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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!



I feel like I should preface this post by stating the fact that I don’t photograph babies! I love babies, and I think they are adorable (especially this baby!) but photographing them is an art form in itself and it takes much skill and patience to be a successful photographer of this genre! I know so many talented photographers that excel in this area and I respect them so much because I feel like it’s so very challenging!

That being said, how could I resist this little guy?! A few weeks ago when a fresh coat of snow was falling over the beautiful city of Minneapolis, I posted on my Facebook page that I was dying to do a winter wonderland shoot. When past bride, Kristi posted that she and husband and baby would gladly volunteer as models, I couldn’t resist! We met that very day and spent 15 (cold) minutes capturing their beautiful family in the snow! Little Hugh is already as stylish as Mom and Dad and a natural model! I just wanted to share a few of these images on my blog. You can also check out Kristi & Kevin’s engagement session and wedding day, both of which were featured on Style Me Pretty (here and here!).

Thank you for everything Kristi, Kevin and Hugh! :D




Sarah & Allen love to travel and are planning their May 2012 destination wedding in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, so it only made sense to include their favorite hobby (travel, of course!) in their engagement session! Sarah and Allen live in Jackson Heights, but ventured downtown for their session at the South Street Seaport and Financial District. I spend my NYC time living in the Financial District and it’s one of my favorite neighborhoods. There are great little pockets and so much character. Sarah & Allen and I also came up with fun little props, like the “Bon Voyage” banner and suitcases, which will be used on their wedding day.

Can’t wait for your big day, guys! Is it May yet?! :)

Jina of JAC Beauty - Laura!!! These are amazing!!!

Nino - Beautiful photos! Sarah is amazingly gorgeous :)

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