About Rachel

Hello, I’m Rachel! Thank you for visiting my website!


I’m so thankful that I get to tell people I’m a professional photographer. Since 2012, I’ve photographed over 300 weddings, 200+ engagement sessions, hundreds of family portraits, dozens of corporate events, and headshots for over 3,000 individuals.


My photography is crisp and clean, with true-to-life styles and colors. I love natural light and the outdoors, but I also love showing off my technical side with off-camera lighting in dark and challenging spaces. I use a variety of shooting styles, which include traditional and contemporary portraits, photojournalism, in-the-moment candids, and closeups of every detail (big and small). I’m hands-on and detail-oriented, but also laid back and fun-loving!


People are always a bit surprised by this, but I didn’t attend school for photography. From 2008 - 2012, I attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and graduated with two undergraduate degrees (English - Writing, and Mass Media Communication). After completing my degrees, I began building my photography business while also working as a project manager for a meetings and media production company (a job I still hold). Outside my photography, I bring my experience in communication, organization, attention to detail, and customized planning to each photo shoot I schedule.


Work aside, I’m also a wife and a mom. I love animals (we have two cats and a dog), cooking and baking, hiking Minnesota’s North Shore, reading, a great shot of espresso, and weird house plants.


5e0507ee2d20a040d853b3f2_Sam Nate - Gooseberry Falls Wedding - Two Harbors MN
Rachel was AWESOME! She did our engagement and wedding photos. I was highly impressed by her professionalism, kindness, and patience. I am not one to have my photo taken and she provided gentle direction when we needed it. Her second photographer, Amber, was also great. They make a great team and I would highly recommend them! I wouldn't have made it through my wedding day without them! Thank you!

Sam & Nate - Married on 09/14/2019