Rachel Lahlum Photography

Hi, I’m Rachel Lahlum, a Minneapolis-based wedding photographer. I’ve been a professional photographer since 2012, with experience in over 300 weddings. When I’m not photographing weddings, I’m spending time with my family, re-watching Jurassic Park (at least twice a year), reading a book, or adding to my weird houseplant collection.

My photography is crisp, bright and vibrant, with true-to-life colors. I love natural light and the outdoors, but I also geek out when I get to be technical with off-camera lighting in dark and challenging spaces. I use a variety of shooting styles when working with couples, which include traditional and modern portraits, photojournalism, in-the-moment candids and editorial detail shots. I’m hands-on and detail oriented, but I also like to let moments happen naturally.

What I look forward to most about each wedding is creating a custom collection of photos specific to each couple. I won’t just photograph your wedding – I’ll create the story of you, uniquely yourselves, on your wedding day.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

From the moment we connect, my goal is to meet you where you’re at, and to make photography fun. No two couples (or weddings) are exactly alike, which is why I customize my approach based on your personality, styles, interests, and your plans.

I love all venues, from estates and country clubs, to event spaces and private residences, but unique and challenging locations are my JAM. I’ve photographed weddings at breweries, planetariums, zoos and conservatories. I’ve worked museum weddings (art, science, and natural history…so far), as well as nightclubs, casinos, bars, restaurants and bowling alleys.

I’m based in Minnesota, but happy to travel across the United States and Canada.

Rachel did a fantastic job! We are so happy with our sneak peeks. She is professional, efficient, and creative. We didn’t have a ton of ideas for shots but are obsessed with the ones she suggested. She also paid attention to details—buttons on jackets, glasses in hands, etc. which means she puts a lot of care into her work. We also got a ton of sneak peeks the day after, which we were thrilled about. Highly recommend! – Chris & Christina

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Examples of my work


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