February 28, 2013

Wedding & Engagement Books | Midwest Wedding Photography

Two Wedding Books & An Engagement Guest Book
...or Why I've Been So Busy This Winter...

Each one of my wedding collections includes a fine art coffee-table Wedding Book, and I wanted to share a few recent examples.

Why do I include a book and really, really want couples to have one?  Well, 1) so you don't have to make one yourself, 2) so you have a beautiful representation of your wedding day that you can hold in your hands, and 3) so that a work of art that you made possible can be shared and handed down when all the day's excitement has long since passed.  

This will likely be your first family heirloom, and it will stand the test of time. 

These handmade books are substantial and archival.  Clean, crisp, classic, and simply elegant, it won't fall into the latest design fads, which ebb and flow.  With thick sturdy pages and a flush flat design, you'll be able to re-visit your wedding day year after year. 


First is Lara & Brandon's Wedding Book.  It's an 8x12 horizontal design with a "Mystery Glass" cover.  Lara said, "It completely exceeded all my expectations (which were pretty high!).  I couldn't be more thrilled.  Thank you so much for your patience, attention to detail, and incredible eye.  It was so worth every penny!"

Keeping the pages uninterrupted, "lauren b. photography" is subtly stamped onto the back cover.


Steph & Brett's Wedding Book is an 8x12 vertical design.  They choose a classic and elegant black leather cover.


Each one of our wedding collections also includes an Engagement Session.  After the session, many couples choose to order an Engagement Guest Book.  This is a great way to artfully display your engagement images while preserving your guests' signatures and well wishes.  Sized 8x12 with a custom photo cover, Guest Books have hinged lay-flat pages and are designed with intentional white space.

Here is Sarah & Robbie's Guest Book.



Below is the complete custom design for Katelyn & Chris' 8x12 Guest Book. The first image below is their cover, with the right side being the front of the book and wrapping around so the left side completes the back.  Then Page 1 starts on the right side of the book, followed by full page spreads, and ending with the final page on the left side.  These Guest Books are lovely on their own, and become even more special with your guests' personalizations.

February 26, 2013

2013 2.10 Unveiled Wedding Event

The February Unveiled Wedding Event at the Convention Center was stunning as usual!  Talented vendors, exhibitors, and a beautiful fashion show, and The Wedding Guys have done it again!  Here are a few of my favorites.

February 25, 2013

Engagement Session Give-Away | Minneapolis Engagement & Wedding Photographer

The snow is deep(-ish) and winter long, so how about a little giveaway to lift our spirits?!?

lauren b. photography is giving away a...
Complimentary Engagement Session 
...to one lucky couple (a $300 value)

How to Enter: Do you and your fiance have a good - no, great - story about your relationship, first date, engagement, etc.?  Let's hear it!  Email us the best TRUE story about the two of you, and the winner will be chosen on Friday March 15.

Current Client Referral Bonus: Share this opportunity!  If you're a current or past client, all is not lost.  Refer the winning couple and you'll receive a $100 print credit towards your next session booked with lauren b. photography.

Submitting:  Email the following to lb@laurenbfalk.com with "E-Session Giveaway" in the Subject line:
  • Your and your fiance's names, 
  • A phone number and valid email address,
  • Wedding date, location, and whether you're interested in wedding coverage, and
  • A great story about the two of you in 750 words or less.
The Details: New clients and real engaged couples only.  The complimentary session must take place before May 5th, 2013 and be within the Twin Cities Metro area.  Session date and time subject to availability and will not exceed 90 minutes.  Wedding coverage booking not required (but gently encouraged). :)  Images from this session may be used in lauren b.'s marketing materials and online.

And now, some samples:

Thank you in advance for your entries, referrals, and interest.  Can't wait to hear from you!

February 22, 2013

ISES February Program | Minnesota Event Photography

Bright, fresh, and full of light, it was an early taste of spring at yesterday's ISES Mpls-St Paul Chapter's February Program, held at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club.  Other sponsors included AV for You, Elan Speakers Service, and yours truly.  Here are a few favorites: