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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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I’m very excited to announce lots of travel for the month of September. I’m going to be out of the studio from Sept 6-24th. During much of this time, I will have limited email access and no phone access. First, I’m headed to NYC for several engagements, meetings, and a fabulous Long Island wedding. Then, I’ll be departing for Bulgaria, where I’ll join my husband for a lovely 10 day vacation visiting the parents-, sister-, and grandparents-in-law. We only make it back to Bulgaria once every couple years, so needless to say, we’re ecstatic about this trip! Your patience during this time is greatly appreciated, as we spend every moment with our family, who we see far too rarely. On our way back from Bulgaria, we’re stopping over for a couple days in Paris, before heading back to Minneapolis. I have a brief time to sleep off my jet lag before heading up to Duluth for an amazing wedding that I’ve been looking forward to for over a year!! Yeah, it’s this couple, and it’s gonna be good!

If you’re a prospective client, I’m so very excited to hear from you, and know that responding to your inquiry will be my top priority upon my return. You can contact me here.

Again, I appreciate your patience during this time! I have several blog posts scheduled while I’m away, so check back often. I’ll also try my best to post updates on my Facebook page and Instagram. In the meantime, feel free to check out our last trip to Bulgaria. Ciao bella!

 

  • Sarah Wu - Have a wonderful trip.. heehee I like that picture you just share above

  • Lizie - Have FUN sweet Laura!

  • Katja - Enjoy your trip Laura and have a wunderfull time in Europe! Paris is just a 4 hour drive from my home ;-)
    Katja

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I am absolutely smitten with Colleen & Andrew! They are very sweet, down-to-earth, and joyful! Their wedding day was absolutely amazing from start to finish, and their day holds a special place in my heart. I will forever remember Colleen’s speech and her eloquent way with words. She spoke about how her and Andrew had met in French class and that he had pursued her by asking her out for coffee several times. Andrew joked that one of the nicest things about Colleen is her polite demeanor and the subtle nuance between saying no, and not saying yes. (There is a difference!) Although Andrew eventually realized he was being turned down, he continued to ask, and obviously his persistence paid off!

I must mention some of the amazing vendors that made this day so incredible:
Wedding Planner: Joan of Ambiente
Ceremony and Reception: Calhoun Beach Club
Catering: D’Amicos
Florals: A Day in Provence
Makeup: Makeup by Michelle
Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny
Video: Vibrant Film
Band: The Sevilles

Definitely check out Colleen & Andrew’s wedding film. John from Vibrant Film did a spectacular job and I had tears in my eyes as I watched!

Congrats Colleen & Andrew!


































  • Jen O. - Laura, this is beyond beautiful. I love the white, gold, and black color palette. What a gorgeous wedding.

  • Butch McCartney - Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, Laura! You’re on fire!!

  • Jenna - wow laura, this blew me away. that couple, the wedding, the decor, the filmy goodness. you captured each aspect perfectly, it HAS to be one of the most gorgeous weddings i have ever seen. i am swooning over her rings, wowza. love love love.

    AMAZING WORK!

  • Tara - Laura, your work is truly beautiful. what an amazing day for Andrew & Colleen. and, how lucky they are to have had you capture every moment for them!!

  • kristen wood - EEEk! So pretty Laura!! love!

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