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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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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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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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Stillwater Engagement Session

Meghan and Derek’s summer Stillwater engagement session was SUCH a blast! These two are so fun to spend time with and photograph — they are so incredibly kind and considerate, and we laughed basically the whole session! The weather forecast was clear until we all arrived in Stillwater – then we spent the night dodging […]

Engagements, Featured

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Eagan Engagement Session / Mitchell + Lily

  You know when you meet someone and you just click? From the first time we met up to discuss their wedding, Lily and Mitchell felt like old friends! They are both so kind, goofy, welcoming and down to earth #mypeople!! I knew we’d have a blast at their engagement session because these two are […]

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Afton State Park Engagement / Nate + Caroline

  Two of my favorite things about engagement sessions: the time and freedom to explore a new spot with my couple, and couples who are down to earth and willing to go with the flow! Nate and Caroline absolutely knocked their engagement session out of the park – which is especially impressive because about 10 […]

Engagements, Featured

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