Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Essen Events

Guest Blog: Hailey, the owner and lead designer of Essen Events, answers your biggest wedding planner and day-of coordinator questions.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Many couples are electing to do what we in the industry call a “first look.” And it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A couple takes a private moment to see each other for their first time before their ceremony. But why would a couple choose to do a first look?

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

There are so many different photography styles out there. “Light and airy,” “dark and moody,” “de-saturated,” etc. When hiring a wedding or portrait photographer, it’s important to find one whose personality jives with yours. It’s also important to find one whose photographic aesthetic (or style) resonates with you. Over here at Lauren Baker Photography, we say our style is “bright and true to color.” But how do we consistently deliver bright and true to color photographs session after session and wedding after wedding?

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer senior photographer

“I’ve got a closet full of clothes and I don’t know what to wear!” If you need help picking your senior photo outfits, I’ve got a free style guide for you!

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

Unless there’s an area with special significance to you, choosing a location for your portrait session can be daunting. So daunting that you might tell your photographer to choose one for you. But it doesn’t have to be.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Dellwood barn Weddings

To say that what we’re living through is insane is a huge understatement. In the matter of weeks, the world has all but come to a screeching stop and the fear and cacophony of news updates is more than any of us should have to endure. But…here we are… Brides and grooms, when I say […]

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

Over the course of a the last few years, I’ve discovered that I truly am, despite my best efforts, a semi-Type A, hyper-organizational dork. Seriously, I geek out over spreadsheets, organized folders (gimme those folders within folders)!

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Bridal and groom detail photos – you love them, you need them, you gotta have them! But what do you need to gather so your photographer can make your detail photos the envy of brides and grooms everywhere? Custom Dress Hanger Many photographers these days come to a wedding with a styling kit, and in […]

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities wedding photographer

The shoes. The dress. You and your bridesmaids making a heartfelt toast with mimosas. The “getting ready” portion of your wedding day is so fun and is filled with giggles, pumped-up jams, and a splash of champagne as you prepare for the festivities to begin. This part of your wedding day photography coverage typically includes […]

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Lauren Baker Photogrpahy Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota wedding photographer Lavender Crush

You said yes to the dress, you found the perfect shoes, and now you’re on the quest to find those oh so special bridal accessories. We’re talking earrings, necklaces, and bracelets – all of the items that will complete your wedding day look.

But you don’t want just any jewelry. You don’t want jewelry that a hundred other brides will wear on their weddings, right? You want bling that’s just as unique and one-of-a-kind as your ring and your dress. In other words, you want custom designed pieces, hand-crafted by individuals who care about you.

You’re in luck! Why? Because I’m sharing my personal favorite accessory vendors with you!

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- GRACE AND NICK

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

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