Belle Plaine Wedding Photography & Portraits

I believe in celebrating you.

Photography has the power to be a celebration and mark the milestones of your life’s journey.  Whether it’s your marriage, your business, your family, or simply portraits in your favorite place just because.  I want to give you photography with intention.

When you ask me to be your photographer it’s a privilege.  

I’m grateful to every person who steps in front of my camera, because they impact my life in a positive way too.  So thank you for visiting this page and learning a little about me.

Core Values

Respect- I want to honor each individual I photograph, lift people up, and foster open, honest communication.

Inclusion- I stand in support of marriage equality and body positivity.  The space in front of my camera is a place for you to be yourself.

Integrity- I believe in photography as service and seek to do right through my work.

A few more things:


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

In college I was a photography assistant.  In 2008 I became lead photographer at a commercial studio.  In 2012 I opened my own business.  


My home base is halfway between Minneapolis & Mankato in Belle Plaine, Mn.  I travel through out Minneapolis St. Paul and the rest of the state for weddings & portraits.


Photography is a huge part of my life, but I believe in balancing this with other interests too.

Nature is my refuge.  Hiking, road trips, rock hounding, and bonfires under the stars.   I’m fueled by lots of coffee, yoga, books, family time, snuggling my cats, 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