I'm a wife + mom who actively ignores the Master's degree that's collecting dust in my office while I pursue my real passion... photographing people in love! I believe there's nothing an iced latte and reality TV binge can't fix. I believe weddings are a freaking blast, but the marriage that follows is what really matters, And finally, I believe taking photos can and should be a damn good time. 

minneapolis based photographer


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Ahhhh the day is FINALLY here! You've spent so much time prepping, planning and strategizing and it's time to see it all come together. Sit back, relax and know I'm your behind-the-scenes ninja making sure the timeline is running smoothly and capturing everything you dreamed of! You get married, you party, and get sneaks within a day or so! You can expect your full wedding gallery in your inbox within 8-10 weeks. Send it to your mom, your best friend and your grandma so they too can download their faves!

Planning time

Let's chat

The big day!


We meet and have a blast roaming around capturing your love during your engagement session. You laugh, we do silly things, and before you know it you leave thinking that was WAY more fun than you expected it to be! Your gallery is delivered to your inbox within 2-3 weeks and we are all set! You'll hear from me again to begin fine-tuning the timeline about 6 weeks prior to the wedding day.


It's time to start planning this wedding! First up, I'll send over my exclusive wedding guide with alllll the tips and tricks from someone who's photographed 100+ weddings. Then we begin planning the engagement session and get a date on the books! 

Engagement session


You browse around my little corner of the internet, decide you like what you see and you're ready to chat! Once you inquire, I send over details and we schedule a Facetime call so we can see if I'm a good fit for you and your vision! If I'm the one, we seal the deal with a signed contract and paid retainer, which is all done online because...let's be real...timesavers are my JAM.

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

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Your ultimate priority on your wedding day is spending time with the people you care about the most and actually experiencing it

Taking photos makes you nervous! Yes, this is normal! My approach is simple: I provide a mixture of posed intervention with a whole lot of prompted interaction to keep you comfortable, happy + looking your best.

You believe that your wedding day is a great day, but it is only the beginning of many more best days to follow

You're considering bringing your dog to your engagement session (ummm please do!)

we may be a good fit if...

Our wedding pictures turned out better than we could have imaged. LJP captured all the vital moments of our day and so much more. She is organized and even helped us with the layout/small planning details of our wedding day. She goes above and beyond. She was a joy to be around and helped ensure that the day ran smoothly. I cannot say enough kind things about Laci. Highly recommend! Thank you Laci, for being so personable, down to earth, and talented! We will be able to relive our wedding day thanks to you.  -Dana + Drake

"she was a joy to be around and helped ensure that the day ran smoothly"

Our wedding day was just absolutely beautiful, couldn't ask for a more perfect day. She was great and we had so many people ask who our photographer was because if there was a moment that needed a picture she got it. She was all over the place and our pictures turned out absolutely breathtaking. We loved her and I would recommend her to anyone! So easy to get along and work with and if I had any questions I could text her and she would get back to me super quick. She is hands down amazing at her job! If you're looking for a photographer for your special day she is your girl and you wont be disappointed! Thank you again Laci, you're amazing!" -Jess + Courtney

"We loved her and I would recommend her to anyone!"

Laci was such a blessing when it came to our big day! We took engagement photos with her a few months before the wedding and we knew from the very beginning that she cared about US and wanted to do whatever she could to help us have the best wedding day ever!! Laci took the awkwardness out of engagement/wedding photos and made it a fun and memorable experience! She offered up suggestions for poses but was always down to try something we had in mind! Her organization before the big day made everything run smoothly and helped alleviate any possible stress the day of! I cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for the perfect person to capture their day!! Thank you Laci!!  -Logan + Selene

"Laci took the awkwardness out of engagement/wedding photos and made it a fun and memorable experience!"

We highly recommend LaciJane Photography. Her professionalism and “get it done” attitude is what every bride needs on their wedding day! We also had our engagement pictures with her and her tips and tricks really made them turn out perfect. She notices all of the small details; i.e. a piece of hair out of wack, or a hair tie on your wrist. Who doesn’t want such a sharp eye on their wedding day?! She makes your entire day run smoothly! There are SO MANY great things I can say about this photographer but one thing that really sticks out about her is her quick response time. With all of my small non-sense questions, Laci was right there to text or message me back. She is always available. The kindness and humor that radiate from her can and will make any special day go great! Again, we HIGHLY recommend.   -Kyle + Paris

"The kindness and humor that radiate from her can and will make any special day go great!"

"I could not be more thankful that Laci was our wedding photographer!! She didn’t miss a single thing, was so much fun to work with and our pictures were absolutely stunning!!! Laci is definitely the BEST!!"
-Torrey + Hannah

"laci is definitely the best!"


ASAP! On average, sessions book 1-3 months out and weddings book 9-18 months out. But if you're under those timelines, don't hesitate to reach out -- I may have openings!

how far in advance do i need to book you?

For family/portrait sessions, turnaround is 2-3 weeks. Full wedding galleries are delivered within 8-10 weeks. The gallery is sent straight to your email and can be downloaded right to your computer.

how long will it take to get our photos delivered?

Sessions and weddings vary greatly based on time, events, locations, etc., and therefore there is no amount guaranteed. However, a typical portrait session yields at least 50 photos and for weddings, expect a minimum of 50 images per hour of coverage.

how many images can we expect?

Yes! After booking, you receive my wedding guide with sample timelines, and approximately six weeks prior to the wedding I work with you to create a solid, stress-free timeline for your day.

do you help with timeline planning?

YESSSSS! While hiring your cousin's friend with a camera for $300 may sound like a steal, hiring a non-professional is a dangerous game with such precious memories. Listen, it's not sexy, but finding a photographer who checks all of the legal boxes (insured, pays taxes, registered with the state, etc.) is SO important! *Steps off soapbox* I am a fully insured, tax-paying, registered LLC.

are you insured?

I retain copyright, but I do give print release with all family and wedding packages. If you want to go through my professional lab, I have a super easy ordering system through your gallery. 

Do we have printing rights of our photos?

I now reside just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I still have family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and visit/shoot there often.

I know you travel, but where is your home base?

After years of shooting weddings, my experience allows for me to work throughout a wedding day with the ability to capture everything without needing a specific shot list. However, I do welcome requests if you have anything special in mind!

do you work from a shot list?

frequently asked questions

Print release for both engagement + wedding photos

Engagement session with images delivered within 2-3 weeks via online gallery 

Expert timeline planning to ensure you get all the photos you desire while allowing you to enjoy your wedding day

Straightforward pricing. No small print, no hidden fees. I'll never charge you for more than you need!

included in all wedding packages

Someone to laugh at your dad's jokes, make fun of your groomsmen and tell you what to do with your hands (bonus points if you understand the reference!)

umm, yes please!

let's do this!

Standard wedding day coverage begins at $1950.

The average LJP couple invests 




Farmington, MN
(just outside of the Twin Cities)


Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST