Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY »

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CANVASES

If you haven’t been in to see my new studio, you haven’t seen my beautiful new canvases. Just in case you didn’t know, I offer these gorgeous, ready-to-hang wall canvases in a variety of sizes, from 8″x12″ to 40″x40!” Custom sizes are available. Please contact me for pricing. Canvases are thick (1.5″) and don’t need to be framed. They can be printed with black or white edges, or with the image wrapped around the edge. Canvases are a modern, clean and simple solution for decorating your home.

In my studio, I have a cluster of 5 canvases in various sizes hanging to create one gorgeous six foot display above my couch. If you need help determining what would work for your home, I am happy to provide assistance.



Canvases can also stand alone, as pictured on the left. This canvas is 30″x40″ with a black edge.

s h e r r y - These canvases look gorgeous <3

Rachel - Oooohhhh, I really love those! Your new space looks so inviting, and just perfect. I would love to stop by and see it sometime!

Jyll - These look awesome Laura!

Amanda - These are incredible, Laura!

karen - what are the dimensions of the 5 canvases above your couch?

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TRISHA & SCOTT | MEXICO DESTINATION WEDDING

Trisha and Scott were married in the beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico at the fabulous El Dorado Royale Resort. T&S are friends of friends from my alma mater and when they inquired about a winter destination wedding in sunny Mexico, I quickly jumped on board! T&S and their families and friends were so welcoming and made me and my mom (who accompanied me to Mexico) feel like old friends. We had an incredible week hanging out with the everyone, lounging on the beach, dining on 5-star food, zip-lining, swimming in cenotes, and most importantly, witnessing T&S tie the knot.

Check back soon for Trisha & Scott’s amazing beach side Just Married Session!


















Glenda - Oh how fun and look at all that color!! LOVE it! Amazing work Laura!! Ü

Tiffany - This has to be my favorite so far!! The pier shots are gorgeous and I love her color choice! Beautiful work (as usual)!! :)

Amy - Fun destination wedding! Check off on one of your goals!

Crystal - Amazing as always! I love the first pair of photos with the palm trees and the dress – I want to run off to Mexico and get hitched!

Katie - Wow, beautiful! Love them all. Trisha you look hott!

Tammy - AMAZING!! They are so awesome!! Way to go!! Trisha is sexy!

s h e r r y - Mm, gorgeous! LOVE the ring shots…

Poly - OMG Laura, these are fantastic! You are so creative!

Katja - What a perfect place for a wedding. Wunderful!

Alicia Swedenborg - Whiiii, Laura – I LOVE IT! I can feel the warming sun all the way over to Sweden! So cute with the rings on their passports and the dress hanging on the balcony! You are SO talented. <3

Kim Duursma - Trisha you could be a model!

Trisha - Laura – you’re amazing! SO glad you were able to come with us. I knew the photos would turn out great! Thanks everyone! :) I already want to go back!

Jordan Landsiedel - Trisha. Wow. You are stunning. Just absolutely stunning.

Rita Falconer - Wow Laura, you did an awesome job! Amazing pictures! I had a fantastic time getting to know you and your mom during the days we spent together in Mexico. Not because I’m your mom, but Trisha you look lovely!

Grace Woodke - Trisha, you are absolutely gorgeous. I’m glad you had fun, it looks amazing. Beautiful wedding.

Heidi - Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow. Absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to see them all!

Kari Olson - Trisha!! You look soooo beautiful!! I’m so happy for you two!! You guys make a perfect match!!! xoxo

Jyll - Very cool Laura!

I’m lovin’ those ring shots…especially inside the passport! What a cool idea=) I can’t wait to see the beach shots next.

Dorothy Falconer - Absolutely awesome pictures – of course, you (Laura) had a beautiful subject.

melissa oholendt - Those rings shots are ammmmmmmmmazing. Gorgeous. Love this wedding!

Melissa - LOVE the pictures Laura. You did an AMAZING job. Trisha, you look beautiful like always!

mom - hi laura
tonight is the first time i looked at trish and scott wedding pictures. you did an awesome job and boy this it ever bring back good memories of our trip to mexico together. had a great and wonderful time and something i will never forget.
thanks for the memories.
love you so much, mom

TRISHA & SCOTT | JUST MARRIED pt II » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - [...] photograph their beautiful, intimate destination wedding. You can check out their wedding pictures here. (Yes, their wedding was back in February and I am quite late with this post.) I blogged some of [...]

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FEATURED | MINNESOTA BRIDE BLOG

I receive countless questions and frantic emails from my clients when it comes to their engagement sessions! Anything from clothing choices, to locations, to “can I bring my dog [fill in the name here].” I am always happy to help answer any questions, but start by heading over the Minnesota Bride Magazine Blog to read article that features a few of my images and thoughts on engagement sessions!

Mandy Jill - That’s a great article that I hope will help a lot of couples prepare for their shoot. Beautiful images too, Laura :)

s h e r r y - Congrats on the feature!!

Amanda - You’re the best! :)

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KARI & KEITH | FINE ART WEDDING ALBUM

Kari & Keith chose a gorgeous marine blue silk for their Fine Art Wedding Album. I absolutely love their choice and I am so thrilled with how their album turned out! Receiving albums is a bittersweet moment, because I want to keep them all for myself, but of course, I have to send them off to their rightful owners! :)



s h e r r y - Ooh, the silk looks beautiful! I want to feel it!!

Sean - Wow! That’s actually extremely beautiful! Sensational colour!

melissa oholendt - HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS. (And LOVE your wall color. You have fab taste.)

David Drufke - Love this book! We love the silk covers.

Kristi - OOooooh my! I LOVE this color!!!

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THE NEW LOOK OF LAURA IVANOVA PHOTOGRAPHY

Hopefully, you’ve noticed, or maybe you’re new around here, but back in December, I launched the new look of Laura Ivanova Photography. You can click here to read all about it. Now that the process is nearing completion (really, will it ever be complete!?) I just wanted to talk a little bit more about my rebranding. My brand is so much more than a logo. Branding is so big right now, but rightfully so! Branding encompasses my web presence, my studio, my facebook fanpage, my tweets, my clothing, my business cards, the way I communicate, my email signature, my style…pretty much everything about me. This especially rings true in this industry, because photography is so personal, and it doesn’t get much more intimate than being with a couple on their wedding day. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to be welcomed into the lives of my clients; to document such a momentous day.

I’m writing this, because over the years, I’ve realized that working with the right clients is very important.  It’s mutually beneficial for my clients and myself. I want the couples who hire me to look at my work and know without a doubt, that my photographic style is perfectly in line with the images they envision. They should feel like they can trust me to capture their big day. They should feel like I’m a friend; like they can be themselves around me. And, I too want to work with couples I love. I want to work with couples that inspire me to give 110% percent each and every time. I know every photographer says this, but I think my clients are pretty damn awesome! It makes sense that every photographer would say this though, because their branding should be attracting the right kind of client. Everything should just click.

Since I already had amazing clients, why rebrand? I feel like the last few months have been a pivotal point in my life and business (perhaps one of many to come, but a pivotal time nonetheless). I feel like I finally know my style; where it is and where I want it to go. For a long time, it was hard for me to describe my style. It was hard for me to grasp where I fit in. When I realized my old brand and my photographic vision didn’t work together, there was a feeling of uneasiness and I knew it would hinder me in driving my business in the direction I wanted to go. So, with all that being said, my rebranding was an investment in my growth. It was a considerable investment; worth every penny. Aurora of Red Organic is the mastermind behind my new look and I couldn’t be happier with her work or the results. It feels so good to have a brand that I love 100%. Nay, 200%. (That’s saying a lot for me, because I am a perfectionist to the core.) Something that represents me and the kind of bride I want to attract. I know a lot of photographers read my blog, so my advice to you is this: do not skimp on your branding! But also, don’t brand before you’re ready. Don’t do it because it’s the cool thing to do. Of course, It would be naive of me to think that this brand will be my brand forever, but a year ago or even 6 months ago, things would’ve looked completely different. I feel like this brand represents my future. And, that is a good thing.

(On a sidenote, I credit a lot of my new outlook on business to the Jose Villa workshop I attended in Italy in October. Jose is so open and giving, and his credo really rung true to me. He is an artist in every sense of the word, an extremely talented, yet humble person. An absolute inspiration to me and so many others. I was so inspired by Jose that I’m attending his workshop again this year in Mexico. It’s already sold out, but if you ever get a chance, attending one of Jose’s workshop is an experience I would highly, highly recommend.)

Anyway! That was a mouthful! If you have any questions about the rebranding process, please feel free to contact me and ask away! Or leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Here’s a glimpse at the amazing new printed collateral that I love so much!


My gorgeous new letterpress business cards. Swoon!

The lovely trifold brochure:



The new disc holders. Plain old jewel cases just won’t do! I love these letterpress holders tied with a pretty pink ribbon!



All the letterpress goodness: my business card, my envelope and disc holder. Have I mentioned I love letterpress?

 

Kirsten - l.o.v.e. LOVE it, Laura. based on the times we’ve talked about what you’re doing and where you’re going, i believe this is so YOU. congrats on the new look and feel!

Melissa Schollaert - WOW! I love it! Everything is so beautiful. SO jealous that you’re going to the workshop. Really wish I could go this year. I’ll miss you guys! :)

Molly Michel - seriously beautiful Laura. I’m a big fan of letterpress also. Swoon worthy to be sure!

Stacy Able - swoon.. no wait capital SWOON! So lovely and so you! So happy for you and jealous about the mexico workshop Tiene un buen tiempo por mi!

diana radoi - Laura!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL!
I’m still trying to find someone to help with my re-branding…might just have to give Aurora a call ;)
I can’t wait to spend time with you in mexico!!!!! :) yay!! so glad you are coming!

Erin - Oh, wow – this is all so lovely!! Congratulations on the rebranding, Laura!

Mona B - So beautiful, classy, and sophisticated! This is definitely YOU! I love your advice in your blog post. It is definitely an investment and I’m looking forward to going through the process myself. Congratulations on all your success!!!!

Amy - It has been fun to watch you grow and change! I feel that this has been nothing but the best move for you. The look is great and I can totally see that it fits! Love everything!

Kenzie - Wow Laura, everything is so lovely! I cannot believe what a beautiful collection you have – it echoes the detail and style of your work so well!

jessica - It’s all so beautiful and perfect for you Laura! I absolutely love your brochure!!!

Poly - It’s so you! Love it!

John Sharpe - Laura…all i can say is wow! I love how everything turned out for you. Your post about branding is spot on. It’s so true…you need to be ready for your branding. Love the new look! Cannot wait to get my stuff looking half as classy!

Amanda - I agree with Amy! It’s definitely been fun watching you grow and change. Jared and I came to you for engagement and wedding photos just about 2 years ago and I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you and your blog ever since! Congrats on finding your niche and your beautiful new branding. They’re both gorgeous!

Crystal Rose - Yummy Letterpress! They turned out great – so happy for you. LOVE IT.

s h e r r y - These are beautiful! :) I love all the letterpress and pink goodness in this post. I really want to make it to Jose’s workshop this year, but it just wasn’t going to work out. But it is definitely something I want to do in the near future!!

kristen wood - stunning stuff laura! thanks so much for sharing!

Vicki - Laura, its just stunning. I’m totally in love with your new branding, it’s scrumptious!

Jessica Barker - Beautiful! Great job. :) You’re making things happen and it’s an honor to be with you during the transformation!

Brittney - Just wow! Stunning! Love it all – you have definitely inspired me to start making materials like this for my photo biz

Sally - SO beautiful Laura! And you are awesome with words : )

Jyll - My goodness Laura…you are on fire lady! I love everything about your new look! I am so impressed. AHHH…and I wish I could be your roomie again for Mexico this time…LOL! I’m proud of you chica…you are so blessed!

Jessica - Receiving one of your disc holders in the mail would make me feel pretty special and your clients will love this stuff! Whimsical, beautiful, perfect! Red Organic rocks!

Aimee - So lovely! The details are perfect!

Jason Thon - Very Nice Laura! It totally matches the vision of where I know you want to go in the future. I’m so impressed with the strides you have taken in your business and thank you for forcing us all to up our game!

Alexia Strawn - I love how it has all come together! I am so proud of you!

Kelly H. - Just when I thought you couldn’t get any better…BAM, you do it again! Kudos to you and your vision!

Emily Steffen - I LOOOOOVEEE the letterpress…makes me melt about everytime I see some! :) And YOURS IS GORGEOUS! :) Love the new brand Laura, love it! :)

melissa oholendt - You already know how I feel about this but REALLY I love it. Love, love, love. Letterpress is 100% the way to go!!

Ashley McCormick Photography - Hi Laura! I was perusing through your site and saw this post! I just love what Red Organic did for you. Beautiful! I wanted to ask where you got your trifold printed. I have been looking to do something like that for a while now, but all of the printers I’ve looked into have been such small sizes! I would greatly appreciate any info you have :)

I have been loving looking through your work ever since you commented on my blog about SWmag! Hope you’re doing well :)

A NEW LOOK FOR 2012! » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Also, I need to again thank my branding designer, Aurora, from Red Organic. I could never say enough good things about Aurora- she is beyond talented. She designed my complete branding a couple years ago and I still LOVE the look as feel just as much today. This is definitely a case where hiring a professional is worth every single penny and then some. If you’d like to read the post about our branding process from back in Feb 2010, you can check it out here. [...]

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