I'm so glad you are here!
HI I'M RACHEL!
I am a professional wedding photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah who loves to explore and shoot in the beautiful outdoors. I am obsessed with light and exploring new places + traveling inspire me! ;) The beach is my happy place and you will find me in my birks or flip-flops all year round – except if there is snow on the ground.
My husband and I met on a blind date in college and we have been best friends ever since. We have 5 kids – 4 boys (including identical twins) and a girl at the end. After some nudging from my husband in 2010, I signed up for my first ever photography class and learned how to shoot in manual mode on my camera. I had just had my 4th baby and let’s just say that I became obsessed with everything photography! I have always enjoyed taking images of my kids and thought at that point, that that would be my end goal – better images of my kids. I never imagined I would go into business but I am so glad I did. It didn’t take long to realize that photography is my passion, my creative outlet, and now supports our family! I started out photographing everything from newborns to weddings and realized after about 3-4 years that I love photographing weddings more than anything else. I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to do something I absolutely love every day.
I am a member of NPS (Nikon Professional Services), a contributor to the Click Magazine blog, a Click Community mentor (the largest women’s photography forum online), an Instructor of Click Photo School’s Mastering Manual Exposure and a member of Click Pro. I love giving back to the community that continually pushes me to be a better photographer!
Although I am based in Utah, I do travel for destination weddings + elopements and would love to hear from you!
A FEW OTHER
THINGS ABOUT ME
MY HAPPY PLACE IS
I'M OBSESSED WITH
at the lake or ocean
light + watermelon
MY FAVORITE PERSON IS
NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER THAN
seeing my family happy
I'M ADDICTED TO
I STARTED THIS BUSINESS
12 years ago
books + making lists
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO
diy home projects, scuba
diving, + waterskiing
Best 100 Photographers in the World 2018 + 2019 – Shoot and Share
Manfrotto (School of Xcellence) | Using a New Camera in Manual Mode
Wedding Wire, Sept 2016 real engagements feature
Click Magazine May/June 2016 Issue, ‘The Big Picture’ pages 10-11
Click Magazine May/June 2016 Issue, ‘The Paper Chase’ pages 66 and 68
Brides.com | Winter Engagement Ideas
Shutterfly Family Holiday Portrait Guide 2015
Click magazine Jan/Feb 2016 Issue, ‘The Power of Focus’ pages 38-41
Click Photo School Mastering Manual Exposure Instructor
Click magazine Nov/Dec 2015 Issue, ‘Print Lab Showdown’ page 10, Voice finalist page 151
Brides.com, Top Rated Wedding Vendors
Shutterfly – Meet 5 Clickin Moms Photographers
Clickin Moms Click Pro of the Month
Click magazine July/Aug 2014 Issue ‘See you in Salt Lake City’ pages 114-121
Voice Collection Finalist | Composition + Design 2015
Click Away Conference Instructor 2014 + 2015
Lemonade and Lenses Magazine Honorary Dec 2015 Cover
Click Pro Daily Project : See all images here
Clickin Moms Blog Contributor See all articles here
Click Magazine Blog Contributor: See all articles here
Inspire Me Baby | 5 Tips for Amazing Newborn Edits
BP4U Featured Photographer
The Digital Universe (BYU) | Social Media Influences Utah wedding photos
For the Utah Bride Featured Photographer