We're Rachel Kathleen Photography.
We take great photos of even better people.

welcome, friends

I'm Rachel, and I love making people smile.

I'm a small-town girl who believes in spreading P O S I T I V I T Y everywhere I go! 

Born in Minneapolis & raised in Northern MN, I'm a vivacious, curly-haired ginger (usually in a half-pony or top-knot), who's known for being a girly tom-boy!

I L O V E eating french fries dipped in ranch - #givemeallthedippingsauces, but a delicious, organic, green smoothie is my jam, too! After all, it's called balance, right?!

My love language is coffee, and hosting a monthly brunch club alongside my girlfriends; because I believe we all crave connection!
I currently live in the cozy suburbs of Maple Grove, Minnesota with my darling, little 3-year-old daughter, Clementine!  

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Personal Jam

Don't Stop Believing.  Journey is classic! 

Beach / Mountains

BOTH! How could I possibly choose just ONE?!

And now, the truly important stuff...

favorite dessert

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups f o r e v e r!

favorite outfit

Relaxed t-shirt with sneakers! #momlife

Guilty pleasure

Real Housewives. Why can't I quit you?!

Fantasy job

My own cooking show like Molly Yeh's 
Girl Meets Farm!

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Our philosophy is to create more than just amazing photos, but a memorable experience for you, as well!

Collectively, these experiences make up memories that will last a lifetime. We fully grasp the importance of your memories, and that's why to us, it's more than just snapping a great photo; it’s about capturing genuine moments in the most beautiful, artful way. By creating an experience you won't forget, captured in breathtaking photos.


We're not your typical photographers.

You *are* totally, entirely photogenic.

Do you get anxious in front of the camera?  
Trust me, you are not alone! It's very common to feel nervous in front of the camera - believe it or not, we do too! 

But we will let you in on little secret - EVERYONE is photogenic!
And thankfully, we have a knack for making you feel right at home with us by replacing the anxiety you feel in front of a camera with one simple thing, CONFIDENCE! That's right! 
By helping you feel like you are hanging out with an old friend, you will look like your naturally, gorgeous self in your photos!



You're never gonna get this moment back.

A photographer doesn’t just take a photograph - they CREATE it!
Our passion is creating a gallery of photos that are breathtakingly timeless. Our editing style is light & airy with dreamy, creamy skin- tones that you will LOVE!
Because who doesn't love beautiful skin, right?!

And every once in a while, when the lighting is just right, we simply cannot resist a black and white, moody edit, as well.
So if you are seeking framable photos you’re proud to show off to your friends & family, and for you to enjoy looking at time and time again, we are the photographers for you! 


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We’re going to have serious fun together.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again - we fully acknowledge how important your memories are to you! 

And that's why we are ready, with our cameras in tow, and a smile on our faces, to capture each genuine, candid, quirky, or tear-filled moment! 
Whether it's an engagement session snuggle, an unforgettable kiss at the alter, or your babies sweet yawn, we are ready to snap each significant moment, and keep your memories alive for years to come!

Book us TODAY for your special occasion! 
We cannot wait to meet YOU!

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"Rachel Kathleen is a kind, vivacious soul who has a unique ability to capture our most genuine moments in front of her camera. She made me feel so glamorous, yet natural."

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Kayla & DJ say:

"We absolutely love our photo sessions with Rachel! She's talented, personable, and makes them fun. Not only do we have our amazing pictures to treasure, but we also have the memory of taking them."

Jen & mike SAY:

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"Rachel does a beautiful job capturing the essence of our brand and projects. She really knows how to make them relatable. Her attention to detail is impeccable and we love her positive spirit. We always look forward to working with her."

indigo home & interiors SAYs:

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"Rachel is a lovely person. She was easy to work with and organized during our entire shoot! She did an amazing job getting my three girls to smile and truly captured our real-life moments!"

marissa SAYs:

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"The photos Rachel captured of us are our favorite photos to date. She was able to capture our most genuine moments by making us feel completely comfortable with her bright spirit and engaging direction. She came prepared to shoot with a ton of vision and ideas that fit us perfectly. Can't wait to shoot with her again!"

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Our wedding package includes 8 hours of wedding photography coverage, two photographers, an engagement session, a FREE photography wedding day timeline, and high resolution digital files! 
From getting ready for your ceremony, to your first dance, we are there with you capturing every detail!

Lifestyle sessions are our JAM! Whether you’re looking for solo portraits or family photos, we provide a variety of sessions to capture you or you & your loved ones.
Sessions include: Portrait, Family, Maternity, Newborn, Brands, Couples/Engagement, & Seniors
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We accept a limited number of weddings per year to ensure that all of our clients are our most favorite people ever. Inquire below, or email directly via hello@rachelkathleenphoto.com

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