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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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Sunrise Engagement Session / Abbey + Nick

Abbey and Nick are my kinda people – willing to drive three hours from home to adventure to a place they’d never been before to take SUNRISE engagement photos with a photographer they’d never met. I applaud their bravery, because that’s kind of an intimidating situation! They were rewarded with a gorgeous sunrise, perfect golden […]

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Spring Brook Nature Center Engagement Session / Ben + Niki

For Ben and Niki’s engagement session, we spent some time exploring a Spring Brook Nature Center in Fridley. They met at work, and when they were first getting to know each other, they would often stop by this park after work and walk around together. Throughout our session they would point out different spots that […]

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Eagan Community Center Wedding / Nick + Carol

  The word that comes to mind when I think about Nick and Carol’s wedding day is heartfelt. They are a very fun, silly couple but their love is clearly so heartfelt and deep. It was so fun to document all of the expressions of the day – from an ecstatic first look, to emotional […]

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Lebanon Hills Engagement Photos / Brittany + Joe

  View fullsize Brittany and I met our husbands around the same time a few years ago – and I remember sitting at a baby shower with her and as we dished about our love lives, both whispering, “I think he’s the one…!” Happy to say we were both right 🙂 As you can see […]

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Saint Paul Engagement / Kate + Dustin

  Last Saturday Kate, Dustin and I explored Saint Paul for their engagement photos! I’m not as familiar with Saint Paul as I am with Minneapolis, so it was fun to check out some new spots! We started at Harriet Island Regional Park. We lucked out with beautiful early spring weather, which was so fun! […]

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Website Launch for We Do Wedding Videography

  Today is a very exciting day! I am launching a new website for We Do Wedding Videography! They are a truly talented duo – I hired them for my wedding last September and absolutely LOVED the video they created for our wedding day. They were also just lovely people to spend the day with! […]

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Lakefront Park Engagement / Mary + Will

  Any Minnesotan knows that doing outdoor engagement photos this winter is RISKY! Old Man Winter has been throwing curveballs at us left and right- but somehow we managed to pick the PERFECT day! 32 degrees, zero wind, fresh snowfall. We tromped (literally) around Lakefront Park and got a lot of variety with location! Mary […]

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4 Things to Consider When Planning your Wedding

    Happy Friday, friends! In honor of National Wedding Planning day, I thought it would be fun to share 4 tips for your wedding plans. I have learned these both during my own wedding planning process, as well as working with my wedding photography clients over the years. Hire a day-of coordinator! Hear me […]

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The Story of Us

Hi friends! I usually only use my blog to share my photography work, but I thought it might be fun to get to know me a little more through occasional personal posts. And what better time to start than on our two year swipe-iversary! We swiped right on Bumble two years ago today – I […]

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Boom Island Park Senior Portraits / Brenna

  Oh, how I love taking senior portraits! Especially when Minnesota shows off with such gorgeous colors. Brenna and I did two sessions together – summer and fall! It was so fun to get to know her and hear about her senior year and college plans. When you’re a decade out from high school, it’s […]

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