I first picked up a camera in eighth grade and I seem to have never put it down. I've been photographing weddings for nearly ten years, and my love for them grows deeper every year.

I'm big on joyful candids and romantic portraits, but I also know that those traditional "smile and look at the camera" photos are what get framed and passed down. Think of my style as a happy mix between classically posed and artfully candid.

Legacy is a big part of my work. What that means is that it's really important to me to take photos of the people around you - your parents and your grandparents, the people who raised you and brought you to this day. And in the same sense, looking forward to your children and grandchildren, and creating timeless portraits that won't look dated.

I'm a textbook introvert but you'll probably find me busting a move on your dance floor. I married my husband Brad in 2015, we're dog parents to two polar opposite pups, and we bought a 1955 mid-century modern house back in 2019 - The Milky Way House - that we rent out for photoshoots and weddings.

meet rachel

artful, honest documentation.

around here, we're anti-trend.

I love drawing inspiration from 1950s wedding photos. No stiff posing, funky editing filters or cheesy poses. Just happy, timeless photos that are still beautiful today. I even use the same film stocks that your grandparents' wedding photos were probably taken with. I want to give you photos that will still be hanging on your walls in fifty years with no regrets.

no moments missed.

When you receive your wedding photos, I want you to see all the small moments you may have missed. Like the way your mother looked at you as you walked down the aisle, or kids "being kids" during the ceremony. After nearly ten years of shooting weddings, I know where to look and how to anticipate moments, big and small.

Everyone's story deserves to be documented in an honest, beautiful way. My clients love that I guide and direct when needed, but know when to step back and allow a moment to unfold. I use a mix of digital + film cameras, and it's not uncommon to see me carrying 4-5 cameras at one time on a wedding day!

-Chad + sabastian

"There really is no way to thank you enough for capturing the day so wonderfully. I had no doubt that you would do an amazing job. We laughed, we cried and we were so grateful to relive the day again." 

"WE LAUGHED AND WE CRIED."

carson t. | 2018 client

The second I contacted Rachel, I knew she was a fit. I could feel and see he emotion in her images. On our wedding day, she was an amazingly calm presence. what I love about Rachel is that she is not just your photographer, but your friend. She’s hilarious, witty, and easy to talk to. She will make you feel calm and beautiful. 

"SHE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL CALM + BEAUTIFUL"

MICHELLE R. | 2019 client

Wow. Rachel has surpassed all my expectations! We have been so impressed by the high quality of images + organic, moments she captures. She always made us feel so comfortable and has been such a joy to work with. I would recommend her a million times over. 

"WOULD RECOMMEND A MILLION TIMES OVER"

MOLLY J. | 2019 client

Rachel has a way of creating a safe space for you to feel yourself. Her presence is mighty but graceful and she captured photos for us we will forever cherish. Rachel really captured the love, playfulness, and genuine happiness that we felt on our wedding day with our family and friends celebrating our love! 

"SHE CAPTURED PHOTOS WE WILL CHERISH FOREVER"

carson t. | 2018 client

The second I contacted Rachel, I knew she was a fit. I could feel and see he emotion in her images. On our wedding day, she was an amazingly calm presence. what I love about Rachel is that she is not just your photographer, but your friend. She’s hilarious, witty, and easy to talk to. She will make you feel calm and beautiful. 

"SHE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL CALM + BEAUTIFUL"

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