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Susan & Eric were married on a perfect day in May on a private farm in Butternut, Wisconsin.  My trusty side kick, Whitney, accompanied me to this wedding, and we were so excited to make the drive up north.  Northern Wisconsin is just beautiful- there’s something about the woods and the calm serenity.  I love it!  As we approached the farm a series of handcrafted signs led the way, until finally we spotted the gorgeous red barn in the distance… What an amazing spot to become husband and wife!!

The bride and groom planned the most fantastic day filled with special moments, a unique ceremony, and fun and vibrant personal details.  I had tears in my eyes during the ceremony, and it was especially touching that Susan’s dad was able to meet her at the entry of the barn, and escort her down the aisle.  Susan is the youngest in a big family of 8 siblings, and the last to get married.  Her dad wasn’t sure if he would be able to walk down the aisle, but he joined Susan and gave her and Eric big hugs at the altar!  Both sets of parents blessed the rings before the bride and groom placed them on each other’s fingers.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed sweets and lemonade on the lawn, before we headed to Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minoqua for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.

I’d be remiss not to mention my amazing friends, Kelsy & Butch, a husband and wife film photography duo from Wausau, Wisconsin.  Kelsy is Susan’s niece and one of her matrons-of-honor, and introduced me to her sweet aunt.  You can catch photos of Kelsy & Butch below! Butch is the one holding the polaroid camera!  :)  Thanks also to Evolutions In Design for the stunning florals, and Bob Holl, who provided many laughs and entertainment as the MC and DJ at the reception.

Congratulations to the happy couple!  I hope for you a life of bliss, love and adventure!!  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day!

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pam cisney - Beautiful!

Rita Smart - Wow, these wedding pictures are breath taking. Nothing like a country wedding. So simple, so beautiful. Kathy and John Schroeder, what a blessing you are, to share your beautiful home / barn for special occasions. I don’t know the wedding party at all, but want to let you all know that you did a beautiful job of planning this special day.

Rhonda - Absolutely beautiful photos of two very special people on an amazing day!!!



What a way to kick off wedding season in Minneapolis!  Ipek and Matt were married on an unusally gorgeous spring day!  It was just one of those days that went perfectly from start to finish!  This self-declared nerdy couple lives in Pittsburg, and Ipek originally hails from Istanbul, Turkey, but they chose to celebrate their wedding day in Matt’s hometown.  Ipek’s family flew in from Turkey and it was especially wonderful to have her grandma there!  The whole entire day was flawless, and I loved all the gorgeous details and the florals from Munster Rose!  Ipek and Matt, thank you inviting me to be a part of your day!

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jody savage - So so lovely Laura as always. You have a true gift!!! xx

Jane - So gorgeous!

Katja Heil - Oh Laura, they are to cute! Beautiful couple, stunning location with nice light and I’m in love with the color palette! Pretty, pretty!
Kind regards from Germany,

Catharine - Beautiful work Laura! x

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Stacy - Beautiful! What venue is this?!



Jenna and Chris were married at the gorgeous Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin. The bride & groom reside in NYC, but wanted a wedding that was decidedly “country” and I don’t think they’re could’ve picked a better location. It was a chilly fall day, in late October, but the sun peeked out during our photos and it was warm and cozy inside the barn!

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Images captured on the Contax 645 and Canon 1v with Fuji Pro 400H film.

Jody Savage - These are so so gorgeous! In love with the colors!



Congrats to Michelle & Conner!  This lovely couple was married on a rainy, fall day in Minneapolis.  Luckily the skies cleared right before their sunset ceremony in the courtyard at the Mill City Museum!  This was one of my favorite weddings of the year and I’m so excited to share all the lovely details.  Michelle looked beyond stunning in her gorgeous Vera Wang gown from l’atelier couture and Conner looked equally dapper.  The entire day was perfection thanks to Mimi DesignJust Bloomed Florals, and all the other amazing vendors.  Enjoy!

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jody savage - perfection. Love the shots of them outside walking. so so sweet! Lovely lovely lovely job as always! Always a treat to see a blog post from you!

Stephen - That is one cool venue!