Lisa and James | Richardson Nature Center Engagement | Minnesota Wedding Photographer | Lauren Baker Photography Blog

Lisa and James | Richardson Nature Center Engagement | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Talk about kindred souls. Lisa and James are truly, and wholeheartedly, made for each other.

I know I’m a sap for love stories and my life’s mission is to make people happy but I was absurdly stoked when Lisa said she wanted my team to be her and James’ wedding and engagement photographer. Like…I think I jumped up and down because not only is their love is the sweetest thing on this earth but I also felt a sisterly connection with Lisa when we met at the Wedding Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center in October.

I always ask our couples if there’s a particular vibe they want for their engagement photos. Initially they wanted a location in Eden Prairie but we landed Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington, MN since it was their home.

And y’all…I think I’ve found my new favorite portrait session spot.

Lisa, James, their pup Sable and I had so much fun playing at their engagement session and I know we’re gonna have 1000 times more fun at their wedding!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We’re free spirited love and adventure seekers who know the value of having a game plan while allowing room for flexibility in order to embrace the unexpected, joyful moments life throws our way. 


our philosophy

book your experience

get in touch to

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!

home   •   about   •   Weddings

Portraits   •   Blog   •   contact

follow along