Lauterbach Photography

Angela Hi! I'm Angela Lauterbach, a Certified Professional Photographer with over 25 years of experience. Hold on, certification doesn't mean that I am no fun. Working with me is a collaborative blast! My talent would be nothing without your wonderful stories to tell.

The first thing people learn about me is that I’m happiest when I’m of service to others. Before each session I’m always so grateful!

For me, being able to provide images of the most important, touching and special times in your lives is part talent and part passion. Creating beautiful images for you to share with your family and friends is something I love. Every session is unique and deserves my best efforts at creativity while telling your story, and that is my passion. My goal at events and weddings is to be there without being noticed and to capture those fun and emotional moments without being a distraction.

My photography has authenticity and is expressive, just like love. My style is a mix of story-telling and lifestyle photography. You'll find that I'm eclectic in everything.

I serve Minnesota, Southern California and Texas as a Lifestyle Photographer specializing in Seniors, Weddings, Families, & Events.  Let's make your memories!  


All Weddings, Senior, and Family Sessions come with a mobile app which lasts a year from when I send you the link. The app holds 40 of the most memorable images, and you can share the link with anyone – installs are unlimited.


I’m passionate about providing everyone the ability to be in wonderful photos. Having a photo of yourself, your family or your wedding that you love is an extraordinary feeling.  I offer competitive session fees and print packages to fit all needs and styles.


I offer design for your invitations, cards and announcements. Let’s use your gallery images to create one-of-a-kind designs that represent you completely.


Let’s go to your favorite spot or we can work in the studio. I serve the metro areas of Minnesota’s Twin Cities as well as Dallas, Amarillo, Austin and Houston Texas.


Working with me means you are hiring a passionate artist who is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer.  I am insured in Minnesota and Texas. I continually work on technique and artistry. My products are time-proven performers and I work only with those vendors who will guarantee products.


My Custom Wedding Albums are leather bound, have a slipcase, feel nice in your hands and are very pretty. Learn more about custom albums.  Portrait Session Folio Books hold 10 images printed to 5×7 and feature your session’s images in beautiful simplicity. My casual and travel-friendly albums hold 50 4×6 images, and the cover can be personalized. Learn more about travel albums.

What My Clients Say

  • “It was super nice meeting you yesterday. You have the sweetest soul that just shines around you. Thank you for all your help- you are amazing.”

    MoniqueWedding Coordinator
  • “Angela is a wonderful soul. Working with her was so simple, easy and affordable. We had 12 children at the session and she handled them with such ease. We loved our photos, they are dreamy and beautiful. Book her. You’ll love her.”

    SandraFamily Session Client
  • “Angela manages a real balance between professional and part of the background. She took care of things we were too busy to think about and I have to say, she did it all with a smile. At times we forgot she was there, but the photos tell us she noticed it all. Right down to tiny details – her eyes are so able to notice the slightest thing! We enjoyed her southern charm and hospitable nature. She made everyone comfortable and fit right into things in our family. That made the day all that much easier! We can’t say enough about her. We really can’t. We loved working with her and recommend her very highly. “

    SamFather of the Bride
  • “Angela went above and beyond to capture all the little details and joy that took place on our big day. With her sense of humor and respect for what she does she always put me at ease when I would start to get the jitters. Angela was personable, professional and reliable, not to mention a blast to work with on our wedding day! We have gotten so many compliments on our photos and absolutely love them all! Angela is super flexible and willing to try new, exciting things to make your photos great. She took us to new locations though out downtown Minneapolis for our wedding shoot so that we could have the city skyline in our special day. The best part of having Angela as a part of our wedding, aside from feeling like we were working with a close friend, was that we had so many people tell us how fun our photographer was and how she treated them so well. Not to mention she’s the sweetest most accommodating individual I’ve ever met! THANK YOU!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

  • “Angie was really great at taking pictures of everything to capture the day. She was also available to talk prior to the wedding to get an idea of what my husband and I were like (personality wise) so she could get pictures that best reflected who we are.”

  • “Angela really took time to get to know what we wanted. Our style is not main-stream and we wanted our photos to have a very individual feel. She managed to get all we had asked for into our book. We wanted a modern thank-you gift to give to guest. She suggested a phone app our guests could download with pix from the day. It was so awesome! She gave us a link and we put it on the thank you cards. Our favorite pix are right in our phones! Our friends and family love it! Angela really is a cool chick and a great artist. We enjoyed having her there!”

  • “I had no idea that photography was going to be so much of my wedding budget. I was really surprised. When I called around and emailed several different photographers and studios I noticed that many won’t send a price list and that many won’t allow galleries on the web. I was really disappointed! Angela was forthright and honest and straight-forward. She’s got very simple pricing and offers a wonderful value. Our wedding was the last time that my grandmother was with the family. Now we have the group photos and the candids and the album and she’s in all of them. I’m blown away. My husband wanted me to tell you all that she’s good about being quick and natural with the couple photos and that she was easy to understand when she gave directions.”

  • “We got Angela’s information from a friend who met her at a wedding they attended. Our friends said she was really sweet and a hard working person. What an understatement. I don’t think I saw her sit down unless it was to get photos from the ground. We enjoyed not having anything to worry about in terms of photography. She communicated with the other vendors to coordinate schedules and photos without interrupting anything except to confirm and make sure we were all on the same page. She made the most lovely photos of the wedding day and our now blended family. I will treasure them forever.”

    AstridMother of the Bride
  • “What we loved about Angela is her flexible nature and her eclectic style. She works to include details and elements that make the images tell the story as you view them. We almost regret hiring a videographer because the slideshow we got from her was so complete. She has online galleries that you can share with guests. Nobody does that. I really appreciated it because we have so many relatives who just don’t travel well anymore. Angela’s work and integrity and quality are worth every cent. We ordered an album from her and the design she created for it is very pretty. We are thankful we found her. We are looking forward to using her for our newborn photos in the coming year!”

  • “Our day was very hectic (delayed planes and traffic delays) but Angel didn’t get flustered at all and she kept the pace of thigns really stress-free. Our photos weren’t “posey” or stiff. She has a way with kids, too. If you have the chance to book her – DO IT.”

  • “Angela is thoughtful. Her storytelling is pretty and has a quality that other people can’t grasp. She sees thigns nobody else does. She’s so helpful and has wonderful ideas. Also, she isn’t going to “sell” you anything. What you buy is what you spend. No UPSELLING. It’s so stress-free.”




Session Fee $185.00
  • Unlimited Outfits, Up to 3 Locations 
  • Prints and Digital Files Sold Separately
  • Mobile App To Share
  • Online Proofing Gallery
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Wondering How Sessions Work?

First, I’ll want to know a little about you and let you know a little about the session, the gallery, how to order your prints and digital files. We’ll agree on what’s best for your needs and then we can book your session.

You can start the ball rolling anytime by calling :   507-413-2961  or emailing   angela @
I’ll ask you to either book online, send me further information or to come and visit with me so I am completely clear on what’s going to be best for you. The session fee is all we’ll need to start creating.

Once we’ve decided on a date, we book your session.

Most of the time I prefer to work outside in the glorious Minnesota and Texas sunshine between 8 am to 11 am or between 5 pm and 8 pm. Those times of day give the best light and make location shooting much more fun.  I use three hour sessions, so we have plenty of time for wardrobe changes and possibly a location or two.

Once we’ve gotten your gallery images in camera, I’ll do some basic editing and cropping and place 25-40 images in your online proofing gallery. From these you’ll select your favorites and share them with me online. If you’d rather go over them together in person, that’s great too. I’ll ask you to pick a time on the calendar to do that with me. Usually I have your proof gallery up within a week of your session.

Whether you choose online or come to the studio to make selections, you’ll have about two weeks to view and decide on the images you’d like to order. Once we’ve made our list of your 3, 5, 10 or 25 photos, I begin to work my magic.

NOTE: Images are only sold in blocks of 3, 5, 10 and 25.

When we meet to discuss your order, you can then choose to order a Print Folio book, a Signature Album or an 11×14 Gallery Print to feature your images. Every home and family is different, so let’s find the option that works best for you.

Your session is shareable with my mobile app that is included with your final online gallery. You’ll love being able to share and enjoy your images while your is printed! The lab needs usually about 10-14 days to finish your hand-made books, albums and Gallery prints.  From Session to Art in under 6 weeks is my goal.

I can’t wait to give you and your family the most beautiful photos to love and share for generations.

our amazing team of


Angela Lauterbach

Photographer & Owner/CEO - Cat Herder

Eclectic in everything. I love kids, dogs, cats, ice cream, trees, birds and the sun. In my free

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Matthew Lauterbach

The Guy Who Fixes Everything

In-house Code Monkey. Husband to Angela. Nature pixelizer. I like coffee.  Go

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Lauren Bristol

Mentoring Class Grad

Lauren is a member of my Mentoring Class 2013-2014. She's got her own business now, and she does

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Newest Mentee

Mentoring Class 2015-2016

I'm taking applications for my Mentoring Class 2014-2015. Contact me with your statement of interest. I'll start the

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Professional Associations

I’ve long believed that talent, passion and practice are the basic hallmarks professionalism. When I decided that I wanted to offer my talent and passion in photography to others as a business service, I knew I’d need a network of others to practice with and to grow with. So, I am a m a member of WPPI, PPA, NAPCP and Fearless Photographers. I also work closely with a close-knit group from Click’n Moms. These associations offer the industry’s best in peer-learning, juried critique, conferences and online communities. Being a member is one thing – participating and growing is up to the photographer who joins. I make it a large point of my business to make sure I take every chance to hone my skills and find new ways to express what I love about my work: my love of service and my adoration for my clients.

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