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Welcome, friends!

Hi there! I'm Rachel, owner of Rachel Straughen Photography. With a passion for capturing your best side in the best light available, I am here to make your photography experience as smooth and as comfortable as possible. 

As a Traverse City native currently residing in Interlochen, Michigan and having grown up running barefoot on our family farm in Leelanau County, I have a strong knowledge of some of the BEST places in Northern Michigan- many only the locals know. Let's get started!

This is it! You've made it. One of the most important vendors for your wedding is your photographer. I am not just your photographer. I am your boutonniere-pinner, dress-bustler, chaeffeur and SO much more. Contact me today so we can chat about how I can help make your day truly one that you will forever remember.


Take me to your favorite place or let me take you to one of mine! No matter your comfort level with photos, your engagement session will be comfortable, flexible and unique to you and your fiancé. Your engagement photos will be perfect for your Save the Dates, Christmas Cards and more!

Customizable packages for you and your family to accommodate the energetic kiddos, the less than enthused father who hates having his picture taken and more! I work with you to schedule around nap times or schedule when your extended family is in town. Whatever works best for you and each of your family members!


You did it! It's time to capture everything that is uniquely you as you prepare to mold your future. I work with you and your family as desired to create the most opportunity for your photos. Bring your props, different outfits and more to make this session all about YOU!

Maternity, best friends and more! Have an idea? Lets chat about how we can bring that idea to life! In these short photo sessions we pack as much as we can into the time we have with each other. Contact me today to capture this special moment! 


Now booking 2022 weddings! Book yours today!