Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Every person deserves to have romantic, graceful, emotionally-rich wedding photographs that stand the test of time, whether or not they feel at home in front of the camera. As a portrait photographer in Minneapolis and across the globe, I love working with couples who say they're a little camera shy and kind of awkward, just like me. The clients I serve like to laugh, eat good food, tell bad jokes, and love their people fiercely. They value exceptional organization, acute attention to detail, and creative problem solving - all skills I not only possess, but excel at.

The style of my photography is unique yet timeless. It's a blend of light and airy, true to color, and fine art - I call it "Romantic Realism." Think of it as a glowy, zhuzhed up version of what you naturally see.

Specializing in Romantic, Emotional, and 

Graceful

Photographs

New England Portrait Photographer

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Lauren Baker Photography initially grew as a way to supplement my professional dance career. And while I loved being on stage, managing the challenges of making in-the-moment decisions when things didn't go to plan, something was missing. I realized that I got more fulfillment and joy out of supporting brides and grooms and giving them an out-of-this-world wedding experience than I did dancing. Capturing celebrations of life and love while providing a fun, stress-free, full-service experience for my clients has given me a whole new purpose in life

So, after ten years, I retired my dancing shoes and swapped them for my camera. And don't worry, because I know you are, I still kept all of my Lululemon.

My journey in photography began in a dance studio

My Philosophy:

 your wedding is a celebration of you and i'm here to support you, make you laugh, and make you feel beautiful!

I'm a fantasy nerd...

I'm a huge fantasy nerd, I always have been and I always will be. I love anything related to Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. My favorite hobbit is Pippin Took (even though I'm more similar to Sam) and I'm in house Slytherin. 

If I were a tv character...

Without a doubt, if I were a tv character I'd be none other than Ms. Leslie Knope. I adore color-coded organized binders, I'm a master complimenter, I love sweets of all kinds, and breakfast food...well...there's no food finer.

my enneagram is...

Now that we know I'm Leslie Knope, it's won't be shocking to learn that I’m an enneagram 1w2. I follow the rules and I'm exceedingly empathetic. If you ask me, that’s the perfect enneagram for a wedding and portrait photographer!

My tattoo is of...

My tattoo is an ogham of the word “eagna”. An ogham is a medieval alphabet primarily used to write the early Irish language. And "eagna" is the Irish word for “wisdom.” It reminds me to honor who I am, where I've come from, and what I've learned. 

I love sudoku puzzles...

While I don't like jigsaw puzzles, I flippin' love sudoku puzzles. I especially like to see how quickly I can solve them. Am I competitive even against myself? Oh, I don't know. Am I a middle child who had to compete for things growing up? Yes, yes I am. ;) 

If I could be anywhere I'd be...

I'd be in Europe (duh)! Ok, that's not one place but I'm my most excited, most curious, happiest self when I'm exploring new places. The countries at the top of my "where to next" list are: Germany, Norway, Scotland, and Greece. 

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My Strengths

I'm very organized, punctual (early is the new on time), and extremely detail oriented.

I'm empathetic and bring a calming presence with me to de-stress any situation.

As a former dance teacher, I know how to command a room and I use this skill to get everyone through family photos quickly and efficiently.

My Values

1. Diversity: I support and welcome diversity in all its forms. Love is love and I'm here for it!

2. Authenticity + Transparency: Truth is beauty and beauty is truth. You, your partner, and the way you love your partner is a gift and deserves to be captured authentically.

3. Communication: If I have a fault, it's that communicate often throughout my clients' wedding season. I believe communication is key to providing my clients with a great experience.

4. Giving back: I fully believe in the phrase, "to whom much is given, much is expected." 

My Dreams

Deep down at my core, I'm a hopeless romantic. My dream is to authentically tell your love story so that whenever you flip through their wedding album, you're flooded with emotions. 

I dream of growing with you as your forever unfolds. It's an honor and privilege to be your forever photographer!

I dream of serving clients of all kinds and do not discriminate based on sex, orientation, religious creed, age, or political affiliation. All are welcome in front of my camera.

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I'm truly my happiest self when I'm traveling. I'm based in New England and Minneapolis, Minnesota but I love world travel. If you're planning a wedding across the country or abroad, no matter the distance from my home base, let's connect!

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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.

Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!

- GRACE AND NICK

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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