It was the hottest day of the summer – I’m talking 100 degrees and 80% humidity – when Laney and I met to take her Lyndale Rose Garden senior pictures. But, like a true pro, Laney stepped up to the plate and you’d never be able to tell that we were sweltering.
Another one of my dance babies is a senior! Even though Natalie isn’t my child, I feel like whenever I get to take senior photos for my former dance student’s I get a small taste of what it feels like to be a proud parent. Natalie is a sweet, kind, and beautiful girl and we wanted photos that matched. That’s why we took her Edina senior photos at my favorite local park!
Sydney and I go WAAAAAAAAAY back. Back to the days of being in a dance studio when she was going into Jr. High. Already a beauty, with crazy dance talent to boot, I knew this gal was on the path to great things. So when it was time to take her Minneapolis senior photos, I was A) excited, B) felt old (“Syd’s a senior already!?!”), and C) did I say excited?
Excuse me while I gush and get all blubbery over here. This Class of 2022 senior photo session is super special to me – you see, Brighid is my cousin. “What?! That tall, cool, beautiful model is your cousin?!” Yes, she’s my younger cousin and the second youngest Baker grandchild in my family. So naturally, forgive me in advance because I’m about to get sentimental.
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.
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!