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Where beautifully curated photography galleries, wedding planning tips, quick & easy kid-friendly recipes, home/lifestyle design tips, and all things motherhood collide! I am so excited you are here! Make sure to join our mailing list so you don't miss a thing.

Rachel Kathleen's

Fall Engagement Session | Hansen Tree Farm | Anoka, MN | Luxury Wedding Photographer

Cozying up at a Christmas-tree farm is a tailor-made location for lovers who want dreamy engagement photos; I mean it screams romance, and of course an inevitable snuggle-fest!

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Fall Engagement Session | Apple Jacks Orchard | Stone Arch Bridge | Minneapolis, Minnesota

When autumn’s harvest, rain, and all things city- scape combine for your engagement session, romantic imagery is at it’s finest. Just wait and see how the combination of the three created the most romantic, colorful engagement session!

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Engaged couple walking in park

Summer Engagement Session | Centennial Lakes Park | Edina, MN | Wedding Photographer

Love doesn’t have to be so complicated. Capturing the natural connection between two lovers is one reason why I love, love. This engagement session proves, once again, that laughter is, in fact, the best medicine.

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Summer Travel Engagement Session | Kemil Beach | Beverly Shores, Indiana

The colors from this beach engagement session are literally a dream! Seriously though, it’s like a box of crayons were magically, and creatively splattered everywhere; it was so lovely, that I am almost considering making beaches a requirement for every engagement session moving forward – HA!

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One – Year Old Session | Elm Creek Park Reserve | Maple Grove, Minnesota | Family Photographer

Little Cameron didn’t shy away from the camera at all during his session! He and his family were full of energy, love, and fun. Just look at their smiles!

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Summer Engagement | Centennial Lakes Park | Minnesota | – with Sweet and Light MN

Does cotton candy make you think of all things summer, love, romance and whimsy? Us too! That’s why we are thrilled to share this engagement session featuring our friends at Sweet and Light MN!

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Summer Engagement Session | Duluth, Minnesota | Minnesota Luxury Wedding Photographer

There is always a story to tell when it comes to any engagement session! And this session was like no other thus far in my career; if you’d like to hear a tale of a photographer taking a mis-step, quite literally, then read on friends.

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Engagement | Rocky Mountain National Park | Brainerd Lake, Boulder, Colorado

Do you need an escape from all of the pandemic talk? Well, look no further, friend – because just when you think you have seen it all, nature, once again, reveals the most beautiful landscapes and settings! Seriously, check out this engagement session I photographed in Colorado!

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Summer Engagement Session | Taylors Falls, Wisconsin | Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Do you believe love is waiting for you? Right around the next corner? Well, it’s true. Be patient. In the end, the long wait will be worth it. That’s what happened with these two lovers; and now, their forever together has begun.

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Elopement Ceremony | The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern | LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Guess what? An elopement ceremony during a pandemic can still make all of your wedding dreams a reality! Yep. I said it. Amidst all of the necessary changes, fear, and immense uncertainty, wedding ceremonies can still be magical, and full of heart – even during a global pandemic. This very elopement ceremony was just that. Magical.

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Summer Engagement Session | Edina Greenhouse and Arneson Acres Park | Edina, MN

It’s one thing to say you plan to have a blast during your engagement session, and then it’s a whole other thing to actually accomplish it! And this evening engagement session was both romantic and fun with a side of delicious silliness. I couldn’t have asked for a more engaging couple – see what I did there? Hehe – but seriously, they were so much fun!

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Elm Creek Park Reserve | Summer Maternity Session

I am a mother who finds all things pregnancy and motherhood miraculous. And so, maternity sessions are naturally always a special treat for me. The excitement of new life is always palpable; and then capturing the love that parents feel for their child, even before they meet their little one, is truly awe-inspiring.

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Taylors Falls Engagement Session | Taylors Falls, Minnesota | Taylors Falls, Wisconsin

When traveling out of town for your engagement session, it’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan, just in case inclement weather decides to rear it’s ugly head. Although at this particular engagement session, there was no need for anything, but laughter, a smoldering kiss or two and the sweetest couple, of course.

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Engagement session

Elm Creek Park Reserve Engagement Session | Minneapolis, Minnesota

No matter how much we attempt to plan our lives out step by step or even day by day, life often throws some pretty staggering, yet uncontrollable curve balls in our path. Our circumstances may change and waiver, but how we react to those circumstances can be the real blessing in life. The true meaning behind the joy of life.

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One-Year-Old Cake-Smash Session | Minneapolis, Minnesota

My whole life I have experienced an honest, natural connection with children. One that is inexplicably mutual. Comfortability cannot be underestimated for children’s sessions.

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Irvine Park | Minnehaha Falls Engagement Session | St. Paul, Minnesota

There isn’t a lot you can count on with the weather in Minnesota, because the weather tends to fluctuate immensely within each season; however, the one thing you can almost guarantee is our beautiful, Minnesota summers. Seriously, the summers here make the long winter months worth every shoveling endeavor you encounter.

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Waconia, Minnesota Family Session

As I pulled into the gravel driveway, the warm, morning sun shined brightly through the partly, cloudy sky; I felt the breeze softly whisper a friendly hello through my sunroof.

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Engaged couple

Minnehaha Falls Engagement Session | Minnesota

It was a breezy, summer evening in the park. The sound of thunder quietly rumbling in the distance.
Gray clouds began darkening the skies; a storm felt imminent.

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5 Things You Should Trust With Your Wedding Photographer.

Trust is the KEY ingredient of any relationship, and this is true for the relationship you share with your wedding photographer! So why stress about one more thing for your wedding, when you can trust a professional?

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Bridal Style!

A bride is typically the leading lady on her wedding day. Everything from the bride’s dress, hair, bouquet, and other delicate details come together to tell her unique story. And these tips will help you choose your unique bridal style!

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3 Things That Could Affect Your Wedding Budget!

When it comes to planning a wedding, your budget is one of the first things you will discuss. Addressing these three things will help make your experience more manageable!

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Winter Engagement

Shannon & AJ | Romantic Winter Engagement | Maple Grove Minnesota

The sun was shining brightly through the chalet windows; the cold, brisk winter air moved effortlessly through the surrounding trees, while the zamboni gracefully smoothed over the ice surface of the outdoor skating rink.

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Baby Boy

Kristen & John’s Family Session | Minnesota Family Photographer | Excelsior Minnesota

While I love capturing couples and all their glorious love, it’s always such a joy for me to capture families and all the qualities that make them uniquely different. I believe that each family dynamic and culture is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Bridal Makeup

5 Simple Steps for Making your Makeup LAST on your Wedding Day!

Are you fearful that your makeup won’t have a lasting, beautiful look on your wedding day without multiple touch-ups? You are not alone! That’s why this guide was created just for you.

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Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be extremely overwhelming! Leading up to the day, the day of, and sometimes even after you’ve said goodbye to your last guest, there are so many stressors!
  
But stress doesn't have to rule your wedding planning! So I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 ways to combat the stress of wedding planning, so you can focus on what really matters - marrying your BEST friend! 

5 Simple Steps for
Stress-FREE
Wedding Planning

CLICK HERE!

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Creating artful, light & airy, timeless photographs is our passion! And we have a knack for making you feel right at home from the very beginning - which leads to not only an unforgettable experience for you, but an incredible gallery to cherish for years to come, as well! You can follow along for more of our story on Instagram!

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