“Rachel is a master with light! I am so happy that she did our wedding photos. Every picture was just so lovely! Because of her down-to-earth personality, it was really easy not to feel self-conscious in front of a camera. Which was great, because the photos ended up looking really natural and just like “us” (aka me and the groom). She took our photos on the edge of the Great Salt Lake. We seriously treasure every picture she took, it was a tough choice deciding between them all. We ended up printing so many!” –Paris (and Phil)

“Rachel took our engagement pictures at Antelope Island and we absolutely love them! She was wonderful to work with- she made us feel comfortable and the session was enjoyable. She was very helpful throughout the whole process, from talking about outfits to scouting locations, she put my (worried) mind at ease. After the session, she was quick to respond to any questions I had concerning the photos, potential edits and adding more pictures. The pictures are stunning- I had the hardest time choosing which one to use because I love all of them! Rachel did such an amazing job and I would recommend her to anyone!” –Hayley (and Dylan)

“I hired Rachel to shoot my wedding and reception and the entire experience was great! I work with a professional photographer for a living as well as work behind the lens for myself so it is no surprise that when it comes to picking a photographer to work with, I have very high expectations for who I’d like to capture such an important event in my life. After searching for a few weeks for someone who could consistently produce creative and aesthetic shots I came across Rachel’s portfolio and knew I was done with my search.

Rachel was very quick to respond to my inquiry and every step along the way was not only very professional, but also very personable. Rachel is very prepared and organized with her paperwork and contracts and I felt that her process was very user friendly and easy to follow. She offers a very wide range of options for her photography and was more than willing to customize a package that we felt comfortable with when we weren’t able to settle on just one option.

On our big day, Rachel arrived to the venue early and prepared and was a pleasure to work with through her entire stay. She was extremely professional and did a great job of being the “fly on the wall” while capturing everything we wanted plus more. Rachel was very flexible and open when it came to the posing and setup of our shots which is something that is very valuable and hard to find in most professional photographers. Rachel was sure to keep us aware of our remaining time and gave us plenty of heads up to know when she was planning to leave and made sure we had shots of everything we wanted before she departed.

A few short weeks later we had delivery of our finished photos and the process of retrieving the pictures was extremely easy to work through and I especially like the fact that they are available for us to retrieve for years to come in the event anything were to happen and we lost them somehow.

With so many photographers that are out there these days that don’t understand the actual value of their work, it is so so difficult to find someone that can accurately price their time and work. Everyone wants to charge $1000+ for weddings but only a very small percentage of the 250+ Salt Lake City wedding photographers are actually worth paying that kind of money for and Rachel is one of those few. Rachel was worth every penny that we paid for her services and I can’t say enough positive things about her work and the photographs she delivered without risking coming off as a fake review.

Me and my wife will definitely be repeat customers when we want pictures done of our family in the future and will be recommending her work to all of our friends and relatives. If you are on the fence about who to pick, choose Rachel and you will not be disappointed!” –Brandon (and Megan)

“We just looked through all of the photos and love every single one, of course!! You are so amazing! Thanks for capturing our day and everything leading up to it so perfectly!!” –Brooke and David

“Just wanted to say the pictures came out more beautiful than I expected ! Thank you so much Rachel :). CJ & I are more than pleased with how the session turned out. We are so happy to have you as our photographer! We definitely chose right! See you in a few days for the big day! Thanks!!” –Liz and CJ

“I wish I could explain to you how much happiness these photos bring to us, to our extended family and to our friends. I know that I will never do that adequately. So while I try to find the words, I’ll just say an enormous thank you for photographing our wedding and for doing it so beautifully. We are so very grateful.” —Eva & David

“Oh Rachel, our wedding photos are GORGEOUS!!!!!! We were so lucky to have you as our wedding photographer. Thank you for capturing our day so perfectly. You did not miss a moment! We will treasure them forever!”
—Ginny & Grant

“I can’t recommend this lovely lady highly enough! She took our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos, and did such a beautiful job of both. She made my husband and I feel super relaxed, whilst managing to capture our amateur posing and goofing around perfectly. Her attention to detail is incomparable, and her skill behind a camera unmatched. If you want a photographer who will be on time, reasonably priced, and who will give you flawless shots of your special day, Rachel is your girl!! I couldn’t be happier!” — Grace (and Quinton)

“I just wanted to write and tell you thank you for being there for us throughout the whole wedding process. From the invitations, to the albums and everything else that led up to our wedding day, it was so great to be able to call you and chat. Everything just worked out perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer (and now friend!).” —Brittany & Paul

“If anyone needs a wedding photographer, you should use Rachel, she took the most beautiful photos I have ever seen, and Max and I are so grateful for her talent! Thank you so much Rachel!” —Hannah  & Max

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.