Up until this photo session, Elena and I had never met. Of course we had emailed and talked on the phone, but it was so great to finally meet her! I wasn’t able to photograph her wedding and so we planned a time to take some gorgeous photos of her in her dress before the big day. She traveled a couple of hours to be here and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out! Elena was a natural in front of the camera and she had such an easy going, great personality! We laughed and joked around while shooting and it was honestly so much fun! These are just a few of my favs of gorgeous Elena!

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Gorgeous hair and makeup styling by Carrie Purser and the beautiful bouquet was by Andi Saxton.


She is stunning – you did an awesome job Rachel! They have such a dramatic feel! I bet she LOVES them!

What a gorgeous bride!! And I love the locations too – awesome job :)

Thank you both so much!!

such a beautiful bride!! Rachel the shot against the sky is amazing!!

What an absolutely beautiful bride! And great work, as always, Rachel!

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.