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We know wherever we go in the US, you have options when it comes to selecting who will photograph you. We don't take our role and responsibility lightly when it comes to capturing your vision and bringing it to life just the way you want it. Who is behind the camera and behind the scenes matters, and we are honored to be considered to capture your next vision. 

Let us introduce you to our incredible team. 


Hello! I am Rachel, owner and lead photographer of RNS. I started this company ten years ago with a simple passion for being behind a camera. As a University of Minnesota gymnast myself, I had a love for sports and movement portraiture and began photographing my alma mater's gymnastics team at practices and competitions. As my comfort behind the camera grew, so did my clientele, and slowly but surely we turned this passion into a booming career I am still so in love with. 

My favorite part about what I do is not the beautiful photos we create, or even the incredible places it takes me... but the people it allows me to meet. I have traveled the nation meeting and shooting with a wide range of talents and skills and come to love the opportunity I have to bring each person's hard work and dedication alive through an image. The pure joy I see in an athlete's face when we work hard to get that perfect shot is simply indescribable. I love every single person who has ever been behind my lens, and feel it in return as first time clients continuously become consistent clients. I can't begin to express my gratitude for YOU. 

I currently live in West Michigan, with frequent stops to Minnesota, Florida, and the Carolinas. My husband, son, and two pups are my world. I travel often with the non-furry members of my family, and we would love to add your home state to our stop list next. 

We hope to meet you soon!




Carley is present at most Minnesota sessions and is in charge of capturing our behind the scenes magic. She is also responsible for inquiries, emails, and social media messages. She is an irreplaceable asset to the RNS team, and if you have met her, you know why. 

I was born and raised in Minnesota, and proud graduate of Iowa State University where I studied Marketing and Digital Media. Photography has always found its way into my life and I am so grateful for this adventure as an assistant with Rachel Noel Studios. I have had a love for photography since I was on the yearbook team in high school, and am always the one known for taking "too many" pictures. Being able to look back on memories through the pictures I have captured is one of my most favorite things. In my free time, I love being with my family and friends. 




Melanie is the main point of communication for RNS. She answers emails, social media messages, and engages with you on instagram. A undeniably helpful asset to the team, Melanie makes sure your experience with RNS is stress-free from inquiry to gallery release by answering questions, organizing your session information, sending style guides, and more. By connecting with RNS, you connect with Melanie.






Lauren is our Michigan day of coordinator. Lauren is present at all large event days such as mini days, tour days, dare to dream days, and more. Lauren helps guide your session to make sure your in-session experience is one you will always remember. We wouldn't be known for our high-quality experience without Lauren, and we cannot wait for you to meet her! 




Staci is the official RNS Videographer! She is a vital asset to making the team's product a holistic experience. We know there is more to capturing dance than in photos, and to showcase your passion through movement portraiture is an addition we are THRILLED to now offer. Staci is remarkably talented and if you have seen a reel of an RNS event, you have seen the incredible work of our new team member. 




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