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Category Archives: engagement & lifestyle


  • 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

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:)

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!!

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