MPLS  •  Minn

timeless photographer

photographing marriages + couples full of love

I’ve learned over the years that although beautiful scenery is one of my favorite backdrops to your wedding day, it’s truly the moments that happen in and out of the beautiful scenery that matter most. From putting your dress on, to laughing (or cyring) hysterically during the toasts at dinner, I want you to remember those moments and SEE how you felt. Nothing is better or more beautiful to me. To relive and experience your day in a truly authentic way-true to you and true to all you dreamed-is all I want to provide for you.

I come from a huge Irish Catholic family-where growing up-holidays were full of family, love and so much laughter. With over 30 cousins, life has always been a celebration, and I’ve loved turning my experience into the privilege of capturing all of your life’s major milestones. So often I get couples who say their wedding day was a total blur ...

... but because of the photos I was able to capture for them, they could truly experience it again in a such a sweet and timeless way.

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wedding experience

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Step 01. -  Once you submit your contact form, we schedule an in-person meeting, where we go further into detail about what you can expect from me and the wedding package you are interested in booking. We get to know one another to ensure that I’m the best fit photographer for you to capture your special day. We can chat over coffee, or meet at a brewery to get the excitement of it all rolling!

get in touch


Step 02. -  Next, should you decide that I am the best fit photographer to capture your day, I send along a Proposal, Client Contract and Deposit to guarantee my services for your wedding day! Once those have been returned to me, you are officially a Lauren Kirkbride bride!

make it official


Step 03. -  As your wedding day approaches, I send along a questionnaire to gather all the information needed to provide a seamless photo experience on your special day. I learn about your family, preferences, and all the special details unique to you and your wedding day. Together, we put together a timeline to ensure that your day gives us the perfect amount of time in order for you to receive all the beautiful and timeless images you desire!



Step 04. -  On your wedding day, we put all of our preparation and planning into action!! I am your go- to gal, and a peaceful presence in assuring your day runs as smooth as possible!

your wedding day


Step 05. -  After your wedding day, you get a few special sneak peeks to tide you over until the full gallery is delivered via Pixieset. Your photos are guaranteed to be delivered within 8-10 weeks after your wedding day, and each portion of your day is beautifully displayed online to share with your family and friends! 

your images


Step 06. -  Once your gallery is delivered, we hopefully stay in touch and repeat the process for anniversary photos, or if and when your family starts to grow!!

let's stay in touch


Engagement Gallery

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the look book

see a few of my favorite engagement + wedding moments

Wedding Gallery



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others have experienced

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"Lauren Kirkbride is a talented photographer and so much more. Her photography skills and style are gorgeous and real."

After receiving the photos from our wedding day, both sides of our family were so grateful to have worked with Lauren. Her photos will provide happiness, nostalgia, and so much joy to my husband and I for the rest of our lives.

- dayna + jeff lifson


"Lauren is such a genuine joy to work with!"

From day one, she made my partner and I feel comfortable, heard, respected, and at ease. We especially appreciated her flexibility and creativity in organizing our engagement session, her incredible ability to remember and connect with our family members and friends at the wedding, and the way she perfectly captured our special day without it ever feeling intrusive, formulaic, or awkward.

- Laura + Taylor Livalska


"We couldn't recommend Lauren more highly for family photos!"

Lauren did a mini-session with our extended family, which includes 2- and 4-year old nephews and a puppy. Lauren was extremely warm and friendly, which helped everyone, including the toddlers, to feel comfortable and ready to be photographed. She patiently and expertly guided our family into poses, and had lots of tricks up her sleeve to get toddlers to look at the camera and smile!

- Jenna SLutsker


"We couldn't recommend Lauren more highly for family photos!"

She is an amazing communicator and so organized throughout the entire process. She immediately made all of us feel at ease and is just the sweetest human. Lauren somehow finds a way to capture adorable pictures of us all, even with an active toddler and a dog - not an easy feat! We absolutely love all of our photos and are so grateful we'll have these memories to look back on for a lifetime.

- Jenna Hiebl


"Lauren was an absolute delight to work with for our very first family photo session."

We opted for a mini session to test the waters with our three-month-old, and it couldn't have been a more perfect experience for our family. She made all three of us feel incredibly comfortable, including my husband who was skeptical at first, but left saying "I'm so glad we did that!" It was just such a warm and welcoming environment and we cannot wait for another session with Lauren to capture more family moments for us in the future!

- Taylor Davis


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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