You're planning your best day ever (so far). You've found your BFFL and it's time to throw a really beautiful party, filled to the brim with all of your favorite people!! You want this incredibly special time in your lives to be captured with honesty, beauty and minimal stress, thank-you-very-much. That's where I come in! You deserve wedding photos that don't just capture how the day looked, but how it felt, and how your unique relationship feels! Let's avoid those overly posed, stiff moments that look like all the other photos you see online, and create some true-to-you photos together!
My approach to weddings
sophie & michael
Natalie is THE BEST!!! She makes the whole process from start to finish smooth as butter! She is there for any questions you have from start to end! She is so nice and easy/comfortable to be with! Plus - her photos are ABSOLUTELY BREATH TAKING!!! They are real, beautiful and US! That is my favorite thing about Natalie and her photos - is she takes them as they are and brings that to life. I cried so many times while we reviewed our wedding gallery and immediately ordered prints! 100/10 have already recommended her to all my family and friends! I look forward to working with her in the future too! BOOK HER NOW!!!!!
"They are real, beautiful and US!"
interlachen country club
greta & adam
Natalie was more than we could have ever dreamed of in a wedding photographer. We love our engagement and wedding photos, but we also just really liked Natalie! She kept us relaxed and having fun during our wedding day. She helped prompt real laughter throughout the day. Our photos are bright, colorful, and cheerful - they capture the joy and energy of the day really well.
We would definitely hire Natalie for any future photography needs, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. The bridesmaids have all talked several times about how great Natalie was, and it wouldn’t surprise us if they booked her for their future photography needs too!
" they capture the joy and energy of the day..."
minnesota history center
hannah & wil
Natalie with Bauer Creative Photography is the most accepting, talented, and easy-going photographer you will EVER find. She is professional. She is timely. She is so so great at what she loves to do. After taking engagement photos, boudoir photos, wedding photos, and hiring her for family photos in the midst of all that, she has become my go-to gal. The photos Natalie takes are timeless and authentic and we will cherish them forever.
"she's my go-to gal!"
greysolon ballroom, duluth
jaclyn & alex
Natalie has the perfect wedding photographer personality, instantly friendly and likable. It can be hard to relax for pictures sometimes, but Natalie made it feel like we were all just hanging out. One of our (married) bridesmaids commented "if I would have gotten married after you, I would have used Natalie as my photographer." We could not be happier both with our experience and our photos!
The pictures speak for themselves. We have so many gorgeous ones that we just love. We could not recommend Bauer Creative and Natalie highly enough!
"we could not be happier!"
minneapolis event center
My years of wedding experience have honed my ability to sense when my clients need some enthusiastic direction and encouragement, or when to become a fly on the wall to capture the precious moments naturally unfolding. I want you to look at your photos and remember *that* moment. See *that* expression. When you two ran around in the sunset. Dancing with your besties to the nostalgic songs that bring you right back to high school. Your maid of honor tearing up during speeches. The moment your grandpa cries when he sees you in your wedding dress. The look your dad gave you as he was about to walk you down the aisle.
Let’s document these moments, preserving forever the real people you love, what you shared & the beginning of the most important relationship of your life.
Hey you two! I'm so happy you're here & honored you're considering having me capture your best day yet. I've been a full time wedding photographer since 2017 & truly am obsessed with what I do. I'm known for my vibrant, emotion-filled photography style + my goal is for you to feel like your photos really show YOU & your connection in a way that you'll cherish for a lifetime together.
mariah & thomas
I would hire Natalie again in an instant. Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life — exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer. Natalie made us feel so comfortable and our photos really look like us. Natalie made us feel so cared for and supported throughout the whole process. Her business has the best combination of super professional and “on it”, fun and lighthearted, and full of warmth.
"...magical, real and full of light & life!"
south glen farm, minnesota
jenna & ryan
Natalie was SOOOOOO great to work with for our engagement and wedding photos! She made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and we really felt like she captured our energy and love extremely well in our photos. Would 100x recommend her to friends and family and we are already looking forward to working with her in the future.
"she captured our energy & love"
bloom lake barn, mn
I only take a limited number of weddings per year so that I can be present with my couples AND bring my expertise to make your experience less stressful & more streamlined. I will walk you through every step of this process, offering suggestions and recommendations, help you design a timeline that is ideal for the moments you want to capture, and answer all your questions. I bring all the happy & encouraging energy so you can feel supported and PRESENT with each other and to all the goodness happening around you!
You know those photos that just look *stiff*? They may be pretty but they lack any feeling? You won't find that here!! I create the best of both worlds situation -- where you receive photos that both capture the real smiles, the candids, the range of the emotions of the day -- as well as photos that are posed and lit in a way that have just *touch* of that fine art timelessness to them. On your wedding day, I’ll give you plenty of direction and guide you into stunning poses, all without losing that *sparkle* of genuine emotion.
There will always be editing trends in photography - some better than others. I choose to shoot & edit in a way that is true to life, (with a pop of vibrancy) because I want you to love your photos for life!
Wedding collections begin at $4000. Reach out to see if your date is still available & to get the conversation started.
Absolutely! On wedding days I carry a backup camera body, lenses, memory cards and batteries. I also shoot on a dual slot camera, so if for some reason a memory card would corrupt, I have a back up card as well.
Only for weddings farther than 1.5 hours away from the Twin Cities. Fees vary depending on location so ask for more details during your consult!
Galleries include ~100 edited photos per hour of coverage (average 800-1000 for an 8 hour day). The exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. Your online gallery will come loaded with fully-edited high resolution images you can print anywhere. You’re also welcome to share your wedding photos on social media as long as you tag me!
Fantastic! To reserve your wedding date, you'll sign your contract and a $2000 non-refundable retainer. The remaining balance will be due 2 weeks before the wedding.