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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!

Oooh, please excuse the extra long post, but I absolutely adore this so-in-love couple and their beautiful wedding. I guess it’s the small-town girl in me, but I love barns, nature and rustic farm weddings! M&P incorporated so many special, handmade details and everything about their wedding was picture perfect. Megan & Patrick are teachers and how cute was it to incorporate a school bus into their wedding day?! But, even more importantly, beyond the details, it’s always fun to work with a couple that is so head-over-heels in love! It was my first time shooting at the Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to shoot there again. What an incredible venue!

Thanks to M&P, their friends and family and vendors for a wonderful wedding day!

  • McKenzie at Engageology - I love the Enchanted Barn! What a great space! Cute couple too – and great details :)

  • jennie gaskins - LOVE the flowers and how rustic they were and those hats were too cute on the guys!!!

  • Whitney - AMAZING!!! Great job as always!

  • Yazy - Stunning!!!! :)

  • Jessica - Love everything about this wedding, especially the location and all the details! Amazingly done Laura!

  • Tiffany - Awesome (as always). I love the thumbprint guest book. What a great idea. The hats were the best though!! :)

  • Melissa Schollaert - Oh my, you MUST get this wedding published chica – it is beautiful and so is your work! Love it!

  • Stacy Able - ahhh pears!! I love love this!! Always such crisp, stunning work :)

  • Amy - aahh the location is gorgeous!!! what perfect light and loving all the green details!

  • Sherri - Beautiful pics! What a gorgeous wedding!!

  • Amanda - Ugh! It’s painful how much a adore this wedding shoot! Love everything about it! Especially love the hats, barn, decor, thumbprint tree…and of course I’m somewhat partial to the school bus! I agree with Melissa that this MUST be published!

  • mackenzie enukidze - gorgeous and gorgeous!
    great shots.. but i agree it must of been easy with such a great couple.. i like their style.. a lot

  • Roee Dori - What a beautiful wedding! Great details, and great job capturing everything!

  • s h e r r y - Oh wow! These are SUPER cute! (Patrick’s ring is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen!)

  • helgi - THAT is INSANE!!!!! beautiful as always~

  • Trisha K. - Wow. I’m in love with that venue! The colors are so crisp. Beautiful!

  • craig john - Wonderful work, and what a fabulous country wedding. That’s my kinda party. :)

  • LHoltermann - Oh, Megan…beautiful, beautiful, pictures. Wish I could’ve been there. U two look like a couple chose from heaven!!

  • Joe Federer - Awesome. I love barn weddings. You did an amazing job.

  • Crystal - Not sure what to write because this wedding is soooo darn cute. Love the detail laura. I am simply in love with the green and pears.

  • Jyll - So gorgeous Laura! There is something so charming about barn weddings. Beautiful work woman.

  • Emily @ Southern Weddings - Gorgeous! I love the crisp + clean details.

  • Corina - love all this photos:-)

  • Franziska Fischer - I am really impressed!!! What a wonderful wedding. Perfect style and grandiose pictures.
    I love the wedding ring. Never seen this design before. Where can I get it? Maybe you can help.
    It would be a great pleasure for me to get a tip.

    Many Thanks.

I love this couple and I loved their session! We had so much fun out at my grandparent’s farm in rural Le Center, MN, and I loved the cool props that Kelsy & Butch brought along. They incorporated things they love doing together like drinking wine and Kelsy’s super fun vintage-replica bicycle. K&B are actually super awesome wedding photographers based out of Wisconsin, so we had to get some shots with their cameras too!

  • kelsy+butch - oh my gosh!!!!! laura!! we just sat down to look at these together and are in love with them — you did SUCH a fabulous job!! we had a blast with you {and your sweet grandma!} :) thank you thank you!!!

  • McKenzie at Engageology - Oh! I love the photo with surprise written all over her face! You captured so many great images here!

  • Emily Steffen - Stinkin’ cute Laura! :)

  • Jolene - So cute Laura. As always I love your photos!

  • Melissa Schollaert - Bellissima!

  • Alicia Swedenborg - O.M.G!!! The light and the colors are AMAZING!! Can’t stop looking at them! Laura, some of you best photos ever! Can you please host a one on one workshop with me???

  • Tiffany - WOW! These are ADORABLE!! You can tell how much fun these two are. Love the props and her outfit with the shorts and the flower top is too cute! :D

  • Whitney Furst - Love,Love,Love,Love,Love!!!!!!!!

  • melissa oholendt - They ARE the cutest! Love the lighting, I think you are a sunset/back-lit master!

  • natalie - you are right. cutest. shoot. ever. I love it!

  • Alexia Strawn - Love them! Kelsy and Butch are the cuties! You can just see there love glowing in these photos!

  • Amanda - Hey! I recognize that location. ;)

    Love this session. They are super cute and I adore the shots of the yellow flowers with her floral top!

  • Jasmine - Love! What a beautiful couple and wow, what a lovely backdrop for photos! The farm is gorgeous beyond belief – how you catch the light so perfectly amazes me!

  • Laura - Thanks for your comments everyone! Totally making my day awesome! THANK YOU!!

  • John Sharpe - Love this…couldn’t help but smile seeing the shots holding out the DSLRs. And gotta agree with Mel…you are the backlight queen!

  • Jill - These are so awesome-I am still smiling! TOO CUTE!

  • sean - these are so great, laura. lovely to see such amazing photography, very inspiring. the light is stunning, absolutely stunning.

  • Jason Thon - Incredible session Laura! This may be my favorite one you have ever posted. The light, color, expressions, everything are all amazing.

  • Jenn - Hi Laura! I was just browsing your blog, LOVE this photo session!

  • Tonya Peterson - What a beautiful session. The colors are amazing.

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