Dana + Stephen | Winter Dream Maternity Session - Delano, MN Maternity Photographer

 Laur Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

This dreamy winter maternity session was beautiful and sentimental, all at the same time.  You see, we photographed Dana and Stephen's stunning Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard wedding back in 2015.  Dana also happened to be a bridesmaid in Krystal and Justin's gorgeous summer wedding at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

So when Dana reached out to me this past fall with the news that she was expecting, I was absolutely THRILLED!  Dana and Stephen have since moved to California, but they were planning a trip home to Minnesota for the holidays.  Perfect timing to grab a snowy winter maternity session, with a beautiful baby bump showing!

Dana chose a vibrant long red gown for her maternity photos and it hugged every beautiful, growing curve to perfection!  We began our session with some candlelight images in my studio, and then headed to a nearby park to take some dreamy sunset images.  That light was absolutely SPECTACULAR!  Red never looked so good.

Can't wait to meet their sweet baby girl, due in March!

Gina + Dan | Snowy, Intimate Wedding in the Fall - St. Paul Elopement Photographer

 Laur Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

Gina and Dan's intimate St. Paul elopement mixed a bit of old Hollywood glamour and a hint of Minnesota winter.  They had planned an outdoor celebration in their backyard amidst the fall colors -- but Mother Nature had other plans and showered their wedding day with a good ol' dose of Minnesota Winter -- in October!  Their backyard wedding turned into a cozy indoor celebration in their dining room, lined with chairs for their nearest and dearest.  Big, beautiful snowflakes fell through the air and created a bit of a wonderland for their photos (very unexpected, but lovely!), as they adventured through downtown St. Paul.  They were all smiles, despite the chilly air.  As they said their vows, they were surrounded by family and did a happy dance back up the "aisle".  The bride's sister shared an incredibly emotional toast, retelling stories of their childhood and how she had bought (and saved) a meaningful little book about being sisters, which she presented to Gina on her wedding day.  Not a dry eye in the house! After the ceremony and some celebratory toasts, the couple shared their first meal as husband and wife with their guests at the iconic Mancini's Charhouse in St. Paul.  Not even the snow could keep these two from a perfect day!

Congratulations, lovebirds!

THE WEDDING DAY TEAM

Photography:  Laura Robinson Photography
Ceremony:  The Couple's Home
Reception:  Mancini's Charhouse
Dress:  Rent the Runway BADGLEY MISCHKA WHITE AWARD WINNER GOWN
Hair:  Rocco's in Roseville - Payton
Makeup Artist: Erica Kenall
Suit/Tux Rental: Jos A Banks
Bridal Shoes:  Vince Camuto
Rings: RF Mohler
Floral Design:  Fleur De Lis
Cake / Dessert: Lunds and Byerlys
Invitations: Shutterfly

Moriah + Jake | Beautiful Fall Wedding at The Chalet at Elm Creek Park Reserve - Maple Grove, MN Wedding Photographer

Moriah and Jake's stunning fall wedding took place at the Chalet at Elm Creek Park Reserve.  Though the day began with a downpour, the rain let up and made way for a beautiful, overcast fall day.  Not even the threat of rain could dampen the sheer joy of their wedding day!  The groom was so excited to marry his bride, he literally skipped down the path to her during their portraits.  What an honor to photograph such a beautiful couple on the first day of their marriage.  Congratulations, lovebirds!

THE WEDDING DAY TEAM

Photography:  Laura Robinson Photography
Venue:  The Chalet at Elm Creek Park Reserve - Maple Grove, MN
Bridal Gown: Davis's Bridal
Hair + Makeup Artist: Priscilla Bruce
Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal
Suit/Tux Rental: Macy's
Bridal Shoes: Kelly Kate
Rings / Jeweler: DJ Bitzan
Florist: Always Blooming Floral
Caterer: Marna's Catering
Entertainment / DJ / Band: Midwest Sound
Cake / Dessert: Becky Guion
Invitations: Elli

 Laur Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

The V Family | Tree Farm Family Fun - Anoka, MN Family Photographer

 Laur Robinson Photography | www.laurarobinsonphoto.com

LOVED adventuring with the V family at the Hansen Tree Farm in Anoka!  They added a beautiful baby boy to their family earlier this spring (I was lucky enough to be present to photograph Baby Jens' birth experience!) and these were their first family photos together.  I've known mama Jill for 10+ years, but I'd never met her older kiddos until our session... It was so lovely to finally meet them, as I feel like I've known their personalities (through Jill's fabulous social media posts!) for many years already.  They are such a loving, spunky, adorable family and the kiddos have such a zest for exploring and learning new things.  What a treat to photograph this beautiful family!  Here are a few of my favorites from their session!