In a previous life, Rachel worked as a crime scene investigator for the Phoenix and Mesa Police Departments, where she learned the physics of light and the science behind photography.
But having her newborn son, Wyatt, at home during her long homicide call-out schedule wasn’t a good fit. So in 2014, she took the leap, the plunge, the dive! into the artistic world of photography and hasn’t looked back.
Other than being obsessed with finding dramatic light, Rachel spends her time mapping out all the new Raising Canes Chicken Finger locations in Arizona, drooling over Willamette Valley wines, gobbling up ANYTHING her chef-of-a-husband cooks, and geeking-out over the magic that is the new Zelda for Nintendo Switch (yes, she’s been a closet nerd her entire life). Voyage Phoenix recently did an interview with Rachel about her art and business. Check out the full article here.
features & awards
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my work and learn a little about my obsession with light, art, and drama. I'd like to share more about my amazing clients and the way I've been able to help them capture the beauty and FEEL of their weddings. Below, you can read all about the experiences my clients have shared, in their own words!
"She made us feel like the most important, most beautiful, most loved humans on that day and she more than captured those feeling for us forever. We received a million and one compliments on the perfect details of our day, but none more than those about our incredible photographer. She was so professional, classy, discreet, creative, fun, and respectful...WE felt honored to have her with us that day."
"She made our day SO FUN. She is creative, funny, extremely easy to work with, and her work is impeccable. We just got our photos back and they help portray the love and fun we had on our wedding day. She made the entire process so easy, and she is so organized so our photos were exactly what she wanted. It is safe to say I am obsessed with Rachel and her work!!"
mother of the bride
"We have the most beautiful memories of our daughter's special day and it's all due to Rachel and her extraordinary gift! She has such a sweet spirit and is truly a pro."
"Rachel was such a blessing on our wedding day! She was so great and easy to work with and her calm demeanor and positive disposition brought the perfect energy to make us all feel comfortable in front of the camera."
"I couldn't help but cry when looking at our wedding photos from her for the first time! It was like reliving the moments and big day all over again."
TRACY & EVAN
Rachel is simply fantastic. Not only do we feel this way, but several of our guests volunteered this sentiment as well (how often do guests rave about a photographer?).
"Not only did she capture how we looked and the details of the day, but she captured the feeling. From capturing laughing with the bridesmaids to my parents holding hands, each photo revealed the story of our wedding. Rachel is a real super star!"
"Hiring Rachel was like having a best friend as my photographer! She immediately made us feel like we were in good hands. Rachel is that perfect mix of professional and personable, and was honestly one of the best parts of our special day. The gorgeous photography she delivered will be part of our family treasures for years to come! Thanks, Rachel!"
JENNY & JAVIER
"Rachel is a joy working with, she is sweet and gets the job done! We are so blessed we found her to capture our special day. Our pictures looked like they belonged in a magazine!!"
"Planning a destination wedding can be a bit daunting. Luckily, I came across Rachel's website, saw her beautiful images, and knew I'd found our photographer. From the start, Rachel was so easy to work with. And as our wedding day got closer, and timeline decisions needed to be made, I really appreciated her promptness, feedback and flexibility as we worked through the details. My husband and I had so much fun on our wedding day and our photos perfectly captured each moment! Very thankful for Rachel's artistic eye and the amazing pictures we will enjoy for many years to come!"
"She captured the spirit not only of our wedding; but, also of our guests. These are the memories we will have forever and her ability to capture them in pictures is nothing short of PERFECTION! Every time we look at the pictures, we see something new that brings smiles to our faces.
We love you Rachel! The only thing we would change is where we live! We would love to have you capture all of the big and little events in our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
ROXANNE & GUS
"We would like to thank Rachel for such an amazing job capturing our wedding day! You are a women who loves your job and that comes through in your wedding photography. Thank you for being so accessible before, during, and after this wedding process. You really put our minds at ease! Thank you for capturing all the special moments of our day and being a lighting rockstar! I would also recommend a bridal boudoir session with Rachel, I couldn't me more happy with how the images turned out! Rachel will be our go to photographer in the future as our little family grows."
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