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Aurora is an extremely talented designer and all-around fabulous gal. She dreamed up my branding design and brought my vision for my business to life. Check out her work here. I was so thrilled when Aurora asked me to capture her and her husband’s yearly anniversary session. I knew Aurora would dream up an amazing shoot and when she sent me an inspiration board she had created, I was in love. I have worked with Aurora many times in the past, but it was exciting to meet her other half! :-) These two are so in love and have share such a connection. Their giddy love reminds me of newlyweds! Thank you Aurora & Brian for allowing me to document another year in your lives.

Emily Steffen - UM! This is 100% amazingly adorable!!! LOOOOVE her dress and LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos! :)

Angela Rekucki - Love these photos Laura. They are awesome. And the bride has beautiful hair! :)

TiffanyBolk - Love the kittens! Too cute! I can’t handle it!

Kristen Drufke - I think those adorable kitties may have stole the show!

Jill Olson - I am IN LOVE with this. Unbelievable, Laura!

helgi - Love, Love love these photos!!!!!!

Julie Wilhite - This is GORGEOUS! And could the kittens be ANY cuter?!?!?! I want one!

Tiffany - One of the cutest sessions I have seen! I LOVE her dress and high heels!! :)

Katja - How sweet is this please?! I’m a FAN!

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers - Beautiful work, I love the shots with the kittens.
Shaun David

Natalie - OMG those kittens!!!! WANT!



I am in love with Shirlee & John’s fun, festive wedding coordinated by Lizie Anne Weddings & Proposals. And, they had a rocking dance party!

helgi - OheMGee!!!!! I love love love looove yyour work!!! those iamges are so beautiful, so Laura Ivanaova style!!!

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Maggie Fortson - uhm, stunning! What beautiful and fresh colors!

Tiffany - The brides shoes are beautiful and their colors are absolutely amazing! :)

Kate Botwinski - Laura, this is lovely. I am drawn in by the bright colors, and the way you photographed them, of course! Beautiful friend.

Emily S - Good job Laura! Such fun. How funny… John was my resident on a rotation when I was a med student. Awesome couple!

s h e r r y - :) LOVE all the fun colours :)

Nicki - So colorful! Love it!

Jasmine - Hey! This place looks familiar! Oh I love Gale Woods and the beautiful photo ops the location provides…and of course your eye for those beautiful shots! Love!

Julie Wilhite - What a unique and fun wedding – love all the bright colors. You captured it beautifully!!

Couture 13 - I LOVE the colors!!! So many great shots but I think my fav is of the rings on the scrabble pieces!

Cathi - LOVE!!!! how amazingly colorful and fun. your pics are gorgeous as always, Laura! makes me wish i had been there – priceless! :)



Crystal is a friend and fellow photographer, so I was super excited when she asked me to capture a session with her and her boyfriend, just for fun. There doesn’t have to be a reason for a photo session with your signifcant other! Crystal looked gorgeous and styled their session beautifully. LOVE!

kirsten - hotness, crystal! what a beautiful shoot – you so good,laura! ;)

Glenda - Laura you rock girl – sooo pretty!

Emily Steffen - Serious cuteness! :)

Crystal - I <3 you.

helgi - nicccccccce! I love it!

Jessica Barker - I love these!!!!!!!! Great job, Laura (and Crystal)!

emily griffith - SO AWESOME! Nice work, Laura and nice work looking so cute, Crystal!

melissa oholendt - Oh she is a stunner for sure! Love it Laura!



Jasmine & Mickey were married at the beautiful Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. Love this venue. LOVE this couple. J&M are so in love, so fun to be around and just have infectous personalities. I am so lucky to have worked with them and witnessed their amazing day. Every detail was so perfectly thought out and meaningful to the couple.

Here’s what Jasmine had to say after viewing her photos for the first time:
“Oh Laura! We HEART our photos! You did a great job capturing the day and how we truly felt that day in our hearts. Who knew so much emotional could be wrapped up in a pretty little picture!? Of all the friends and family I have shown the photos too, most have said, wow, you look SO incredibly happy in these photos (one even asked if I was drunk because I look so happy and excited! LOL! :)). Your ability to capture the love Mickey and I have for each other is amazing. We thank you for helping us keep that joyous day alive forever through your photography and art. While memories fade, photographs are forever. Your gift for photography is beautiful and I hope we have a chance to work with you someday again in the future.”

Aw, J&M, I heart YOU! Thanks guys for choosing me to be your photographer! XOXO!

Jasmine and her father surprised Mickey (and everyone) by changing the processional music halfway down the aisle
and dancing the rest of the way to Toni Basil’s “Mickey!”  It was such a fun moment!


Venue: Gale Woods Farm
Event Design and Coordination: McKenzie of Engageology
Bride’s Wrap *This is not actually pictured, as it was a warm day and the knit wrap was unnesscary, but you’ve got to check out these beautiful handmade wraps: Knit-n-Jules

Julie Schuett - You captured the moments beautifully, thank you for the amazing talent that made artwork of memories! Jules

Leah - Are you KIDDING ME? The details, the happiness, the photos? Amazing.

Jessica Barker - Beautiful, Laura! I love the details. :)

Gina - Laura these are utterly amazing. I love all the details and the color in this post. Fantastic job! So excited for you!

Beth Chaja - I love your work….which makes my daughter & son-in-law look like NON-work! So free and easy…capturing all the little details. Moments that happened speedily at the wedding & after, can now be enjoyed over & over…thank you for being there.

McKenzie at Engageology - Yay! These look fantastic Laura.

kristen - wow laura. these are magnificent!!!

Amanda - Beautiful as always. Love the pink flower balls hanging in the tree!

Roee Dori - Well, if at all possible, your work is even better than the last time I checked out your blog. The photo of the groomsmen jumping in the distance is a classic!

tasha - Laura, these are so incredible! I mean, really! I love the time capsule idea! I just photographed a 10-year anniversary party where they opened their wedding-day time capsule! SO sweet!

natalie - I love love love their design for this wedding! so cute!