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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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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!
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!
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."
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.
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!
As 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 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 I feel deeply privileged that it’s my task to capture this.
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. I curate beautifully intentional stories with purposeful details that are often left behind after your wedding day. The little details and adorning pieces will reflect your wedding in a artful and timeless way. I 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. I eagerly anticipate working by your side to help create heirlooms and capture memories worth treasuring. I can't wait to be a part of your story!
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.