Photographer for 5 years and counting
I am a 21-year-old wedding and portrait photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. I'm your professional third wheel, capturing the absolutely IN LOVE!
I graduated from Western Washington University in spring 2020 with a degree is in visual journalism. Everything I've learned in school gives my photos an authentic, documentary-like feel to them. I want to capture moments exactly how they are, but also help you feel like the supermodel, rockstar version of yourself!
I was given the middle name "Joy" at birth, but I it's something I breathe, embody and practice 21 years later. It's my name, it's my business, it's what I bring to everything I do. But joy isn't the only thing I'm about. I'm about selflessness, boldness, trust and authenticity.
My home address says Washington. But my heart says literally ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Regardless of where your wedding, engagement or session is, sign me up, I'm there! Wherever you are, if you love authentic, joyful, wildly fun moments like I do, I'm your girl.
I LOVE weddings and elopements. I've always aimed to capture more than just people with my photos. To capture emotions, feelings and take you back to that moment so you can relive it a thousand times over. There's so much anticipation, joy and love to be captured and I love every single second of the process.
My photos aren't posed, they're prompted. Of course we'll get the shot of you smiling at the camera that your parents will hang above the fireplace. But my photos evoke emotion, capture feelings and authenticity. During our time together, you'll be telling me funny stories about your SO, playing games of tag, snuggling yourselves up in a human pretzel, and will leave feeling closer than ever and like you had just been on a date.
I build personal connections with each of my clients. But clients is such a weird word. By the end of it, we 1000% are friends! Getting to know you and your needs and your desires for every shoot is my top priority. I get the honor of telling your story and I want to help capture those memories during this special time in your life.
Jaclyn + Zach
“Rachel is AMAZING! Oh. My. Goodness. We LOVED every single photo!! She was so easy going but gave us great direction. We are low key a little awkward in front of the camera, but you would never know it from the pictures. My husband was impressed and even had fun (this is huge!). Rachel made us feel comfortable and we could be ourselves and the photos reflected that beautifully.
Rachel is personable yet professional, creative yet classic, and such a joy to work with. You need to hire Rachel. Right now! Go!!”