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I’ll never forget the wonder and thrill I embodied when presented with the challenge of constructing a cardboard pinhole camera, developing its film in the darkroom, and fashioning prints by hand. Though this was merely an introductory high school photography course, I knew I’d landed on something meaningful, something profoundly resonant, and something which would remain in my life for the long haul. 
 
During this era of personal discovery, my mother shared a relic of her decades-past life with me – a vintage suitcase plastered with tattered stickers, each emblazoned with names of bands from before I was born. To my astonishment, I learned that my mother – as introverted, conservative and gentle as she is – once thrived as a photographer for metal concerts.
 
Yet another seed planted within my core! Soon, I eagerly began collecting diverse camera types, experimenting with their possibilities, and upturning their once-mysteries. And this fascination hasn’t escaped me; rather, it has grown. To this day, photography has won my heart. (…Along with bunnies and the ocean!)
 
To carve a livelihood from my highest passion is an honor, and to connect with others throughout the experience truly amplifies this delight. I am grateful to act as the eyes and the heart behind the lens, to capture the love stories waiting to be told and remembered. I value investing in others – now that you’ve read my story, I’m excited to meet you and to hear yours!

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I'm so excited you're here! I work closely with Rachel as her stylist and assistant to ensure your wedding day is everything you always imagined it would be.

I believe in love. I believe in telling your story through visual details and making your wedding day as unique and special as the both of you are. I believe in marriage and one that lasts a lifetime.

My styling is for the heartfelt couple wanting to celebrate their wedding in a way that represents who they truly are as a couple in an elegant, timeless and deeply personal manner. I specialize in carefully curated unique design details for every single event. Whether it’s sourcing antiques or scouring online, I truly dedicate myself to your wedding as if it were my own.

In my off time you can find me searching through antique stores and flea markets gathering the perfect, unique pieces to help me tell beautiful love stories and spending time with my best friend and handsome husband. I enjoy all things creative and have a background in interior design and an education in Anthropology which helps me in both the artistic and personal experience of a wedding day.

I can't wait to meet you and get started on your most favorite day!

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"Two Hearts in love need no words"

Erika & Kaden

The moment my husband proposed I knew we had to book Rachel ASAP. I couldn't get married without having her photos, and no one else would be good enough after seeing her work. We just got our album back from our wedding yesterday, and seeing the photos is like reliving the best day of our life over and over again. Rachel is able to put up with crazy large groups of people, annoying groomsman, and stress of running around all day to capture a large wedding. Everyone that got the chance to work with her was so impressed with her professionalism and ability to direct groups to get the perfect shot. We have so many favorite photos we don't even know what to do with all of them. I would hire her over and over again if i could. Thank you Rachel!

Molly & JEff


Rachel is the sweetest! The second we met her, we knew we had found exactly what we were looking for in a photographer! She recently took our engagement photos and it was such a great time. She was so committed to getting the perfect shots. We took a handful of photos in the morning but the weather wasn't the best... She was wanting more sunshine, so she came back (about 25 minutes out of town) that evening to shoot some more. She is very genuine and she cares about her clients getting the best photos. Rachel is the kind of person you meet and you feel like you've known her forever. That is so awesome to have in a photographer because it made us feel comfortable and relaxed which translated to our photos. We are so thankful we found Rachel and we can't wait to have her photograph our wedding in August!

"Two Hearts in love need no words"

Abigail & Cameron


We had such an amazing time working with Rachel! She put us completely at ease during our engagement session. She advised us on everything from what to wear to how to pose, and the photos turned out beautifully. We felt so comfortable during the entire session, and Rachel did an amazing job of capturing these moments. She has an amazing eye and offered the perfect amount of instruction while still allowing us to be ourselves, and we were so thrilled with the final product! She got our photos back to us so quickly and we were blown away by her talent. I already know that if there are any life moments that we need to capture in the future, we will be asking Rachel - she is so sweet, easy to work with, and incredibly talented."

"Two Hearts in love need no words"

Jessica & Drew

Rachel did such an amazing job photographing our wedding! Before the big day she even came to the venue with us to scope things out and get ideas flowing. She had great communication with me the whole time and really tried to get a feel for what I was looking for. The day of our wedding she showed up bright and early and introduced herself to all of the bridesmaids. She took my dress to the venue to get photos with it, took beautiful details shots, got photos of the guys getting ready, and was there to photograph my most important moments. We even got all of our photos back, completely edited, in one month! I was so happy with the way they turned out and working with Rachel was an absolute blessing. I would work with her again anytime.

"Two Hearts in love need no words"

Ben & Jessica

We absolutely loved working with Rachel for our wedding (and engagement shoot and bridal shoot!) and we cannot recommend her enough. I was nervous about taking photos because I can be pretty shy in front of a camera, but Rachel made me feel so comfortable and kept us laughing the whole time (which was so so important to us). She also goes above and beyond to help you create your perfect day and answered any and all of my questions and help in any way to she can. She is the perfect blend of being incredibly professional, while also making you feel like she is one of your close friends. And I don't know where to begin to compliment her photography. We are completely blown away from the images she captured. Everyone we know was blown away too. I trusted her fully with her image and so glad I did. She captured our style perfectly, and better than I could have imagined. Rachel is so incredibly talented, you will not be disappointed! We want to get family photos done, just so we can work with her again!

"Two Hearts in love need no words"

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As artists an artist, I see the ordinary as extraordinary. I instinctively find newness in my daily surroundings. To normalize what’s exceptional, to “adjust” to routine, is to deprive the soul. Beauty -- as I see it -- is plentiful each day.     
 
Birds fluttering and dancing in front of a pale grey sky, clouds floating past in warm hues of pastel, beams of glimmering sunlight bursting through to graze the forest floor – witnessing such phenomena brings me joy and tremendous inspiration.
 
I approach couples with the same enthusiasm and attentiveness. I strive to unveil and record these unique, timeless attributes. As Ashley works her magic as the stylist, I focus on the candid moments that genuinely portray the two of you as a couple. By lacing natural light with love and carefully curated details, a beautiful story unfolds -- and Ashley and I feel deeply privileged that it’s our task to capture this.

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Aside from bride and groom portraits where posing is favorable, I truly value candid expressions and undistracted moments. I like to step back as much as possible and allow the memories that are unfolding to play out organically. In addition, my talented stylist Ashley will be assisting me on your wedding day. She curates beautifully intentional stories with purposeful details that are often left behind after your wedding. These adorning pieces will reflect your wedding in a artful and timeless way. Ashley will help you gather all the perfect items that might easily be missed, like your grandmothers pearl necklace or your favorite perfume bottle. Wedding days are filled with a myriad of wonderful emotions, fleeting moments and hearty laughs. Ashley and I eagerly anticipate working by your side to help create heirlooms and capture memories worth treasuring. We can't wait to be a part of your story!

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Send a letter my way for more information! Let me know if you're interested in available packages or if you want to get coffee. I would love to learn more about you and your love story!

Every wedding package includes a complimentary engagement session! Not only are engagement sessions a blast, I really believe it's the ideal opportunity for you and your loved one to become comfortable behind a camera.  It's a great way for us to pick a gorgeous location and car pool together getting to know each other. My goal is to have you leaving your engagement session feeling nothing but laughter and sense of peace knowing your photographer is someone you feel comfortable with and who you feel understands you two.

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My turn around time is 6 weeks, but you will receive a sneak peek within the week following your wedding. I shoot predominately with medium format film which must be sent to a lab for processing and developing. But the timeless quality is well worth the wait!

What is your turn-around time?

In order to meet client desires and to ensure preparedness for any situation, I have chosen to shoot with both digital and film. For digital, I use a Canon 5d Mark iii. I have multiple professional grade lenses that accompany me on your wedding day, but my go-to is my 85mm f1.2. And when using film, I shoot with a Contax 645. 
 

What kind of camera do you shoot with?



Your wedding images will be uploaded via an online gallery. The gallery will be available to view for a minimum of 10 years. Most packages also include a USB drive and a bundle of prints for you to cherish as heirlooms. 

How will my wedding Images be delivered?

Ps, I will soon be including pictures of what these beautiful keepsake prints look like. Stay tuned!

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Absolutely! I encourage this. We’ll create an initial short list when we meet during our consultation. And when we’re one month out from the wedding, I’ll check in to ensure nothing is forgotten, should you discover anything more you’d like.
Short lists are required for family photos, as I’ve found this to be necessary for a seamless, pleasant timeline. This proves especially crucial when photographing young children (who may not wish to sit through pauses) and the elderly (who may find it difficult to stand for extended periods).

Can we request a shot list?

I love traveling! I’ve documented weddings across the country and I hope to only expand my bounds as I continue on my journey. Traveling fees vary with each location, as some brides are a four hour drive away and others require boarding a plane. For weddings two or more hours from Eugene, it is required to provide sleeping accommodations both for my assistant/second shooter and for me. If you have a specific location in mind, please don’t hesitate to reach out for further details.

Is there a traveling fee?

Second shooters can be beneficial to have during the ceremony, so I have trained my talented assistant to capture the ceremony with me so that every angle is captured while walking down the aisle. Outside of the ceremony, I am confident in my approach that everything will be captured in the most meaningful way. The less bodies running around a venue, the less distraction. People notice when they have cameras in their faces and it will actually be easier for me to capture authentic intimate candids with only myself and my camera walking around!

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