Congratulations on your engagement! There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding – it can be overwhelming. Knowing that your day will be beautifully captured is one less stress for you!

I specialize in making you feel comfortable in front of my camera while capturing your true beauty and how you feel about each other. I love capturing the moments that naturally happen throughout your day as well as the interactive posed moments.

Take a look around at my portfolio, pricing and testimonials and if you think we would be a great fit, please contact me to see if I have your wedding day available.

What is your style?

I love to capture not only the genuine moments that happen naturally throughout our time together, but I will also give you some posing guidance to enhance your images. But don’t worry – no stiff posing, no wondering what to do. Showing your connection and how you feel about each other with beautiful images is why I feel so blessed to do something I love every day.

Are the digital files included?

Yes. Every wedding package includes unlimited downloads of your digital images in a gorgeous online gallery (online backup for 10 years included!). They are all beautifully edited and a print release is included. You can print them anywhere – as many times and as often as you would like!

How many images do we receive from our wedding?

It depends on how many hours I am there on your wedding day, as well as how many locations. You can plan on about 50-75 images per hour.

When will I receive my images?

You can expect to see your images around 3-4 weeks after your wedding.

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

I been in business since 2010 and started photographing weddings that same year. I specialize in weddings because it is what I love! I am so honored to be included on your special day.

How do you conduct yourself at weddings? What is your approach?

I am very friendly, easy going and a great people person. Having 5 kids, I stay relaxed during any situation (ha ha), and I adapt easily! I will be involved as much as you would like me to be and will always make sure we get the shots you want for your wedding day.

How do I book you?

It is really easy. A signed online contract + 50% retainer need to be completed to hold your date. This is non-refundable and will be applied to your total balance. We can do this 100% online or by mail. The remaining 50% balance is due at least 30 days before your wedding. If I am traveling to your destination for the wedding, all of the travel fees are due at the time of booking. Travel fees are custom quoted and include airfare, hotel and a per diem. Contact me here to get the process started!

How many weddings do you shoot a year?

I give my clients my complete attention and so I do limit how many weddings I take each month.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes. I take all major credit cards along with cash and checks.

Do you have any suggestions on where we should do our session?

I’m always up for new places but I can give you several suggestions for each type of background you think would fit best for you. Do you like water and the beach, the Salt Flats, fields and nature, rustic, or more urban? I am confident we can find the perfect location!

What camera gear do you use?

I use top of the line Nikon gear. I shoot with a Nikon D850 and I have various Nikon lenses and flashes. I also have a backup cameras, lenses and flash gear as well.

What file type do you photograph in? RAW or JPEG?

All images are shot in RAW format, developed and 100% edited in my digital darkroom and given to you in JPEG format.

Can I have the unedited files? I want to do some editing of my own.

Asking for the unedited files from a photographer is like asking for the leftover food the chef used to make your meal with. I do not release my unedited or RAW files. You will receive a 100% beautifully edited finished product.

What time of day do you normally schedule your sessions?

The best time of day for a session is about an hour before sunset and early in the morning at sunrise. Since most of my clients don’t like the idea of waking up before 6am (and I don’t blame you!) almost all of my sessions are scheduled in the evening. If that time doesn’t work for you, we can absolutely shoot at a different time of the day.

You are based in Salt Lake City, Utah…would you travel to photograph my wedding?

Yes – my passport is current and I love to travel! I have lived in several places all over the world and am very comfortable traveling to new places. Please contact me for a custom quote.

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.