I go beyond the staged “look at me” photo, and capture the sneaky in-between real and raw moments.
I am a Minneapolis and St. Paul (though, proudly living in the 'burbs!) based wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer. I capture couples and families that are full of love, with timeless photography. I also never say no to Chipotle.
A lot of milestones in my life have brought me to today - and I'm thankful for it. The highs, the lows, everything in between - it's made me the wedding and lifestyle photographer that I am. One that brings a sense of peace to whatever space and situation I’m shooting in.
My journey started years ago. I couldn’t get enough of the photos my parents had of their childhood and life together before they had kids. Their wedding photos are still burned in my brain, and I think I loved the thought that someday I could provide something like that for other people. As I’ve gotten older, I love looking back on photos as a child, and seeing how my mom and dad held me, and loved on me - it brings such a sweet perspective of their affection for me and the depths of which they cared for me and each other.
When I walk into wedding days, as well as the homes of couples with their brand new babies and children, I love capturing those interactions and moments for them. I want to give their children something they can look back on, and see the love that they may not remember, but was so so real.
Above all, I love working with people that:
here for the fun stuff? right this way ⟶
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I’m a 9 on the enneagram! So peace on your wedding day and calm in the midst of chaos in your family sessions is a guarantee!!
Chipotle gets all of my money. ALL. OF. IT.
I love being in the mountains and I love being in, on, or near water. Vitamin D anyone? Try to keep me indoors for your photo sessions in Minnesota summer and see what happens (hint: I go crazy)!!
When I’m not working, you can find me with family and friends who are like family. They’re the reason I work so hard-time with them is so cherished and my motivation to keep doing what I love-aka taking photos of YOU!
If you catch me quoting The Office at some point on your wedding day or family session-it’s because I’ve watched the show in entirety approximately 15 times.
"Lauren was the one who created less stress and more excitement for us in the planning process and on the day of.
Lauren's work was everything we wanted our photographs to be: timeless, authentic to us, easily shareable, and thoughtfully presented. I know we'll use Lauren for all of our family photos to come!
Lauren Kirkbride Photography is a Minneapolis and St. Paul (though, proudly living in the 'burbs!) based wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer. She captures couples and families that are full of love, with timeless photography. She also never says no to Chipotle.
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