Colleen and Andrew’s Leap Day wedding at The Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, MN was one I’ll never forget in a million years. Not just because it was on Leap Day and we only get that opportunity once every four years, but also because Colleen, Andrew, and their entire crew were so thoroughly invested – mind, body, heart, and soul – in celebrating their love that it would have changed the heart of any jaded cynic (if there had been any around that is).
Vendors Venue: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography Florist: Fleur de Lis Hair & Makeup: Juut Salon Spa St. Paul Bridal Gown: The Wedding Shoppe Rings: Michellia Fine Jewelry and Larson Jewelers Officiant: Bradley Hill (friend of the groom)
I bet you $1000 that Sierra and Beau did not anticipate snow on their October wedding when they started their wedding planning. Sure, it’s not totally uncommon to have snow in October in good ol’ Minnesota. But when it does, it’s usually in late October…not in the middle of the freaking month! Despite the wind, […]
Ojiketa Regional Park, located outside of Forest Lake in Chisago City, MN, has a cute little camp perfect for outdoorsy, canoe loving people. It also is the home of Strom Hall, the venue for Jess and Hannah’s summer wedding.
And when I say camp, I’m not talking about the sleeping in tents type of camping you’d normally associate with regional park camping. Rather, there were clean cabins some with had actual showers!
Y’all…when they talk about a couple that can “weather any storm” I’m pretty sure they’re talking about Grace and Nick. Their April wedding at Leopold’s Mississippi Garden is proof of that.
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?
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!