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I’m a wedding, family & newborn photographer based in Minneapolis, MN! When I’m not working on my business, I spend my free time cuddling my rescue pups, exploring a new trail or bingeing a new crime thriller. Let’s be friends — follow along on Instagram to get to know me more @bauercreativephoto!

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Colorful Concert Themed Wedding / Nick & Alyssa

Alyssa and Nick’s colorful concert-themed wedding day was such a joy to be a part of! Throughout their 18 month engagement, Nick and Alyssa hand-selected so many intentional details to create a fun, concert-themed wedding reception! From hand-illustrated portraits of their wedding party to a custom merch table with concert tees, posters, and shot glasses, […]


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Spring Capitol Room Wedding | Luke & Holly

I’m so excited to share this Capitol Room wedding with you today! This was an extra meaningful wedding for me to capture since Jay and I got married at The Capitol Room in the fall of 2018! It was honestly really surreal to be on the other side of the camera this time around! Holly […]


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Summer Maternity Session

Mary & Will’s summer maternity session is CHOCK FULL of joy, giggles, & snuggles (my faves!).  It’s been a huge honor to photograph Mary & Will for the past several years – from their engagement session, to their wedding photos, extended family photos last fall, and now maternity photos! Mary & Will booked my First […]


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Minneapolis Newborn Session

Kara and Keith welcomed their baby girl Elle a few weeks ago and I came to their home for their in-home newborn session about a week after she was born. Kara and I first met many years ago when we worked together in college at the University of Minnesota! It’s always such a special honor […]


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Andover Spring Engagement Session

Oh my goodness – when I tell you it was hard to narrow down photos to blog this session, LEMME tell ya! Sometimes the perfect cocktail of weather, lighting, location, outfits, colors, personalities, etc all come together and I am straight up giddy behind my camera! Rick & Mindy are total stunners which doesn’t hurt […]

Engagements, Featured

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Lake of the Isles Summer Wedding | Christine & Zak

Zak & Christine are one of those couples that I just wish I could clone – so gracious, down to earth, kind and FUN! Zak and I met several years ago when were in a mutual friend’s wedding party together & had a blast– when he and Christine got engaged, I was thrilled that he […]

Featured, Weddings

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