On your day, I just want you to be able to be PRESENT. To soak up all the love and support from every single guest there that loves you. 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, your inside jokes, 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! 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.

My approach to weddings

Photos that

like your love does

look and feel

inquire about your date

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!

"more than we could have ever dreamed of..."


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sophie & michael

LISTEN UP PEOPLE! 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!!!!!



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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!"


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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. The second shooter she used on our wedding day was also fantastic. 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!"


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kind words from past clients

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. 

Behind the Images 

let's capture the love

...the photos that show you just how loved you are. 

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.

the heart

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. Keep reading to learn more about the wedding experience! 

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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!

& cared for

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.

genuine & timeless

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! 

true-to-life, vibrant editing


Wedding collections begin at $4500. Since each wedding is so unique, I create a custom photography collection for all of my couples based on your photography needs & wishes.  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. 


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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.