Vendor Spotlight: Bauer Creative


Tell us about your business.
Bauer Creative offers photography and design services. As a photographer, I understand how uncomfortable it can be front of the camera and do my best to make you laugh, loosen up, and walk away with photos that look like you - photos you're proud to share. You won’t find me trying to recreate embellished Pinterest photos - let’s just find some natural light and greenery instead! One thing I hear from my wedding clients time and time again is that I bring a calming presence while also having the assertiveness to keep things moving. I really enjoy capturing the day as it unfolds, instead of over-posing and over directing.  My goal on your wedding day is to minimize your stress, help keep you present, capture YOUR unique celebration, and probably befriend your family and bridal party along the way.

What excites you most about the work you do?
I really love getting to know couples and their families throughout the process, and bringing some calm and direction to an often hectic day! It’s such an honor to be able to capture someone’s wedding day - a day they’ve spent months preparing for, down to the smallest detail. It’s so much fun to deliver their gallery and allow them to relive the day all over again. 

What led you to the wedding industry, specifically? 
There are a lot of reasons, but one of the predominant ones is that I love to see each couple’s style reflected in their day. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing unique decor, invitations, bridesmaid dresses, etc.

Tell us about your most memorable and fun wedding/event.
I photographed a wedding in North Dakota last fall. The location was far from picturesque to begin with, out in the oil fields. But the bride and groom did the best they could and found a small camp with a lake! Then, a few weeks before the wedding, the county decided to drain the lake - no one knew why. So when I showed up to the location, there was literally nothing to work with - or so it would seem! I scouted around until I found a small patch of greenery - and we made do! The bride was thrilled with the photos and so grateful that I was able to make the location look beautiful.

Can you tell us more about the types of services you have to offer?
I offer photography and graphic design services. I photograph weddings, couples, professional head shots, seniors, family, maternity, and newborns. For design, I work with clients to create logos, branding, websites, marketing materials and more.

Tell us one thing we might not otherwise know about you. My mom is also a photographer, so I grew up on the other side of the camera! She owns her own photography business as well, doing residential and commercial interiors. We are both Nikon girls :) 

Melody Hall