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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 uneatable. 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. If you have connected with RNS, you have connected with Carley! 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. 




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