What I’m Known for:
my wild curls, using too many exclamation marks, coral lipstick, chasing the perfect golden hour light, always being homesick for the mountains, snort-laughing at my husband, adding way too much creamer to my coffee, & car dancing to Drake + Beyoncé!
I’m Natalie Werness, a wedding + portrait photographer in the
I’m a newlywed living in the cozy suburbs of the Twin Cities with my forever MCM, Jay!
I am an old soul but a kid at heart - a chatty introvert who values quality over quantity - and deep conversations are my jam. I love quirks and real, raw, honest relationships. I’m passionate about marriage, growth, commitment, and having a close circle who is with you through it all!
When I’m not at a shoot or editing, you can find me lifting heavy at the gym or curled up at home, catching up on Netflix or with a new book! I am a TOTAL homebody at heart! I also love exploring outdoors, eating buffalo wings (extra blue cheese, please!), dancing to Beyonce in my pajamas, and dreaming up our next vacation! In the off season from weddings, I get my creative fix as a graphic designer - I work with clients to design logos, print materials, websites and more!
I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was a child (my mama is also a photographer!) and it’s always been a love of mine. I graduated with a degree in advertising, but photography never stopped wooing me. I love making beautiful things, and I’m lucky I get to make a career out of it!
For those of you who love personality tests - I’m an INFJ, Enneagram 4w3 and my Top 5 Strengths are Empathy, Responsibility, Positivity, Development and Belief.
Oh, and you might be wondering.. why Bauer Creative? Isn’t your last name Werness?
Bauer is my maiden name, and I decided to keep it as my business name even after I got married - my love for photography began as a child, and it’s a sweet nod to my past.