Sara and Kyle | Royal Golf Club | Minnesota Wedding Photographer | Lauren Baker Photography Blog

Sara and Kyle | Royal Golf Club | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Summer wedding bride and groom Royal Oak Golf Club

Sara and Kyle’s love story began, like so many romantic comedies do, in a bike shop. She was the hip, pretty young customer. He was the handsome store clerk. Fast-forward a few years and they’re getting married at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, MN.

Upon meeting Sara and Kyle you can immediately tell that these two are the perfect matches for each other. Both Sara and Kyle love the outdoors (we went on a little hike during their engagement session), both are goofy, and both make the other person smile wider than I’ve ever seen anyone smile before!

They were no different on their wedding day…ok there were a lot more happy tears from everyone but the smiles were just as big if not slightly bigger.

And talk about having good luck. The weather for their late-August summer wedding was PER-FECT! I’m talking partially sunny, low 70s, little to no humidity, and *surprise* no rain!!

I’m so happy and excited for Sara and Kyle. Their future looks bright (let’s hope the Best Man’s 10 year plan of living in your basement doesn’t come to fruition). And most certainly, their future looks full of love, support, and happiness!


Venue: Royal Golf Club

Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography

Florist: Ella Jean Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: Creations by Shelly

Desserts: Hyvee Oakdale

DJ: Midwest Sound

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Amazon

Suits: Milbern Clothing Co.

Rings: Shane Company

Invitations: Basic Invite

Officiant: Kjersti Moline with Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants


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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!

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- 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!

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- 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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