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When I commented how beautiful the light was, Steph decided to get dressed outside on her Mom’s deck.
That’s my kind of bride!

Oooh, Steph & John! Where do I even begin?  Steph & John were so fun to photograph and Steph’s smile and laugh are just contagious. They put so much effort into planning a gorgeous, laid back celebration and the details were so well thought out. Plus, the food… ooh! You, dear blog readers, should’ve been there. It was divine. The music was amazing too! If anyone is looking for an amazingly awesome band, I highly recommend checking out CBO!

Emily DeWan - Beautiful! Love the portraits with the horse.

Steph - Laura, we absolutely love the photos and can’t wait to see the rest! Thank you for capturing our day!!!

Kristin Wilkes - Your wedding looks beautiful and you both look soooo happy! I love the colors of the flowers they were gorgeous.

Elizabeth Anne - Again, so gorgeous Laura!
Who catered the food? Every Eau Claire Wedding I do, I have a hard time finding a caterer who serves quality food, and carries good work ethics.

Brenda Phillips - Love all of the pictures! Everything looked amazing, just what i am looking for my wedding. Where was this location? Who did the food? Any information you can give me will be helpful. Thanks a million

Kayla - Absolutely beautiful! Where did all the festivities occur? We are planning an April wedding and are looking for a barn/rustic themed space!

Samantha Becker - Where is this location? It is beautiful!

Becky B - I am also curious about the beautiful location! Where is it at?

Laura Ivanova - I’ve had so many questions over the years about this location!! Steph & John were married at a private residence that is unfortunately, not available for rentals. Sorry I can’t help! I have compiled a list of farm venues in MN and WI over the years, so email me if you’d like me to forward my list! :)



I love the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin (seriously, I could shoot here every weekend!), but I love Shelby & Jeff even more. They are so sweet, so laid back and just wanted to enjoy their wedding day and celebrate their marriage. Shelby’s laugh is contagious and I could’ve stayed and celebrated with this couple and their friends and family all night!

Yazy - Stunning!!♥

Kate Botwinski - Laura, hello? these are so magical. they don’t even feel like “enchanted barn” wedding photos. you had a different vision in mind and they are so different than all the other enchanted barn photos that we’ve all seen. seriously, i commend you.

Nissa - Gorgeous wedding!!!

Chad Brusky - I am getting married at the enchanted barn on July 13 of this year. I was just curious if you have the date free and the cost of your services.

Chad Brusky




Anne Ingman - So beautiful! Love the apple orchard location — and such a cute couple! Great photos Laura!

Kristen Drufke - Great photos! Katelin has gorgeous eyes! I bet it’s going to be a ton of fun to photograph their wedding:)

Amy - So perfect! I am loving the film!

Ellie Kilgore - Laura~ Thank you for the beautiful engagement pictures of my daughter Katelin and her fiance Joe! You captured their personalities and their love ~ I can see it in each photo! Can’t wait to view the rest, and I’m so looking forward to your photos of their wedding next August! Blessings, Ellie - Love the engagement photos of Katelin and Joe they are beautiful!!

Rachael Brown - These pictures sent me a squealin’ I love them so much!
One of them made me think of the Twilight cover which made me soops happy.
To sum up…
THESE PICTURES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! (Joe looked very handsome)
I love you both :)

Brandee Cummins - Absolutely beautiful pics, so happy for y’all …………. congratulations and happy happy life together…..

Caroline Held - Beautiful pictures! I’m going to have such a wonderful sister-in-law.Love how these show your happy disposition!

Gretchen Held - Laura, you’ve captured our Joe and Kate’s sense of fun and play! They’re laughing eyes say so much. They’re so happy in each other’s company, aren’t they? Your use of sunlight shows the true nature of that sunny, happy day at the orchard. Thank you!

Linda Walker - Unbelievable!! Such great pictures!! You both look so happy and such a pretty place to have pictures done! Love you



Jayne Salentiny - Im in AWW Laura. You made me teary eyed with joy! You captured our day just perfectly. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I think I’ve looked at the blog posting like a million times and I never get sick of looking at it. Thank you! xoxx

Kayla Illies - Laura!!! These are spectacular!!!! Your an incredible photographer!!! Congrats Jayne and Mathew!!!

Emily Steffen - Gorgeous, as usual, Ms. Laura! :) Love the bridal party shots! :)

Eva Priebe, Mother of the bride - Thank you Laura for the beautiful job of taking Jayne and Matthews Wedding pictures. You were a joy to be photographed by. All of your time and effort was very much appreciated.

Kate Botwinski - This is amazing Laura!! I loved what you’ve done to compose these images.

Emily DeWan - Love the images with the barn; beautiful!

Becca - Hello! These are beautiful photos! I was wondering if you could tell me where they were taken? I’m looking to host my wedding in a similar rustic style venue. Thanks!



Meet Megan & Andy! Megan is another one of my beautiful cousins that is gracing the blog this week! (I guess I’m getting old since all of my younger cousins are getting married! ;)) Megan & Andy chose to do their engagement session at our Grandparent’s famous farm! I’ve done a number sessions there now and it’s such an amazing location. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for letting us shoot there and home-cooking us a meal when we were done at 9:00p! Andy brought along his very awesome truck for our session, which he just inherited from his Grandfather. His Grandfather actually bought it brand new in 1978. At the end of the session Andy let me drive the truck and it was first time driving a stick on the column. Very fun!

Jill Olson - I LOVE these! Megan is so beautiful!

Megan M - I love every one of these!!! You did an awesome job Laura!

Laura - Thanks cousins! Yes, Jill, I agree, Megan looks stunning! Did you see Alicia & Michael’s pics below! :-) Beautiful family we have! :-)

Lynn (Andy's siser) - I love the photos! You two are such a beautiful couple, and the pictures capture your personalities so well!!