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Samantha & Austin | Grand Avenue | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Sam and Austin’s St. Paul Spring wedding was one for the books. The ceremony was an intimate, with just two of their friends as their witnesses, but their reception was full of family and friends.

I think my favorite part of their story is the proposal story. Sam just got home, saw flowers on the table, and thought, “which one of our dogs did Austin kill?!”

Seriously, Sam and Austin are my kind of people: sarcastic, goofy, with a dry sense of humor. I couldn’t help but immediately feel connected with them. They joked throughout their wedding day, lightly poking fun as we took their couple and group photographs. They even made a cutout head of their friend who was unable to attend their reception! I loved it!!

I wish every blessing to the newlyweds. May your lives be filled with joyous laughter and all of the fun times!

CEREMONY VENUE: Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants
RECEPTION VENUE: Wildfire Eden Prairie
FLORIST: Chez Bloom
OFFICIANT: Carolyn Germaine
WEDDING RINGS: Apple Valley Diamonds

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Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!


There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!

Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!

- Alisa AND Adam

Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!

Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!

- Emma AND Erik

My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a  calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.

Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!

- Haley AND Erick

I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!

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