Serving the adventurous, laid-back lovers.

Minnesota &
Pacific Northwest
Elopement Photographer

Serving the adventurous,
laid-back lovers.

Minnesota & Pacific Northwest Elopement Photographer

I'm here for the raw, messy kinda love stories. If your hiking boots have put on several miles, you don't mind getting your dress a little bit dirty, and you feel best up in the mountains or deep in the pines, I'm your gal. 

From Minnesota's North Shore to the Pacific Northwest, and everywhere in between... I can't wait to document your love story.

I'm Payton,
your newest adventure pal.

Oh hey there!

In case nobody told you... YOU DESERVE A WEDDING DAY AS EPIC AS YOUR LOVE.
That's where I come in.

In case nobody told you...
YOU DESERVE A WEDDING DAY
AS EPIC AS YOUR LOVE.
 & That's where I come in.

CAPTURING EVERY ADVENTURE

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.

... and so the adventure begins...

YOUR LOVE STORY.
YOUR MEMORIES.
PRESERVED FOR A LIFETIME.

couples

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micro-weddings

elopements

CAPTURING EVERY ADVENTURE

documenting
unscripted
love stories

"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."
- Sarah & Mclntyre

"Payton is exactly the kind of professional you want with you during your wedding day"

"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!!"
- Blanca Lansing 

"Her insightful shots are second to none."

"She had the best authentic and genuine poses for us!"

"Payton was an absolute joy to work with! My husband and I did a styled shoot with her and she was so amazing! She made us feel comfortable and had the best authentic and genuine poses for us! I highly recommend Payton for photos!"
-Emma Sventek

"Talent like
hers is a blend of artistry and authenticity, mastery and magiC."

"In Payton’s presence and through her lens, we found ourselves instantly at ease. Talent like hers is a blend of artistry and authenticity, mastery and magic. Her hallmarks are superb communication and clear heartfelt delight for what she does. Plus, she adored our dog! All the stars go to Payton. Thank you for making our elopement fun and our memories beautiful!"
- Deena Ebbert

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