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Meet Kirsten & Carlos, and their adorable pup, Thor! Seriously, Thor is too cute- I wanted to take him home and cuddle him. So sweet! I also happen to think Kirsten and Carlos are super sweet! We started their winter e-session at Moose & Sadie’s, then headed to Centennial Lakes, the very spot where Carlos proposed to Kirsten. I can’t wait for their May wedding! (I’m really hoping winter will be over by then.)

kristen drufke - Are. You. Kidding. Me! That has got to be one of the cutest little puppies I have EVER seen! I definitely agree that I would also want to take him home for a cuddle.

JOSE LUIS YAÑEZ CASTELAN - Brizzia y yo les deseamos los mejor de lo mejor, están muy bonitas las fotos también el nuevo integrante de la familia Thor-nillo , un abrazo muy fuerte.

Kelsy McCartney - What an adorable couple, and their puppy too!!! Do you know what kind of pup Thor is? Reminds me of a little guy I know ;) GREAT images, Laura!! And how much did you love Kirsten’s fur & sparkly earrings!

Lucha Castelán - I wish with all my heart the happiness you show in these pictures remains forever and I’m sure it’s not only because of the puppy, right? It’s cute your brave guardian (”)and U2 look gorgeous!! Un abrazotototote!!

geneoh - THAT PUP! The seventh image down is like the greatest thing ever.

Urška Majer - This are gorgeous :)

PUBLISHED | MN BRIDE MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] in Minnesota Bride Magazine!! 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 […]

Pedro - Olá



Hooray! Kerstin & Erik’s stunning wedding coordinated by Laura Mullen Event Design in Duluth was recently featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog! Please click here to see the entire feature.

Thank you to all the talented vendors who made this day so lovely:
Event Design & Coordination: Laura Mullen Event Design
Florals: A Day In Provence
Ceremony Venue: Old Main Park
Ceremony Rentals: Doucettes
Ceremony Music: Urthema
Reception & Catering: Greysolon Ballroom
Rentals: Midway Party Rental
Cake: Gateaux



I’m so over-the-moon excited to announce the arrival of my newly revamped website!! Welcome new visitors! I’m so happy you’re here to check it out! Sharing my work with the world is always a labor of love. I agonize over every little detail and of course narrowing the hundreds of amazing weddings and sessions I’ve photographed into a portfolio of only a few dozen images is a challenge, to say the least! For the launch of my new website, I enlisted the help of Alison at Tiny Blue Orange. Alison is a true talent- I could not possibly be happier with her and the all the work she did for me. Alison is a creative genius and took my visions and arranged them into an updated website that I’m really proud to share with the world! Thank you Alison!!

Be sure to browse through the gorgeous new galleries, featuring some of my favorite recent weddings and sessions. Also notice the convenient new ‘Pin it’ badge on all my blog images and many other fun updates throughout the site! I espeically love the new, more welcoming home page! Hello! Hooray!

Lastly, but certainly not least, please stop by and check out my brand new Beauty & Boudoir site. I’ve been shooting boudoir sessions for several years, and it’s truly time to have a website dedicated to this important part of my work. It’s pretty, romantic and feminine- everything I hope beauty & boudoir sessions to be. I hope you love it!! I would also be so overjoyed if you followed me and my new adventure on Facebook too!

Enjoy my friends, and thank you for your continued support, love and encouragement!

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Alison Monday - Congrats Laura! Your work is so inspiring.

Julie Wilhite - Gorgeous!! :)



I recently had the opportunity to collaborate on a styled shoot with some amazing local talent. This shoot started as a spark of creative inspiration between the stylist and myself. We wanted to use soft corals and mint as the loose basis of our palette with accents of cream and gold. We enlisted the help of an incredible florist to bring help bring our vision to life. Jackie took it to another level and added so much texture and depth to the styling. The models looked extra perfect thanks to the talent of our makeup artist, Justine. I am so proud of how this shoot turned out. Thank you, thank you, thank you x infinity to the fabulous people involved for bringing this collaboration to life:
Styling: Jesi Hoolihan
Florals: Munster Rose
Hair and Makeup: Justine Sierakowski
Model: Sarah Vande Kamp
Model: Nick from Ignite Models
Lingerie: Room No. 3
Clothing: Pac Sun

See more from this shoot on my beauty + boudoir blog. Enjoy!

Emily Steffen - LAURA! These images are incredible…so fresh and so beautiful! :) The flowers, that wallpaper and your colors are just so appealing!!!!! :) I LOVE THIS! :)

A Styled Boudoir Shoot » Beauty & Boudoir by Laura Ivanova Photography - [...] Model: Sarah Vande Kamp Model: Nick from Ignite Models (not pictured in this post, see more images here) Lingerie: Room No. [...]

Jackie Reisenauer - Laura, you did such an amazing job with these. I want to dive in and live in this space. And Jesi (!!!) awesome styling!!! Thanks for including Munster Rose!

Anna Margaret - LOVE everything about these images… and swooning over the lovely wallpaper! So beautiful!

Liz Banfield - Gorgeous, Laura. What a light beautiful touch you have.

Helgi - This images are pure inocent, joy and love! You are the best ever!

Rozanne Z - Classy, chic & tastefully sexy!! Amazing job!!

Emily Koska - GORGEOUS!! Loooove the colors. Fabulous as always :)

Patricia @cichlee - Warmed me up. Exactly the kind of modern, sexy, cozy images that couples want. All the little light kisses make it extra sweet.
Lovely job all.