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RACHEL & NAP | KIND WORDS

I love my clients! I got this email from lovely bride, Rachel, and it totally made my day!! I am SO THANKFUL to get to do what I do and be a part of such an important day in my clients’ lives! See what Rachel had to say, and Happy Weekend everyone! :-)

“Hi Laura,

I DID receive the disk! We cannot stop looking at them!!. SOOOOO thankful for all you did for us! You work so hard and are so incredibly talented. I have never felt better about pictures of myself (and you know how girls are about pics of themselves). Anyways, I could rave about you all day! Nap too- he LOVES the pictures. And our families! And friends!

I’m sad I’m done working with you :(. I bet a lot of people say that. I just wish I could do it ALL again. Okay, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for everything!! I will keep following your blog and will tell everyone about you!

Alright, take care, Laura. It was wonderful to have you be a special part of our special day!!
Rachel”

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

While my hubby and I were visiting the motherland in May, we road tripped over to Turkey for a few days. Every time we go to Bulgaria, we try to visit a bordering country and for years I’ve been wanting to visit Turkey. Istanbul certainly did not disappoint. It is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. It’s a predominantly Muslim country (a new experience for us) and although we spent most of our time on the European side of Turkey, it’s very unlike any other part of Europe that we’ve ever seen. It’s a mix of east and west, and a very bustling, cosmopolitan city. I loved witnessing the Call to Prayer every afternoon; a blast of song throughout the entire city, where all of the men duck into the mosques or pray in the streets. Plus, Istanbul is the city that divides a continent; we drove from Europe to Asia- how cool is that? There was literally a “Welcome to Asia”/”Welcome to Europe” sign as you cross the bridge that connects the two.

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Jason Thon - Laura, I love how it feels so different from your Bulgaria pictures. Great Job!

sean - extraordinary. i mean actually, really extraordinary. each one. no exceptions. i’m OBSESSED with your travel photography.

Katja - We visited Istanbul in 2008 for 5 days. It’s a fantastic city, so full of contrasts and origin places. Have you been in Topkapi Palace? Or on the old cemetary on the hill? Such inspiring and extraordenary places. I’ll have a look on my pics in the evening :-) Remember time…

Tabetha - I love the colors at the markets!

Stacy Able - aahhhh gorgeous!!!!!!!! love the spice shots especially!!

Melissa Schollaert - Hey girl! These look fantastic! What a great place to visit. Did you take most of these w/ your Canon or Contax? {I can tell the holga shots – hehe – love them!}

Jess - Beautiful! Makes me want to visit Turkey even more than I did before. The architecture is incredible and there are so many colors in the markets! Lovely!

Sherri - Beautiful, Laura! I love all the brilliant colors and the fabulous evening shots! Your work (as always) is inspiring.

Tiffany - Stunning! This puts Turkey even closer to the top of my list! :)

Jyll - These look great Laura! I love the holga and spice/tea shots!

Amy - Love this pictures!! Brings me back to my honeymoon! It was a great city to explore I wish I had more time there!

Jodi - Woah, great pics! Is that Ivan in that pic?! Ha!

Laura - Thanks for your awesome comments everyone. Reading them really makes my day!! Jodi, yep, that would be Ivan!

YAZYJO - WOW Laura!! I love them all!!!!! :)

ISTANBUL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ON FILM » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] of my recent travels to Istanbul.  This is my second trip to this incredible city (see the first here) and I fell even more in love.  This visit was part of my month long adventure in Eastern Europe, […]

Helgi - STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ALEX & KAMELIA | SOFIA, BULGARIA






 

Jennie - These are gorgeous!

s h e r r y - These are awesome. Love the pink/blue (and the reverse of traditional girl/boy colours!) :)

John Sharpe - Laura! Awesome as usual. Love the location and choice of outfits!

Lindsay Kennedy - Awesome session, Laura! The lighting is beautiful.

Tiffany - I LOVE her shoes! Beautiful location!

Amy - Laura, this is one of my favorites!!! Did you do it all in film? I love the color of everything!

Laura - Thanks for your nice comments everyone! :-) Amy, there are a few film shots mixed in this post, but most were captured digitally. The first diptych, for example, is film.

melissa oholendt - Seriously gorgeous.

INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED! » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - [...] I think when most American’s think of traveling to Europe, Bulgaria isn’t even on their radar, which is unfortunate, because it is truly a beautiful country and still very affordable! It’s a very popular ski destination in the winter and seaside destination in the summer amongst other Europeans. Having traveled there is both seasons, I can attest to the great things to see and do. You can check out some of my past travels to Bulgaria here & here and you can’t check out a lifestyle session I shot there here. [...]

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RACHEL & NAP | SAINT PAUL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY





























Jessica - Oh how I love your work! Beautiful!

David Drufke - Glad to see Harriet Island is looking nice now that it’s above water again!

melissa oholendt - What gorgeous unique details!! PS – the emotions you captured? Beautiful.

Amanda - I LOVE everything about this wedding! The colors and details are so unique. My guess is the bride made the beaded necklaces and centerpieces???

Laura - Amanda, the bride used to live in Uganda, Africa where she did volunteer work. The necklaces and centerpieces were made by local tribeswoman. The necklaces are actually made from shellacked, rolled pages from magazines. They are very cool and the detail up close is amazing!

RACHEL & NAP | KIND WORDS » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - [...] love my clients! I got this email from lovely bride, Rachel, and it totally made my day!! I am SO THANKFUL to get to do what I do and be a part of such an [...]

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BULGARIA | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
































 

Amanda - Beautiful as always, Laura! I love all the contrasting elements you captured.

Emily Steffen - Gosh, you make me want to go to Bulgaria and I can’t even tell you where that is on a map (embarrassing moment I realize!) These are fabulous Laura…what a special trip you captured! :)

John Sharpe - Laura, these are great. I especially love the shots of the sheep out in the pastures.

Stacy able - I feel as if I’m there!!! Crazy how some countries look alike yet are so different in culture and tradition!!

Nicki - Just wanted to say that I love your travel photography! Beautiful such unique images!!

Leah - Laura, these are just simply gorgeous! I honestly think the goat shot is my favorite for no reason at all. :) Good job getting in a few pictures too!

Rachel - Magical! You captured Eastern Europe so wonderfully. Your skills constantly impress me. You should be a travel photographer as well!

Crystal - Tudor’s parents are adorable! These images are beautiful, you made me feel like I was there, I see why you had such a hard time leaving.

Jasmine - WOW! Breathtaking! I love the sad pup pic, oh and the watering can – your photographs make objects really come alive.

John Wilson - The black and white are my faves (going through a black and white phase at the moment), esp. the one with the… coffee beans? Is that what’s in that box?

Sherri - BEAUTIFUL – love them all! They truly make you want to be there. You are an amazing storyteller. I sooo admire your work!

Gina - Laura these are all simply breathtaking and seriously have stolen my heart. The first couple images look like they could be Jose’s. Girl you got talent. Thank you for such inspiration

Jenny Rae - Love the vibrant colors that you captured. You even got in a couple. Thanks for sharing the great pics.

Amanda - Laura, these photos are amazing and simply inspiring. I love watching your talents grow. :)

Andrea Brown - Gorgeous Gorgeous shots, Laura. No wonder you’re a pro. Love it.

Laura - Thanks everyone for your super sweet comments! I appreciate it! :-) And, just for the record the couple in the photos are my hubby’s grandparents!

Jason Thon - Great set of images Laura! I love the horse pictures and the B&W watering can (holga?). Very well put together to give a true sense of place.

Jyll - These are great Laura! I love all the sheep shots and the perspective of the dog images! You have an awesome eye lady!

Laura - Jason, your are correct, the watering can image (and all of the B&Ws) were shot with a Holga!

ISTANBUL, TURKEY | TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - [...] my hubby and I were visiting the motherland in May, we had a chance to road trip over the Turkey for a few days. Every time we go to Bulgaria, [...]

Molly Michel - Just finally catching up on your blog today and I’m loving these images. So lovely, calm and yet full of life. You can see your love for the country in them. :0)

INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED! » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - [...] can attest to the great things to see and do. You can check out some of my past travels to Bulgaria here & here and you can’t check out a lifestyle session I shot there [...]

INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED! » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] can attest to the great things to see and do. You can check out some of my past travels to Bulgaria here and you must check out a lifestyle session I shot there [...]

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE… » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] updates on my Facebook page and Instagram. In the meantime, feel free to check out our last trip to Bulgaria. Ciao [...]

BULGARIA ON FILM » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] realized while looking through these photos, and my photos from our last trip in 2010, that I barely take any pictures of my husband’s hometown, Sofia; the capital city. I’m [...]

BULGARIA » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] more?  Check out: Bulgaria 2012 | Bulgaria 2010 | Bulgaria […]

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