I am a self-taught photographer who is driven by curiosity and a love for music and nature. My work has placed me in front of sold-out arenas photographing some of the largest artists in music, and on the steep edges of cliffs looking for that perfect landscape shot. With a detailed eye and an endless amount of patience for perfection, I strive to provide my clients the best images I possibly can.

While my work focuses mostly on music and event photography in the Minneapolis, MN area, I also do portrait photography and weddings on occasion. I travel for the right projects and hope we can work together soon.

Check out my interview with Voyage Minnesota and the kind words from Peerspace about my photography.

Equipment: Nikon cameras + lenses, Lee filters, Formatt-Hitech filters, Manfrotto tripod


  • Warner Bros Records
  • Elektra Records
  • Jameson Whisky
  • Hyundai
  • Target
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • NYLON Magazine
  • Mystic Lake Casino
  • Minnesota Historical Society
Chad Rieder Minneapolis Music Photographer