For as long as I can remember I have been running around with a camera & taking photos of anything and everything (my family can attest to this)!

I am beyond grateful to work with amazing couples on their journey into marriage in beautiful places, like our amazing National Parks!

I'm Rach

photographer - National park adventurer - chocolate eater

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I'm committed, to documenting yours's & your partner's story to the fullest, purely & authentically without the awkward poses, and just letting love happen.

my mission

When I was dating and falling in love with my husband, Nick, I fell more in love with elopement & wedding photography. I finally understood the connection, love, & trust a couple has!
There is no one else in this whole world that can make me laugh the way Nick does. We have an endless amount of inside jokes, he's my number one adventure-buddy, and what we have, I could never have with someone else.
In one way or another, every couple has that! And that's the thing - what the two of you have, is unique to YOU! The way your personalities interact, the snuggles you share, and the ways you make each other laugh, or whatever it may be. Since every couple is unique, your photos should be too!
My goal isn't to capture the two of you standing still in a pose, that everyone else does. while I snap a photo and we move on. My goal is to capture you and your partner being yourselves, as your personalities interact, you create more memories together. These photos will bring you back to every touch, kiss & emotion 50 years from now.

Why I do what I do

"There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this" 

Together, my husband and I love to explore our little city in Northern Utah. But that doesn't stop us from exploring the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific North West. We are frequent fliers on the hiking trails, lovers of international cuisines, and big time DIY'ers. One (of many) item on our bucket list to visit every National Park Service site (parks, monuments, historic sites - everything!)!

This year we are working on completing 52 hikes in the 52 weeks of 2022. It has been AMAZING so far! Even when its been 7° outside, or sand is blowing through our hair. 

Throughout my life, I've lived in Illinois, Ohio, Utah, Washington & Utah again. So at this point, I'm prepared for any weather or elevation. Although, I can never decide on my preferred climate. I love spending time in the dry & vast desert and in damp & luscious forests. Guess I'll have to keep being a traveler!

​I'm a firm believer that chocolate is always the answer, sandals can be worn anywhere, that no one is "too awkward" in front of the camera and that no question is dumb or silly. If you have a question, do not hesitate in the slightest to ask me! you, 

I'm beyond excited to work with you, hike with you, and document your elopement!


meet rachel

behind the lens

Zion was one of the first National Parks I ever visited when I was tiny toddler, many years ago. It's also where I realized I love my husband during one of our first trips together.

Zion 

favorite National park

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I grew up around trees and visited the mountains often! Now I have them both together, so close! But that definitely doesn't stop me from traveling constantly.

in the Mountains & Trees

favorite Place to be

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There are endless options of what to put in your tortilla! Years before I married Nick, I knew there would be tacos at my wedding. No matter where I travel, I always find a good taco!

Tacos

favorite food

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Even in the rain, hiking through water or single digit temperatures, it's just SO cool! Nearly all my best experiences have been hiking.

Hiking

favorite pasttime

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I can't say no to

No matter what it is, I love to try new things, experience new places, cultures, foods, or almost anything you could throw my way!

New Experiences

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My Favorite Things

glimpse of my life

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2022 Travel Schedule

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Northern & Southern Utah

Arizona - Sedona
Arizona - Saguaro National Park
Utah - Zion National Park

Durango, Colorado
White Sands National Park - New Mexico
Deadhorse point State Park - Moab, UTah

Utah - Zion National Park
Utah - Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah - Canyonlands National Park

Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming
Colorado

Olympic National Park - Washington
Mt Rainier National Park - Washington
North Cascades National Park - Washington

Oregon - Oceanside
Oregon - Bend

Northern & Southern Utah
Juneau - Alaska
Homer - Alaska

Northern & Southern Utah
Arizona Phoenix

Death Valley National Park - California
Joshua Tree National Park - California

Northern & Southern Utah
New Mexico - Albuquerque

SOuthern Utah - Zion National Park
Northern Utah - Salt Lake City

Parts of my travel schedule may change
I'm always happy to add to my travel

Cherish life's greatest experiences & excitedly await new ones

Are down to earth & sentiment the time you have with loved ones

Don't want any regrets in life and find a lifestyle that is fulfilling & sustainable for you!

Find joy in the little things & do everything you can to stay present in the moment

Want to take every moment you can to do what you love with the ones you love

Want candid & authentic photos that document your love & the continuous story you have to tell

You're my people
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cABO sAN lUCAS & hUATULCO - mEXICO

North America
Europe
Asia
africa
south america

Oceania

Bucket List Destinations

Enjoy a few highlights from recent adventures

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a glimpse into my

On a frozen lake in Northern Utah, a few hours of Salt Lake City, the couple exchanged vows and on top of the snowy lake.

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While on a multi-week road trip, Dylon wanted to surprise Abby in a beautitful place by proposing! (She said yes!)

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East Zion National Park is home to so many hidden treasures, where Kindall & Tyler began their marriage.

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In the red country of Moab Utah, Martha & Daniel explored the trails less traveled on their elopement day!

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.

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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!

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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. 

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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."

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Mikelle

"I love Rachel!! She is so professional and so fun! She is so willing to accommodate to whatever you’re wanting for your photos. She has taken pictures for me many times and never ceases to amaze me!"

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Alanna & Ducenge

Rachel did an amazing job at capturing our sweet candid moments of our special day! She also was so helpful with my flowers and thinking creatively to use the lighting we had! She is a very friendly photographer to work with!

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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!

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