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the experience

For me, photographing a wedding goes much deeper than showing up and taking pictures.

I LOVE getting to know my couples before the big day, and I offer a highly personal experience. You have a unique story, and there is nothing more special than being trusted to share in such a meaningful day and capture it in a way that is true to you. As part of my preparation for each wedding, I take time to learn which details and moments are most important to you.

Stylistically, I mix lifestyle wedding photography with a touch of a documentary approach. I’ll find the best light, and provide lots of direction to create images that feel relaxed and natural, while also standing the test of time.

There are few times in life when all your loved ones get to be celebrating in the same room with you, so I understand the importance of capturing both the big and the little moments — from your first kiss to grandma breaking it down on the dance floor.

 

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reviews

Descanso Gardens Wedding Photography

We love Rachel!! Working with her was a delight. Rachel was without a doubt the easiest vendor to work with. She was incredibly professional, continuously checked in asking all the right questions, and really got to know us in order to best capture such a special day for us. Rachel made sure to spend a little extra time shooting the details she knew were the most sentimental and important to us.

Dimitra & Jordan

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faq

While the timeline of every wedding day varies, I highly recommend coverage that starts about 90 minutes before hair and make-up ends, and goes through the last event of the evening that you’d like coverage of ( for instance the bouquet or garter toss, or a sparkler exit if you are doing one). I am happy to help answer any timeline questions and can provide advice as to what works most ideally from a photography perspective.

All of my wedding packages include a second photographer. This allows me to capture coverage of both bride and groom getting ready, and allows for broader coverage throughout the rest of your day. I’ve literally been called a ninja, and having a second photographer keeps me extra stealthy. Engagement sessions and elopements I typically shoot on my own.

Images will be delivered no later than 90 days from your wedding date ( 30 days for engagement sessions)

The short answer is no. The long answer is that I look through every image taken on your wedding day, removing just duplicates, images where eyes are closed, images where someone walked in front of the camera, etc. After these true outtakes are removed, the rest get edited and delivered to you.

Typically you’ll receive between 75-95 photos per hour of coverage booked. No two weddings are identical; the number of photos will vary a bit depending on the number of guests, the number of locations involved, special traditions, and of course the number of hours booked. Rest assured, your day will be well documented.

Yes I do! I look through every image taken on your wedding day, removing outtakes. The rest get hand edited.

Through a password-protected online gallery. Once you login, you’ll be able to view your images and download all the hi-res edited JPGs.

Most definitely! Once you receive your wedding images, you’ll be able to order prints directly through your online gallery.

Not personally, but I happen to be married to someone who does! If you’re interested in wedding videography, my husband Karl would be happy to chat and more of his films can be viewed here! We work incredibly closely together on the timeline and details of your day to make sure everything is well orchestrated and cohesive across your photography and videography.