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Outside bridal portraits in Italy

outside bridal portraits aren’t just for people getting married at home. If you’re having a destination wedding, you should absolutely take outside bridal portraits with your photographer! Choose any day before your wedding, and spend an hour or two playing.

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Destination wedding photographer at Villa Cetinale in Tuscany, Italy

I’ve always wanted to be a destination wedding photographer in Italy. So naturally, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph a destination wedding editorial when Amanda, of AMV Weddings, invited me to her first-ever luxury destination wedding retreat.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minnesota wedding and engagement photographer European wedding St. Paul College Club

Towards the beginning of the pandemic, wedding planner Hailey of Essen Events and I exchanged emails about how my wedding plans were changing. My now husband and I intended to get married in Ireland and were looking forward to having a European adventure…all of which obviously didn’t happen. As a fellow bride in the beginning […]

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Senior photos Essen Events St. Paul College Club

If you know anything about me, you know I’m from Minnesota but I love Europe. Ok, Ireland most especially, but old world European style has my heart and I not-so-secretly wish I could travel there all of the time.

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer

Everything about this styled shoot was magic. Ok, maybe not the car crash my second shooter and I were in that totaled my poor Jetta whilst on our way home from the shoot…but everything else was pure magic! Kelly, from Big Rock Creek, approached me about a year ago with the idea of putting together […]

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Lauren Baker Photography Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Minnesota Wedding Photographer Watson Block

Watson Block, a new venue in the heart of Downtown Minnesota, is a very cool, very hip venue and I freaking love it!

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Bride and groom sit on a chair at Blaisdell Mansion

This French inspired wedding styled shoot had my name written all over it. Case in point: the use of lavender…y’all know I love me some French Lavender! And the fact that I got work cross not one, but two bucket list vendors off my list was especially appetizing.

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The initial idea for this styled shoot sprang from my desire to celebrate and capture the beauty of the fall season. Fall is my favorite season. The lovely colors, the crispness of the air, the warm drinks and food that accompany the holidays; fall signifies a time of change and transition which always feels special each and every year. 

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How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?

- Josie and Scott

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.

Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!

- Amy and Luke

We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!

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


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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