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 Full-day wedding celebrations and adventure elopements for the wildly in love.

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Upstate NY Wedding Photographer

Meet Rachel 

I’m Rachel - a wedding photographer based in Buffalo, Rochester, and the Upstate NY area! I love all things weddings, but mostly that I get to document the most intimate parts of someones big day. It's truly an honor. Telling the story of your day is my ultimate goal, and when it's all said and done, I want you to have amazing memories to look back on. I'm here to give you THE BEST wedding day experience, while also being your party hype girl, and photo advice giver. If you're ready to have the time of your life on your wedding day - LETS GET TO IT.

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Let's get married

Imagine waking up on your wedding day feeling completely at peace with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand. You and your spouse-to-be look out from your Airbnb balcony, taking a deep breath knowing that this is the day you've been waiting for. And you get to spend all of it together!

The people you cherish most will be arriving later in the day to grab a drink and toast to two people they have made life long memories with. You both finish your coffee while envisioning your day, knowing it came together in the most perfect way possible.

It doesn't matter if you choose a private mountain top elopement, an adventure through red rock canyons, or a wedding in your backyard, I can help your wedding day be just that – truly and uniquely yours.

it's possible to plan a wedding centered around you & still have the day of your dreams.

What if I told you...

Most people think that having a wedding means that you have to throw a super traditional wedding celebration. Well, I say that couldn't be further from the truth. While big wedding days can be SO MUCH FUN, they are still an event that is centered around celebrating two people coming together in love. So why not treat it that way? I say, plan your big day however you want, and make it everything you pictured and more. 

Want to have your closest family there? Let's do it. Want your absolute favorite dish? I’ll find the catering. There are no rules when it comes to planning a wedding, and absolutely no rules when making a celebration about the both of you!

but you're over the hype of a big, traditional wedding day.

You want a celebration

Let's Get married

Give you an unforgettable wedding day experience. I want you to look back at your wedding photos and video and think, "Holy sh*t, I had so much fun, let's do that AGAIN."

Handle all the photo planning details–every single one of them. Planning a wedding or  elopement can be overwhelming, so let's make it as as simple or as adventurous as you want it to be. Know that whatever you choose to do, I've got a plan for you.

Help you find the perfect location. Not only the perfect location, but THE location. The one that you picture when you imagine your elopement. The one that makes you so excited for your wedding day you wish it was already here. 

Get to know you  and  your wedding day dreams. It's so important that I understand the vision for your elopement or  wedding, but also getting to know you as a couple will help me make your day that much more tailored to you.

here's what i do as your Upstate ny wedding photographer:

The way I document it should be, too!

Your wedding day is special

TYler & Merica

She is super professional and clearly takes her job very seriously - I mean, look at her galleries and tell me otherwise! BUT, she is so much fun, she loves candids and making you laugh (and not by saying “ok now pretend you’re laughing” like some photographers do). She really gets to know you on a more personal level, knows what makes you laugh and what will make you genuinely smile, she captures the sweetest and most beautiful moments, and is also all about HYPING YOU UP! You leave and feel sad because you miss her but you feel so happy and confident in your own skin more than you ever could imagine! 

"Rachel is an actual magical angel. "

Jess & Korey

5/5!!! Rachel and Michael were both so amazing and professional. Rachel goes through day of expectations ahead of time to ease any stress or questions you might have. They produced such beautiful photos and totally blew us away!

"They made the night amazing and I recommend them to everyone I know!" 

Emily & Nick

She shot our wedding and engagement session this year and is great at putting couples at ease during what can otherwise be an awkward experience. She’s very good at communicating what she’s looking for, and then delivers stunning pictures to match that vision. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer, elopement, or any other kind of session!

"Rachel is an incredible photographer and an ever better person to work with!"