Why Everyone Needs A Wedding Album | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer wedding album

Do you remember going through your parents’ wedding album as a kid? I do. I remember opening the ivory album cover and flipping through page after page of extremely dated 1970s wedding fashion as I looked at the photographs with my parents.

Looking through my parents’ heirloom wedding album not only gave me a glimpse into what life was like when they got married but the act of my parents sharing their photographs with me created an experience and a memory that I’ll never forget. That’s the power of heirloom wedding albums! That’s why everyone needs a wedding album.

Sure, it’s super great having digital images to share on social media. That’s why I deliver digital images to all of my clients. That said, I wholeheartedly believe wedding photographs should live in the physical form like they did before. Why? For the reason I mentioned above. Taking the time to sit down and look through an album with your children, grandchildren, and friends creates a lasting memory for those with whom you share your heirloom album.

Wedding album stack

The one place my clients choose to spend extra money is on their wedding album.

I LOVE creating bespoke wedding albums for my couples! I love it because I get to relive the love and joy of the day. I love it because I get craft the complete story of a couple’s wedding day from start to finish.

My couples love these albums because they’re gorgeous (Shutterfly’s got nothing on these albums), are made with the highest quality materials that will last for years, they come in various sizes, and best yet, my couples don’t have to design them. I know I know…you think you’ll make your wedding album as soon as your wedding photos are delivered. But 99% of the time that doesn’t happen.

Thick page wedding albums

A few days after their wedding, my couples receive a fully designed album from their big day. For many of them, it’s while they’re still on their honeymoon!

What sounds better to you: spending hours pouring over 800+ images to design your own wedding album or relaxing on your honeymoon, sipping yummy drinks with your new husband or wife, and watching a custom designed wedding album slideshow just days after your wedding?

Part of my job as your wedding photographer is to give you a relaxing, easy-going, stress-free experience. And that experience goes beyond your wedding day when I design your wedding album. Each page is meticulously crafted to evoke a visceral experience for everyone who pages through it.

Guest books are another custom heirloom item I happily design for my couples it’s the second place my clients choose to spend extra money.

I take their engagement photos and turn them into a beautiful, unique guest book. My couples love these books because they get to display their engagement photos in a stunning guest book that will also coordinate with their wedding album! Can we say great coffee table displays?!

Whether you design your own wedding album or not, photographs deserve to be held and shown off. That’s why everyone needs a wedding album that your loved ones can ooh and aah over for generations!

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How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?

- Josie and Scott

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.

Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!

- Amy and Luke

We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!

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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