Hello, hello! I am Kasey (right) and that's my husband Tyler (left) next to me. We are the Rajottes. We are a dual-head photography team. Meaning, we do everything around here equally. So you'll get to know the both of us pretty dang well - we've got you!
We strive to not only provide timeless images for you to cherish but to also have you feeling so comfortable during your session it's like you are simply spending time with old friends who just happen to be really skilled photographers. We guide you through the whole process from start to finish with our light-hearted and interactive posing. Never will you feel at a loss for what to do next when we are around.
I've celebrated over 12 wonderful years as a full-time photographer, and with that comes an immense understanding of gear, light, and directing for flattering angles and creative images. Tyler has been by my side as my equal in business for over 6 years now. We direct sessions and weddings, both individually and together. The fact our clients get to know US - is everything.
Tyler and I wake up grateful and ready to create every day because of our incredible clients, you'll see us say it time and time again on our social media channels - We. Have. The. Best. Clients. They trust us, and we put our hearts into their vision. It is a beautiful thing. With that in mind, I can confidently say you won't find another duo more dedicated to bringing your ideas to life than us. We can't wait to work with you!
"studio twelve:52 is named after 12:52 PM - yes, the time. Kasey was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting her hands and legs, altering their appearance and requiring many surgeries growing up. at the time of her birth her fight for life began. there's so much more to this story - you will have to ask her yourself. but, she is always catching 12:52 on the clock, and it immediately brings forth gratitude to be alive, and doing what she loves - with the one she loves. hence, studio twelve:52. a reminder of her journey."
"TYLER WAS A CHEF BEFORE HE JOINED KASEY IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORLD. HE HELPED OPEN MANY RESTAURANTS, AND ACTUALLY PREPARED YUMMY DISHES FOR QUITE A FEW FAMOUS FACES OVER THE YEARS. MUCH TO KASEY'S DELIGHT - HE STILL EMBRACES HIS PASSION FOR ALL THING CULINARY AT HOME ON THE DAILY. in addition to being kasey's co-head photographer, Tyler is also studio Twelve:52's official 'numbers guy', navigator, and schedule master."
"BEFORE WEDDINGS, KASEY WAS A TOURING MUSIC AND COMBAT SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER. SHE ACTUALLY MET TYLER THROUGH HER WORK WITH TWO BANDS IN PARTICULAR (ALL THAT REMAINS AND PLAIN WHITE T'S)! SHE HAS COVERED OVER 400 ARTISTS, BEEN PUBLISHED IN US WEEKLY, ALTERNATIVE PRESS MAGAZINE, AND MORE. HER WORK IN THE LOCAL MMA CIRCLE LEAD HER TO LAS VEGAS WHERE SHE COVERED UFC PRESS EVENTS AND ULTIMATELY GREW TIRED OF WIPING BLOOD OFF HER GEAR. BUT, HER LITTLE BROTHER, KARTER, IS A FIGHTER SO SHE'S STILL AN A PART OF THE COMMUNITY."
"Kasey + Tyler donate their free time and photography skills to animal shelters / rescues all year round. helping pets find their forever home is such a huge priority to them as a couple. they also have 5 of their own rescue pups - loki, nova, marvel, storm, and gambit. while they've always been dog lovers, kasey and tyler's own personal puppy pack (+ Goose the cat) is what inspired them to really promote pet-friendly sessions and weddings. ultimately leading to their new pet photography branch, Twelve:52 pets, and being named top-dog friendly company in mn."
We believe when our clients hire us, they are hiring us for our ability to tell their stories authentically. Being fine art wedding photographers it means we take our time to create a beautiful storyline for them to relive over and over again for many years to come. We want our clients to be able to look back on one of the biggest moments in their lives thus far and be able to feel like they are transported back in time, experiencing it all again. We will make sure your wedding is documented in the most accurate and refined way possible. If something requires us to insert ourselves to make a genuine moment happen, that's what we will do for our clients. We are photographers, directors, hair fixers, boutonniere pinners, tailors, sounding boards, and most of all, the storytellers who will preserve your dearest memories.
EVERY WEDDING IS SO VASTLY DIFFERENT THAN THE LAST. THEREFORE, EVERY LOVE STORY WE DOCUMENT PROVIDES NEW INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY, AND ADVENTURE. PRODUCING BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS IS SIMPLY ONE COMPONENT OF OUR JOB, WE ALSO STRIVE TO CATCH ALL OF THE WONDERFUL "IN-BETWEEN" CANDID MOMENTS IN HOPES OF INSPIRING A REACTION OF SURPRISE FROM OUR CLIENTS, NOT KNOWING HOW WE MANAGED TO CAPTURE THEM. DURING TIMES OF DIRECTION, WE USE PROMPTS AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND POSING INSTRUCTIONS TO GENERATE REAL AND HONEST EMOTIONS. WE ALSO AIM TO CREATE FLATTERING YET REALLY FUN SCENARIOS. AT THE END OF OUR TIME TOGETHER MOST OF OUR CLIENTS TELL US EVERYTHING WAS SO MUCH EASIER THAN THEY COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED. THEY LOVE HOW WE CAN TAKE STIFF POSING/OVER-THINKING OUT OF THE EQUATION SO THEY CAN ENJOY THEMSELVES AS IF WE WERE ALL SIMPLY ON A WALK TOGETHER LIKE OLD FRIENDS.
SO, WHY MIRRORLESS CAMERAS? A LITTLE OVER FIVE YEARS AGO WE SOLD ALL OF OUR CANON GEAR AND SWITCHED TO SONY CAMERAS. WITH OUR BACKGROUND IN PHOTOJOURNALISM, IT WAS A NO-BRAINER FOR US TO EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY LIKE THIS. SONY ALLOWS US TO FREEZE MOTION IN LOW-LIGHT CONDITIONS. WEDDINGS OFTEN PRESENT US WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT LIGHTING SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE DAY; HARSH SUNLIGHT, OVERCAST, YELLOW BULBS, YOU NAME IT. HAVING TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS US TO CREATE CONSISTENT AND HIGH-QUALITY WORK NO MATTER THE SETTING/SCENARIO IS SO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AND WORTH THE INVESTMENT WE'VE MADE. WE USE SONY A9 AND SONY A7RIII CAMERA BODIES COMBINED WITH A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL-GRADE LENSES. WE FELL IN LOVE WITH SO MANY OTHER ASPECTS OF THESE CAMERAS AS WELL, IF YOU'D EVER LIKE TO DISCUSS THEM, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US.
YOU HAVE LIKELY READ ABOUT OUR EDITING A BIT HERE ON OUR ONLINE HOME ALREADY. HOWEVER, LET US RECAP A BIT! WE LOVE CLEAN, ACCURATE, VIBRANT COLORS. WE LOVE CRISP LINES. WE LOVE CONTRAST. WE ALSO LOVE REFINING ALL OF THIS WONDERFULNESS FOR A MORE POLISHED LOOK. RETOUCHING IS DONE ON EVERY. SINGLE. IMAGE. WE RETURN TO OUR CLIENTS. SMOOTHING OF SKIN, WHITENING OF EYES AND TEETH, AND REMOVAL OF DISTRACTING OR UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS ARE ALL STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR US. WE EDIT EXCLUSIVELY IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. WE MAINTAIN A SENSE OF PERFECTIONISM FROM START TO FINISH IN OUR EDITING PROCESS. WE WON'T RETURN SOMETHING WE ARE NOT PROUD OF OR WOULDN'T WANT TO DISPLAY IN OUR OWN HOME. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR THOROUGHNESS AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN OUR EDITING. WE WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS TO MATCH YOUR BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES.
IF YOU'VE MADE IT THIS FAR, CHANCES ARE YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT US? I GET THE FEELING YOU'RE AS EQUALLY INVESTED IN MAKING SURE WE ARE ALL A GOOD FIT BEFORE COMMITTING. WELL, HERE'S A BIT MORE TO KNOW/LOVE ABOUT TYLER AND I (KASEY). MET: MAY 28, 2011. ENGAGED: DECEMBER 18, 2013. MARRIED NOVEMBER 7, 2014. VOW RENEWAL: 2019. WE PRIORITIZE TRAVEL A LOT IN OUR RELATIONSHIP EVEN THOUGH WE DO FLY QUITE A BIT FOR WORK ALREADY. WHEN IT COMES TO PERSONAL TIME - WE OPT TO ROAD TRIP, GIVING EACH OF OUR PUPS TURNS TO EXPLORE WITH US. THERE IS NOTHING CUTER THAN WATCHING A PUP SPRINT INTO SOME OCEAN WAVES FOR THE FIRST TIME OR HIKE UP THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN! WE JUST BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE IN 2018 AND HAVE DISCOVERED A LOVE FOR HOME RENOVATIONS AND DECORATING BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. WE MAY HAVE TATTOOS, YES. BUT THEY ARE JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR LOVE FOR ART. AFTER ALL, YOU ARE HIRING AN ARTIST. ALL OF OUR PIECES ARE TASTEFUL - SOME WITH IMMENSE PERSONAL MEANING, SOME JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL AND MAKE US FEEL AWESOME.
Local: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Stillwater, Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato, Duluth.
UNited States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
Beyond: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Cancun, Mexico, The Bahamas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.
you'll hear from us shortly.
Tyler + Kasey
FYI: We know you're probably keen as heck to start chatting all things wedding and photography - believe us, we're super pumped too! - but being wedding photographers means we’re away from our desks while we document epic love stories (and questionable dancefloor moves) on Fridays + Saturdays.
So, while you won't find us spending the weekends hanging out in our inbox, you can expect a reply to hit yours within 24-48 hours - or as soon as we've recovered from all the smiling, tears, and wedding dessert. (SO much wedding dessert.)
Laura + Dalton
" We cannot give enough stars to Kasey and Tyler!! If we could give them 100 stars, we would!! They are such a friendly and easy-going photographer duo! AND their photography is AMAZING!! We are so impressed with the gorgeous photos! Not to mention, Kasey was more than a photographer! She was giving us all the wedding tips that would make our day even more enjoyable than it already was and she even helped bustle my dress on a moving party bus to continue to save time once we arrived at the reception!! There are not enough words to describe how amazing Studio Twelve:52 is and how they pulled out every stop to make our day incredible and unforgettable. 100/10 would recommend! They are also lightning fast at emailing/answering questions! Book them early! From the bottom of our hearts; THANK YOU KASEY & TYLER!
Megan + Josh
" Between our ceremony and reception Kasey helped me glue my eyelashes back on (😂I know) and even when we kept throwing group picture ideas at her at the end of the night she took it in stride and made them happen. I don’t think I could ever put in words how much in love I am with our photos, especially knowing the hard work and dedication it took on Kasey and Tyler’s end. If you are looking for a fantastic photographer duo not only for your wedding but anything else, look no further. These guys are top notch. "
Paige + Jacob
" Kasey and Tyler are beyond incredible! I don't even know where to start with my raving review. From day one Kasey was extremely thorough and responsive, answering all the questions we had and making sure we were taking care of. At our engagement photo session she took the best care of us - getting to know us, working with our natural styles and positioning us to optimize photos (we are awkward and needed to be told where to stand and how to position ourselves :)). On our wedding day they blew my expectations out of the water!! I knew they would be amazing and the photos would be gorgeous but I got so much more than that! "
Marie + Tim
" Studio Twelve:52 captured every detail from our engagement photos to our wedding day and we have the upmost praise for them. Kasey and Tyler made us feel so comfortable throughout the whole experience. Kasey has to be the kindest soul - I’m not sure if many photographers will help clean dirt off of the bottom of a wedding dress or bustle the two layers of that dress in between photos. And Tyler was able to capture my groom and his groomsmen perfectly. Our wedding day seemed to go by oh so quickly but the images we received from Studio Twelve:52 bring us back to the day - they captured all of our emotion and for that I am forever grateful for. Do NOT second guess choosing Studio Twelve:52 as your engagement and wedding photographers! "
Lauren + Ken
" I cannot say enough good about Studio Twelve:52. Tyler and Kasey are amazing! They are kind, patient, creative, organized, caring, friendly, and so much more! My husband HATES taking photos and they made him so comfortable! After every photo shoot with them we leave so happy and in love. The photos are stunning! They are also amazing with dogs and they understand just how much our fur babies mean to us! If you are looking for a photographer, look no further. Kasey and Tyler have it all! "
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