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Family News!

April 30, 2011 | Personal, Portraits

The Olsen Family has exciting news!! We are expecting in early November! Our daughter is overjoyed at the prospect of being a big sister (she has been asking for “her own baby” for about 9 months now!) and we are thrilled to be adding another sweet little being to our family. With this exciting news in mind…plan ahead this summer for your family portraits.  I will have a limited number of sessions available, and will be wrapping things up earlier in the fall for holiday portraits so that I have ample time before the babe… Read More »

An Apology

March 5, 2011 | Personal

Last weekend it was brought to my attention by a potential client that my contact form was not working. She said she sent me an email through it a few months ago and never heard from me. Yikes! I raced home and tested all of the contact forms and low and behold- my blog contact form was not working. I got ahold of my programmer immedialtely and it is now resolved- and I have received multiple inquires since it was fixed on Wednesday. BUT, if you tried to contact me over the last few (I don’t know… Read More »

All is quiet…

March 1, 2011 | Personal

Well, not really! It may have been quiet on the blog recently (sorry for that!) but on the back end- in real life- it has been VERY busy! There will be some exciting changes coming to Rachel Olsen Photography in the next few months… new brand, new online look, new proofing & ordering system, new LOCAL (amazing!) lab to work with, new client management system! Basically, I am working to update the online look and feel of Rachel Olsen Photography from the ground up.  With all of the new things coming, the most important aspect… Read More »


January 1, 2011 | Personal

Cherish the joy found in the simple things in life! Wishing you all the best in the year to come. Best, Rachel

Harvest on the farm

September 1, 2010 | Fine Art, Personal

We finally made it!  The weather cooperated with me (not the Haugos) and brought some rain so that the wheat harvest was delayed. I have been dying to see harvest for 6 years…and this year we were able to time it right- and we were even able to ride in the combines! Thank you SO much to the extended Haugo family for inviting us out to the farm and into the combines to witness the hard work that you put in each and every day. It was an amazing experience for me, but I am… Read More »

For me

May 18, 2010 | Personal

When I am not behind the camera for you, I am usually behind the camera for me! I can’t seem to put it down, and for that reason our daughter is going to grow up either loathing the camera or ignoring it since she is so use to it. This is a snippet from the beginning of our week. My mom, my daughter and I get to spend Mondays together. I always look forward to it. I feel so fortunate to have that time with both of the leading ladies in my life. This week… Read More »


April 25, 2010 | Personal

I am catching up after a brief hiatus to California.  It was a wonderful respite. I actually sat and read a book- something I love to do, but never get the time to enjoy!  Here is a snippet of our vacation seen through my iPhone.  I tried to leave the camera behind most of the trip and enjoy life through my eyes and not a camera lens. It was a fun challenge.

Where has Rachel been?

January 27, 2010 | Personal

Minnesota, Vail, New York City, New Haven & Philadelphia! It has been a whirlwind through the holidays and the beginning of January….but it has been terrific! Here are two images from our trip out East. The first one was shot with my handy iPhone out of the window of the train as we passed by New York City. I love the quality of the light. Magical. The second image encapsulates our adventure- a fabulous whirlwind with tons of fun! I hope that 2010 has started off wonderfully for each of you. I am thrilled about… Read More »

What a year

December 22, 2009 | Personal

Not only has it been an incredible year for photographing other people’s families…it has been an incredible year with our family as well. It’s amazing to see the changes from last year to this year. We have so much to be thankful for. 2008 2009

Our little monkey

October 26, 2009 | Personal

If you see us around town- she might still be in her monkey suit. I can’t seem to get her out of it! Oh how fun this age is!!