story sessions

What do you want to remember about life right now? Story Sessions take the place of the sterile family photos, awkwardly posed senior pictures, and unrealistic newborn portraits. Story Sessions are a genuine take on who you are and what you are passionate about. Choose a location that speaks to you, a park you frequent, on the river in your kayak, or your own home: and I'll be there to tell your story. Scroll to learn more about what I offer!



Having been a dancer for so many years, working with dancers is one of my favorite things. Want to update your imagery? Come hang out!


Ready to dance on the St Croix or hang out with the flowers? Let’s have some fun and celebrate your accomplishments!


 Let’s bake cookies, have pillow fights, or take a nature walk - we’ll let the littles lead the way

Family + seniors:

In a Story Session we spend roughly 50 minutes together and we focus on telling your story! We’ll hang out in the tall grasses, dance in the river, get ice cream, or document your passions. I want to document what makes you you.
Put simply:
50 minutes
30 photos
Option to purchase more photos


There is nothing like the honor of photographing a baby making their way earth side. Birth stories are so special and intimate and I love being trusted with your vulnerable moments. Each birth is different so birth packages are flexible and customizable. 
Put simply:
On call
100+ photos
All digital downloads included
Packages start at $1000

dance sessions:

Styled sessions are intended for professional dancers looking for updated imagery to promote themselves. Styled sessions include in-between moments, but focus on your elevated talent and specific style of dance.
Put simply:
1hr 50min
50 photos
Option to purchase more photos


client love

"High-quality photos and beyond that, Rachel is a phenomenal person. So intentional and made my family and I so incredibly comfortable. I would highly recommend her for any adventure you want captured and her work with weddings is phenomenal! Thanks Rachel, you're the best!"

-Daniegeo Productions

“Rachel is incredibly personable and a joy to have around! She can capture the heart of any event and really immerses herself into the life of the moment, giving her photos a genuine, heartfelt, and authentic feel that cannot be beat!”

-Molly T.

“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

Let’s tell your unique story