You are getting married! Congratulations!! Life is a whirlwind, and it moves so fast, but your wedding is not going to be one of those days that go by in a blur of back-to-back timelines and a list of things you ‘have’ to do.
Instead, we’re going to make your wedding a day you can savor. Filled with moments where time stands still and those rare but oh-so-perfect memories that you wish you could rewind and live over and over again. A chance for you to really celebrate your love – with delicious food, an exquisite setting, and your closest family and friends.
Rachael desires nothing more than to bring joy to the people around her, and you can see and feel that so clearly in everything she does. It made us feel instantly confident
in our decision to hire her, and that confidence has now morphed into gratitude.
From dreamy veils to swoon-worthy bouquets to sparkly diamond rings – in my eyes, weddings are the most beautiful things in the world. I’ll use a blend of digital and film mediums to capture not only the personal details of how your day looks but also how it feels. That embrace between loved ones. The happy tears. The laughter! Your natural joy will shine through in your portraits and in the authentic, candid moments of your day.
My promise to you is…
I will always show up for you and your guests with a heart full of love and excitement, so you feel like you’re spending time with a dear friend who brings positivity and a calm, professional expertise to your day.
To me, relationships are everything. My relationship with you as a couple and my relationship with your vendors too. I’ll partner closely with your wedding planner and designer (they’ll feel like we’ve been working together for years!) to make the vision of your day come to life, handle all the beautiful chaos, and find joy in any scenario.
You’re going for a look that is both timeless and trendless. One that is the picture of elegance today and will be even more so when your great-grandkids find your wedding album decades from now.
You want photos that look stunning, natural, and effortless – and you also want to feel that way in the moment while we’re shooting them. It’s about capturing memories, not forcing poses just because.
Your wedding is at one of the most beautiful places on earth, but you’d be over-the-moon excited to marry your partner just about anywhere. The setting is so gorgeous you can hardly believe it’s real, and you’re still getting lost in each other’s company most of all.
You want a wedding that is highly personalized and infused with unique elements of you as a couple – and the vendor team who will handle all those details and make it happen. So you can focus on enjoying each other, your intimate group of guests, and this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Natural light. A stationery suite made to grace a magazine cover. Over-the-top florals. The most exquisite food. Live music. The details on that dress! Your closest family and friends, and the way you lock eyes with the love of your life. Remembered for always.
Next, we’ll set up a time to chat! My couples live all over the country, so often virtual meetings work best. I LOVE getting to know you and hearing all about your story. From how you met, to your proposal, to what you’re dreaming up for your wedding day!
We’re obviously a match made in heaven, so let’s get you on my calendar! Once I receive your retainer payment and signed contract, we’re official! Cue the happy dancing (and destination wedding planning!)
I highly recommend engagement sessions to all my couples. (And yes, my team will travel for engagement photos too!) They are the perfect opportunity to get comfortable and confident in front of my lens, as well as document this significant milestone in your life. (And who doesn’t love an excuse to get dressed up and flirt with their love?)
I’ll work alongside your planner to create the perfect flow of your wedding day based on you, your venue, the season, and the light. A good timeline is the BEST way to ensure that all the moments are captured perfectly and that your day feels laidback and stress-free!
It's finally here! You are marrying the love of your life… soak in all the magic. You can relax and be present, knowing that my team is capturing every second perfectly (while celebrating alongside you!).
You can expect a handful of images quickly following your wedding (because who wants to wait?). Your final gallery will be delivered within eight weeks via a beautiful online platform where you can relive every moment and emotion together!
Those beautiful photos have been living on your phone or laptop, and now they deserve to become a part of your home and day-to-day life! High-quality albums and prints are available for purchase so you can relive your day, share them as gifts, and eventually pass them down as your first family heirloom.
Rachael exudes professionalism and structure but balances it well with her bubbly and fun personality and gift for being spontaneous. She truly loves what she does, which is making her couples feel comfortable and happy.
I will happily hop in a car or on a plane to capture your love story! Recently I’ve been to Charleston, Hawaii, and even Paris for weddings! Contact me and let's chat all about your vision.
Hire a wedding planner! Their job is to bring your vision to life in an easy, enjoyable way. Planners offer advice and assistance, communicate with your vendors, share inspiration, and take responsibilities off your plate. Big or small, I believe every wedding needs a planner!
I highly recommend engagement sessions to all my couples! First off, you get beautiful photographs to capture your love. Second, it's a great opportunity for us to get to know each other before your wedding day! You'll get a taste of my posing style and we'll of course have tons of fun in the process… talk about a win-win.
When you hire me, I’m an open book! I’m happy to provide all the knowledge of my favorite vendors in the industry. I know planning a wedding can feel like a whirlwind, and my goal is to help make the experience as effortless as possible.
Perhaps! But if I haven’t, that’s super exciting! I love photographing new places, it keeps me inspired. And don’t worry, I always spend plenty of time scouting out the location before your wedding!
Most of my couples book 6 to 12 months in advance. If you’re planning your day during peak wedding season, I recommend reaching out as soon as you have a date and venue chosen!
To make things official, I require a signed contract and 50% retainer payment. Email me today to get started!
Destination weddings begin at $10,000 USD. Chicago-area weddings begin at $8,500 USD.
Weddings with my team of experienced associate photographers begin at $7,000 USD.
Because every couple and love story is unique, collections are truly custom to the needs of my clients.
Please inquire today for more information and investment details!
Collections based on the where & the when.
Charleston, South Carolina
Wine Country, California
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