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Meet Alaina & Mike! I met them in person for the first time at their New York City engagement session and I had such a blast with these two! They are so much fun, so sweet, and complete naturals in front of the camera. I absolutely love couples who are head-over-heels in love! A&M also have great taste. Please note Alaina’s gorgeous sail-boat print dress, which gives a casual nod to their wedding, which will take place this September at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. I can’t wait for the beachside festivities!

  • Kristy - I love the shoe picture :) The one with the two of you giggling is also adorable!

  • Anne-Marie Bouchard - Oh wow, love this e-session. Gorgeous pics Laura!

  • Julie - The pictures came out great! Such a dapper duo!

  • Emily Steffen - GORGEOUS! Simple and stunning and so cute! :) LOVE!

  • Chris - Photogenic bunch, you two

  • Alaina - Love the little blurb, and the gorgeous photos of course! : )

  • Noah - Nice pics . . . I thought there was going to a picture with dog? Also, new nickanme for you two: A&M?

  • Kris Gamache - Love the red shoes!!!

  • Lindsay - You guys look very nice and extremely happy! :)

  • Anitra - You guys look amazing! I love these pictures :)

  • Kat - A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.

  • Erica - love the pics!i also love the one of you guys laughing! especially love the outfit alaina :)

  • Mike - Amazing pictures of you two

  • Jamie - So cute!!

  • Susan - Nice pics! You two look great!

  • Jeff - Aww adorable…..cant wait

  • Emily @ Southern Weddings - LOVE this session, Laura! Just beautiful!

  • FEATURED RHODE ISLAND WEDDING | STYLE ME PRETTY » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] wedding, nay, wedding weekend at the gorgeous Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. From their NYC engagement to the Just Married session, the entire journey with Alaina and Mike was a blast.  I was so [...]

Last fall, I had the pleasure of attending the Jose Villa Workshop near Guadalajara, Mexico. I love Jose and he is such an inspiring person and photographer. In addition to “classroom” learning, Jose and his amazing crew organized a several shoots. Very, very big thanks to: Jose Villa workshops | Joel Serrato | Lacie Hansen | Nancy Villa | Joy Thigpen | Jill La Fleur | Mar of Team Hair & Makeup | Karina Puente | Bill of Richard Photo Lab | Saja Wedding Gowns | Amy of Wedding Chicks | Abby of Style Me Pretty | Hacienda El Carmen | Erica O’Brien and, of course, the lovely models!

Enjoy these engagement session images. Wedding images and more coming soon!









Lidia is the sister of my amazing friend, Diana, and when I heard they were in New York City for just a couple days, I jumped at the chance to capture a quick mini session with them & baby, who is due in March! We wandered near their hotel on the Upper East Side and found a few quaint streets. I love that it still looks like fall in the city! (At least for this Minnesota girl!)






  • McKenzie at Engageology - Cute couple – that baby is going to be gorgeous!

    I can hardly believe she’s 6 months pregnant – she’s tiny!

  • kendra garrison - amazing! love the nyc shoot lids & andrei!

  • nicky - i LOVE them Laura!!!! You did an amazing job capturing them!!!!
    <3 Lidias little sister Nicky :)

  • Jasmine - What a beautiful couple and such a pretty location! Wow! Kudos!

  • diana - love you tons for doing this laura!!
    you captured my sister and her husband and baby…beautifully!
    love love love every single image! you rock my friend!!! <3
    hope you had fun..on your first nyc shoot ;)

  • Andy Owen - Beautiful setting, gorgeous couple, I love everything about these images!

  • s h e r r y - :) Gorgeous photos! <3 Ah, I love New York!!

  • helgi - she caring a girl, doesn’t she? SOOOO pretty Laura!!!!

  • Dominique - Beautiful, beautiful photos. I love the colour palette.

When Nadyia and I were discussing possibilities for her and Abhik’s fall engagement session, we starting brainstorming activities the couple enjoys together…. Nadyia wanted to incorporate props, or just a little something to make their session extra special, but wasn’t sure what. Props have been a huge trend lately, but I think it only makes sense if it really represents the couple! Nadyia casually mentioned that her and Abhik really enjoy playing tennis together, but didn’t like it as an idea for actual engagement photos. I, however, was instantly inspired! The starting score of love-love in tennis is so fitting for an engagement session!






  • mackenzie enukidze - well you know i love this

  • stacy able - Props are a trend but the tennis theme was subtle and very cute- I heart when clients incorporate their lives and personalities in their session

  • Helgi - THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO beautiful!!!!

  • Crystal - What a stunning couple. I am pretty sure Nadyia went my my HS-such a gorgrous girl. I love the tennis theme too. You never let me down laura, always loving your cute and fun sessions.

  • Tiffany - They are a gorgeous couple! I LOVE her ring. :) Another great job by an amazing photographer! :)

  • Joe Federer - Very cool — I love when couples do something fun with their e-sessions. Looks like you made the most of it.

  • melissa oholendt - YES!!! Tennis? Best, most natural prop ever. Love it.

  • AJ - I LOVE these!!!