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I seriously have the most amazing clients that plan the most beautiful, stylish soirees! Alaina & Mike are no exception!! They were married last September at a gorgeous destination wedding at the Ocean House in Rhode Island. Their wedding was selected to be featured in Southern New England Weddings Magazine Destination Edition! East coast brides, be sure to pick up a copy to read Alaina & Mike’s story and check out all their inspiring details!! You can also see their feature on Style Me Pretty!!




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Katelin & Joe have the biggest hearts!! I could write a novel about them (appropriate since Katelin is an English teacher and they were married in one of the most beautiful libraries of all times!), but I’ll keep this short and sweet and just share some of my favorite images from their gorgeous day. There were so many fabulous details but since I’m already bogging down your internet browser with a abundance of images, I tried to rein it in as much as I could. Enjoy!!












































  • Jen O. - Incredibly lovely wedding. I adore the venue and all of the soft blush tones. You captured it beautifully.

  • Ellie Kilgore - Laura~
    Thank you so much for the absolutley breathtaking photos you took of my daughter Katelin’s wedding to Joe! Words cannot describe how beautiful they are to me, especially since I was not able to absorb so much of the day with all the activity of being the MOB! You took our garage/occasional sale finds/decorating and made them look wonderful with capturing the colors and delicate details! Yes, the James J. Hill is a spectacular venue, but it takes a skilled photographer to work with the unique lighting challenges and make things so splendid! You captured my daughter’ s sweet heart and soul and for that I will be forever grateful!
    Love And blessings to you!
    Ellie Kilgore

  • Abby Jacobsma - Laura,

    These images are beautiful! I was so happy to be a part of Katelin and Joe’s wedding and you just did an absolutely fabulous job capturing their joy and love for each other. As a bridesmaid, you made all of the photo taking so fun, easy, and enjoyable. Your photography is just stunning.

    Kind Regards,
    Abby Jacobsma

  • Caroline Held - Laura, your pictures are absolutely stunning! You truly captured their infectious joy, and that makes these images so meaningful. Thank you for all you did during the big day! – Grateful sister

  • Sean - Absolutely beautiful! And what a location, oh my gosh!

  • Beth Jarrett - Hello, My fiancé and I are getting married on September 12, 2015 at James J Hill Library. We saw your photos from a previous wedding at that venue, and we really liked them!
    Are you available on our wedding date? What is a ballpark price for a typical wedding package? We look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you!

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I think we can all agree that Jessica is beautiful, but I can tell you that her inner beauty matches her outer beauty! Jessica is an amazing photographer, so I was very honored when she asked me to capture updated portraits of her for her website. We have been friends for many years, as we began our businesses around the same time and helped each other through the beginning struggles… Jess is an incredible person and has been my sounding board, my advice, my guidance in so many ways. When much of your workday is spent alone (photographing makes up very little of what we actually do!) other photographers become your coworkers and I’m so lucky to have an amazing network of friends in this industry. Especially Jess.

Jess has gone through a bit of a metamorphosis this year and she wanted these new images to showcase the new her! We went shopping together and came up with these fabulous looks for Jess, and I think she looks absolutely stunning. Thanks to Emily J for Jess’ hair and makeup.











  • Jessica - Thank you SO MUCH Laura! You do amazing work and I honestly couldn’t have asked for better photos. You are so talented and have became such an amazing photographer since you’ve started. I love and value your work and most of all our friendship. You have been such a great friend to me..Thank you again!

  • Holly - Oh my gosh these are so beautiful! Jess you look great! Amazing pics (as always) Laura!

  • kirsten - gorgeousgorgeousgorgeous!!!

  • Julia Mary - These are fabulous Laura and Jess, you look amazing!!

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If you’ve been reading my blog, it’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Style Me Pretty! I love their style and many of my own clients have been featured on this gorgeous blog! So you can imagine my excitement when I was extended an invitation to be a member of their Little Black Book. My whole business has been built around my clients and the serious word-of-mouth-buzz you have generated (truly, I am beyond grateful!!!), but I’m now proud to advertise with the best of the best! The LBB is a carefully curated collection of top-notch vendors and it’s such an honor to be listed there among some of my favorite Twin Cities planners, florists, bakers, calligraphers and more. Seriously, so much talent!! Thank you, SMP for the invitation!

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In July, I had a chance to take a mid-summer break and sneak away during the craziness of wedding season to relax and refresh for a week in Boston and Cape Cod. It was such a lovely trip. I just wanted to share a few of my favorite images that I captured on my Contax 645. Thanks to my gal pals for hosting me!











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