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AMANDA & RILEY | FALL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY






Andrea Worley - Oh, this looks truly magical! Love MN Fall! Awesome job!

Amanda - Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful and very warm! I love autumn! Where and when were these pics taken? The colors were PERFECT! My favorite is the last pic – looks like the trees are on fire.

Kirsten Mavric - Gorgeous. My kinds of colours x

Tiffany - Amazing! Just another reason to love fall- all the beautiful colors! :)

Lynne - I just LOVE the colors!

Ashley McCormick - Oh my gosh these are INCREDIBLE!! Those colors and the light! Just gorgeous Laura :)

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FEATURED FRENCH INSPIRATION SHOOT | MINNESOTA BRIDE BLOG

Over the summer, I had a chance to work on a lovely French themed inspiration shoot with a lovely team of fabulous Minneapolis/Saint Paul wedding vendors. Inspiration shoots are a fun way to recharge creativity and dream up fun little tidbits of inspiration! The entire shoot was coordinated, styled and executed by the fabulous McKenzie of La La Soirée! Here is the dream team of vendors who all contributed to this flawless shoot:
Coordination: La La Soirée
Gowns & Jewelry: l’atelier couture
*Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous designer gown, you’ve got to check out l’atelier!
Hair, Makeup and Hair Piece: Smart and Chic Bride
Venue: Café Lurcat
Cake: Buttercream
Rings: Bergstrom Jewelers
Invitations and Other Paper Goods: Robyn Love
Flowers: Indulge & Bloom
Models: Katie and Andrew
*All images of the bride and groom were captured on Fuji Pro 400H on the Contax 645.

A big, huge, heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to Minnesota Bride for featuring this gorgeous shoot on their blog!  You can check it out here!




























geneoh - Awesome work, Laura. Where the portraits film?

diana - laura- this is simply beautiful! love everything about this shoot!!! stunning!!!!!

McKenzie at Engageology - You know I love it! Especially some of the fabulous floral shots! And the detail shots

Kirsten Mavric - Absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous.

Bethany - B.eauuutiful! Laura, you are awesome at these shoots, if this was the one you texted me about im hating myself for not being available! Maybe if you do one in NY I can fly out and help you! I so willlll!

Sarah Gardner - Fantastic work, I have recently discovered your blog and I’m so impressed with the quality of your work and your creativity. Very inspirational.

helgi - LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

brianna phelan - Beautiful!
Someone else asked it too, but I can’t see an answer (maybe I overlooked it) – is this film?

Laura - Thanks for your kind words everyone! Yes, the portraits of the bride & groom are film- Fuji Pro 400H, shot on a Contax 645.

Jessica - These are beautiful Laura! What a fun shoot, I love every single image!!

Jasmine - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Wow! And kudos to Kenzie and her mad planning skills!

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JILL & TAYLOR | INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN

This is a test shoot I’ve had in my mind for a while. I wanted to do sort of an American road trip shoot… my original vision was a little more route 66 and a little less county-road-Minnesota, but ’til I have time to travel, Minnesota will have to do! Rather than talk about the background and thought that went into this shoot, I really want to talk about my fabulous model, Jill. Many of my clients may recognize Jill as my summer intern. See how incredibly beautiful Jill is? Well her personality, drive, creativity, skill, and work ethic totally match. This girl is literally the total package. I was so grateful to have Jill around over the summer and I’m just not the same without her. Jill is finishing up her last semester of college in Wisconsin and I know she is going to go on to do AMAZING things! (And hopefully come by the studio from time to time.) We also happen to be cousins, so it’s not like I’m losing Jill forever- don’t feel too bad for me! I knew Jill and her trooper-of-a-boyfriend, Taylor, had the perfect All-American look for my shoot. Thank you guys so much for bringing my vision to life!

Also, a big, huge thanks to my hometown neighbors, Jon and Peg at Belle Plaine Auto Body for lending us their sweet 70s station wagon!

The entire shoot was shot on medium format film, Fuji Pro 400H.


















Amanda - I absolutely LOVE all of these. I am related to such talented, beautiful people!

melissa oholendt - Film = pure unadulterated yumminess.

Kristen Drufke - Laura, This shoot is AMAZING! I think one of your best shoots ever. I love everything about it. I can tell you put a lot of thought into the details. Adorable!

Tiffany - Beautiful! I love the one with the heart in the map :)

Tabetha - Very awesome!

Whitney - Wooooweeeee! I love it! You had a good vision with this one.

David Drufke, Minneapolis - Love the concept. So now besides being a great travel photographer, you are also a great editorial photographer. Awesome!

liz - love it, love it. so beautiful.

stacy able - I heart this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill - Cute! I couldn’t agree more-Jill is so beautiful. Another great job Laura!

Amy - first I am in LOVE with the film! i want do buy a film camera, but i want to try one out first. i am having a hard time finding a way to get one in my hands to test first! i should just go buy one anyways! :) and second love this shoot idea .. you should have told me route 66 since it runs through oklahoma! haha! my favorite is the heart in the map! so cute!

Danielle - SOOOO beautiful! Love the idea, photography and the MODELS :)

Julia Mary - They’re all perfect! I love everything about this session.

kelsy mccartney - this is the CUTEST session!! such an adorable couple, and i love the style! fabulous job as always, laura!

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