Fine Art wedding & Lifestyle photographer

Svenja Bauer

Today, my equipment includes much more than that little pink camera and yet the girl behind the lens is remains just as passionate. 
Born and raised in Germany, I spent my childhood traveling through Europe. Now at home in Southern Maryland, I enjoy life with my husband Nate and our four children. When I’m not behind the camera you will often find me in the garden. Fresh blooms are my favorite both at home and at weddings!

I consider myself so lucky to have turned my creative passion into a career. It truly doesn’t get any better than being surrounded by so much beauty, while serving couples who often become friends. 

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                          y love for photography began when I was nine years old and my dad bought me my first camera at the Disney gift shop. It was pink and could take roughly thirty images on film. I was instantly hooked!


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Growing up we traveled extensively and my grandmother would always accompany us. So many of the fancy hotels we stayed in all around the world hosted weddings and I would beg my grandmother to let me see the brides in their gorgeous gowns. Because my grandmother was truly the best she would always take me to sneak a peek - often in my nightgown! I remember a couple of times we even hopped on the dance floor.

While I now only attend weddings I am invited to, some things never change and I still always gush over my bride’s gowns!

Always just a girl who loves weddings

wedding crasher turned photographer

                     y grandmother was the most incredible woman. While she was not able to watch me become a photographer, I attribute a huge part of who I am to her.


1 / 5

From your bouquet to the flowers lining the aisle you'll walk down - fresh blooms are without a doubt one of my favorite things on wedding days!

Pro tip: Request a few extra blooms from your florist for your detail shots!



My Favorite Things

2 / 5

If you know me at all, you know how much I love details - I will photograph everything from your invitation suite, rings, dress, veil, shoes, etc.

Pro tip: To stay organized take a list of your details and put them together before your big day. 


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3 / 5

That moment you see each other for the first time on your wedding day - it doesn't get much more special than this!

Pro tip: Although couple first looks are my favorite, you can also opt to do a daddy/daughter or bridesmaid first look! 


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4 / 5

Those newlywed nuzzles always make my heart skip a beat - these are the moments that matter the most on wedding days and where my work truly shines!

Pro tip: Depending on your wedding timeline we will sneak back out just before sunset so you can get those gorgeous golden hour images!


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5 / 5

If you know me at all, you know I have a sweet tooth. A decadent slice of wedding cake is like the cherry on top of my day!

Pro tip: It's cake - my only recommendation is to savor every single bite!


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We would recommend Svenja a thousand times over!! Not only are the photos beautiful, but she is such a joy to work with. She's got the sweetest, easy-going personality and she was beyond patient with us. 

Sarah & Darren

Svenja photographed our engagement photos and will be photographing our wedding! I know she will do such a beautiful job and highlight every little detail. Svenja talks you through the photos and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Love her so much!

Emelia & Michael

Svenja is absolutely amazing! She was easy and fun to work with and our photos turned out perfectly. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an engagement/wedding photographer!

Cassie & Zack

I cannot say enough positive things about Svenja.  Svenja is professional, flexible, and so incredibly kind. We will continue to have Svenja capture our photos and highly recommend her services/products.

Jesse & Matt

Can’t recommend Svenja enough! She did our engagement photos! Very personable and professional! On time and got our photos back so fast! Highly recommend!

Brianna & Casey

Svenja does an awesome job at photography! Highly recommend her if you’re looking for a great photographer.

Shannon & DAVE

Svenja - she is flexible, patient, kind, and talented... what more could you want!



from my clients