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We only get to live them once. Unless we capture them. ESPECIALLY on your wedding day!
I want you to look at your photos and remember *that* moment. See *that* expression. When you two ran around in the sunset. The moment your grandpa cried when he saw you in your wedding dress. The look your dad gave you as he was about to walk you down the aisle. Dancing with your besties to the songs you sang along to in high school. The REAL smiles. The double chins from laughing SO hard. 

Let’s document those moments, preserving forever the real people you love, what you shared & the beginning of the most important relationship of your life.

Moments are experienced.

moments aren't made.

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You two have an unbelievable connection. But here’s the thing about a wedding day: sometimes you need to make space for it. There will be a lot going on the day you get married. A lot of people, a lot of hugs, a lot of love. But I want to lead you two back to each other, all day long. I wanna make sure your real feelings and real love gets documented, because that’s what we’re all here for, right?

I like to think 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.

Let's make room for       

connection

my approach

 Natalie did the most amazing job with our engagement and elopement photography. I would hire her again in an instant. Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life — exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer.

I was worried about our photos looking forced or posed, but Natalie made us feel so comfortable and our photos really look like us. When I was looking for a photographer, I wanted someone who could capture all those gorgeous candid moments, and Natalie completely nailed it. I feel like I can relive the best day of my life by looking at her photos (and I’ve since done this about a thousand times).

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. She provided us with awesome tips, planning guides, and vendor recommendations (side note: everyone Natalie recommends is incredible too!). She built trust through the whole process, by the time it was finally our day, I felt totally confident that she would do a great job — and she did!   - Mariah K.

"Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life! "

real clients say...

"Natalie has a gift and I highly recommend booking with her-you will be forever grateful you did. I absolutely love the way our photos turned out and she truly has my highest praise.

She has such a creative eye and made our day so fun, relaxed and easy - she genuinely made us enjoy our experience together. We will definitely book her for all our future photography needs!"

"she truly has my highest praise"

- mariah

"Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life — exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer!"

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"i couldn't image our biggest day without her. It was like having another bridesmaid."

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"SHE CAPTURED MOMENTS I NEVER WANT TO FORGET. AND THESE PHOTOS WILL HELP ME DO THAT."

Don't want your wedding photos to be too posed or feel like you're trying to be something you're not. You DO want someone to guide you into flattering light & photogenic moments!

Would love to work with someone who will be there throughout the wedding planning process to offer vendor recommendations, timeline consultation, and lots of tips to make your wedding day as beautiful & stress free as possible.

Love pops of color, Style Me Pretty makes you swoon, and you have been pinning your dream florals for forevaa.

Are quick to laugh, don't take life too seriously & can't wait to be married!

Are obsessed with vibrant photos that aren't just pretty, but make you FEEL somethin'!

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that's us! ⟶

I care so much about your love. On your day, I just want you to be able to be PRESENT. To feel it all. 

This is a big party, sure. But it’s also the first day of your marriage. And that’s what matters – the two of you and your commitment to each other – how safe you feel with each other and the way you’ve cared for each other for better or worse, already. I'm not just there to capture it - I'm there to help you soak it all up, too! 

You know what I don’t care about? Winning awards, having 20K Instagram followers, or creating editorial and emotion-less images of the most emotion-filled day of your life. My whole purpose in doing this work is to provide a heartfelt experience, from start to finish. I want you to have real images that show your actual relationship and help you relive the best day of your life, whenever you feel like it.

Or Natalie. That works too.

Just call me a sap...

oh heyyy!

- rachel & bob

She really does make you feel more than a client, but you feel as you though you are friends. Natalie made the process so easy from her thorough communication and planning that we really didn’t have anything to worry about with her. My husband and I are not camera people but from our engagement shoot to our wedding she made it feel natural and fun. This is captured so beautifully in her photos that you can tell the photos really capture our relationship.

The photos are bright, light and had a joyful feeling which is exactly what we wanted which is why we chose her and will continue to choose to work with her time and time again. We look forward to hopefully spending more time with Natalie in the years to come. I would recommend everyone to Natalie and Bauer Creative! You can tell she loves what she does, she is truly the best!

"The photos really capture our relationship!"

kind words from sweet couples

- sarah & Steve

I do not even know where to start when talking about how brilliant Natalie at Bauer Creative is. We got married in August 2020 (talk about a challenging year to have a wedding). From the moment I chatted with Natalie, and after looking at her portfolio, I knew she was the perfect fit and we had to have her be a part of our big day. She and I were on the same page about preferring natural, in-the-moment/action pictures versus always being posed.
 My husband is also somewhat uncomfortable in front of the camera and Natalie made us feel so relaxed which was amazing! The results were outstanding.

Since our wedding, so many of our guests have commented (and continue to rave about 5 months after) about how magnificent our photos are. My husband and I were blown away - they are absolutely stunning! We could not be happier with the end results and would recommend Bauer Creative to anyone looking for a top-notch photographer!

"Natalie made us feel so relaxed and the results were outstanding!"

kind words from sweet couples

- Alex & Jaclyn

Natalie was recommended to us by a close friend. We could not be happier both with our experience and our photos. Natalie has the perfect wedding photographer personality, instantly friendly and likeable. 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." 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.

"She goes above and beyond!"

kind words from sweet couples

- Alex & Jaclyn

Natalie was recommended to us by a close friend. We could not be happier both with our experience and our photos.Natalie has the perfect wedding photographer personality, instantly friendly and likeable. 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." 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!"

- HOLLY & LUKE

- Alex & Jaclyn

real clients say...

"Natalie has a gift and I highly recommend booking with her-you will be forever grateful you did. I absolutely love the way our photos turned out and she truly has my highest praise.

She has such a creative eye and made our day so fun, relaxed and easy - she genuinely made us enjoy our experience together. We will definitely book her for all our future photography needs!"

"she truly has my highest praise"

- mariah

"Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life — exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer!"

Author's Name

"i couldn't image our biggest day without her. It was like having another bridesmaid."

Author's Name

"SHE CAPTURED MOMENTS I NEVER WANT TO FORGET. AND THESE PHOTOS WILL HELP ME DO THAT."

- Rachel & BOB

- mindy & Rick

- sarah & steve

She really does make you feel more than a client, but you feel as you though you are friends. Natalie made the process so easy from her thorough communication and planning that we really didn’t have anything to worry about with her.  My husband and I are not camera people but from our engagement shoot to our wedding she made it feel natural and fun. This is captured so beautifully in her photos that you can tell the photos really capture our relationship.

The photos are bright, light and had a joyful feeling which is exactly what we wanted which is why we chose her and will continue to choose to work with her time and time again. We look forward to hopefully spending more time with Natalie in the years to come. I would recommend everyone to Natalie and Bauer Creative! You can tell she loves what she does, she is truly the best!

I do not even know where to start when talking about how brilliant Natalie at Bauer Creative is. We got married in August 2020 (talk about a challenging year to have a wedding). From the moment I chatted with Natalie, and after looking at her portfolio, I knew she was the perfect fit and we had to have her be a part of our big day. She and I were on the same page about preferring natural, in-the-moment/action pictures versus always being posed.
 My husband is also somewhat uncomfortable in front of the camera and Natalie made us feel so relaxed which was amazing! The results were outstanding.

Since our wedding, so many of our guests have commented (and continue to rave about 5 months after) about how magnificent our photos are. My husband and I were blown away - they are absolutely stunning!  We could not be happier with the end results and would recommend Bauer Creative to anyone looking for a top-notch photographer for engagement, wedding, and/or family photos. 

 I was initially hesitant to hire a professional photographer and was just going to ask a friend. I’m so glad I made the chose I did! We now have beautiful photos that capture all aspects of our special day that we can look back on for years to come. Natalie is reliable, professional, easy going, detail oriented and so much more. She made us feel comfortable & relaxed in front of the camera. We got sneak peaks of our photos and received the finals within about a month!! It’s SO worth spending a little extra on. You won’t regret it. I will definitely be hiring her to capture our next milestones❤️

"The photos really capture our relationship!"

"She made us feel comfortable & relaxed in front of the camera."

"Natalie made us feel so relaxed and the results were outstanding!"

kind words from sweet couples

- Alex & Jaclyn

Natalie was recommended to us by a close friend. We could not be happier both with our experience and our photos.Natalie has the perfect wedding photographer personality, instantly friendly and likeable. 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." 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!"

real clients say...

"Natalie has a gift and I highly recommend booking with her-you will be forever grateful you did. I absolutely love the way our photos turned out and she truly has my highest praise.

She has such a creative eye and made our day so fun, relaxed and easy - she genuinely made us enjoy our experience together. We will definitely book her for all our future photography needs!"

"she truly has my highest praise"

- mariah

"Her photos are magical and real and full of light and life — exactly what we wanted in a wedding photographer!"

Author's Name

"i couldn't image our biggest day without her. It was like having another bridesmaid."

Author's Name

"SHE CAPTURED MOMENTS I NEVER WANT TO FORGET. AND THESE PHOTOS WILL HELP ME DO THAT."

I get real giddy over capturing cute moments with your grandma, and creating romantic portraits of you two that your kids will love to look at someday. 

How? We’ll actually be pals by the time your day comes. Once you book with me, you are my #1 priority until you say “I do!”. 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!
 
Full day wedding coverage begins at $4500.

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