a note from Rachel

Wow, I’m so excited you’re here. By now you’ve probably picked out your dream venue, and maybe you’ve even started looking at bridesmaid dress colors and piecing together a guest list. Whether you’re not yet engaged, or a few months in, i’m honored to be considered to be your photographer the day of your wedding! To me it’s more about the wedding day, but about the engagement session that you’ll share in your invites and wedding website, the planning process that we work together on to make the perfect schedule, being with you from getting ready until sunset on your big day, to sharing your photos on your anniversaries in the years to come. It’s an intimate role I get as a wedding photographer, and I don’t take it for granted. I love warm, vibrant, and comfortable photos. I’ve been doing this since 2017, and after almost 100 weddings of my own I’m confident I can make your day and photos feel easy too. 


8 hours of wedding day photography
Complimentary 1 hour engagement session
1 hour of travel within Grand Rapids area
Sneak peek gallery delivered within the weekend with 50 favorite images
Full online gallery with printing rights to high resolution images delivered within 6 weeks
Timeline planning consultation



Extra hours

$200 per hour

2nd photographer


Travel outside of grand rapids/Holland

$200 per hour

Boudior session


extra engagement session


Sparkler Exit



Definitely 8! I include 8 hours in my main wedding package, because after 5 years of wedding photography, this is what I find that most brides need. The exception being brides who have ceremony and reception locations far apart from one another, or an early ceremony and late reception.

Second shooters do a great job adding to the wedding day experience, and final gallery! They are not necessary, and in my experience i’ve done about half my weddings without one. They add about 150-200 photos to the gallery on average, and also serve as an extra pair of hands to help assist the bride and groom on their day with me. If you have a large bridal party, or aren’t doing a first look, I would definitely add a second shooter. Ask me more during our consultation call!

Engagement photos should be scheduled in the next available season that you want for photos! If you get engaged in November, book me in December, and hope for Summer photos at the beach then let’s immediately pick a June date for photos. I recommend doing engagement photos about 9-12 months before your wedding so you can use the photos in the gallery for your wedding website, save the date, etc. For location, tell me your vision and i’ll narrow down the exact location based off what i’ve shot at before.

The deposit is $500 to secure the date, and the remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding date.
Absolutely! Even though I have a travel fee, I love to travel and explore Northern Michigan in my work. I’ve done weddings in Traverse City, Charlevoix, and other nooks of Northern Michigan before. Please don’t hesitate to ask.

Absolutely! The photography takes up most of the day, so I love when brides leave it in my hands. We will work together to piece together your schedule so it flows perfectly. I don’t expect you to be the expert, as this is your first wedding day and what feels like my millionth haha!

I can help you decide based off your priorities in our consultation. I’m definitely team pro first look because I think it creates a less stressed bride + groom, and more enjoyable day, but if your heart is set on no first look we can make a photo schedule  work around it.

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