About Me

Hey – I am so glad you are here!

I am a professional wedding photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah who loves to explore and shoot in the beautiful outdoors. Exploring new places and traveling inspire me! ;) I can be easily bribed with a large Diet Coke and sunshine. The beach is my happy place and you will find me in my 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 children – 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 2 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 regular contributor to the Click Magazine blog, a Clickin Moms 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 and would love to hear from you! Contact me here.

For photographers, check out this page here to learn more about mentoring and workshops.



Expertise | Best wedding photographers in Salt Lake City 2016 + 2017

Insta Inspire Retreat Instructor 2018

DVLOP Gallery 01

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

Clickin Moms Mentor 

Click Photo School Mastering Manual Exposure Instructor

Click & Co. The Power of Photoshop Elements E-Course 

Click magazine Nov/Dec 2015 Issue, ‘Print Lab Showdown’ page 10, Voice finalist page 151

Click magazine July/Aug 2014 Issue ‘See you in Salt Lake City’ pages 114-121

Voice Collection Finalist | Composition + Design 2015

The Digital Universe (BYU) | Social Media Influences Utah wedding photos

For the Utah Bride Featured Photographer

How to Use Your Photography Style to Stand Out – Click It Up A Notch

Brides.com, Top Rated Wedding Vendors 2016

34 Amazing photos that appeared in Click Magazine in 2016

46 photos of love that are good for the soul

Shutterfly – Meet 5 Clickin Moms Photographers

Clickin Moms Click Pro of the Month

Click Away Conference Instructor 2014 + 2015

Click Pro Daily of the Week – Among the Clouds

Lemonade and Lenses Magazine Honorary Dec 2015 Cover

Enchanting Light E-book and Videos – Click & Co.

Click Pro Daily : See it here

Clickin Moms Blog Contributor

Click Magazine Blog Contributor: See all articles here

Inspire Book

Inspire Me Baby | 5 Tips for Amazing Newborn Edits

BP4U Featured Photographer



Rachel Nielsen is a Salt Lake City, UT photographer specializing in modern weddings, engagements, and bridal photography.
Serving Northern & Southern Utah, Park City, Utah County, Logan, St. George, Ogden, Bountiful, Utah Valley, Davis County, and Manti.

Available for travel worldwide for destination weddings.