Wedding rehearsal coverage, wedding add-ons, wedding collection inspiration

There are many great reasons to add wedding rehearsal coverage to your wedding photography collection. Continue reading and find out what they are!

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

Congratulations friend! You just said yes to your fiancé and you’re over the moon excited and can’t wait to start planning your dream wedding! But where should you start? Before you get in over your head, let me take your hand and walk you through the first 5 things I recommend doing after you become engaged.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minnesota wedding and engagement photographer Second Wedding Party

I love when I’m able to bring one of my team members along to a wedding day as a second photographer. Most of my wedding collections include one because second photographers help me serve my clients better. While not all of my collections include a second photographer (though they can always be added), and not every wedding needs one, I do think every wedding benefits from have two photographers on site.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minnesota wedding and engagement photographer

Engagement photo sessions are an important part of your engagement season. I’m 99.9% sure that’s not news to you, you are reading a wedding blog after all. But did you also know that the particular photographer behind the lens is just as important as the engagement session itself? This topic is near and dear to […]

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Minnesota proposal how he asked

It’s officially proposal season! Are you planning to pop the question to your special someone? Whether you’re just starting to look at rings or you have the perfect ring tucked away and are ready to propose now, these tips will help you make the big moment special, memorable, and hopefully help reduce some of those pre-proposal jitters.

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Summer Bridesmaid photos Dellwood Barn Weddings

It should be no surprise that I’m a planner. Pretty soon after I got engaged I started thinking about vendors, location, and the overall vision I wanted. Needless to say 2020 had other ideas and while you and your fiancé hopefully won’t have to replan and redo your wedding vision, the lessons I learned whilst planning my own wedding should hopefully help you plan your wedding, too.

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

Some might say Minnesota was made for winter weddings. And with winter weddings growing in popularity (hello reduced off-season venue fees) some brides and grooms may wonder how they’re survive their outdoor portraits.

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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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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!

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