Words almost can’t do Betsy and Colin’s wedding at the Historic Concord Exchange in St. Paul, MN justice. “Excellent” seems too basic, “Enjoyable” seems too blasé, and “Meant to be” seems too cheese. And yet, they’re all true in the most fantastic way!
Betsy and Colin were high school sweethearts. They even went to prom together. So to say their love story is epic is kind of an understatement. As Colin’s mom said in her toast, these two are something special and that look in Colin’s eye even back in high school told her this pair was going places.
Their energy, interactions, and undiluted love are what all photographers dream of photographing. They make each other laugh without any prompting, they freely kiss and snuggle each other, and they are just so stinking cute! Like all of the time!
The most meaningful moment of the day for me was a pretty quiet one. Betsy had just read a letter written by Colin. Tears were flowing, her smile was huge, and sigh was deep. She knew how big the day was. After she finished reading, we shared a big hug. That may not seem like an important moment, but for me…having my brides be that vulnerable with me and allowing me to be a source of support and comfort is a true gift. One I treasure beyond all others.
Betsy and Colin, my wish for you is to keep making each other laugh…daily. Keep being each other’s support. And keep snuggling in public! Love you both so freaking much!!
VENUE: Historic Concord Exchange
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Baker Photography
FLORIST: Kallstrom Flowers
CAKE ARTIST: Buttercream
HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTIST: Wedding Ready
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Azazie
GROOM’S SUIT: Macy’s
RINGS: RF Moeller
OFFICIANT: Phyllis Zillhart
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
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 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!
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.
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!