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Nicknames: Rae, Rach 
Birthday: December 21 - but I'm not a big fan of winter. Give me all the sunshine + summertime, please. 
Family: David (my hubs + BFF since 2009), Aria (7), and Abigail (5), and 2 fur-sons (Blue, a husky, & Elliot, a yorkie mix). 
Fun facts: I like to think I could have been a detective in another life + an enneagram freak. I'm the poster child for a 6w7 - do you know your type? 
Favorite movie: Jurassic Park (my hands-down fav since 3rd grade)
Guilty pleasures: The Bachelor + online shopping (dear UPS, please hide the Nordstrom packages from my husband). 
Family Vacation: We are that crazy Disney family they warned you about!
Favorite thing to photograph on the wedding day: Details (give me all of them!), beautiful portraits in golden hour light, & fun candids you aren't expecting!

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Our family photo courtesy of jessicabellinger.com

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My little family of four is comprised of my husband, David, + me, plus our two girls, Aria + Abigail.

family is life

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I admit, I am a sucker for a true crime podcast or documentary.

true crime

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I am the biggest dog person you will ever meet, + I think dogs at weddings should be more of a thing.

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Give me a Jeep + an open road, let's go adventuring! 

adventure

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+ I will never understand people who don't need it - like, how??? 

but first, coffee.

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No matter if its Chicago or Mexico, the beach will always be my happy place.

sand + sun

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Chicago Wedding Guide
North Shore Modern Luxury Brides
The Knot 
Cameron Diaz's The Body Book
Every Last Detail 
Borrowed & Blue 
Wedding Chicks 
Popsugar
Chicago Style Weddings
Aisle Perfect
lemonade & Lenses
Beyond the Wanderlust
Be Minked
The Frosted Petticoat
Boho Daydreams
Sassy Chicago Weddings 
Wedding Wire Blog 

in the press

Rachael's work has been nationally published both online and in print