"I've always been a photographer at heart."
Born and Raised:
Photographer, Wine Drinker, Adventurer, Problem Solver
Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2002
One adorable Husband, Alika
One Girl, One Boy
Favorite part of a wedding:
Bride and groom portraits
Muffin (my nickname for adorable kids, friends and my husband)
Remodeling and design
States I have lived in:
Montana, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii
Hiking, surfing, stand up paddling, anything crafty, wine drinking and remodeling
(not necessarily at the same time)
Tying the Knot
I love weddings and I love to photograph LOVE! I got married to my amazing husband Alika, this past year. I adore being married. Our wedding was a perfect day, filled with love from all of our closest family and friends. In the process of getting married, I realized that the best part about any wedding is getting to share your life with your favorite person. Alika is hysterically funny, very adventurous, and of coarse, adorable.
My senior thesis in college turned out to be the start to my life long photo project. I started documenting my family, mostly on our farm in Montana. I wanted to have a personal project that I could always continue, if I needed a little injection of inspiration. Throughout this project I have come to realize that all families have a unique dynamic, but also underlying events that bring them all together. Being able to document these events has been an incredible privilege and I am so grateful that my family allows me this access.
Everyone says it, but in this case it is one of my absolute favorite things. I love to travel and explore. I am so lucky to have a job that allows me to see the world and take as much vacation as I can handle. Some of my favorite places are Peru, Italy, Greece and New Zealand. I try to go on at least one international trip per year. There are very few places that are not on my travel bucket list.
-Jennifer & Ruben
Rachel was a calming force right before one of the biggest moments of my life. She is what the aloha spirit is all about.
- Becca & Adam
Every bit of the joy I felt, and the love we shared came through in the photographs.
- Kara & David
We couldn't have been more happy with our photographs, they were just as beautiful as the ones she posts on her website and she captured all the special moments
of our big day.
-Rachel 's Mom
She is probably the best photographer in the world.
-Grace & Kyle
Rachel, Our photos are truly amazing!!! You are very talented.
I cannot wait to show these to my mom. She will be so excited!
-Jocelyn & Marques
What I love most & appreciate about Rachel was that she was able to make my fiance feel so comfortable and make him break out of his shell on our wedding day.
-Sunny & Neill
Her ability to not only capture amazing memories but to also make her clients feel so comfortable in front of the camera is a true gift.
-Erica & Adam
She manages to capture genuine, beautiful moments, and ultimately these photos will always remind us of a truly happy moment.
-Stephanie & Brian
I recommend Rachel for anyone who wants to look back 50+ years at their wedding pictures and feel like they are right back in the moment.