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Lidia is the sister of my amazing friend, Diana, and when I heard they were in New York City for just a couple days, I jumped at the chance to capture a quick mini session with them & baby, who is due in March! We wandered near their hotel on the Upper East Side and found a few quaint streets. I love that it still looks like fall in the city! (At least for this Minnesota girl!)

  • McKenzie at Engageology - Cute couple – that baby is going to be gorgeous!

    I can hardly believe she’s 6 months pregnant – she’s tiny!

  • kendra garrison - amazing! love the nyc shoot lids & andrei!

  • nicky - i LOVE them Laura!!!! You did an amazing job capturing them!!!!
    <3 Lidias little sister Nicky :)

  • Jasmine - What a beautiful couple and such a pretty location! Wow! Kudos!

  • diana - love you tons for doing this laura!!
    you captured my sister and her husband and baby…beautifully!
    love love love every single image! you rock my friend!!! <3
    hope you had fun..on your first nyc shoot ;)

  • Andy Owen - Beautiful setting, gorgeous couple, I love everything about these images!

  • s h e r r y - :) Gorgeous photos! <3 Ah, I love New York!!

  • helgi - she caring a girl, doesn’t she? SOOOO pretty Laura!!!!

  • Dominique - Beautiful, beautiful photos. I love the colour palette.


Adios dearest friends! I’m headed out of town from Saturday, November 6 through Sunday, November 14. My first stop is Mexico for the Jose Villa Workshop. Oh yeah, I’m so excited! I went to Jose’s workshop last fall in Italy, and it changed my life. My business has improved and changed is so many ways and I met some amazing friends who I connect with practically every day. Like, we plan reunions all over the country, and email, and tweet, and Facebook, and Skype. These ladies are amazing, but more on them coming after our Chicago reunion in early December! :-)

Many are probably wondering why I’d go to the same workshop again… well, there are many reasons, but the main reason is that I’ll be shooting exclusively in film this time around! I’ll definitely be blogging a workshop summary and images, so watch for that in coming posts.

After the Mexico workshop, I fly straight to Jacksonville, Florida to second shoot a wedding with my awesome friend, Melissa, who I met at the Italy workshop last year! Pretty cool, huh? Melissa came up to Minneapolis over the summer to shoot Anne & Noah’s wedding with me (which was featured on Style Me Pretty!), so I can’t wait to work with her again. I’m also excited for warm weather, friends, relaxing, learning and shooting a ton of film! Many blog posts are sure to follow.

While I’m gone, I will not have telephone access and email will be delayed. Thanks in advance for your patience!


PS- Just because blog posts are boring without pictures, here are a few of my favorite shots from Italy last fall!

Shoot Credits:
Coordination- Jose Villa & Gene Higa
Hair + Makeup- Mar of Team Hair & Makeup
Styling- Matthew Johns
Models- Georgia & Omar
Location- Borgo di Fontebussi

  • Amy - too bad gio isn’t going to be in mexico…will you be bringing a cute spanish senor to wppi this year?

  • Melissa Schollaert - These photos make me smile. Can’t WAIT for Florida and to see you! Wow, I’ll see you twice in a month! Woohoo! Have a blast in Mexico chica! Adios y buen viaje!

  • Amanda - I can’t believe that was a year ago already! Congrats on all you’ve accomplished thus far. Looking forward to what you’ll do after this workshop! Oh, and that last pic has always been one of my favs. It looks like they’re standing in front of a watercolor background!

  • Tricia - I’m so jealous-Jose Villa’s workshop’s look amazing! Can’t wait to see your film images when you get back–your ‘eye’ is simply stunning!