Every person deserves to have romantic, artistic, emotionally-rich wedding photographs that stand the test of time, whether or not they feel at home in front of the camera. As your expert New England wedding photographer, I love working with couples who say they're a little goofy, a wee bit camera shy, and kind of awkward because they're just like me! The clients I serve like to laugh, eat good food, tell groan-inducing jokes, and love their people fiercely. They value exceptional organization, acute attention to detail, and creative problem solving - 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 film - I call it "Romantic Realism." Think of it as a glowy, zhuzhed up version of what you see in real life.
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
You are beautiful and worthy of being seen! As your personal cheerleader, i'm here to support you, make you laugh, and show you how beautiful you truly are!
A few totally random facts:
I'm the middle child of three
There is a SEPARATE dessert stomach
I can't spell definitely or ARCHITECTURE
the beatles is the best band of all time
Did you notice the Celtic knot in my logo? Ask me about it sometime. Side note: The Cliffs of Moher hold a special place in my heart: it was where I fell in love with myself!
While it would be cool to be an elf, I'd honestly be more at home in Hobbiton. And as Elijah Wood has said time and again, Hobbiton is a real place.
I start my morning doing the New York Times' Mini Crossword, Wordle, and Spelling Bee. That said, I'm a terrible speller!
I'm as enthusiastic about my work and color-coding my notes as Leslie Knoppe is. And it's true, breakfast food is the best kind of food!!
I'm perpetually in a state of wanderlust. Getting Global Entry and TSA pre-check has only made my wanderlust more severe. My goal is to go to every continent minus Antarctica...I hate the cold.
I didn't grow up with pets so Aife is the first pet I've ever owned. Loving and being loved by an animal is a gift, and I wish everyone could experience it!
I can't stand sweet wines. I much prefer a medium-bodied Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon! Dry white wines or rosés are good too, but I usually prefer those in the summer.
There's something about the change of the season that makes me feel refreshed. There's just something extra cozy about warm days and cool nights, changing leaves, and readily available hot mulled cider.
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I'm extremely organized, punctual (early is the new on time), and 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.
Diversity: I support and welcome diversity in all its forms. Love is love and I'm here for it!
Authenticity + Transparency: You, your partner, and your love is a gift and deserves to be captured authentically.
Communication: I communicate often throughout my clients' wedding season. I believe communication is key to providing my clients with a great experience.
I DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON SEX, ORIENTATION, RELIGIOUS CREED, AGE, OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION. ALL ARE WELCOME IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA.
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!
- 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!