If I’m unavailable for your wedding date, my associates may be the perfect fit for you!

I am thrilled to offer another option for dates I'm already booked for. My associate photographers are amazingly talented, highly trained, and truly professional at everything they do. Each of these women represents the Rachael Kazmier Photography experience and their work embodies my signature elegant, joyful and timeless style. Communication, editing & delivery goes through my studio for a completely on-brand look and feel. I’m so excited to introduce the team, I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

The details

the details

Associate packages include 8 hours of coverage with two photographers, an online gallery of high-resolution images with unlimited downloads, and the option to add hours and/or engagement sessions! All bookings and timeline planning go through Rachael, her associates take beautiful photos on your wedding day, and all editing is done in Rachael’s signature light and airy style! Want more info?? Fill out the contact form and be sure to mention your interest in the associate team.

Meet the Team

Lauren is so excited to be a part of the Rachael Kazmier Photography Team! She has a huge passion for travel and exceptional experiences - which conveniently goes hand in hand with being in the wedding photography biz. Photography has taken Lauren from NYC to Florida to Cali and everywhere in between so she knows her way around a travel itinerary.

With a degree in hospitality and job training at places like a luxury hotel in Palm Beach and the most magical place on earth (Disney of course), Lauren prides herself on providing the best service possible while leaving room for dance parties and making sure you have a stress free and fun wedding day!

Lauren currently lives in West Loop with her two cats/assistants, Mr. Darcy and Meeko. On the days she doesn't have a camera in hand, you can find Lauren at a coffee shop, catching up on true crime podcasts or planning her next trip.

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This Golden Girls obsessed fan is super excited to be joining Rachael's team. Chicago is home for Chantal, but just say the word and you can find her on the next international flight. No questions asked!! Being able to incorporate traveling into work, Chantal has learned photography techniques that are useful no matter the location.

As a momma of 2 under 2, Chantal is passionate about being an awesome working mom. It’s also taught her the skill of patience! This clearly helps on wedding days to calmly capture all the joyous moments! 

Chantal has been a full time photographer for 5 years. She’s a pro at making people feel comfortable, ask about her Oprah technique! Her fav food is hot chocolate (that counts as food, right?) 

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Lexi is deeply passionate about creating a memorable wedding day experience and loves serving others. As a big family gal herself, her favorite parts of a wedding day are getting to meet couples’ loved ones and providing beautiful heirlooms (aka wedding photos!) that you’ll have to cherish for generations to come! Lexi's genuine, warm personality is sure to put amy bride at ease on her wedding day. 

When she’s not behind the camera, you can find Lexi spending quality time with her husband and cockapoo, Gryffin, who is named after her favorite movie (Harry Potter... if you know, you know!) They love to spend their free time traveling or cooking up something good in the kitchen. 

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kind words for the Rk Associate team

Working with Rachael's team was a dream! They are very professional, upbeat and made us feel beautiful in front of the camera. They were able to direct our posing so we looked and felt natural and happy in photos. We highly recommend them not only for the beautiful tones, but for the emotion they were able to capture on our day.

meeka + jack

Rachael’s associates were professional, creative, and overall great people to be around. Our family loved them, the wedding party loved them, the staff loved them. We were speechless when we received our pictures. We have so many different angles, backgrounds, and poses, that it's going be nearly impossible to choose our favorites. Our wedding was the best weekend of our life and we're so grateful to have beautiful pictures to look back on the memories forever!

Amanda + Wyatt'

Rachael’s associates are the ultimate support people - the cry with you people, laugh with you people, the bustle the back of your dress people, the run and grab a tissue before you even know you need it people. These girls are more than your photographers. You can put all your faith and trust into this team because they will record every single detail of your day without you lifting a single finger. They will help you with things you didn’t even know you needed and will capture moments you didn’t even know happened.

katy + jeff

These girls are the rare kind of people who shine from the inside out; they desire nothing more than to bring joy to the people around them, and you can see and feel that so clearly in everything they do. It made me feel instantly confident in our decision to hire them, and that confidence has now morphed into gratitude. Your wedding photographer needs to be someone you can trust - someone reliable, flexible, and professional - but also someone you enjoy being around. Rachael's team made it easy and fun, and captured so many wonderful moments that my husband and I get to relive for the rest of our lives.

tammy + hunter

These girls do so much to put you at ease, make you laugh, and encourage romantic moments. There were times I forgot we were shooting because I was so swept in the moment with my husband. The photography that’s delivered is better than any I’ve ever seen. Their romantic and airy editing style makes any location and any lighting look like something out of a magazine.

kas + adam

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Your upcoming wedding is a big part of your life – but it’s not the only part. You want to hand the vision for your day to professionals who will take care of every detail, so you can simply show up and enjoy making some of the happiest memories of your life in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. You’re in just the right place. My team will partner closely with your wedding planner and vendors to give your loved ones the personal, luxury experience of your dreams.

Everlasting images + meaningful experiences made possible by…

Professional expertise, a genuine enthusiasm for you as a couple, and an emphasis on relationships.

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