The Experience

Not everyone is a perfect fit for each other, so here is a little more about what it's like to have me as your photographer to see if we're a good fit for each other.

I'd much prefer you find the right photographer for you because in the end when you look at your photos you'll remember how you felt at that time and I want to make sure we can connect with each other so that you are OVER THE MOON for them — which is ultimately my goal. I want both of us to be FREAKING OUT about your photos when you see them and jumping around and doing our own happy dances.

Please read through my photography process and I hope that I'm the one for you!

Creating A Space For Us To Create Art And Real Connection

Your True Candid Selves

No 1

I'm not about the posed, forced smiles that don't look real. My style is much more natural & casual. Right off the bat I want to get to know you to get a feel for how I can best capture you in a beautiful way. I love to use lots of movement & prompts.

Trust & Connection

No 2

Trust and connection goes such a long ways in photography. I'm not a vendor and you're not my client, that's not how I see it. My couples will always tell me how kind & real I am & that's because I treat you as my friend. I create my best work with trust.

Let's Break the Norm

No 3

Don't get me wrong, I love the meaningful traditions involved in your typical wedding day, but my adventurous side is so ready when you want to break the traditions and make the day your own. Want to jump in the river during the day? Let's do it!

Investing in Timeless Memories

No 4

Photography is really one of the only things that you have that is really tangible after your wedding day. The most common thing I hear from couples who went cheap on photos for their wedding is how much they regret it & wish they would have invested more.

A Dreamy, Timeless Style

No 5

My style is not one specific coloring or pose, because each couple I meet has a different story to tell and I want to capture exactly that. I will focus on how I can use the lighting, setting, and style of the couple to create the most artistic images.

Here to be your Resource

No 6

I have plenty of tips on the do's and don't's of wedding planning I’ll make sure and share with you. I’m happy to help in any way that I can to make sure this is a stress-free experience for you!

Inclusive Love Stories for ALL

No 7

Love is love. I aim to hold space for every individual who connects with my work, & to me, it is an honor to create an inclusive and safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples. Without hesitation, or question, I will lovingly document any milestones.


"Raquel is the best, so sweet, so kind and has an eye for capturing the best moments. I’d recommend her to anyone. We love the photos from our wedding, looking at the photos is like reliving the day. We can’t thank her enough!"

Danielle & Logan

Frequently Asked Questions...

Would we get a digital copy of the photos?

Yes! You will receive access to your own digital gallery of photos 1-2 weeks (4-6 for weddings) after a session.

How does payment work?

For portraits and couple photoshoots a $50 retainer is paid at booking with the contract. The remainder of the cost must be paid anytime before the photoshoot. My wedding packages include a $400 retainer (non-refundable) due when you book and sign the contract. The remaining balance is due at least one month prior to wedding day.

What does a normal wedding day look like?

With my most popular package — collection II with 8 hours of coverage, we will do getting ready details, first looks shots of you and your partner, closeups, the wedding ceremony, reception details, and some dance photos! My wedding packages include an online gallery with rights to your photos that you will receive 4-6 weeks post wedding day.

Can we get the RAW images?

I totally understand asking for RAW images! There’s a few reasons behind my thinking on it so I want to be super transparent with you! Simply put, I do not give back RAW images. RAW images are considered unfinished work and I only want to give you a top notch product for what you paid for. They’re usually very dull and lifeless compared to the edited images you’ve received from me. I’ve worked hard on perfecting an editing style to serve you and the rest of my clients with consistency. RAW images just don’t align with the finalized style that I advertise for.

It’s super important to me that you’re happy with the outcome of your wedding gallery so I want you to be open with me on what you’re looking for from the get go and I'll see what I can do that makes the both of us happy and fulfill each of our expectations.

How do you describe your style?

My editing style brings out the warm hues in a photo while keeping it true to color. You won't have harsh contrast or colors that look unnatural, I want to bring out the real looking YOU — including plenty of laughs & beautiful candids. :) I'm laid back during the shoot + will try to make you laugh & make it fun for us both!

How many photos will we get?

For any photoshoot I will send you links to your online gallery of downloadable photos. An hour long photoshoot will get you 30-70 edited photos that you can expect 1-2 weeks after the photoshoot. For wedding photos, you will receive 300+ edited photos from me about 3-5 weeks after the wedding date.

Are prints included in the wedding packages?

Yes, my Silver and Gold wedding packages include printed photos from your wedding day that I will mail to you! :)

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