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"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 based out of Sterling, IL, but most of my clients hail from the Chicago area, + I travel frequently. An enneagram 6w7, I'm all about family, + when I'm not working, you can most likely catch me trying to keep up with my 2 girls + 2 dogs. 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 & Traveling 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 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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brides.com
Chicago Wedding Guide
Modern Luxury Brides (chicago + north shore)
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 

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