Reviews and Acolades

Abby & Aaron, Minnetonka, Minnesota

“My husband and I were looking for a photographer that was spunky, and helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We were instantly drawn to Laura for her candid shots and ability to capture happiness in a photo. I will never use another photographer again!!! I am beyond impressed with every service Laura provided for us. Our engagement session was everything we hoped it to be. She got so many silly candids of us, and made us feel so comfortable during the more intimate pictures. Our wedding photos are breathtaking. When we look at them, we are instantly brought back to our perfect day. I can not recommend Laura enough! I trusted her fully during our wedding day, and knew she would do anything and everything to give us the shots we wanted.”

“Laura was the photographer for our April wedding and I cannot explain how beyond happy we are with how our wedding photos turned out! My husband and I were looking for a photographer that could make us feel comfortable in front of the camera and bring out our goofy and endearing demeanor. We were attracted to the candid photos Laura has on her website and instantly fell in love with her art! Our engagement session was so fun and casual, every picture was exactly what we had hoped for. OUR WEDDING PICTURES!! When we look at them, we are instantly brought back to our perfect day, that is more than we could ever ask for. She got shots of our silliness, and made us feel so comfortable during the more intimate photos. Everything turned out more than I could ever imagine, I trusted her knowing she always had our best interest in mind and would do whatever possible to get the best shots for us. I would book Laura again, and again, and again!”

View their lovely engagement session here !

Nicole & Brandon
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin
We are so incredibly happy that we chose Laura as our wedding photographer! Throughout the whole planning process, she was open, friendly and extremely helpful. She was quick to respond to all of my questions and I always felt like we were on the same page. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but Laura made the photography part stress-free! Through every step of the process, she was there for us with her amazing ideas and suggestions. I really appreciated Laura’s calm demeanor on the big day – she was very professional and non-intrusive. Even more than being very organized and pleasant to work with, she is an exceptionally talented photographer!! We are so happy with all of our photos. There are SO many of them – she captured every single detail of our day. Laura’s wonderful work is going to help us remember how beautiful and joyous our wedding day was for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much, Laura – we appreciate you more than you know!
View their amazing wedding here and their lovely engagement pictures !

Chelsey and Mike, Woodbury, MN
“We had such an amazing wedding day, and Laura was able to capture it all in the photos she took. We wanted our pictures to reflect the atmosphere which was fun and full of happiness. Laura was great to work with. She listened to our ideas, responded quickly when we had any questions and was vey efficient. Laura is affordable within all wedding budgets, and well worth every penny. Thanks again Laura! Michael & Chelsey :)” 
View their wedding post here – and their lovely engagement pictures here.
Lucy and Brian, Saint Paul, MN
“Laura is fantastic. We are so pleased with our photos, both our engagement and wedding photos. She is professional, creative, fun, and easygoing. I highly recommend her”

Paul and  Carly, St Paul, Minnesota

“My wife and I couldn’t have been any happier with Laura. As a photographer she is extremely creative, very professional, patient, calm, but she was also very accommodating to the constant changes that occurred throughout our wedding day.

Because she has a naturally creative mind and an uncanny ability to think on the spot, she was easily able to capture the most beautiful moments of our wedding day. We couldn’t be any more pleased.

I highly recommend her as a photographer.
Thanks again Laura!”

Michelle and Dan, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 “Laura is so wonderful to work with! I would absolutely recommend her! Our wedding pictures turned out amazing. She was able to capture every special moment and detail of our big day.”


Sharon & Ben, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
” We LOVE our wedding pictures by Laura. She is great, fun to work with, and extremely talented!”

Michelle and Brock, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Laura was not only professional during both our engagement shoot and wedding day, but fun and easy to work with. She had a creative eye for capturing all the details of our wedding and the adhoc moments between family and friends. She went above and beyond in taking photos for our wedding and captured so many wonderful moments throughout that night that we will be able to remember forever. Her work is high quality and top notch and would definitely hire Laura again for those other big life moments…if only we didn’t move from Minneapolis. :)”

Jenny and Jon, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“When I initially started the search for a  wedding photographer I was worried. I thought that the limited budget that my husband and I had would mean that I had to settle for mediocre photographs. Then I found Laura. I loved the images from her website, and once we met with her we absolutely knew that she was the right fit for us.

On our wedding day she captured details that I didn’t even think to alert her to, and I am so grateful to be able to look back at those and see all the hard work that went into making our day personal and special. She was completely unobtrusive during the wedding, but managed to direct us all and get the family and friend photos that meant the most.

Most importantly, the images that she got during our wedding are gorgeous. She absolutely managed to catch all of the emotion and happiness, and seemed to be in a million places all at once. I cannot believe how rich and beautiful all the pictures are, and my husband and I are both so thrilled with them. I can’t recommend Laura highly enough.”

Laurie and Steve, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

“I loved Laura’s photojournalistic style from the moment I laid eyes on her website. I was thrilled to be able to hire her to be the photographer for my wedding in October of 2011. In every interaction and contact that we had, Laura was always professional and personable. She was wonderful on the day of the wedding–prompt, sweet and patient with the 7 kids that we had in our wedding party. Our wedding photos turned out beautifully and we love looking at them because Laura really captured so many details from the day. Laura is a fantastic photographer to work with and I would highly recommend her”

Laura and Josh Link, Olivia, Minnesota

“We are so happy with the service that Laura provided! Our pictures are absolutely amazing, she captured the most wonderful candid shots!”

Magaly and Alfonso, Costa Rica

“Laura is a great wedding photographer, very friendly, helpful and she makes the person feel comfortable during the sessions. My husband and I are very thankful and happy with the beautiful pictures of our wedding.”

 Adriana and Guillermo, Costa Rica

“Laura is a great photographer, I loved to work with her. She’s got an eye for unique photos and how to make them work. Personally, I’m not a fan of someone taking pictures of me, but with her I felt so comfortable that I didn’t mind hundreds of pictures being taken. She’s a lovely person; my husband, my daughter and myself enjoyed a lot in our engagement session and in our wedding also. You’ll be lucky if you hire her because you will get more than a photographer, you (as I did) could also find a very good friend!”

“Laura has the very rare skill not only of taking AWESOME pictures, but of making his customers feel super comfortable and relaxed. I disliked photos. I hate them. But I would be on Laura’s camera anytime again, she made me love them pictures for once.”

Franco and Mary, Costa Rica

” Laura is an excellent photographer, she were available for our questions, she explain us all the details about our sessions and had time to guide us. She works with passion in our wedding day and we get more than we expect from her work.”

Rada and Kenneth, Costa Rica

“When looking for a photographer for my wedding some years ago I wanted to have very natural photos but even most importantly, to look good on them. She was extremely professional and committed with her work but also friendly and creative. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable during the session. I never felt that we were posing on the photos. My photos are really beautiful; I have covered my room walls with them. She managed to capture how special every moment was on that day for us. I strongly recommend her for any occasion, she will do an incredible job, will make you enjoy the moment and as a result you will have an incredible memory of that special day. I am her biggest fan and I would work with her anytime”

“When looking for a photographer for our wedding, my wife and I were looking for something that wasn’t cheesy, corny or looked like someone from “most boring wedding” magazine was calling the shots. Laura managed to shoot stunning photographs while keeping them natural. Pretty much everyone that sees the final product asks us who took them, that’s when we sadly have to tell them she’s no longer based in Costa Rica (most of the time at least). The good news is, if you live in Minnesota, you can hire her! She’s awesome, never gets in the way of things but has a very sharp eye and will always give you good advice in how to get what you want from the photos. I can’t recommend her enough, if you want your pictures to look great instead of having people asking if those are your grandparents in the photo, who ya gonna call? No not the Ghostbusters, that’s right, Laura Alpizar!”

Heather Mason, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

“My husband and I booked Laura for our maternity and newborn session. She’s incredibly sweet and easy to talk with. She made us feel comfortable during our sessions .. even when we felt a little awkward! She was super patient during the newborn pictures .. our little one wanted to be awake the ENTIRE time, it took us a bit to get her to sleep 🙂 All of our pictures turned out beautiful and we already have them posted all over our home. Laura’s wonderful, we’d absolutely love to work with her again!”

Adriana B, Wedding planner in Costa Rica

“Laura is amazing to work with, she is the kind of photographer us organizers dream of! She is punctual, responsible, easy to work with and specially she has the happiness of her customers always in mind. When someone hires her can always be certain that the process and the end result will have no parallel! it will be fun, creative, affordable and of incredible quality.”

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