Omg you guys! I’m so happy weddings are getting more back to normal that I could cry! Angela and Nick’s Big Rock Creek WI wedding was all all I needed and more. Family, friends, beautiful scenery, farm animals, camp fires…IT. WAS. AWESOME.
Angela and Nick are so cute, too! I remembered that they were both were a little camera shy when we met to take their engagement photos last fall. But thankfully, they quickly warmed up to a camera being in their adorable faces again and we were able to create some honest-to-goodness photography magic!
Angela’s bridal details were so dainty. I loved how her pink shoes perfectly matched their wedding theme and how Nick’s classic watch and ring had refined and handsome detailing to them. Special point of interest: Nick’s wedding band was a family heirloom!
After Angela’s very special dress reveals with her bridesmaids and her dad, it was time for her and Nick’s first look. Grab a few tissues…you might need them in t-minus 10 sections.
One reason why I love Big Rock Creek WI in St. Croix Falls, WI so much is their grounds are a goldmine for amazing photographs. Even their ceremony site is stupid gorgeous! And WHAT?! They have their own firetruck?! Yeah…Angela’s dad is a firefighter and got to drive her to the ceremony in the venue’s firetruck. Most epic ceremony entrance ever!
The rest of the evening was the definition of “lovely.” It was so heartwarming to hear all of the wonderful things Angela and Nick’s family and friends had to say about them.
Angela and Nick, I honestly can’t thank you enough for the gift you’ve given me. Photographing your love was an honor and a joy!
Venue: Big Rock Creek
Planner: Events By Jess
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Videographer: Complete Weddings
Dessert: Valley Sweets
DJ: Complete Weddings
Hair & Makeup Artist: Linnea Wendlandt
Caterer: Sir Smokes Alot
Bridal Gown: Diamond Bride
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Rings: Wedding Day Diamond
Officiant: Tom Anderson Pastor at Beautiful Savior
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!