genuine adventurous intentional bubbly

If those are qualities you value and are looking for in a photographer, I’m your girl!! These are all words that embody who I am and who I strive to be day in and day out. I bring this energy into every photoshoot so my couples can feel like their most confident & radiant selves and absolutely shine!!

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I’m fueled by coffee and a passion for making people feel freakin’ AMAZING in front of my camera!!! My promise to you is that within 3 minutes of your session, you’re going to feel like a natural! Seriously. Because I know what it feels like to be on the other side. In fact, a huge part of why I became a photographer is because I used to feel sooo awkward having my photo taken, and I wanted to make sure no one ever felt the way I did!! 

So trust me when I say you’re going to have the best experience!! I’m (of courseeee) going to give you natural prompts and capture the best angles, but more importantly I’m going to hype you up!! I’m basically your professional third wheel, cheerleader, and best friend! I can’t wait to get to know you more and bring your personality and love story to life in photo and film! 

Hi!! I’m Rachel, your California & Hawaii intimate wedding photographer 

I’m so happy you’re here!! 

& I know how important it is to get to know your photographer for the big day! so here we go...

if you are looking for an epic yet romantic time, look no further

I’m Rachel! I’m your photographer, but I’m also a dog loving, adventure seeking, fitness instructor adventurer with one of the loudest laughs you’ll ever hear (you’ve been warned!!). I’m based in Sacramento, CA but always on the go. You can often find me camping, paddleboarding, or hiking around NorCal with my boyfriend and my little frenchie pup!! 

I’m told I’m a superrr laidback type A personality! Which basically means I’m obsessed with backend organization and preparation, but I live my life to the fullest with fun and go-with-the flow energy!!! I like to think this approach to life helps me serve you best. Because I’m here to help you plan allll the details ahead of time so on the day of your elopement or wedding you can kick back and relax and know it’s all been taken care of! I firmly believe your day should just be about having the best time ever and loving hard on your person!!!

And that’s where I come in. I’ll be documenting all the littlest moments and biggest emotions, the deep belly laughs and the happy tears, the romantic sunset and the candid interactions, the adventure and the calm, and everything in between.

When I picked up my sister’s old camera 4 years ago, I had no idea of the incredible journey and pivot my life would take! I’ve captured hundreds of weddings, elopements, and life sessions- which makes my heart want to burst with gratitude. I’m endlessly grateful for the amazing people I get to meet, serve, and hype up all while behind my camera!!

I’m also a fitness instructor!!

Hawaii is my second home 

I have a frenchie rescue named Douglas

Parks & Rec is my all time favorite show

Country, 2000s emo, & Tswift are my jams 

Happiest while hiking  

Enneagram 3 v 2 

Coffee coffee coffee

Currently learning how to skateboard 

Loveee reading (send me your book recs!!)

fun facts

Let’s freakin’ do this!!!

I’m so dang excited our paths have crossed and I can’t wait to capture your story!!! I believe the magic is in the candids and that your photos should be timeless & true to you. That’s why my style is earthy, colorful, and effortless. I want your photos to reflect the real colors, textures, and raw emotions of the day so you can not only relive the experience, but FEEL it all for years to come. I promise to support you guys in planning, cheer you on during photos, and be your friend the whole way through!!