Minnesota & beyond

Photographing real people 
& real stories.

Let's ditch the poses and document real life. The messy, the silly, and the belly laughs. I want to document you as you are, not change who you are.

Hey Friend, I’m Rachel. 

I am a lover of stories, a kindness collector, a foster parent, and a never-giver-upper. My inner circle of friends is my family and I wholeheartedly believe in changing the world through your passion, service, and kindness. I share a bit more about myself every once in a while (when I'm not gushing over a recent session) on my blog. You can follow my story there! Kind people are my kind of people so hit the button if that is you!

Lover sessions are for you and your boo! These range from engagement sessions to wedding coverage, and live-streaming!

Story Sessions take the place of sterile family photos, awkwardly posed senior pictures, and unrealistic newborn portraits.

Boudoir is all my ladies looking to celebrate their beautiful selves! Boudoir sessions are tailored to you!

client love

“I absolutely recommend Rachel DesJardins to anyone who not only wants stunning photos but appreciates an easy and enjoyable, no-fuss experience. We are thrilled with our couples session/ anniversary photos she took for us. I love how she had so many ideas and inspirations and also kept us moving and engaged. I especially love how we appear like ourselves in the photos... natural, happy, and just the way I'd want to remember us. Thank you so much, Rach!!!”

-Rachel G.

“We booked a senior photo session with Rachel for our daughter Ashley. Rachel worked with us to decide on the perfect location and provided color suggestions for the outfits. We received our photos within a week and I am so pleased! Each and every shot captures Ashley's beauty and personality along with the charm of the location we chose. I wholeheartedly recommend Rachel and Rachel DesJardins Photography and look forward to using her again.”

-KB Bradt

“Rachel is so wonderful to work with. She’s relaxed and makes you feel comfortable being in front of the camera. Her approach is very go-with-the-flow, while still capturing professional-looking pictures as well as perfectly candid and lifestyle moments. Trust her with your images - you’ll be happy you did!”


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