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How cute and Karlie and Ben?! Remember that weekend in early March when it got up to the 60s in Minneapolis, MN? Karlie, Ben, and I took advantage of the warm weather and met up for a quick mini engagement session to celebrate their upcoming Lutsen, MN wedding.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Engagement Theodore Wirth Chalet

Taylor and I met at the January Minnesota Wedding Guide’s Wedding Fair in Downtown Minneapolis, MN earlier this year. She had such a cool energy and we hit it off right away. So when she said she and her fiancé wanted to do a mini engagement session with me I was psyched!

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Engagement

Missy and I met last fall at the Minnesota Wedding Fair in Minneapolis, MN and we instantly hit it off! We were talking about her and Alex’s engagement session and where they might want to take there photos and Missy said they loved being outdoors so anywhere with lots of trees would be very meaningful […]

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Associate collection

Lauren, Matt, my associate Danielle, and I met at the Minnesota Wedding Guide’s Wedding Fair in mid-October and there was an immediate connection. Not just because they have the same names as my fiancé and me (though that was certainly an initial and hilarious icebreaker) but because of their romantic and love-bug spirits.

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Talk about kindred souls. Lisa and James are truly, and wholeheartedly, made for each other. I know I’m a sap for love stories and my life’s mission is to make people happy but I was absurdly stoked when Lisa said she wanted my team to be her and James’ wedding and engagement photographer. Like…I think […]

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As far as I’m concerned, engagement sessions should always – always – feel like a date. So when asked “where would you like to take your photographs?” Melissa and Jared, without skipping a beat, said “The Minnesota Zoo.” And y’all…this is why we say to choose a spot with personal, sentimental meaning. Melissa and Jared […]

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Have you been to Madeline Island? Before Katie and Matt’s adventure engagement session I would have said, “No but I really really want to.”

And let me tell ya…this will NOT be the last time I make it to that beautiful island!

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“Skipping!” We made Maia’s dreams come true when I asked her and her fiancé, Zac, to skip around Shady Oak Park.

Those reactions make my heart smile. While I love posing my couples in cuddly position, it’s the movement and authentic expressions that come from my fun (and oftentimes goofy) prompts that give our Lauren Baker Photography engagement photos their unique, visceral quality.

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When my couples request a specific place to take their engagement photos I immediately say “HECK YEAH!” and then ask about the significance of that location. For Jenny and Fuchie, Parkers Lake Park in Plymouth, MN was the spot where they had their first official date. So naturally, I bawled my eyes out and then agreed to meet them there on an early morning in the beginning of May.

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Giggles and love reign supreme with Kristine and Steve. I honestly can’t tell you how many times we all busted into giggles but what I can tell you is that my abs were sore the next day from laughing so hard.

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

- GRACE AND NICK

Lauren was a source of laughter and comfort all day. She captured our love so beautifully.

- BETSY AND COLIN

Lauren was an absolute DREAM to work with! We had so much fun!

- KIRSTEN AND MIKE

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