered the city, and the bride and groom were even surprised by rounds of applause and surprise champagne toasts in the streets.  Of course, there’s no shortage of locations on Capri!!  We ended the day with a sunset ceremony on the balcony of their hotel room overlooking the sea. I literally had tears streaming down my face and am so honored to have been their witness and sign their marriage license- a first for me as a wedding photographer!  During the ceremony, the weather started to make a turn for the worse.  It seemed as though it would downpour rain at any minute and literally 5 minutes after the ceremony ended, the island was hit with a crazy tropical downpour that lasted the entire night.  After the ceremony Nancy & Seth enjoyed a private dinner while Jesi & I drank wine, ate pizza and reminisced about what an amazing day it had been.

Seth & Nancy, I couldn’t be happier for you! I can’t wait to see what adventures life brings your way and I’m so excited for you to look back on this crazy wedding/elopement 50 years from now and think back to what an amazing time it was. The whole experience was a dream for me too and I can’t thank you guys enough for your trust in me and for allowing me to be your travel companion.

  • Seth & Nancy - Oh my goodness, Laura!!!! These pictures are absolutely AMAZING!!! We are just overwhelmed with emotion that you were able to capture this day so perfectly. We are so happy that you and Jesi could be there and thank you for all of your efforts in helping to make this day, and our memories, so special. You both will have a special place in our hearts and we cannot thank you enough for these lasting images. We are looking forward to sharing them with our friends and family, and are grateful to have two new wonderful friends!

  • Emily - Stunning, Laura! Truly!

  • Huey and Terrie - Absolutely beautiful and fitting for a beautiful couple.

  • Anne-Marie - Gorgeous Laura! You’ve captured the essence of Capri, the beauty of Capri and incredible moments between this bride and groom. Standing ovation my friend :) xo

  • Butch McCartney - Absolutely Floored. Beautiful job, Laura! What an experience!

  • Melissa Oholendt - Just DYING. So, so beautiful!!

  • Jen O. - These are amazing, Laura! What a beautiful couple.

  • Emilia Jane - Beyond stunning.

  • Denae Brennan - Wow, Laura. These pictures are incredible! What a special day to be a part of!

  • SETH & NANCY | CRUISING AROUND CAPRI » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] in Capri photographing Seth & Nancy’s gorgeous wedding, we rented a Vespa-esque scooter and cruised from the city of Capri to Anacapri. Seth drove Nancy, [...]

  • Amanda - Laura, these photos brought tears to my eyes and I don’t even know this couple. You definitely captured the love and magic of their special day!

  • Amy - These are magical!!! Simply stunning!

  • Constance - These pictures are stunning! This is the perfect wedding and your pictures captured everything that I was told about the beautiful day. It’s great to see her story come alive, just amazing!

  • Myra McDonald - Congratulations! What beautiful pictures. Hope to see you both next week. Nancy, welcome to the family! Aunt Myra

  • NANCY & SETH | TRAVELING AROUND CAPRI » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] on the island of Capri for Seth & Nancy’s wedding, we took an afternoon to further explore and capture a few more casual photos around the [...]

  • Katie - Oh my word…these are absolutely beautiful!!! You are so incredibly talented Laura : )

  • ITALIA » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] 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 [...]

  • 2013 | YEAR IN REVIEW » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] 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 (not counting studying […]

  • Wendy Nielsen - I read only the 1st paragraph before looking at these beautiful photos, & then went back up and read the rest (because I wanted to see what the story was behind the iPhone photo, if it was included in your post) and only then did I notice that the wedding was so secluded. You did an amazing job sharing the day and it was as if there was a “usual” large audience there with them! Bravo! As someone who was married in Hawaii (just the 2 of us, and our videographer and photographer were our witnesses!) it is nice to see this. A wedding can “include” others without their actual presence. Fantastic photos that really captured the entire day of love!

  • METEORA, GREECE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […]  Every visit has been fantastic and there is so much to explore.  I learned about Meteora from a past groom who is a professor of Geogolgy at Boston College.   To put it mildly, he is obsessed with rocks, […]

  • MINI APPLE / BIG APPLE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] I’ve lived in Minneapolis for nearly a decade and never been to the top of the tower. When my former-bride-turned-friend who lives in Boston was in town visiting Minneapolis, she invited me to go up with her and I […]


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


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


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.