I’m inspired by love and the connection between couples. Your love is the energy that fuels my work and my “why.” You do this once, but I do it all the time. I will take charge to ensure you enjoy the day and I’ll provide you with the pictures to remember it. I don’t believe in forcing moments, but I do believe in creating spaces for memorable moments. During the planning process, I will use my expertise and your authenticity to help you plan a wedding day that is stress-free and painless. On your wedding day, I will capture your story from start to finish. I will pose you and your loved ones, but I will also catch the glances, hugs, and perfect dance moves because your mannerisms are what make you unique. I don’t want your wedding album to look like anyone else’s - I want it to be yours and I want to be the person you trust to capture it all.
This should feel like you’re on a date and I’m just third wheeling it! If one of your date night traditions is to go get ice cream and sit in the park, then we can do that for your engagement photos. If you love to sit in sweats, make pizza, and watch a movie, then we can do that for your photos too. I don’t want to take you to a pretty place, force you to wear something that isn’t you and just "do it for the 'gram”. - Blah. Everyone has their happy place - let’s capture you in yours. I'm here to help you find what feels the most authentic, the most YOU. I am required by all moms and grandmas to get the ‘smile and look at me’ pose, but I promise after that shot we’ll have a blast. I will use prompts that encourage movements over poses, and you’ll never have to worry about where to put your hands. I also always have a portable speaker with me so we can bust out a dance move when necessary.
Sometimes, a big, traditional wedding isn’t an honest, true reflection of who you and your fiance are or what you want, and that’s okay (just like it’s okay to want to have a big, traditional wedding, too)! For the couples who have a more intimate ceremony in mind, I'm here for you! Wherever you choose - a mountainside, by the ocean, literally anywhere, your photos will be epic! Save yourself from the stress and anxiety of planning something that just doesn't feel authentic to you. I will be there with you the whole way, from planning to your intimate "just us" experience with your loved one. During the process, I'll use my expertise to make sure we capture every moment. Your special day shouldn't look like anyone else's because you're not just anyone - you're YOU! Let's plan your adventure!
But wait... there's more! If you're interested, here are some other services I have available.
Second Shooters: While I feel completely confident that I can capture your wedding day on my own, a second shooter is also an option. A second shooter allows for more photos, new angles, and less time needed for each item. The second shooter can grab the groom's details while I do the bride’s details to save time! If you choose to add-on a second shooter, the photos will still be hand-selected and edited by me!
Boudoir: Because you deserve to feel like the lioness you are, I also offer boudoir photography. Contact me for more information!
“Where do I even start? We won a giveaway for a free session with her and, man, did we hit the jackpot. Rachel was AMAZING! I'm not going to lie, I was pretty nervous. I'm usually the one behind the camera, so being in front of it made me so nervous. As soon as we met up with Rachel we were at ease. There were no awkward poses. We literally laughed the ENTIRE time with her. She captured us being ourselves and really showcased our love as cheesy as it sounds. We got so many compliments about our pictures and save the date. We loved her so much and I made such an amazing connection with her we booked her as soon as we had our date! I cannot wait to see the moments she captures for us on our big day!”
Rachel was such a joy to work with! We are both from out of town, and she worked around our schedule to find the perfect time for engagement photos. Being from out of town, we needed help finding a location for pictures and she found the PERFECT spot for us (we are very outdoorsy). I normally hate taking pictures but her instructions made it easy. I absolutely loved doing the session with her and I am OBSESSED with the final product! Pictures turned out amazing and we had so much fun- a great memory for me and my fiancé. Highly recommend her!
"To be honest, I didn't know what to expect for our engagement shoot, but it was so much fun and we are thrilled we got SO many pictures we absolutely love, so thank you. You made us both feel comfortable from the very start. We are not "picture takers", so I was nervous about taking them, but you made it like a fun date, posed us perfectly, and encouraged us throughout the shoot, which helped a ton!! The peace, love & little donuts part was so fun and something I would've never thought to do, so thank you for that as well! I have been recommending you to anyone looking for a photographer for any life event or just in general because I was so happy with what you gave us.”
“I would 100% recommend Rachel for any and all of your photography needs. Matt and I's experience with her getting our photos together was so fun. Also, there's nothing like receiving that exciting email notifying you that your photos are ready! I was so excited to view the gallery and even more happy when I saw all of the sweet photos she took of him and I. They truly are photos we will enjoy together for years to come!”