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Meet The Photographer

Rachel Barnum

Hi! I'm looking forward to working with you!


I'm Rachel, the owner and photographer. As a kid, I loved taking pictures with disposable cameras and getting them printed as soon as I could. With saved up allowance, I bought my first digital camera at Walmart for $20 when I was 9, and ever since then I loved taking pictures of people, vacations, and eventually work events.

After graduating college at Saginaw Valley State University and working as a reporter and social media manager for several years, I gained a lot of great experience and skills with the camera and with the business side of things. When I started my family in 2018 and had my wedding, maternity and baby pictures done, I absolutely loved it all and realized my true passion was for maternity, newborn, family and special event photography. I knew with my background that it would be a challenge, but possible to make a career out of a hobby.


Originally Rachel Barnum Photography, I started my endeavor with free sessions to build a portfolio and hone my skills. I collected new equipment, practiced editing, and built a website and social media presence from scratch. I relaunched my company as Rose Memories Photography in 2020 and after starting small in Lansing, I decided to expand to Mid-Michigan and beyond.


I hope to continue to grow my photography skills and provide affordable, high-quality images for every occasion. I've also recently been published to several magazines, so expect to see more of my work soon! Check out more on my socials!

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Editorial & Candid

Memories to Last a Lifetime

I operate on creativity and caffeine. I currently shoot in Canon and my favorite Lens is my Canon EF 28-70mm.

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” 

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