Read on to learn more about my wedding philosophy, style, and packages!
Read on to learn more about my wedding philosophy, style, and packages!
I studied graphic design and photography at Mercyhurst College, graduating in 2004, and then got married 3 weeks later and took a job at an advertising agency where I worked as an Art Director for five years. I so desired to have my own business, and photography had started to become more than just a hobby. I photographed a few weddings for friends, attended a bridal show, booked a ton of weddings and became a fast learner of all things wedding in my first season! I have been shooting weddings, portraits and families professionally since 2008.
Always. I have three incredibly talented photographers that I work with depending on their availability. They are incredible assistants, friends and photographers themselves.
Yes, yes, and YES! I have incredibly high quality, archival and beautiful products for you to choose from. I can email you a brochure with information or you can set up a time to come to my studio and view them all in person!
I am willing to travel! I’m up for an adventure… but just as an FYI, anything above one hour away from my location in Erie, PA will require a custom quote for travel fees, accomodations, time, etc., so get in touch with me here to get that conversation rolling!
I will provide you with a gallery of over 1,000 images from your wedding that have been carefully selected as the best images that tell your story from your day. It will be full of joyful portraits, candids and beautiful details. I will deliver the images to you for viewing anywhere from 3-6 weeks after your wedding day.
All of my wedding packages include the non-watermarked, high resolution digital files with a personal printing release for your use. They will be edited, print-ready and delivered via digital download on your own personal link. I do retain the copyrights to the images and am able to use them for promotion or advertising, display unless otherwise noted in your contract if special privacy circumstances are desired.
I prefer natural, soft and beautiful light, and I will work my hardest to get you in it! I love natural backgrounds as well as amazing architecture, even urban settings and stone work. My style is mostly documentary, with minimal posing but just the right amount of guidance to keep everything moving and completely comfortable at the times it’s needed. To do my best work with you as a couple, I like to have at least 45 minutes to an hour with you and time spent with the bridal party as well. During this time I will help pose and guide you into authentic, beautiful photographs that you will treasure for a lifetime. I will not go around and take photos of your guests at their tables posed unless specifically asked for. I prefer candids and dancing photos as the main bulk of reception coverage! I also of course do posed family photographs and this is the one place I will ask for a “shot list” from you for important family groupings.
Booking requires a deposit of $800, and signing an online contract. Drop me an e-mail here, or contact me here, to check availability, and we will get the ball rolling!
I want to personally thank you for the AMAZING job you did on our wedding. You captured every moment for us. We seriously couldn't be more happy and pleased with every photo. Thank you isn't enough to express our gratitude. You have such an amazing gift! You paid such attention to detail while still managing to capture to beauty of the whole night, it's like out pictures tell a story from beginning to end. Thank you, again!
Rachel photographed our engagement session and our wedding. My husband and I are located outside of the Erie area, and Rachel was so accommodating to find a date to capture our fall engagement photos before winter struck. She kept in touch in the year leading up to our wedding, and gave us the tools to help her figure out her shots for the day of. She and her second shooter arrived on time and made our entire bridal party (of 22) feel at ease and comfortable. My bridesmaids even said "I didn't even notice her taking this picture." Rachel made sure to got every shot we wanted, she even helped me track down my great grandfather in the rain as he was leaving because she knew I wanted that special photo. Immediately following the wedding, my husband and I regretted not having a videographer, but upon receiving our photos back from Rachel, we realized her photos captured every single special moment. Flipping through the album is just like living the day over again. We can't thank Rachel enough for her amazing work!!!!
We LOVED LOVED LOVED every photo Rachel and her assistant took! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We can not recommend her highly enough!!
I can't praise Rachel enough. She's awesome to work with and is incredibly talented. Her use of light is what drew me to her and I'm so happy she was available to shoot our wedding! I would definitely, definitely recommend her.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Rachel on several occasions - engagement, wedding, business, and most recently, family photos - and everytime she knocks it out of the park!
Rachel made us feel so comfortable and excited for our big day. She was able to so easily "read" us and know what type of poses would mean most to us. Rachel is EXCELLENT at moving through the schedule of shots while still maintaining the atmosphere of the wedding and making us not feel rushed or forcing us to leave a part of the wedding to take a shot. Rachel's shots were a great combination of traditional and also all of those intimate shots you didn't expect to see thanks to using a 2nd photographer for the day. Her natural style fit our personality to a T. Thank you Rachel! :)
So incredibly happy with our wedding album that we received in the mail today!! After we had booked our venue, you were the very first person I called, and I’m so happy I did! You did such an amazing job! Can’t wait to schedule baby pictures. Thanks so much!
Rachel was fantastic! She was recommended to me by my venue and I couldn't imagine having anyone else. She has a great eye for lighting and caught so many amazing candid shots as well as the posed pictures. I told her I hated corny poses and wanted very natural looking photos, and she did just that. My wedding was almost three months ago and I still get compliments from the pictures. Also, her assistants were also very professional and snagged a lot of décor pictures which really pleased my mom. She was also very sweet and helped to make sure everything was perfect that day. I highly, highly, recommend her!
We really couldn't have done any better. Rachel was amazing through the whole wedding planning process! She also did our engagement photos months before the wedding and rocked those too! The day of the wedding Rachel came down with a bit of a cold and despite feeling sick stayed the entire day and did amazing!!! Not only is she amazing at her job but she is personally one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Very fast at getting our pictures back to us as well, which was great!! Highly, highly recommended!!! I know she'll be doing future family shoots of mine as well.
Rachel does amazing work! We were so incredibly happy with how our wedding pictures turned out and Rachel is a pleasure to work with!
The amount of love that Rachel puts into her work is unbelievable! I knew from the moment my husband proposed I wanted her to be our photographer. From the second she started taking our engagement pictures to the time I received my incredible wedding photos I was nothing short of impressed. The only advice I would have for people on budgets: Do not, I repeat, do not skimp on your photographer. Forget the little things and splurge on a truly professional photographer like Rachel :) Thanks Rach for all you have done for me. You have seriously been a huge blessing to our lives! I don't know what I would do without you! I have a photographer for life!
All of my wedding packages include me as your primary photographer, a second photographer, editing of all images, as well as my signature editing on select images. You will also receive your full resolution digital images provided through a personal download link in a beautiful online gallery. Convenient online contract and easy access to your wedding day photography timeline is the icing on the cake.
The Peony Package also includes a beautiful Flushmount Soho Contemporary Album in a 10×10 size. And this is no thin dinky album. I give you 40 pages to fill with beautiful image from your wedding. These albums have a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects and will be treasured for decades to come.
The Bouquet Package is the creme of the crop. It includes a 13×10 beautiful Flushmount Soho Contemporary Album. And this is no thin dinky album. I give you 40 pages to fill with beautiful image from your wedding. These albums have a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects and will be treasured for decades to come. You will also receive a full 1.5 hour engagement session with all the digital files (a $450 value), as well as an 8×8 Guestbook made for your wedding from the engagement images, and a high quality 16×20 canvas of your favorite image.