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.
Having photographed hundreds of weddings over the past 9 years, I am profoundly inspired and passionate about the art of photography as well as the ability to capture love stories. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love full time!
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 carve a livelihood from my highest passion is an honor, and to connect with others throughout the experience truly amplifies this delight. I am truly filled with joy when capturing weddings or families and I hope that my clients can see that when being photographed by me!
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. 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
"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."
"Every Bride has a million decisions to make, but choosing Rachel as your photographer will be a choice that you will be so grateful you made. She has an eye that captures the moments you want, the moments you didn’t know you would need, and has a way of setting you at ease during the chaos of the big day. Highly recommend."
"Taking photos with Rachel is so easy. She is an expert at what she does, and truly knows her stuff! My fiancé and I trusted her to lead us through and she made us so comfortable the entire time! Rachel takes the time to get to know her couple's love story, and that truly comes through in the photographs! She captures authentic candid photos that are so beautiful and honest. I could not recommend her enough! "
"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. "
"We absolutely loved working with Rachel for our engagement photos and wedding! She has a special way of knowing how to put us at ease and easily could sense mine and my husbands personalities in order to capture the most natural and elegant shots! She was able to manage our huge wedding party (14 total) in a gentle but directive way so everyone was having fun during the process. We will forever cherish our beautiful photos thanks to Rachel!"
"Rachel is personable, fun, talented, she gets the photos you didn’t even know you wanted or needed. She is going to be your biggest cheerleader, hype girl, while also being professional. She is going to tell you exactly what to do so you don’t feel lost and at the end of it all you will be walking away with a friend! We had Rachel come all the way to Idaho to photograph our wedding and my boudoir photos. These photos are truly some of our most prized possessions."