I’m a foster dog mama, wifey and new homeowner (not in that order ;)
If you're into personalty quizzes... I'm an INFJ, Enneagram 6 & consider myself a chatty introvert! I love deep conversations over margaritas, but I also can thrive just bein a homebody with my hubby, Jay & our foster dog, Hank!

I’m a wedding photographer first and foremost because I LOVE cheering on couples as they say yes to marriage & become teammates for life. To me, weddings are more about kicking off your marriage than having the perfect decor! I get real emotional over capturing cute moments with your grandma, and creating romantic portraits of you two that your kids will love to look at someday. 

I'm natalie!

oh heyyy!

my favorite things

01

strollin' the aisles of target

02

being in nature, esp. hiking

ESPECIALLY ON THE west COAST! 

03

when a new season of Queer Eye comes out

Because YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH KARAMO IN YOUR LIFE!

04

bright coral lipstick

you know i love me some color!

05

slowly but surely updating our 1960's rambler

anyone else get overwhelmed with alll the design options?!

06

the state fair!!

not sure what's better -
the people watching or the corn dogs

More than another wedding vendor

Every vendor you hire for your wedding day is an investment financially - but what makes your photographer unique is that you spend the MOST time with them on your wedding day - I’m with you from the moment you get your dress on to when you’re gettin low on the dance floor with your besties! You want your photographer’s personality to add joy and calm to your day, and make you feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera!! Just like making new friends, some people you just CLICK with - I think it’s so important to feel that with your photographer, so that your photos look & feel like YOU!

Comfortable & Cared for

I only take 10-15 weddings per year because I don’t want you to feel like a number... I want to be able to be present for you during wedding planning, build a genuine relationship with you two, and be able to give you my full attention throughout the process!

I’m not as concerned with being “fine art”, winning awards, getting published or have 20k instagram followers… nothing is wrong with those things, but my goal is to give you a heartfelt experience, and provide you with beautiful, emotive, real images from your day that bring you back to that moment and makes you feel you love :) I want you to feel cared for and encouraged throughout the whole experience!

learn about the wedding experience

I was just in your shoes!

 When I got married in 2018, I thought since I was a wedding photographer, I knew exactly what to expect. Kinda… but it went WAY faster than I could have imagined. The #1 piece of advice I give my couples is this: be PRESENT. Feel it all. Look at it all. Soak up all the love and support from every single guest there that loves you. This is a big party kicking off your marriage. And that’s what matters – the two of you and your commitment to each other – how safe you feel with each other, your inside jokes, the way you’ve cared for each other for better or worse, already. On your wedding day, I'm not just there to capture it - I'm there to help you soak it all up, too!

- brooklyn, bride

I would recommend her
again and again!!"

"Natalie is a GEM!"

She is truly a calming presence & so positive!We look through our photos often and love reliving our day through them.

"We could not be happier choosing Natalie as our photographer!"

- brooklyn, bride

I would recommend her again and again!!"

"Natalie is a GEM!"

She is truly a calming presence & so positive!We look through our photos often and love reliving our day through them.

"We could not be happier choosing Natalie as our photographer!"

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© 2020 bauer creative, llc | photography by bauer creative

© 2020 bauer creative, llc | photography by bauer creative