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Our family photo courtesy of jessicabellinger.com

"She makes you feel instantly comfortable!
even my non-photo loving husband loved being in front of the camera with her. she becomes a part of your family seamlessly weaving in and out of the wedding day always with a smile on her face" 

- Jenn + David

Photography is my medium to celebrate life! Besides my skill with a camera, my clients appreciate my ability to make them feel comfortable + at ease in front of my lenses - so your wedding day or portrait session feels like hanging out with a long lost BFF.

I'm dual-based out of the Chicago area and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but I've traveled all over the world documenting love stories. An enneagram 6w7, I'm all about family, fun, and making the best memories, + when I'm not working, you can probably catch me at the beach or pool with my kids (we love the outdoors)! PS, I'm a huge dog person, so if you tell me you're including yours in your photos, we're probably gonna get along great. 


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NATIONALLY published Chicago / south carolina + destination Photographer 

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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.

dog person

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Give me my Jeep Wrangler, some sunny weather, and 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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From the shores of South Carolina to Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront to the tropic sands of the Caribbean, the beach is my happy place. 

sand + sun

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brides.com
rocky mountain bride
Chicago Wedding Guide
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


in the press

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