The summer of 2021 has been the summer of photographing the weddings of former LB Bride’s sisters. And I’m all about it! Candace is the younger sister of former LB Bride Kaylin, whose wedding I photographed in 2018. Chase is the dapper man who won Candace’s heart! And their wedding at The Jerome Event Center in Delano, MN was equal parts elegant, romantic, and a crap ton of fun!!
Chase connected with me early last fall. He lives in Virginia Beach and had planned a surprise trip to Minnesota for Thanksgiving to propose to Candace and he wanted me to capture the moment for them. “Um…where do I sign up?!” was my answer. If you want to cry some happy tears, you can read their proposal blog post here.
Candace and Chase’s Jerome Event Center wedding in Delano, MN was a breath of fresh air and it felt like things were getting back to normal with regards to the pandemic.
Their first look was so stinking precious! Chase was so excited to see his bride and they couldn’t stop cuddling from that moment on…and I LOVED it!
Candace and Chase’s wedding party was large in size and big in personality! Each bridesmaid and groomsman made me gut-laugh at least once during the course of the day.
Even though it was very hazy outside from the Canadian wildfire smoke, we still stepped outside to take a few “just married” photos. Can you believe that Candace told she couldn’t do the “soft model face?” Yeah, I know right? Just goes to show that while you might think you “can’t” do something, chances are you totally can and I’m going to prove it to you!
Candace and Chase, I’m so happy for you two and I’m beyond excited as you begin this new chapter of your lives!!
Venue: The Jerome Event Center
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Florist: The Wild Orchid
Dessert: Love Story Cakes
DJ: Midwest Sound
Makeup Artist: Hennelie Hawes (friend of the bride)
Hair Stylist: Krista (friend of the bride)
Caterer: A’BritTin Catering
Bridal Gown: Bridal Aisle MN
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey and Lulus
Suits: Bridal Aisle
Rings: Diamonds Direct
Officiant: Steve Young
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!