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CADENCE & ELI | SUMMER SWIM SHOOT

Aw, summer… I miss you already! I shot this session of Cadence and Eli in mid summer when the temps were soaring and the Minnesota lakes were prime for swimming. I had been dreaming of doing a swim shoot, and Cadence and Eli graciously volunteered to be my models! Cadence is a fellow photographer, and an amazing one at that. Check out her blog for some of her most recent work. This shoot was styled by Stephanie of First Blush Bride, who put together all of these gorgeous looks. Big thanks to Stephanie, Cadence and Eli for bringing my vision to life!

























kristen - i love this laura! yummy colors:)

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MEGAN & ANDY | FARM ENGAGEMENT SESSION










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!!

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STEPH & JOHN | MINNEAPOLIS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY





















If you’ve read my blog before, you may have seen Steph & John. John secretly entered himself and his then-not-quite-yet-fiance, Steph in my Wedding 2011 Giveaway. Steph followed my blog prior to their engagement and John wanted to surprise the love of his life with wedding photography, which is so important to this couple. John’s story really touched me and I thought it was beyond sweet that John wanted to surprise Steph. Another deserving couple ended up winning the giveaway, but I am so grateful that I met this couple and they still chose me to document their engagement and wedding day.

Steph & John are photography aficionados so I was really excited when they brought their Holga to our session. I can’t wait for their fall wedding at a private residence in Wisconsin. It is sure to be gorgeous!

Kristi - What a gorgeous session!!

Brenda - Beautiful Steph & John

Margee Fisher - So beautiful. . . they brought tears of joy to my eyes.

Cyndi Keller - Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations

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AURORA & BRIAN | SESSION AT THE FARM


























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!

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