My name is Rachael and I am an old soul from the PNW full of poetry, curiosity, and satire. My favorite thing is being a mother to the most incredible human of ever. His name is Beau.
I have loved photography longer than I can remember. As a child I had a compact mirror that I'd use to reflect light on my subject; this was my "flash". Then I'd snap the compact shut and this was my "shutter". Imagination is something I have never lacked! Imagination is something I bring into my work along with 10 years of experience and somewhere north of 250 weddings under my belt. I've also learned from literally scores of other pros and peers working along side of them or under their seasoned instruction. There is not a scenario or emergency I have not seen, and there is nothing that will freak me out. I can work faster and harder than any proverbial wrench thrown at me. One of my favorite aspects of wedding photography (after being a giant sap who is in love with love) is that it requires you to be an expert in MANY genres of photography.. portrait, landscape, architecture, photojournalism, macro photography for the ring bling shots!.. food photography, even pet photography at times! And many more! It's a world of photography that never is wrote. It keeps me alert and in tune. Every love story is unique, and every wedding seems to get me misty eyed at least once. Two things I pride myself on is guiding my couple in ways that make them look their absolute best while not looking posed. I love my candid shots and take them all day long! But there are times where I will pose you down to your pinky finger and you will look like you came off the pages of Vogue. You hire a professional and you rely on their expertise. I won't leave you hanging, wondering .. "uhh what should I do?" It's important for me to capture you in the most flattering light and the most flattering posing. A slight bend in the knee can do amazing things for the female posture and creating visually appealing lines. The same goes for guys. Did you know there are ways to light a mans portrait where the light is more masculine? Well you don't need to know it! You just need someone that you can trust to know these things! The second thing I take pride in is making up for lost time. So the limo got slightly lost, or the make up and hair went long. I get it. Weddings have to be fluid and I'm not scared off by that fact. I just work harder and faster, and work to catch us up! A wedding photographer is such a personal choice. You won't spend as much time with any other vendor on your wedding day, I feel so much pride and gratitude to the couples who have chosen to work with me and trusted me with the task of telling their story with artistry and skill. I have so much fun getting to know my couples. I love creating a dynamic where we can all just be ourselves and no one feels like they have to perform in front of the camera. You should feel like you, and you should have FUN! My favorite thing to capture is emotion, without the emotion the story telling isn't what it should be. So laughter, tears, vows that are choked out over the lump in your throat, embarrassing stories at toasts that leave you hiding your face in your napkin, and swoon worthy moments bathed in golden light are why I do, what I do. It's an extension of who I am, and you will see that passion in your images. It is a collaboration loves.. of my love for telling your love story.