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What’s not to love about Sarah & Ryan? They are the sweetest duo and I couldn’t stop laughing during their engagement session. Sarah is so full of life and her smile is truly contagious. She and Ryan complement each other perfectly.  We incorporated one of their favorite activities, biking, into their session. I was in love with their duo red, Scwhinn cruisers. Makes me want to add a cruiser to my bike collection (which only currently contains a road bike, albeit, a fantastic road bike!). Thank you for the amazing time!  Can’t wait for your big day, you two!

Helgs - LOVE it! Really LIV style!

Catherine Marciniak - Love this session so cute !!

Sarah - Thanks for the fun session, Laura!

sarah wu - So adorable, are these film too? Love the smile!

Laura - Thank you my friends! Sarah H., so glad you had fun too! :) Sarah Wu, yes indeed these are film. All Fuji 400H on the Contax 645 or Canon 1V. :)



Image by Whitney for Laura Ivanova Photography. You can check out more images on our Facebook page, and while you’re there, we would be so honored if you “liked” us!

Laura & Daniel braved the blistering heat for their engagement session. They will be married in just a couple short weeks at Temple Israel, and are hosting a reception at The Walker Art Center. I can’t wait to see what Whitney captures!




Sarah & Ethan are two incredibly special people. On their own, they are incredibly giving, fun, full of life, and just radiate with happiness. But together, it’s something super special. Out of this world, really. They are the kind of couple that inspire love in other people. Make you want to squeeze your significant other just a little bit tighter. I really can’t even begin to describe how much I love this couple and how happy they make me (and presumably everyone around them!). I am beyond excited for their wedding day!

kelsy mccartney - in love with this session!! absolutely gorgeous photos, beautiful light, great style (love their boat shoes!), and incredible location!! so cute :)

Butch McCartney - Laura!! Awesome session!! Great color, style, location … photos!

jessica - Love everything about this session from the location, the outfits and the adorable couple. You always make everyone look so great in their sessions :)

Poly - Love all of them! And love her shoes!

Jayne - absolutely perfect.

geneoh - Great session, Laura!

Melissa Oholendt - Yep. Just spending a Saturday evening on your blog. LOVE this session. Stunning. xo friend, so inspired by you!

Jenna - I SO want this for ANW blog, will you submit it Laura? Your work is simply stunning (as are you!) love following your talent, email me if you want to submit some of your goodness! xo



I don’t recall exactly how this session came about, but Gina & I chatted about capturing a session on film; documenting her and her husband as they are, right now. Gina is a photographer (an amazingly talented photographer) and travels a lot, not only for her photography work, but also inspiring people around the country. Matt is busy too; involved in his community, as a teacher and training for a half marathon with Gina by his side. Since downtime is rare for this couple, they try to spend weekend mornings together when they can, making breakfast (Matt flipping pancakes!), lounging in their PJs and hanging out with their pup, Mya. All creative credit to this session is completely due to Gina’s brilliant ideas and planning. I was so happy to be a part of this shoot and document the laughter, smiles and hugs (and body slams). Not to mention their beautiful, airy home. Hello, can I move in?!

Thank you Zeidlers!

Emily Steffen - Um….so so so so so so so cute my friends! Laura, this is documented so beautifully playful and Gina, so so not surprised at how amazing you look on camera! You and Matt are just adorable and your joy radiates through all of those photos! :) LOVE THEM! :)

jessica - So gorgeous, I just love how film looks! The colors are amazing :)

alexia strawn - BEAUTIFUL!! This made my heart smile…beautiful couple and beautiful photographs… perfect!

Jenay - Love, love, love these! Beautiful couple, Beautiful photographs!

Jenay - Love, love, love these!

tasha - oh my. oh my. oh my!! these are so wonderful and cute and playful and lovely and and and…. :) bea-u-ti-ful couple and equally stunning images!!

Julia Mary - Laura! These are amazing — seriously love them all! You captured them beautifully!

amy - Gaw!! So gorgeous!!! I am in love with this set! Gina you are beautiful!! And Laura you did an amazing A–MAzing job on these photos. Just beautiful!

Syd - Omg I could not BE more inspired and in love with this session !! Yay Zeidlers and yay Laura!! My heart is bursting! Xoxo.

Melissa Oholendt - Oh the fillllllllllllllllllm. Gorgeous!

shawna [of styleberryBLOG] - amazing. real. bright. beautiful. :)

Mandi - Oh my goodness Laura, you captured them PERFECTLY!!!! I love this post so so much!!!!!

monika rae - What a sweet session – so, SO lovely!

sarah wu - Oh my gosh these are super super cute.

Kate Botwinski - These are so beautiful Laura! Your talent shines through every image!

Lauren - Oh my goodness, Laura! You did a beautiful job on this session, and GINA! You are adorable!

Stacey - These are just the sweetest thing ever!!! Love! The green is such a great pop, the love so playful, and I’d love to know where you got the gray and white striped bedding. Gorgeously photographed on film :-)

Kristin - Awesome! I just adore this session! These are so wonderful and such a great way to document life as it is!