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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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Families

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 […]

Maternity

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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 […]

Newborns

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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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Is Hiring a Florist worth it?

  Considering whether to hire a florist or go the DIY route for your wedding flowers? Mikelle of Fersk Floral Artistry shares her top reasons why hiring a florist is worth every penny! Mikelle here! I’m the Owner and Lead Designer at Fersk Floral Artistry – a wedding-focused floral design company serving couples in Minnesota […]

Weddings

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Minnetonka Engagement Session | Mallory & Kevin

  This engagement session was especially close to my heart because Mallory is one of my best friends from high school! She and I spent so many years confiding in each other about crushes, sleepovers full of boy talk and wondering about who our future husbands would be – so it was an absolute joy […]

Engagements, Featured

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Kate & Dustin | Minneapolis Wedding

Kate & Dustin are one of those couples that just can’t stop smiling at each other and laughing when they’re together. Kate just embodies joy as a bride and these two are incredibly gracious, down to earth and clearly made for each other. They got married on September 28th (my wedding anniversary!) at St. Lawrence […]

Featured, Weddings

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Lebanon Hills Engagement Photos / Courtney & Eric

For Courtney & Eric’s engagement session, we spent some time exploring Lebanon Hills in Eagan, MN! This park is a favorite of mine because it offers a variety of spots “tucked away” from the rest of the park, so couples can really relax! I love these two – Courtney is bubbly & adorable, Eric knows […]

Engagements

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Taylor’s Falls Summer Vineyard Wedding | Ben & Niki

Writing this blog post on a dreary November day really has me reminiscing on Ben and Niki’s perfect August wedding weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the vineyard they were married in was full of life and color! Ben and Niki were such a fun couple to work with – incredibly kind, […]

Weddings

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University of Minnesota Engagement / Ashleigh & Rob

  These TWO! So. much. laugher the entire session. When a couple like Rob & Ashleigh have this much fun just being together, it makes me job reeeal easy! We chose to photograph their engagement session on the timeless University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus – my alma mater, too! They are both graduates of […]

Engagements

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