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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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Minneapolis Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session | Sonny

Sweet baby Sonny! This was such a perfectly cozy, homey family session. It was a snowy, blustery day in Minneapolis and we just spent some time hanging out in Sonny’s adorable nursery, documenting this very sweet season of their family )! Allison reached out to me when Sonny was about a month old and wasn’t […]


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Prior Lake Maternity Session | Samantha & Kegan

This maternity session is especially close to my heart! Samantha and I have known each other since elementary school, were best friends throughout high school and college, have gotten to be part of each other’s weddings and now I have the joy of photographing her becoming a mama! Samantha got the privilege of seeing me […]

Maternity, Motherhood Collection

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Savage In-Home Family Session | Baby Navy’s 6 Month Session

Oh how I love in home family sessions! There is something so wonderfully sacred about the simplicity of taking portraits in the living room you do so much life in – the couch you cuddle on, the spaces your family is growing up! I got to photograph sweet baby Navy and her proud parents, Mary […]

Families, Featured

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St. Paul Athletic Club Wedding | Ashleigh + Rob

Ashleigh + Rob had a gorgeous November wedding day at St. Paul Athletic Club! We were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful, sunny fall day which was such a treat since Rob and Ashleigh’s original wedding day was scheduled for April. Their vibrant flowers and bridesmaid dresses were such a FUN palette to capture and […]


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Snowy Minneapolis Winter Engagement Session | Liz + Jeremy

We had the perfect winter day for Liz and Jeremy’s engagement session! I’ll be honest, winter sessions are usually not my favorite because of the cold, but this day was a balmy 40 degrees! We explored the gorgeous Hansen Tree Farm in Anoka MN. Liz and Jeremy started dating just before the world shut down […]


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South Glen Farm Wedding | Mariah + Thomas

Mariah and Thomas’s South Glen Farm wedding was worth the wait! After rescheduling their spring backyard wedding due to the pandemic, Mariah and Thomas eloped on the north shore in April. You can view their gorgeous Duluth elopement here! They then planned their full wedding + reception with family and friends on a beautiful October […]

Featured, Weddings

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North Shore Duluth Elopement | Mariah + Thomas

After a few reschedules due to COVID, Mariah and Thomas just couldn’t wait any longer to get married! With a larger wedding + reception planned for later in the year with their family and friends, Mariah and Thomas decided to elope on the North Shore of Duluth on a sunny April morning! They had just […]


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Bearpath Country Club Wedding | Rachel + Bob

Rachel and Bob had the prettiest October day this past fall for their Bearpath Country Club wedding. They wanted their wedding day to look and feel classic, romantic, simple, and soft. Their main colors were french blue and rosewood. If you know me at all, you know I love a great blue suit for groom […]


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Winter Minneapolis Event Center Wedding | Ashleigh + Vinny

Ashleigh and Vinny’s January wedding at The View in Minneapolis Event Center had just the right mix of cozy, festive and quintessential Minnesota winter! We were lucky enough to have snow on the ground and a high temp of 12. Minnesotans know that isn’t too much to complain about in January! From their emotional first […]


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Romantic Minneapolis Engagement Session | Hannah + Wil

These two!! Hannah and Wil might be the most “we are super comfortable in front of the camera!” couple I’ve ever photographed! Usually people are a little unsure and self conscious at first (100% normal, me too!) but these two hopped right into their engagement session like a couple of seasoned pros! Their clear adoration […]

Engagements, Featured

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