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Meet Des & Nolan! We were having really bad luck with scheduling their engagement session. It seemed that every date we chose ended up being a rainy, stormy day. I guess the third time is the charm, because we finally met for their engagement session on the HOTTEST day of year. Go figure! But Des & Nolan handled it like troopers. Even their doggie, Bear, got in on the photo action, although, I felt quite bad for him with his black fur. I was a bit worried the poor guy was going to pass out. When we finally couldn’t take the heat, we snuck into the Walker for refuge and freezing cold AC. Enjoy the preview!

  • jennie gaskins - love how airy their session looks!! and the dog tie is GREAT!!!

  • Glenda - Awesome Laura!

  • John Sharpe - Love this session! That first horizontal shot inside…is AWESEOM! Did you get a permit to shoot at the walker or snuck in? I’ve gotten kicked out of there before.

  • Laura - Thanks guys!

    @John- Permit?!? Uhh, no, but we asked at the front desk if we could shoot there. It was SO HOT and I was practically melting… they probably felt bad for us, so they let us use the entry!

  • Amy - aww love the walker! miss MN so much!! what a beautiful shoot!

  • tasha - SO beautiful and full of life! Love it! You’d never know you were melting outside :)

  • Kristen Drufke - giggle-giggle. We had the same issue with a couple where we had to set up a time to meet like 6 times before we were able to make it all happen. lol. These photos were so worth it though! Love the ones in the Walker and with Bear. Great job Laura!

  • melissa oholendt - LOVVVVVE this couple’s style. They are gorgeous and their style is rocking. The Walker has to be one of my favorite locations for reals and I love how you used it!

  • PUBLISHED | THE KNOT MINNESOTA MAGAZINE - […] so it was perfectly fitting for this couple!). See more from their big day here on my blog and also check out their engagement session, where Bear makes his photographic […]

  • PUBLISHED | THE KNOT MINNESOTA MAGAZINE » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] so it was perfectly fitting for this couple!). See more from their big day here on my blog and also check out their engagement session, where Bear makes his photographic […]

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.

  • LAURA & TODOR | MINNEAPOLIS LIFESTYLE SESSION ON FILM » The McCartneys Photography | FILM HUSBAND & WIFE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DUO in CENTRAL WISCONSIN - […] beautiful images and have somewhat adopted her as our little family photographer ever since our first session with Laura in 2010, which is something that we are so grateful for! ;) There is truly something to be said about […]

  • KELSY & BUTCH | WISCONSIN LIFESTYLE SESSION ON FILM » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - […] photographers based in Wausau, Wisconsin) and I was so honored to capture this adorable duo for the second time! Since I first met them, they have moved back to Wisconsin, purchased a lovely home (seriously, get […]

This lovely couple are past clients and I’m so happy they came back for more photo fun! Miranda contacted me wanting some fun couple photos, really for no particular reason- just their year and a half anniversary! Miranda had her hair and makeup done by Unveiled and was looking fabulous and Weston looked so dapper in his dress blues. Enjoy a mini-sneak peek of their session!

  • Stacy Able - love a guy in a uniform! always great stuff from Laura!! :)

  • melissa oholendt - I think this might be one of my favorite anytime sessions you’ve ever done. I can totally, totally feel their connection, love that.


  • Jennie - These are gorgeous!

  • s h e r r y - These are awesome. Love the pink/blue (and the reverse of traditional girl/boy colours!) :)

  • John Sharpe - Laura! Awesome as usual. Love the location and choice of outfits!

  • Lindsay Kennedy - Awesome session, Laura! The lighting is beautiful.

  • Tiffany - I LOVE her shoes! Beautiful location!

  • Amy - Laura, this is one of my favorites!!! Did you do it all in film? I love the color of everything!

  • Laura - Thanks for your nice comments everyone! :-) Amy, there are a few film shots mixed in this post, but most were captured digitally. The first diptych, for example, is film.

  • melissa oholendt - Seriously gorgeous.

  • INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED! » Laura Ivanova Photography | MINNEAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - […] I think when most American’s think of traveling to Europe, Bulgaria isn’t even on their radar, which is unfortunate, because it is truly a beautiful country and still very affordable! It’s a very popular ski destination in the winter and seaside destination in the summer amongst other Europeans. Having traveled there is both seasons, I can attest to the great things to see and do. You can check out some of my past travels to Bulgaria here & here and you can’t check out a lifestyle session I shot there here. […]