Running a business can be hard, but it can also be so rewarding! From knowing what to do when you’re behind the camera to the behind the scene tasks of managing and sustaining a business, it can all get pretty overwhelming. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to level-up your photography, investing in yourself and your development is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business.
In my 6+ years in the photography industry, I've learned a lot of lessons. From learning what light is best, to developing my brand voice, to establishing my workflows, I’m excited to share the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. As your mentor, I’ll educate and guide you so that you can thrive as a photographer, excel as a business owner, and build a career that you love.
My business grew more than I ever could have imagined. I gained enough hands-on experience where I now feel completely comfortable booking my own sessions and running my own photography business. Lauren’s organization and spunky personality makes it not only easy, but fun to work alongside her.
- Ellen J.
Before, I was overwhelmed by the wedding photography world. But now, I am so confident in my abilities as a wedding photographer and have a deeper understanding of running a successful business. Lauren is real and raw about sharing her expertise to help others be successful and she does it all in such a fun way.
- Brianna K.
There is some gear that every portrait or wedding photographer must own. If you want to have a photography business, this guide will tell you what gear you need to get started.
My wedding timelines pretty much all follow the same structure. I schedule in plenty of wiggle room and ask for the amount of time I need in order to do an excellent job for my clients.
Sending client questionnaires is a fast and easy way to A) learn about your client, B) discover their vision for their session, and C) build their trust in you as the expert.
Want to start gaining wedding photography experience? Second shooting is a fantastic way to do that. This checklist will help you become the best second shooter out there!
Lauren started her photography journey after graduating from the University of Minnesota and while she was actively pursuing a professional dance career. Originally intended as a side business, Lauren fell in love with photographing couples, high school seniors, and families.
In 2015, Lauren officially launched Lauren Baker Photography and within a few short years, she grew it into a thriving, full-time photography business. Lauren has had her work published in Minnesota Bride, The Knot's How They Asked, The Inspired Bride, and A Northwoods Wedding among many others.
Lauren resides in St. Louis Park, MN with her husband and golden retriever and is always up for a traveling photography adventure!