Currently I call Utah home, but I'm frequently exploring National Parks nationwide, from Zion to Mt. Rainier, Saguaro, Death Valley, and beyond!
I'm here to support you, no matter how you decide to get married! Whether its on a towering cliff, in the middle of a glacier lake, surrounded by wind-scaped sand dunes, in a grove of ancient trees, or wherever your adventure takes you, I'm here for it!
No matter the kind of love you have, I'm going to document every bit of it! I'm not here to tell you how to love, or ask you to force emotions. I'm here to capture your story as it happens. With a timeless & documentary style, these photos won't only bring you back to the moment, they'll bring you back to the emotions you felt and the touches you embraced!
Point is - I'm here for it ALL! All the love, all the adventure, all of you!
Ever since I was a kid, I would run around with a camera and take pictures of anything and everything. Just ask my mom, there are some very amateur photos archived on their computer. I was captivated by how a moment could be stopped in time and looked back on ... for years!
I have chosen to be an elopement and couples photographer because of the emotion shared between two people. Before I met my husband, when I would photograph elopements and couples, it was cute, but it wasn't the same as it is now. Back then I didn't understand the connection, love, trust, everything that you share with that one person.
As I fell in love with my husband, and as we've recently gotten married, I get it now. He's the only person in this entire world that can make me laugh that certain way, comfort me in time of pain, and cheer me on like no one else.
So ultimately, why I do this is because I know that pure and authentic emotion and love that you share with your partner. That deserves to be cherished and remembered to its fullest!
It's all about you, your partner, your love.
This is more than pretty photos from your wedding day. These photos will encapsulate how your day felt, what you were experiencing, and the people you shared it with!
I'm not going to dictate how you move through your day or ask you do anything awkward.
I'm going to be a fly on the wall (cliff? bark? you get it) and truly document your day! I want you to be yourselves, 110%! - not a stiffed, posed, awkward version.
You can go about these moments naturally! My style is true documentary. I'm not going to interfere with your moments. Through these photos, I'm representing your day & story as it happened.
Its how you & your partner interact by the smiles you exchange, laughs you express, hugs you embrace, and so much more. That is what you are going to want to documented naturally & authentically.
How you naturally are is BEAUTIFUL! I don't want to change that at all.
Want to go skydiving after saying your vows? Do it!
Looking to hike to the top of a mountain? Great!
What about traversing your favorite pitch? 100%
Enjoying a walk through a peaceful meadow? Love it!
Whatever it is that you and your partner love, incorporate it into your elopement day! Too often, I talk to couples after they've been married, and something like this almost always comes up ...
I want you to walk away from your elopement, happier than you've ever been. Because you just had the best day ever. No regrets.
Break tradition. Do it your way!
If you're not sure what to do, I'm happy to help!
Plus I've been privileged to work with other amazing couples like you, who did things their way. I blog, to help inspire you to find the right experience for your day.
"It was nice, but I really wish we had done ______ instead."
Abby & Dylon
I can’t say enough about our big day, our photos, and our photographer. Rachel put us at ease immediately, and made it feel more like you where taking a walk with friends rather than taking photos. Meanwhile, she was secretly capturing all best moments. Honestly couldn’t have asked for a nicer more accommodating photographer. From changing the day for our photos with late notice (for nicer weather), to having a ring sizer for my new engagement ring that was a little loose on our cold fall day. Not only did she drive more than three hours into Wyoming. But she also got there early to check out the best spots to capture the greatest shots. Rachel was highly professional, funny, kind, and very easy to work with. She is also not afraid to go on a long hike to find that perfect spot for the perfect shot. When we started the shoot Rachel said she wanted to capture our love story and she did not disappoint. The photo quality is impeccable and we have received nothing but compliments from family and friends. Her ability to capture such candid photos is very impressive (I mean come on she got a perfect shot of “the move”). We can’t thank her enough. 20/10 would recommend and would hang out and take photos with her again.
Elisa & Brad
Rachel was so warm and gentle, it was so easy to just feel natural and be in the moment. She was able to capture our wedding so beautifully. Every time I look at the photos I feel all the emotions again. Thank you Rachel for your amazing work and being willing to photograph our special day. I am so grateful we were able to find you!
Lauren & Jonathan
This day was a blast! One thing I loved about this shoot is that she didn’t pose us at all. Rachel’s style and editing is so authentic as she works to capture raw emotion verses having perfectly posed photos. This resulted in pictures that captured Jonathan and I’s relationship wonderfully. Almost every picture we got back is of us laughing, and if you know Jonathan than you know why we are always cracking up. Rachel’s ability to capture that in a still photo is some serious talent.
audrey & Jared
"We had a great experience with Rachel! The overall photo shoot was so much fun. We were laughing the entire time and the pictures turned out amazing. Also she was very prepared. She had a place to hang my extra shirts and a thermos of hot chocolate ready when we were done (it was freezing that day!) . I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for fantastic affordable photography."
Robin & Travis
Rachel is a great photographer who is really creative and SUPER fun! We both had a really good time, even though my husband doesn’t love having his photo taken, haha, and we laughed a lot together during the session. She would be perfect for adventurous & fun engagements and bridals!