Serving MN, ND & all around the world.
I'm a Minnesota-based wedding + destination photographer who cherishes the meaning of marriage & your unique story. I went to college for photography, completed a wedding photography internship, worked hard to gain all of the knowledge & experience I could, and then built my business over six years ago. My inspiration comes from my faith, my love for people, and my parents' marriage of almost 40 years. It brings me so much joy to celebrate others, and I am so honored to give my couples and their families these memories to keep for a lifetime. Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your story! It truly means the world to me.
Your story is uniquely you. I put my heart and soul into capturing your wedding day so that you can remember ALL of the feels. Through a mixture of documentary and candid images, my goal is to help you feel comfortable & confident so I can deliver images that feel like home. I only accept a limited amount of weddings per year so that I can give my couples the best possible experience. You get more than just a photographer when booking with K.Ranae Photography. You get a friend and hype-woman to be by your side to answer any questions and to support you throughout the entire wedding process. I work with you from the very beginning to help you create your dream wedding day where you can be fully present & take in every single moment.
Working with Kellie is like working with your best friend and biggest hype woman! My husband and I felt comfortable with her in the first five minutes of meeting her. Not only is her personality and joy contagious, her talent and passion for photography is incredible. Kellie made my husband and I feel like her only clients, and we still look at our photos weekly as if we just got them back. Her knowledge and expertise helped us plan our shot list perfectly, and she put all of my nerves at ease. She has such a knack for capturing the best moment full of love, laughter, and even a few happy tears. There aren't enough words to describe how grateful we are to have had such a timely, attentive, and kind person to capture the most important day of our lives. We love Kellie's work and we love her as a person!
- Shelby + Eric
We truly hit the jackpot. Kellie was an absolute gem throughout the whole day and she really didn't feel like a photographer - she felt like an old friend. This made what was supposed to be a busyness and chaotic day, a calm and steady one. She made sure my husband and I, along with everyone else included in the photos, were comfortable, happy, and excited. She made the whole process of taking photos seem easy. I could not have been more thankful to have her as a photographer. The pictures turned out so much better than I could have imagined, you can truly see how much hard work she puts into these galleries. Our wedding day wouldn't have been as amazing as it was without her and her genuine personality! I will always be the one to recommend her whenever someone I know is getting married. Thank you, Kellie! You were absolutely amazing and every time I look at our photos, I just get overwhelmed with gratefulness to you. <3
- Arielle + Kalab
My, my, I have no idea where to start, the first thing I want to say is - thank you! Thank you for literally everything. You were such an amazing photographer to work with, you were so kind and so personable, every moment with you never felt awkward. You were such a great person to work with. Secondly, these photos... absolutely stunning and I'm honestly speechless. You captured our day beautifully and I cannot ever thank you enough for all of your hard work. Thank you for everything. You are an amazing woman and an amazing photographer.
- The Thompson's
Kellie was so amazing to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout our session. We've used her for family photos, engagement photos, and our wedding! She's always exceeded our expectations and I am so happy that we chose her to be a part of some of our biggest life moments. I recommend her to everyone! Kellie is truly one of the best.
- Abby + Garrett
Kellie's work is phenomenal and so personal. She truly captured our personalities in our engagement photos. We absolutely LOVE them!! She is a joy to work with and makes photo shoots insanely fun! We are incredibly excited to have her shoot our wedding :)
- Ryan + Britta
Kellie is an amazing photographer and you can tell that she loves what she does. She also loves love. Kellie has made all of my sessions super enjoyable and comfortable. Her fun and outgoing personality brought the best pictures between my husband and I! Her edits and her photos are so unique that we kept coming back for more! She has created each session with so much of her joyful personality and the memories created are so precious!
- Noah + Madysen
Kellie was SO awesome to work with for our wedding. She did both our engagement and wedding photos. It was nice to get to know her through our engagement session and we had so much fun! We had time set aside with her leading up to the day to talk about our desires for our wedding photos and come up with a timeline together. We even got to stop by the coffee shop where my husband and I had our first date to take a few pics which was one of my favorite parts of the day, and pictures that are so special to us! Kellie is so fun and great to work with - she's always willing to answer questions and provide input along the way! I would highly recommend her for your day!
- Ciara + Rich
Kellie is absolutely phenomenal! Our engagement and wedding pictures were so beautiful and she was so great to work with. Kellie made everything so easy and she was so fun to work with! Definitely made our big day so much more special.
- Hayden + Amanda