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Kendra - How much do I love this? Way, way too much. Beautiful work as always, Laura!!

Emilia Jane - !!! I leave for Paris in two weeks and absolutely cannot wait. This post is gorgeous and makes me even more excited :-D

Nina - Nice,Laura!!

Jackie Just - Laura – love the Bulgaria and Paris images from these two posts. So fun. Say, what’s the story with the rose covered car? Is this an art installation or someone that just really likes wiring fresh roses to their car?

Laura - Thank you everyone!! I’m not exactly sure of the story behind the rose covered van, but I think it was some sort of promotion?? We really just saw it in passing and I snapped a pic because I thought it was lovely! :)

Kimberly - Your accordion man est tres bien; the kind of street photography I adore and aspire to.

2012 | YEAR IN REVIEW » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] husband, a rare bonus!!) and visited some really amazing places on this little globe like Bulgaria, Paris, Portland, Bayfield, Boston, Cape Cod, Chicago, and New Orleans to name a few.  I have lots of [...]



Meet adorable Annie & Michael!  They reside in Marina del Rey, California and are planning their wedding from a distance, so I hadn’t met them in person prior to our engagement session.  We had chatted on the phone and via email and I knew they were a fun, vivacious couple, but when I met them in person, I really fell for this duo!  Prior to the session, when we were discussing styling, Annie emailed me a picture of her dress, and I knew instantly she had great taste! ;) This couple is as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside and I can’t wait for their wedding next August at one of my favorite venues, The Semple Mansion, with Lasting Impressions Weddings.  Thanks to the lovely ladies at Emily J for Annie’s hair and makeup for this session.

Melissa Oholendt - Holy amazing style!! LOVE those boots with her J.Crew polka dot scarf! Gorgeous Laura!!

FEATURED | INSPIRED BY THIS » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Annie & Michael’s perfectly-styled engagement session was recently featured on Inspired By This! Check out their lovely feature here or for more inspiration visit Inspired’s Facebook page! Enjoy!! [...]



From the second Madeline walked in the door of my studio, planner and vision in tow, I have been counting down the days to Madeline & Brian’s wedding!  I’ve gotten to know this couple over the past year and learned their story, and although their wedding was seriously overflowing with gorgeous details, this was even more so about the commitment they are making to each other, which has been a decade in the making.  M&B have been through so much together, have stood by each other’s sides, and have so much more yet to come.

Madeline herself is in the bridal industry, so only the best of the best vendors would do for their big day! Laura Mullen Event Design did an amazing job from start to finish and ensured this wedding went off without a hitch! Of course, I also have to mention Madeline’s gown. I mean, seriously ladies, I coudld’ve done an entire blog post with just images of Madeline looking fabulous. Her custom Oscar de la Renta gown was literally, the perfect choice, and her entire look was styled to perfection thanks to the amazing ladies (her coworkers!) at l’atelier couture. There are too many fantastic vendors thank them all, but seriously… all top notch! I am so lucky to work with such fabulous couples and vendors who are passionate about what they do!! I also wanted to recognize Madeline’s mother for all she did! From what I hear, she had a big hand in the gorgeousness that is this wedding, and also took on many projects, like sewing the runners for all the tables, and the pillows that were used for decor. All these details, and the incorporation of Brian’s love for fishing (the custom made bow ties, and the fishing lures on the butler passed hors d’oeuvres) made this event so personal. I literally could’ve posted hundreds more images!! Thanks to everyone involved, especially this beautiful couple! I am beyond honored to have been a part of your day.

Event design and planning: Laura Mullen Event Design
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from l’atelier couture
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Jewelry: Penny Larson
Clutches: Nelle
Custom Bow Ties: Freedom From Doubt
Venue: Glensheen Historic Estate
Tent: Sperry Tents
Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography
Filmmaker: Capture Studios
Florals: Munster Rose
Invitation and Paper: Paperista
Catering: Savories
Dessert: Cocoa & Fig
Rentals: Apres
Decor & Furniture: Bungalow 6
DJ: Flow

Thanks also to my talented, beautiful, fun friends, Melissa and Jill for shooting this wedding with me!

Stacy Able - Not sure I have the right words to say how amazing these are. Those sunset images on the lake- the bride looks like a model. Wow. All those details and macaron!?! Amazing job Laura just breath taking. xo

Kelsea - Breathtaking :)

Lizie - In awe of this whole wedding. HATS OFF. xoxo

Jackie - Laura you and your team did an ah-mazing job capturing all the splendor and details of this day. Seriously GORGEOUS!

Sandra Carroll Hughes - Brian and Madeline’s wedding surpasses any I have seen on other websites! Every detail was exquisite. Loved the custom sayings printed on the napkins and the chevron cake. Wishing this couple every happiness as they start their married lives together!

milsztof - Great details and fantastic wedding.

Nicole - These are breathtakingly beautiful! congratulations! Love to you from California!

Derek - Hey Laura,
Love the photos! & what a fun day shooting with ya. If you haven’t seen there video yet, here it is:

– Derek & the Capture Crew

PUBLISHED | BRIDES UK MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Madeline & Brian’s gorgeous wedding at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth was recently published in Brides UK Magazine!  Madeline’s vision, along with a team of top-notch vendors, made her and Brian’s day absolutely perfect and I am so excited that their celebration is now gracing the pages of this lovely publication! [...]

PUBLISHED | MPLS ST PAUL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] got to recognize Madeline & Brian by now!! I’ve enjoyed getting to know this couple over the last couple years, especially […]

PUBLISHED | SMITTEN MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] wedding as much as I do, check out the issue of Smitten here. You can also see their full blog post, their featured in Mpls St Paul Weddings Magazine, or their feature in Brides UK Magazine! Congrats […]



From Ms. to Mrs.! Congratulations to the lovely Emily Howald Sefton, editor of Mpls St Paul Weddings Magazine! I had the privledge of photographing her first dress fitting at l’atelier couture, and an image from the fitting was published in Emily’s Editor’s Note in the Fall/Winter issue of the magazine. Can I just take a second to tell you how much I love the ladies of l’atelier? I saw firsthand at the fitting how much attention, care, and love they devote to each and every single bride. The girls helped Emily into her gorgeous Vera Wang gown and treated her like royalty. I could tell it was a moving experience, not only for Emily, but for her mother and the rest of her family that joined her. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it, Emily! And, thank you to Mpls St Paul Magazine!



Emily & Matthew are one of the funnest, spunkiest (yes, I did just use that word!), most vibrant couples I’ve ever met. They reside in San Fran and planned their wedding from afar, so I didn’t get to meet Emily right away (or Matthew until the day of the wedding!), but I from our very first conversation on the phone, I was really excited about their big day and loved how much they love each other. Emily and Matthew, along with their amazing coordinator, Kirsten of Fab Event Design, planned a bright, fun, bold, graphic celebration and it was just E&M 110%. There were so many unique details (can we talk about the ribbon strung place cards that Kirsten and her crew slaved over for hours?!) and sweet moments throughout this day.  I was in love with their adorable first look, and I was in tears during the first dance (and immediately became obsessed with their song!).

Huge thanks and gratitude to my friend Melissa for shooting this wedding with me and again to Fab Event Design, Pearls and Lace, Jeune Lune,  and all the other top-notch vendors that made this day so perfect.  Enjoy a few of my favorite images.

kirsten - LOVE. let’s do it again soon!

Helgi - You are sooo good LIV!

Jessica - So lovely! The Jeun Leune is such a gorgous venue and Fab knocked it out of the park! Those tables and the escort cards are amazing!

PUBLISHED | THE KNOT MINNESOTA MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] a bit behind, but I just had to share Emily & Matthew’s wedding, which was published in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Knot Minnesota Magazine! I loved […]