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 Boom Island Park engagement

Everyone loves the first 60 degree day after winter. Lauryn, Jacen, and I are no exception and we were overjoyed that it occurred on the same day as their engagement session!

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Engagement Theodore Wirth Chalet

Taylor and I met at the January Minnesota Wedding Guide’s Wedding Fair in Downtown Minneapolis, MN earlier this year. She had such a cool energy and we hit it off right away. So when she said she and her fiancé wanted to do a mini engagement session with me I was psyched!

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Talk about kindred souls. Lisa and James are truly, and wholeheartedly, made for each other. I know I’m a sap for love stories and my life’s mission is to make people happy but I was absurdly stoked when Lisa said she wanted my team to be her and James’ wedding and engagement photographer. Like…I think […]

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As far as I’m concerned, engagement sessions should always – always – feel like a date. So when asked “where would you like to take your photographs?” Melissa and Jared, without skipping a beat, said “The Minnesota Zoo.” And y’all…this is why we say to choose a spot with personal, sentimental meaning. Melissa and Jared […]

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Have you been to Madeline Island? Before Katie and Matt’s adventure engagement session I would have said, “No but I really really want to.”

And let me tell ya…this will NOT be the last time I make it to that beautiful island!

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Summer engagement

“Skipping!” We made Maia’s dreams come true when I asked her and her fiancé, Zac, to skip around Shady Oak Park.

Those reactions make my heart smile. While I love posing my couples in cuddly position, it’s the movement and authentic expressions that come from my fun (and oftentimes goofy) prompts that give our Lauren Baker Photography engagement photos their unique, visceral quality.

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When my couples request a specific place to take their engagement photos I immediately say “HECK YEAH!” and then ask about the significance of that location. For Jenny and Fuchie, Parkers Lake Park in Plymouth, MN was the spot where they had their first official date. So naturally, I bawled my eyes out and then agreed to meet them there on an early morning in the beginning of May.

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Giggles and love reign supreme with Kristine and Steve. I honestly can’t tell you how many times we all busted into giggles but what I can tell you is that my abs were sore the next day from laughing so hard.

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Whoever thinks malls aren’t romantic don’t know what the hell they’re talking about! Case and point, Colleen and Andrew’s love story which began at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Not only did they meet there, they also had many dates at the mall. It was also where Andrew proposed!

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Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!

- GRACE AND NICK

Lauren was a source of laughter and comfort all day. She captured our love so beautifully.

- BETSY AND COLIN

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

- KIRSTEN AND MIKE

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