about the photographer
Hello, and welcome to my portfolio website. Born and raised on the beaches of Santa Barbara, California, I bring a unique twist pairing by pairing my background of relaxed California style and the chic and fashion forward elegance of Paris. I am inspired by natural light and organic style images.
Attracted by the process and artistic approach to film, my interest in photography was sparked when I discovered film through working in a dark room years ago developing black & white prints. Since then, I have used photography as a creative outlet, photographing wedding and events for the past 8 years professionally all over the world. In 2017, I decided to take a leap of faith, moving to Paris to follow my photography dreams and passion for travel and European lifestyle. I have a cool laid back approach and ability to connect and capture timeless images of my clients with ease finding unique moments, often unplanned, and documenting them with style. I find most of my inspiration from travel, interior design, fashion, architecture and beauty around me.
My work has been featured in numerous print and online publications including Style Me Pretty, Vogue Italia, Wedding Chicks, Flutter Magazine, Grey Likes Weddings, Culture Trip and many more..
what my clients are saying
"A boudoir photo shoot is very personal and Rachel made me feel so confident and beautiful.she has a magnificent eye and style to match. Her vision allowed me to give my Fiance' the most special/exciting present he's ever received." - Deane from Santa Barbara, California
"Rachel has photographed a number of charity events for me. On site her presence is warm, professional and engaging. The photos she captures of my venues, our guests and the atmosphere are nothing short of spectacular." - Brittany from Los Angeles, California
“Rachel photographed our elopement in Paris in May of 2018! From the moment we met her, she offered such a kind and calming presence. She knew the right angles, poses, and places to takes pictures at. “ -Brittany + Adam
“Couldn't be happier with our Paris wedding Photos. Rachel is incredibly sweet, her talent is remarkable, her photos are breathtaking, and I would have her take all of our photos if we lived closer. I am so thankful we were able to connect with her for our small Paris elopement. “ Crissy + David
“I cannot sing her praises enough, she’s such a calm and positive person as well; so the photos are always taken with love and care.” - April + Mikel
“Rachel is kind, professional and confident. We loved the photo she took of our family in Paris. We now have one of our favorite vacations documented that we will never forget! Until next time…merci Rachel! - Hast Family
working with me
Every love story is unique and has it’s own story to tell. My job is to capture these moments in the most beautiful and timeless way possible. That is why I prefer to shoot a hybrid of film + digital on your day. I work with you to put your mind at ease by directing but also by letting the photos be spontaneous and untimed. I shoot a mix of fine art style and documentary style so I can combine the behind the scenes moments while crafting the most beautiful curated images to create a full story. Each wedding gets my full attention and thought and is customized to your needs.