Minneapolis / St. Paul Wedding Photographer

I believe in providing an easy, comfortable experience along with timeless, natural wedding pictures that tell the genuine story of your day.

My favorite thing about being a wedding photographer in the Twin Cities is that I get to photograph couples getting married in rain, snow, sun and everything in between! I have captured weddings in churches, parks, country clubs, and industrial lofts. I have spent countless weekends witnessing the joy of marriage, so let me guide you through the process and share what I have learned. Whatever your wedding style, I aim to capture your wedding day in its natural, joyful glory!  

I believe your wedding day should be about creating amazing memories with your family and friends to commemorate your relationship. A major part of making those memories last is having beautiful images to look back on. My philosophy with weddings is to strike a balance between natural and elevated. I love to just capture the day as it unfolds while also making small tweaks to enhance the look of your photos whenever possible. I do everything I can to ensure you get the best possible images without making your wedding an all-day a photoshoot. Ultimately, the most important thing is enjoying your special day with your partner, your friends, and your families.

A large part of my wedding photography philosophy comes from losing my sister in October of 2021. My sister, Lauren, passed away tragically and unexpectedly one month after my other sister, Kate’s wedding. That wedding day was the last time my family was all together. Therefore, every single image we have of her from that day is sacred, as are the memories from that day. While I love the beautiful posed family photos, every little candid moment is also precious to us. This experience had a profound effect on me as a wedding photographer, and it guides me as I capture your unique day and the important people who are a part of it.

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"I don't even know where to start with how incredible Rachel is. She made our day so unbelievably special and she captured our love perfectly. Rachel was collaborative, flexible and immediately felt like a best friend after working together for so long. She perfectly captures the day without too much editing so you are transferred back to that day and the exact vibe. If you are in the market for a wedding photographer, look no further because Rachel is your gal. 

Maura, 2021 Bride

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The Knot Best of Weddings - 2023 Pick

The Process

Schedule your engagement session (if applicable).

Select your package, sign the contract, and pay your deposit.

Inquire using the form below.

Plan, plan, plan! The key to a smooth and enjoyable wedding day is planning and communication. I’ll send you a questionnaire that will help me build a timeline for my hours of coverage so you and your VIPs know exactly what to expect.

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The big day is here! I’ll help keep everything running smoothly and capture your wedding day as it unfolds. 

Print your photos! I offer heirloom albums, prints, and more products so you can cherish the memories of your best day ever. 

You’ll receive your full wedding gallery about 4 weeks after the wedding day. 








"Rachel is AMAZING! She is thoughtful, sweet, and kind to her clients. We were lucky enough to have Rachel take our engagement pictures and wedding pictures. She makes the photo sessions fun and exciting and she makes her clients feel comfortable! She thinks about the littlest details. Rachel is also very professional. She responds to emails and messages quickly. She keeps her word. Rachel shot our wedding on a Friday. By Sunday afternoon, we had hundreds of sneak peaks! Rachel's pictures are beautiful! They are natural, light, and she really captures the love in her work. She captured our wedding day perfectly! The amount of compliments I have received on our pictures is incredible. I can't recommend Rachel enough to future couples! Our wedding day went by so fast and it is so lovely to relive the day through Rachel's beautiful pictures. She managed to get fantastic shots from every angle. THANK YOU RACHEL!" 

Bre, 2020 Bride

"To say that our wedding wouldn't have gone as smoothly without Rachel is an understatement. She helped us navigate wedding questions and our wedding day timeline. Not only was she professional and the best vendor we hired, but her photos for engagement, details and day of were spot on. I've had so many friends and family compliment our photos. 10/10 would hire Rachel and her team again."

Courtney, 2021 Bride

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frequently asked questions

A:I describe my photography style as bright, natural, and joyful. Instead of using trendy, muted editing, I lean towards capturing your day as it was and simply enhancing the natural look of the photos. I will always maintain natural skin tones and pose couples in natural ways. This does NOT mean you need to come to your engagement session as models! I will tell you exactly what to do and how to pose, so you get a healthy combination of classic, frame-worthy photos and joyful, candid captures. 

Q: Who are your ideal clients to work with?

Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?

Q: How would you describe your photography style?

Q: How quickly do I receive my photos?

My wedding couples receive their final galleries within 6 weeks of their wedding date, often even sooner!

A: The ideal RGP couple is fun-loving and upbeat. They understand the importance of their wedding vows and enjoy planning their big day. They put thought into the planning and details, but don’t get hung up on the small stuff. They prioritize time for photos on their wedding day, but they balance this with living in the moment and taking in the magnitude of the meaning of the day!

I have been shooting weddings since 2015, and I take about 15 weddings per year. This allows me to gain plenty of experience and feel comfortable capturing couples’ most important days while also allowing me the time to provide my couples with a great experience.

A: Yes! I offer luxury heirloom wedding albums that are the perfect gift and look amazing as a coffee table book. They are exclusively available through me! If you’re interested in ordering a wedding album, reach out to me via email at rachelgraffphotography@gmail.com or complete the order form here!

Q: Do you offer wedding albums? 

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