Engagement sessions are always special. They’re often the first professional photographs a couple takes together that specifically showcases how much they love each other. And what makes engagement photographs even more special is when they’re taken in a place that holds sentimental meaning for the couple. And that’s exactly what Jana and Ben wanted for their engagement session.
Jana and Ben went to Jay Cooke State Park in Esko, MN for their first date. They hiked, had a picnic, and realized their personal brands of goofiness meshed perfectly together. Since then, “up north” has become one of their special places.
Being super romantic and cute, Jana and Ben decided they wanted to recreate part of their first date (awwwww) and we found the exact spot where they had their first picnic. Ben pulled out a fancy bottle of red wine and the two toasted their love, happiness, and future.
To say I’m excited to photograph their wedding next summer is an understatement. I love them both so much and can’t wait to capture the magic of their wedding day!
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!