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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!


When Nadyia and I were discussing possibilities for her and Abhik’s fall engagement session, we starting brainstorming activities the couple enjoys together…. Nadyia wanted to incorporate props, or just a little something to make their session extra special, but wasn’t sure what. Props have been a huge trend lately, but I think it only makes sense if it really represents the couple! Nadyia casually mentioned that her and Abhik really enjoy playing tennis together, but didn’t like it as an idea for actual engagement photos. I, however, was instantly inspired! The starting score of love-love in tennis is so fitting for an engagement session!

  • mackenzie enukidze - well you know i love this

  • stacy able - Props are a trend but the tennis theme was subtle and very cute- I heart when clients incorporate their lives and personalities in their session

  • Helgi - THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!!!

  • Crystal - What a stunning couple. I am pretty sure Nadyia went my my HS-such a gorgrous girl. I love the tennis theme too. You never let me down laura, always loving your cute and fun sessions.

  • Tiffany - They are a gorgeous couple! I LOVE her ring. :) Another great job by an amazing photographer! :)

  • Joe Federer - Very cool — I love when couples do something fun with their e-sessions. Looks like you made the most of it.

  • melissa oholendt - YES!!! Tennis? Best, most natural prop ever. Love it.

  • AJ - I LOVE these!!!


Meet Nadyia & Abhik. They are as sweet as they are gorgeous! I ‘met’ Nadyia online years ago, so I was surprised and flattered when she remembered me and emailed to let me know that she was engaged! We finally met in person, and N&A decided to hire me as their photographer! I can’t wait to shoot their multi-day Hindu/Indian wedding next summer. It’s going to be amazing!

  • Roee Dori - Beautiful couple! Hindu weddings are stunning!

  • Aimee - WOW Laura! I think this is my favorite engagement session ever of yours…they are so cute! Can’t wait to see part 2. :)

  • Abhik Mitra - Very subliminal Laura! Love the pictures and you’re the best!

  • Nadyia - Laura, they keep getting better and better! Very excited to see the rest!!! We are totally gonna “LOVE” them ;-)

  • helgi - sooooo, beautiful and such a nice work LI!!!!

  • Dominique - These are so so beautiful. Love them.

  • Joe Federer - I love how bright and crisp and clean all these are — really amazing work, Laura. (and what a beautiful couple too!)

  • Amanda - Wowzers! I see some beautiful children in their future! :D


  • 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 :)