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I’ve been busy as a bee, not only prepping for Wedding Season 2014, but shooting boudoir sessions in my gorgeous studio in Northeast Minneapolis.  Just wanted to share one image that recently caught my eye.  Happy Monday!

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I recently had the opportunity to collaborate on a styled shoot with some amazing local talent. This shoot started as a spark of creative inspiration between the stylist and myself. We wanted to use soft corals and mint as the loose basis of our palette with accents of cream and gold. We enlisted the help of an incredible florist to bring help bring our vision to life. Jackie took it to another level and added so much texture and depth to the styling. The models looked extra perfect thanks to the talent of our makeup artist, Justine. I am so proud of how this shoot turned out. Thank you, thank you, thank you x infinity to the fabulous people involved for bringing this collaboration to life:
Styling: Jesi Hoolihan
Florals: Munster Rose
Hair and Makeup: Justine Sierakowski
Model: Sarah Vande Kamp
Model: Nick from Ignite Models
Lingerie: Room No. 3
Clothing: Pac Sun

See more from this shoot on my beauty + boudoir blog. Enjoy!




























  • Emily Steffen - LAURA! These images are incredible…so fresh and so beautiful! :) The flowers, that wallpaper and your colors are just so appealing!!!!! :) I LOVE THIS! :)

  • A Styled Boudoir Shoot » Beauty & Boudoir by Laura Ivanova Photography - [...] Model: Sarah Vande Kamp Model: Nick from Ignite Models (not pictured in this post, see more images here) Lingerie: Room No. [...]

  • Jackie Reisenauer - Laura, you did such an amazing job with these. I want to dive in and live in this space. And Jesi (!!!) awesome styling!!! Thanks for including Munster Rose!

  • Anna Margaret - LOVE everything about these images… and swooning over the lovely wallpaper! So beautiful!

  • Liz Banfield - Gorgeous, Laura. What a light beautiful touch you have.

  • Helgi - This images are pure inocent, joy and love! You are the best ever!

  • Rozanne Z - Classy, chic & tastefully sexy!! Amazing job!!

  • Emily Koska - GORGEOUS!! Loooove the colors. Fabulous as always :)

  • Patricia @cichlee - Warmed me up. Exactly the kind of modern, sexy, cozy images that couples want. All the little light kisses make it extra sweet.
    Lovely job all.

Julie is fiery, full of life, and this girl knows no limits! She’s a super successful businesswoman and a total inspiration. When she told me she wanted to do an all black and white film boudoir session, I was a bit hesitant (I must confess, I love color!!), but I knew Julie could pull off this dramatic, super sexy look. Hair by Julie and makeup by Lianna Colestock.

For more information about boudoir sessions, please check out my Beauty & Boudoir website!




  • Barry - These are amazing photos. The woman is stunning.

  • Jessica Hannon - Holy geeze lady you are gorgeous! Love your shoot! Where’d you get your little black piece, it’s absolutely stunning. You should be a model…

  • Patricia @cichlee - So happy to see sophisticated boudoir that is art. rare. The BW tones add to the style and will look fantastic as a wall series. Thanks Julie for allowing the share. Stunning & lush.

Meet beautiful Steph!!  Steph is strong, confident woman and has such a positive outlook and attitude. I think it comes through in her images. She’s a true survivor!! When I asked her if I could share a few of her images on my blog, this is what she had to say:

“I’m happy to let you share them, and I’m honored to represent and hopefully inspire other “mature” women who may be telling themselves they’re too old to do a fun and sexy boudoir shoot.  It was definitely out of my comfort zone but it was a huge self-esteem booster and the whole experience was a blast. Thanks for making it so much fun and for capturing beautiful, artistic images that my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. I will definitely recommend you and your boudoir shoots to my girlfriends!”

Thank you Steph!! I love that my clients feel empowered by this experience. Thanks for letting us share your images and message! ;) Thank you also, to Emily J. for bringing out the best in Steph with her gorgeous hair and makeup.





Ahhhh… this post brings me back to the glorious beaches of Mexico! Honestly, I am so darn lucky my job brings me the amazing places it does! If I weren’t a wedding photographer, I’m not sure that I ever would’ve had the pleasure to experience the gloriousness that is an all-inclusive resort. Before I actually went to one, I must admit, I was a bit of a travel snob. I preferred places more off the beaten path. However, I always try to keep an open mind! It may not be a cultural experience, but there is certainly something to be said about relaxing. Laying in the sun poolside or oceanside and listening to the ocean for hours. Dining leisurely (at 5 star restaurants, no less) without worry about where you’re dashing off to next. How often do we actually relax?! I’ve been to the Riviera Maya a few times now and each experience has been simply amazing. Like pinch-me-I-can’t-believe-I’m-here amazing.

When Sarah & Allen contacted me about shooting their destination wedding in Mexico, of course, I was elated! Right away I knew we were a perfect fit for each other. (Their blog post is coming very soon!!) Through Sarah, I was introduced to Diana, one of Sarah’s best friends, and a guest at the wedding. She wanted to capture a beach boudoir session in Mexico. Because of timing, we had to squeeze this session in early the morning after the wedding, before Diana headed back home to New York. Of course, there were torrential downpours (I didn’t find out May was borderline rainy season until the day I left for the wedding!), but we managed to sneak in a mini session by the pool and beach at our gorgeous resort, Grand Velas.

Diana, you are absolutely radiant! I was worried that Diana would be deterred by the rain; worried about her hair and makeup, but as you can see, Diana is a natural beauty and just rolled with the punches. She completely rocked the natural look and embraced the weather, wet hair and all. Thank you for the fun session!

For more information about boudoir sessions, please check out my Beauty & Boudoir website!









 

  • Diana - Thanks Laura for making my first experience back in front of the camera so easy & fun; I cannot wait for our next shoot.

  • Sheila Ramirez - You look absolutely beautiful, sweet and classy. Awesome pic Diana!