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Katie & Steve, where do I even begin!?  This couple came into my life in such a unexpected way.  Back in 2010, I decided to offer a wedding giveaway for a deserving couple in 2011.  I received so many amazing entries from all over the country and Katie’s was the last I received.  I don’t recall how Katie found me, but her and Steve’s story immediately touched my heart. Steve had courageously battled cancer at such a young age and Katie supported and loved him every step of the way! Their story has a happy ending as Steve is now in remission.  The finalists were chosen by a select group of my industry peers before the winner was chosen through a poll on my blog.  Katie and Steve ended up winning the giveaway with over 2,000 votes!!  The outpouring of love and support from their friends and family was amazing!

So, it was no surprise that my lovely assistant, Garrett, and I were welcomed to this wedding with a touch of all the love!  Katie and Steve and their families were beyond welcoming and so appreciative and thankful.  This experience was an amazing way to wrap up the 2011 season.  This season spanned half the year in New York, half in Minneapolis, dozens of states in between, a new continent (Africa), adventures in teaching/driving stick with Whitney, windshield wipers breaking in the middle of the night during a downpour, braving the I-95, eating ice cream in Mystic, and tons of other adventures and misadventures.  Most importantly, I was welcomed into the lives of some very special clients.  Katie and Steve definitely fit the bill and experiencing and documenting their wedding day was truly an honor.

K&S were married at All Souls on the Upper East Side before heading to ReBar in DUMBO to eat, drink and celebrate!  The dance was unbelievable.  Long after we had finished shooting, I literally had to tear Garrett away! :)

A special thanks to Garrett for coming all the way from the land of 10,000 lakes to NYC to shoot this wedding with me.  And, a big, big thanks to Stacie of Stacie Shea Events who did an amazing job coordinating the whole affair!  Ms. Stacie also has roots in the great state of Minnesota- what a small world! :)

Katie’s mother handmade all the gorgeous bouquets and bouts.  They were just stunning!!

Irina - What a beautiful wedding! Love the dress and the venue is full of charm. The city lights add this special touch of magic! Great job, Laura!

Kristen Drufke - Are. You. Kidding. Me! Gorgeous! What a cute story and adorable couple. I LOVE the black and white photos of the couple:) And Sarah’s dress, WOW! Great job Laura, these photos are amazing!

Kristen Drufke - Ops, sorry, I meant that Katie’s dress was amazing.

KERRY & ERIC | NAUTICAL ENGAGEMENT » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Kerry & Eric! In a crazy round-about way, we came to discover Kerry went to high school with an amazing planner I’ve worked with out in New York City (who is originally from Minnesota). I swear it’s such a small world! From the moment Whitney [...]

ANA & CHRIS | NAUTICAL NEW YORK WEDDING » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] adorable wedding, filled to the max with gorgeous details and prettiness! Chris is the cousin of a past bride and I was thrilled to shoot another Gramlich wedding! Although the couple resides in Connecticut, [...]



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 :)

Real Brides – Sarah & John E-pics - JAC Beauty - [...] courtesy of:  Laura Ivanova Photography Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]

FEATURED MEXICO WEDDING | STYLE ME PRETTY DESTINATION BLOG » Laura Ivanova Photography | DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] is featured on one of my and Sarah’s favorite blogs! Check it out here! You an also see their engagement, wedding and just married session on my [...]

SARAH & ALLEN | KIND WORDS » Laura Ivanova Photography | FILM WEDDING & BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS & NEW YORK CITY - [...] Sarah & Allen’s wedding photos here on my blog, or check out their just married session, engagement in NYC or fabulous feature on Style Me [...]



I captured this image on my Holga in September. I’m not quite sure what happened to this image (maybe some inadvertent sun exposure) but I sort of like the effect. A happy mistake, one of the many reasons I love shooting film! :) Happy Friday friends!!

Rachel - LOVE the affect! This is a piece of art my friend!



These panoramas of images were captured on a Holga using an experimental technique often referred to as “Holgarama,” basically meaning a panoramic image made by capturing multiple frames with a Holga. I love playing around with this technique and since the panorama is created by arbitraily advancing the film and slightly shifting my capture with each frame, the result is typically imperfect, with overlapping frames, and shifts in color and exposure. I love it!

Jennie - These are beautiful Laura. I’d never thought about doing panoramas with a Holga, but they turned out great!

Julie - LOVE it!! Just like New York – grungy and beautiful.

s h e r r y - Ooh. These are RAD!

Mona Brown - Laura, these are really cool. I can imagine them framed and on your wall :)