adventure elopement photographer
minnesota, Alaska + PNW

est. 2023

Work with me

My work is inspired by the moments that deserve to be savored. I want my photos to evoke emotion and help my couples relive life's most cherished moments... sipping coffee cuddled up in a canoe as the sun rises above the horizon,
off-roading through the forest with the windows rolled down, the wind in your hair, the scent of pine trees when hiking, exchanging vows on the cliffside of Lake Superior, exploring a hidden waterfall, dancing under the moon and stars. (I could go on and on...)

This day is yours to fill with what you love most. Throw the wedding "rule" book out the window, friend. It's up to you on how you spend it.

My work is inspired by the moments that deserve to be savored. I want my photos to evoke emotion and help my couples relive life's most cherished moments... sipping coffee cuddled up in a canoe as the sun rises above the horizon, off-roading through the forest with the windows rolled down, the wind in your hair, the scent of pine trees when hiking, exchanging vows on the cliffside of Lake Superior, exploring a hidden waterfall, dancing under the moon and stars. (I could go on and on...)

This day is yours to fill with what you love most. Throw the wedding "rule" book out the window, friend. It's up to you on how you spend it.

let's kick off your adventure with the elopement of your dreams

CAPTURING EVERY ADVENTURE

Get to know me

I'm an elopement photographer based in the gorgeous Minnesota & Pacific Northwest. I know it's cliché to say, but I really did grow up with a camera in my hands. Through my work, I combine my love for travel and photography to capture beautiful and intimate elopement moments in breathtaking locations around the world. 

My mission is to create a magical elopement experience, one that captures the essence of your unique love story through authentic and emotive imagery. My style is a mix of natural and unscripted moments, resulting in stunning, aesthetic photos that tell a beautiful story. When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me coffee shop hopping, hiking, or camping with my husband Kevin.

I'm most at home in the forest or on the water, rarely seen without a blanket wrapped around me (and a coffee in tow). I am my happiest gathered with my favorite people around a fire pit, and OH! I'm completely obsessed with dogs and love stories (yours especially).

I'm an elopement photographer based in the gorgeous Minnesota & Pacific Northwest. I know it's cliché to say, but I really did grow up with a camera in my hands. Through my work, I combine my love for travel and photography to capture beautiful and intimate elopement moments in breathtaking locations around the world. 

My mission is to create a magical elopement experience, one that captures the essence of your unique love story through authentic and emotive imagery. My style is a mix of natural and unscripted moments, resulting in stunning, aesthetic photos that tell a beautiful story. When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me coffee shop hopping, hiking, or camping with my husband Kevin.

I'm most at home in the forest or on the water, rarely seen without a blanket wrapped around me (and a coffee in tow). I am my happiest gathered with my favorite people around a fire pit, and OH! I'm completely obsessed with dogs and love stories (yours especially).

so nice to meet you! I'm payton, your newest adventure pal + visual storyteller.

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Meet payton

... and so the adventure begins...

elopement packages

Sunrise + Sunset

Full day

Half day

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... and so the adventure begins...

elopement packages

Sunrise + Sunset

Full day

Half day

learn more

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preserved for a lifetime.

YOUR LOVE STORY.
YOUR MEMORIES.

Sarah & Mclntyre

"Payton is exactly the kind of professional you want with you during your wedding day. She brings dedication and joy into every working moment. Payton will make you feel completely taken care of, so that all you have to do is sit back and smile when she says smile. She made sure every detail was taken care of prior to the day; she is an excellent communicator, and an absolute delight to work with. You are guaranteed to have a quality portfolio and a photographer who really wants to know you so that she can provide the best experience possible. Payton is dedicated to her craft and it shows."

"Payton is exactly the kind of professional you want with you during your wedding day. She brings dedication and joy into every working moment. Payton will make you feel completely taken care of, so that all you have to do is sit back and smile when she says smile. She made sure every detail was taken care of prior to the day; she is an excellent communicator, and an absolute delight to work with. You are guaranteed to have a quality portfolio and a photographer who really wants to know you so that she can provide the best experience possible. Payton is dedicated to her craft and it shows."

Carly & Jeremy

“I’m so glad we chose Payton to be our wedding photographer! She did a wonderful job capturing our day. She was very professional throughout the whole process. Communication was never an issue, she uses her resources when needed but mostly she has a very clear way of showing exactly what she is communicating. Payton is very open and receptive to feedback and input. She has skills of a well seasoned photographer without the extreme price tag. We would hire her again without question!!”

“I’m so glad we chose Payton to be our wedding photographer! She did a wonderful job capturing our day. She was very professional throughout the whole process. Communication was never an issue, she uses her resources when needed but mostly she has a very clear way of showing exactly what she is communicating. Payton is very open and receptive to feedback and input. She has skills of a well seasoned photographer without the extreme price tag. We would hire her again without question!!”

Blanca & Peter

Payton Rademacher Photography is the best!!! She covered our wedding this summer and captured all the special moments. Her insightful shots are second to none. Taking the time and care to ensure that every moment is interpreted by joy when she is finished editing. We were very impressed and inspired by her abilities - when we got the pictures back, it was like living the best day of my life all over again! Thanks again!!"

Payton Rademacher Photography is the best!!! She covered our wedding this summer and captured all the special moments. Her insightful shots are second to none. Taking the time and care to ensure that every moment is interpreted by joy when she is finished editing. We were very impressed and inspired by her abilities - when we got the pictures back, it was like living the best day of my life all over again! Thanks again!!"

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