Fourteenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America Minneapolis, MN December 12, 2019 — Lauren Baker Photography is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, […]
It’s pretty safe to assume that I love all of my couples with all of my heart. So when a couple comes to me and says they were referred to me by a past couple of mine, I go all heart and star-eyed because I know this couple’s wedding is gonna be HELLA FUN!
That was 100% the case for Alexandra and Cameron’s Fall equinox wedding at the Eagan Community Center.
Jessica and Tim’s Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel wedding was 100% them. By that I mean it was adorable, intimate, and filled with jokes and laughter.
Their story begins with a change meeting. Jessica was working at Nordstrom, where she was a stylist (she used to work at The Wedding Shoppe so it goes without saying that she’s got bomb taste!). Tim worked at the café at Nordstrom. Can you see where this is going?
Reason #135 why I love my job: I get to share information from the top wedding excerpts with all of my couples.
Melody, owner and lead planner of Events by Melody, is an award-winning wedding and event planner based in Minneapolis. Her work is sublime and always full of personality, which is fitting because her motto is “PLAN. PARTY. PERFECTION.”
Aside from her being an awesome #girlboss, what makes Melody’s work stand out to me is her attention to detail.
Kristi and Mike’s Mendakota Country Club wedding was perfection with a capital P! All of the giggles, high-fives, hugs, and the STUNNING decor made the day feel like a dream.
The couple met on eHarmony. They both valued their families, work, and faith so they decided to give it a chance and meet in person. It wasn’t long before they realized how great they were together. They went to church, hung out with their respective friend groups, and when Mike saw how Kristi was with his nieces and nephews…well…let’s just say he was in love. And when Mike was sick, Kristi made him homemade chicken noodle soup – the sign she was in love with him, too.
Teresa and Sam’s Dellwood Barn wedding in Grant, MN was seriously like a fairytale. I kid you not! Not only could the two of them be mistaken for Mr. & Mrs. Prince Charming (how good-looking can one couple be?!) but their decorations, details, and décor all screamed “Once Upon A Time.”
Molly and Chase’s Snail Lake Regional Park wedding in Shoreview was certainly one for the books. Not only did I get to witness one of my best friends from college marry the love of her life, but I had the honor of documenting their special day, an honor I do not take lightly.
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!