These are the stories. The ones that exist to be celebrated!

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Sara and Dane’s adventurous Monterey, California elopement took place after a hurricane had just came through. But, they had the dreamiest beach elopement.

Adventurous Monterey, California Intimate Wedding

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If you’re like me and you love to find out how someone got started in their profession, you’ve come to the right place. I especially love to hear how photographers got their start. Today, I am bringing you just that – the story of Laura Minor Photography.  The Early Years Like many photographers, I started […]

The Story of Laura Minor Photography

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Rizza and Josh’s adventurous engagement session on Mt. Baldy, California had the perfect mix of forest, desert, and mountain vibes.

Mount Baldy, California Adventurous Engagement

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As 2021 comes to a close, all I can think of is how much of a game changer this year truly was. I remember back in 2019, looking forward to 2020 as my first wedding season… well, we all know how that went (although the 2020 love stories that I had the honor of capturing […]

2021 End of Year Wrap Up

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Venessa and Shane’s downtown retro Santa Anna, California wedding at the Estate on 2nd was the absolute definition of classic.

Retro Santa Ana, California Wedding

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Adventure couple’s session in Southern California. Red rocks, Joshua trees, and flash photography at dusk. Adventurous couple’s session in the desert.

Top 4 Reasons You NEED an Adventure Session

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Romantic Southern California wedding at The Walnut Grove wedding venue in Moorpark, California. Eucalyptus and olive sprigs added to the sweet ambiance.

Romantic Walnut Grove Wedding, Southern California || Cambria + Luis

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Laguna Beach, California Surprise Proposal. Hidden photographer captured the intimate moment as she said YES! We ended the evening with engagement photos.

Laguna Beach, California Surprise Proposal || Candice and Justin

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Emily and Scottie’s intimate backyard wedding was straight out of a fairy tale. The Southern California foothills were the perfect spot to say their I do’s.

Intimate Backyard Wedding Southern California

Adventurous outdoor bridal wedding photos in the hills. Redhead bride. Southern California backyard wedding.

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This elopement was PROOF that nothing can stop true love!

When Amanda first reached out to me about this Sunset Cliffs elopement, I knew this was going to be a special day. Amanda and Hector were just one of the many couple’s whose wedding plans changed in 2020. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and a heat wave in California, this elopement on the gorgeous Sunset Cliffs told a story of adventure, perseverance, and true love.

Sunset Cliffs Elopement, Amanda & Hector