We’re living in a post-pandemic world and I don’t know about you, but I’m navigating the busiest season I’ve ever seen in my photography career!! Now feels like the right time to talk about the elephant in the room… burnout.  If you’re a creator of any kind, whether you’re a fellow photographer, an entrepreneur or […]

Tips for avoiding burnout

Last month Christine and Mark got married at one of Chicago’s most beautiful venues, Galleria Marchetti. As a result of the COVID pandemic, these two had their wedding dreams changed more than once… but they navigated the postponing, the downsizing, and the moving like pros, all while focusing on what really matters – their marriage, […]

Christine and Mark’s Galleria Marchetti Wedding

It wasn’t three months after Tammy and Hunter met that they discovered they were each other’s equals. When they got engaged, Tammy said she wanted a small wedding – just closest family and friends who supported them as a couple. They dreamed of a destination affair in California, outdoors by the water, with pretty string lights and food everyone would enjoy.

Tammy and Hunter’s Half Moon Bay Wedding

Alexis first met James when he opened the door for her at a church meeting. James noticed Alexis over a year later, when he saw her wearing a festive red dress serving as a reader at Christmas Eve mass. He came up with a reason to talk to Alexis and was surprised when she remembered everything about him from the first time they met over a year before!

Alexis + James Sarasota Engagement Session

If I’m being honest, it’s hard to think about finding someone I can trust to care for my clients the way that I do. At the beginning of 2020, I took a big leap and hired my first associate photographer Lauren! Looking back, it was hands down one of the best decisions I’ve made for my biz!!! Between Lauren and myself, we are serving close to 40 couples in 2021. I couldn’t be happier to be bringing our experience to so many sweet + deserving people.

Today… I’m excited to announce that the Rachael Kazmier Photography team is growing AGAIN!

My Team is Growing!!!

I’m continually blown away by the beautiful places + people I’m able to experience as a wedding photographer, and this intimate wedding in Wine Country was no exception! Beltane Ranch is a charming inn and historic landmark in Sonoma. Set among olive orchards, vineyards, heirloom gardens, and even free-range chickens, it’s the perfect California escape. […]

Rustic Sonoma Wedding at Beltane Ranch

Spend just a few minutes in their presence and you’ll feel right at home. They are sweet and caring… both for each other and for those around them. But my favorite thing about Val and Alex?? They truly are the best of friends! You can see it in the warm smiles they share and in […]

Val and Alex’s Peninsula Chicago Wedding

Lilly and Nathan met at a movie night with mutual friends. They quickly bonded over their shared affection of snacks and climbing. Their love was a slow burn… both resisted romantic feelings because they were “just friends”. They couldn’t deny all the things they had in common though – music, food, and a love for the outdoors. Lilly said she realized her feelings for Nathan when she couldn’t stop smiling when talking about him, and finally told him that she had a crush on him. They were officially dating less than a week later, and the rest is history!!!

Lilly and Nathan at the Golden Gate Bridge

I’ve been looking forward to Mel and George’s wedding for what feels like forever, and for so many reasons, I know it’ll be a day I never forget!! It’s not often I get asked to be a photographer AND a bridesmaid, and doing double duty along with my associate photography team was the biggest honor […]

Mel and George’s Sunken Gardens Wedding

Love at first sight is real, and Ashlyn and Connor’s story is proof. These two met while waiting in line to pay parking citations, of all things! They didn’t exchange more than a few words that day, but both were students at Georgia Southern and kept crossing paths. Finally they decided to get to know […]

Ashlyn and Connor’s Tybee Island Engagement Session