Belle Plaine Minnesota Wedding Photographer Christa Reed

Photography is not simply a career for me, but a calling, and a huge part of my life.   

I do what I do because I love connecting with people, listening to them, and creating art for them. I don't have tons of pictures from my own wedding, which happened long before I became a photographer. This is a huge reason why I'm driven to help you create memories of your relationship and of spending time together.

I think you should enjoy living in the moments of your life and let a professional take care of photographing them.


• Are you experienced?

Yes. I started my business in 2012 with the goal of making clients feel comfortable and joyful in their pictures. Before that I was a photographer at a corporate studio. So, I've been a professional photographer for over a decade.

• Where are you located?

My home base is Belle Plaine, Minnesota, south of the Minneapolis St. Paul area. I travel for weddings & portraits in the Twin Cities, including Stillwater, Mankato, St. Cloud, Duluth. I will also travel in the continental United States, so if you're getting married someplace not traditional, like a national park, the mountains, etc, I can get there.

• What do you do outside of photography?

Well, photography is a full-time career, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

However, I spend a lot of my precious free time being a mom. I also love to road trip when I can. Sometimes just up north for an overnight, sometimes farther to places like Yellowstone.  I enjoy reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction. Geology fascinates me. I love to get active by hiking. Bonfires, grilling, experimenting with new recipes, listening to an eclectic mix of podcasts and music, are also things I really enjoy.

• Can you describe your personality?

Full disclosure: I have a sense of humor, and it's a little quirky. I will say silly things to get you to smile during photos. I know how to take charge and move fast during family pictures, and also when to slow down for the quiet and serious moments.

Amber & Colton

My husband and I were married in October, and we could not be happier with the work that Christa did. Everything from the initial engagement photo shoot to the end result wedding photo album turned out amazing, with both the quality and quantity of the photos being fantastic. Christa was flexible in planning meetings and willing to meet us close to our home. She was also very friendly and easy to work with and had great ideas for photos to be taken. Throughout the day, Christa and her assistant took time to photograph guests as well as props and other details (such as my flower bouquet, decorations, champagne bottles, groomsman’s gifts, etc.) that will be great to be able to look back on and remember in years to come. Christa’s main goal was clearly our satisfaction, and she definitely has a passion for photography. I would definitely recommend her for any type of photography, as she went above and beyond to make our experience working with her a positive one.

Andrea & Luke

Thank you so much for being such a special part of our wedding day. You did a wonderful job capturing such great moments of our special day. It’s a lot of fun to look through the photos and see all the details we brushed by during the busy day.


Get in touch.  I’d love to hear from you!