Ok y’all…this summer got me like WHOA. Not only did I get to photograph a bunch of weddings but I also got to meet, connect with, and photograph 30+ high school seniors!
With dance recital and competition seasons winding down that means just thing…ok, two things…
1) it’s officially summer
2) it’s Dance Mini Photography Sessions time!!!
I 100% loved this session! Not only did I get to hang out with Macy, who is objectively one of the nicest girls I’ve ever met, but I also got to hang out with her little sister, Madie, who is a former dance student of mine.
Macy, Madie, and I met at a secret location just north of Stillwater, MN on the St. Croix river. This spot was a gem and I can’t wait to take others there! We dipped our toes in the water, climbed some rocks, played in the sand, and had a marvelous time together.
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 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!
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.
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!