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Photography is service, and it’s all about you.

I'm grateful to everyone who steps in front of my camera.

I believe in celebrating you.

When you ask me to be your photographer it’s a great privilege and beautiful responsibility.  I’m committed to serving you from our first email because you’re a friend who deserves the best.

Your photography should be planned with intention.  This means crafting portraits that represent you and speak the truth of your life.  The space in front of my camera is a place that offers you the freedom to be yourself.

A few more things:


If having an experienced photographer is important to you, I have over a decade behind the camera. 

I started out in 2008 as the lead photographer at a studio in the Twin Cities.  In 2012 I opened my own business.  


Photography is my career, and a huge part of my life, but we all need downtime.

Nature is my refuge.  Hiking, traveling, or a bonfire under the stars.   I’m fueled by lots of coffee, books, road trips, and singing out-loud to my favorite songs.

Married in St. Paul, Mn at Dakota Lodge

Laura & Robert

"Christa Reed is an amazing person and an exceptional photographer. She has a great eye for photography and ensures your photoshoot is nothing short of amazing. We’ve had her take our engagement photos, my boudoir photos, and our wedding day photos. Every shoot she is very professional but a friend as well. She is very approachable and arrives ready to go." -Laura