My name is Rachael.

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!

I'm a Minnesota native living in the Twin Cities with my two sons, my husband, and two crazy labs. It's a busy, beautiful time of life and I wouldn't change a thing. 

I started Rachael Lauren Photography to help families capture the moments in between; that moment just before a kiss, or when a little girl twirls in the grass between poses. There is so much love and beauty that I look for during my shoots that might otherwise go unnoticed. I love connecting with families during photo shoots and I do my best to meet families where they are because, in many cases, I'm in the same place. I know how it feels to be photographed with your family and I've had good and bad experiences with that. Those experiences have helped me understand how to work with families and make the photo session successful, fun, and comfortable for everyone.

My goal is to help you remember each stage your family goes through in an authentic, beautiful way. It is an honor to be a fly on the wall for each of the families I photograph and I strive to have that come across in the final images that I pass on to you. 

To schedule a session, please fill out this form and tell me a little about yourself and your family! I can't wait to meet you all. 

Rachael was so wonderful to work with for an extended family photo shoot. She made everyone feel comfortable. She even got my 3 year old to smile and act like himself despite the fact that he got carsick on the way to the shoot! Our photos turned out awesome and she captured some beautiful and relaxed shots of our family. We will FOR SURE be working with her in the future!
— Sarah
Rachael is an amazing photographer! Not only does she have an eye for lighting and location, but she is so good at putting everyone at ease and capturing real, genuine moments. Can’t wait to work with her again!
— Megan