I’m so happy to have amazing couples who are just so loved . . Since we arrived to Cassie and David’s wedding , we saw family and friends helping . What her dad called “their essential people “ were all helping make the day happen. . Due to the pandemic guidelines they didn’t know if the venue could open or even if guests would be allowed to come until a few days ago ! Once confirmed, it was their people who made the day incredibly special!. . Cassie’s best friends for life helped make her day the best one ever ! 💜
Secret plans are my favorite
As I get back to documenting love and people, I am letting all the happy IN like a moth to a bright light! . Our world is full of happenings right now, big ones, and we need to join in hearts first. It can be heavy, it can be strange . Lets keep pushing for a better world, with so much more space for others to join, to shelter and to grow. Yours truly, from 6ft away.
I want to have this sign here forever, as part of my storefront. In my windows, my house and community you will be seen. I will elevate your voice. I am not Black, but I see your pain and hurt. I see how urgent Black liberation is. I see how much it has been erased, silenced and buried. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While I could never understand what is is like to be Black American , as a white passing Latina and bussiness owner, I am in a unique position where I live.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In many ways I have failed to speak around my communities and fight with you. I am taking this time to listen, to learn and retell your stories. To donate and step up as I can. To speak up to those around me and my communities. It’s time to take action for justice, for equity, for systemic racism, and this is true wherever you are, but it is time in this country.
Our hearts are broken and so is the city we love. Even if it doesn’t feel like it, humanity is rising in our city. May new life rise from the ashes. Rest in Power, George Floyd.
Choose to love always with intention and a little bit of salsa.
I have found a new passion for conversation. I am all about big, deep talks. About family, or past lives or your lifelong crush with the ocean. I am also very fond of little talks where we talk about your dogs love for belly rubs or heck even about the weather. All I care is keeping it as real as I can and try to make our days a little better. Like my old neighbor calling to sing me and my kids his new lullaby, check on us and share a little something about the Twins. He made us all smile and my morning so much brighter. How simple it is to make someone’s day a little better! . . Be that person that makes someone’s day better. Reach out to that person that just popped in your head. Let them know they are loved. Share what you can (specially if its something that can make someone fall sleep better). Connection is way more important now than ever and being kind is all we can do for each other. . When was the last time you made a phone call just to say hi to someone?
How I’m gonna be hugging everyone 😅 . Yue Houng and Jaime had a super cute micro wedding downtown with their family and it felt like nothing else mattered at all! . . . . . . . . #staysafemn lauraalpizarphoto #microweddings #realwedding #loveauthentic #candidphotography #realweddings #cleanshoesnormalhair #mnweddingphotographer #minnesotabride #everywedding #gettinghitched #happilyeverafter #elopementideas #cityelopement .
“You are doing the most important job” my mom told me after crying to her on the phone... exhausted. . “You are raising amazing human beings and everything else comes second” And that thought stayed with me and gave me peace. . ❤️Being a mom IS the best, is amazing and also exhausting and is also really hard. . 🌸 So today I am thinking of the moms who are staying at home (now a little more than before), or working at home (now a little less than before) or are trying to do it all because you are amazing. You are all doing an spectacular job, the most important job. 👏🏼Happy Mothers day! . . . . . . . #lauraalpizarphoto #mothersday2020 #mothersanddaughters #realwedding #bridalstyle #candidphotography #realweddings #minnesotabride #capturingmoments #minneapolisphotographer #midwestbride #weddinging #mnbride #candidweddingphotography #mnwedding #cleanshoesnormalhair #momentsmatter #candidwedding #mnweddingphotographer #minneapolisweddingphotographer .
How much history is wrapped in a wedding day. The families that made you who are, the cities that gave you life, the dinners you shared, the trips you took, the jobs you chose, the friends you adore, the love you build, the day by day. And it all wraps to where are you going from here. . . . . Aruna & Brian and their amazing day with @sasianweddings @storyofusfilms @sadiesfloral @hyattregencyminneapolis @queenofcakesmn @himalayan.restaurant @partyunit #wegwerththewait .