I am a fun loving, adventurous, organically grown, photographer based in Honolulu Hawaii. I believe that family and finding connection are some of the most important things in life. The pursuit of capturing those connections is the reason I became a photographer. And what an honor it is to be there for the big moments in people’s lives: engagements, weddings, babies, and beyond. What defines my method (and frankly what sets me apart) is my ability to put people at ease. It's the key to getting natural, radiant photos that you will love. I believe creativity is in endless supply and I am inspired every day by something new; the natural world, my adorable kiddos and my awesome clients, to name a few.
LETS GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
I love getting to know my clients before the wedding, it helps me find out what types of pictures are important to you. And it helps you feel relaxed and comfortable around me. (Full disclosure, I am a bit of a smart ass, so be prepared.)
GIVE UP CONTROL
Most importantly, trust me as your photographer. With all of my wedding experience, I have a really skilled eye when it comes to making you look your best in pictures. I know the money shots, all the best angles, and have all sorts of techniques up my sleeve to really capture you on camera.
KEEP IT NATURAL
A belly laugh and genuine smile are just as beautiful as those pensive moments, tears, and excited expressions. Don't feel like you have to force a smile or a certain expression at any given time throughout the day. Instead, just live in the moment and be yourself. Feel everything and don't worry about looking a certain way on camera.
FORGET I'M THERE
When we aren't shooting your posed portraits, just forget that I’m even there. I’ll be a ninja, you can ignore me most of the time. Knowing you're being photographed can make you nervous, but try to forget that you've got a lens pointed in your direction and just enjoy everything happening around you.
BECCA & ADAM
"I wish I could rate her with a million stars! The pictures were absolutely the most important part of the wedding day to me. I wanted the best, and Rachel delivered. Every bit of the joy I felt, and the love we shared came through in the photographs.
Rachel has an ease about her that I noticed upon our first conversation. It's as if you've known her for years. There was her immediate and genuine understanding of what I was looking for that made us connect. She's relaxed, fun, & super easy to talk to. She has great ideas, gives good direction, and keeps things running smoothly.
When we got the pictures back, I was ecstatic. I wanted images that captured the details, the emotion, the moment, and she delivered. Rachel is just so creative and talented and I am absolutely thrilled that I found her, she gave us everything we wanted and more! If Rachel is already booked on your wedding date, change your date!"