Omg you guys! I’m so happy weddings are getting more back to normal that I could cry! Angela and Nick’s Big Rock Creek WI wedding was all all I needed and more. Family, friends, beautiful scenery, farm animals, camp fires…IT. WAS. AWESOME.
The summer of 2021 has been the summer of photographing the weddings of former LB Bride’s sisters. And I’m all about it! Candace is the younger sister of former LB Bride Kaylin, whose wedding I photographed in 2018. Chase is the dapper man who won Candace’s heart! And their wedding at The Jerome Event Center in Delano, MN was equal parts elegant, romantic, and a crap ton of fun!!
What can I say about Jana and Ben’s wedding at Creekside Farm Weddings in Rush City, MN? I mean, aside from, “IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!” Jana and Ben are the kind of people you want to be best friends with; they’re funny, smart, have great taste in wine and food, and are also Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit fans.
The Covid-19 pandemic put so many couples through the wringer. Jessica and Ryan postponed their wedding reception with the hopes of having it in the winter. They still wanted to get married on their original date, so last June, they had a very cute micro wedding in Jessica’s mom’s backyard. It, like them, was super sweet.
I’m extremely jealous of Associate Brittany who got to photograph Alex and Brad’s Weddings at the Broz wedding! I mean, seriously?! How gorgeous, cute, and posh are these two?! And their wedding party? On fire – hotties all of them!
I love when I’m able to bring one of my team members along to a wedding day as a second photographer. Most of my wedding collections include one because second photographers help me serve my clients better. While not all of my collections include a second photographer (though they can always be added), and not every wedding needs one, I do think every wedding benefits from have two photographers on site.
The first time I visited Big Rock Creek – in St. Croix Falls, WI – it was the middle of winter. The grounds were so beautiful covered in powdery snow that I completely fell in love with it. I didn’t think it could ever be more lovely than it was then. But you guys, I was dead wrong!
I’ve got to hand it to Kathryn and Jeremy. I think they win the award for “The couple who kept their cool with the most stressful situation” award. You see, leading up to their wedding day, they weren’t sure that Jeremy’s parents would be able to attend – they live in India and it wasn’t clear if they’d be able to fly or not! Talk about STRESS!
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!
- 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!