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It’s probably pretty obvious but Sarah, a Forest Lake High School class of 2021 senior, is pretty darn outgoing! She loves science (heck yeah girls in STEM!), hiking, and camping.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Senior photos

How cute is Cadence in her senior photos?! It’s hard for me to believe she’s a senior already. You see, I met Cadence when she was in…oh gosh…elementary school I think.

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

It’s that time of year again when school is nearly over for the year and summertime fun is in the forefront of every students’ mind. It’s also the time of year when juniors start thinking about their high school senior photos.

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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!

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Tyler is one amazing young man. He’s super kind, stylish, and has the biggest smile I’ve ever seen!

One late-August afternoon, I met Tyler and his parents at their home in Forest Lake, MN. After being shown around their BEAUTIFUL house, we decided to go outside and take Tyler’s photo in their backyard. And you can totally see why, right? Their backyard has THE BEST backgrounds! My home and yard envy was pretty serious.

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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.

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When Madison and her mother asked me to take Madison’s senior photos I was beyond thrilled! It had been a few years since I last saw her – Madison had been one of my dance students before she took a hiatus from studio dancing. So I jumped at the opportunity to take her senior photos and catch up with her.

We met on a sticky summer evening at the Mill City Ruins but you wouldn’t even know it was muggy out by looking at her. Madison was (and is) as cool as a cucumber. She is seriously one of those girls who is just radiates coolness.

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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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