Elevate a Moment.
The raw magic of an intimate smile, the revelry of a new beginning, the romantic artistry of an unscripted caress… These are moments you’d never want to miss. I’m Rachael, a seasoned wedding photographer for couples who value the small but significant.
Let me capture the depth of your real emotions, anticipate kisses that are waiting to happen, and create timeless compositions that let you revisit a moment whenever you need to be reminded of the love that envelops you.
Rachael Schirano Photography is a wedding photography company based in Bloomington, Illinois that creates romantic, fun, and elegant images of your couples. Owner and lead photographer Rachael Schirano wants to do more than simply take pretty pictures of her couples; rather, she wants to curate a collection of photos that truly displays her couples’ love for each other. Every love story has its own unique style to it, and this wedding photography company would love to work with you to capture it.
Rachael Schirano has over 10 years of experience capturing couples in the Bloomington area and beyond. Rachael’s work has been featured on websites and publications such as The Knot, Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, PopSugar, and Junebug Weddings.
Couples can rest assured knowing that Rachael Schirano Photography will make their wedding photography nothing short of stunning and elegant. Rachael and her team offer a variety of services that will make your photography experience fully customizable. Photography services offered include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jenny · Married on 10/27/2018
Everything we hoped for!!
What attracted us to Rachael's photography was the stunning realness in every shot- from relaxed powerful joy and emotion in the sentiment to the vivid and artistic capturing of light, line, and shadow of the composition. We wanted our photos to feel current without being too trendy to stand the test of time. Rachael completely exceeded our expectations in our entire gallery. Every shot is real, full of breath and stands as a true time capsule of each moment- and she captured them all! One of my worries as a bride was that there would be moments I wouldn't fully be present for on the day, but Rachael knew exactly what to capture. I could be in my own little bride-world and trust I wouldn't miss anything. And...She. Got. EVERYTHING!!! So many images, moments, and memories I didn't even think about. Looking through our final gallery is definitely a full-on re-living of the day. Beyond her artistry, Rachael served almost as a wedding planner (and life-saver) for us! I was planning our Galesburg, IL wedding from Canada, and with Rachael helping to organize the details of the day, I felt a great sense of relief to be in such good hands. She helped us create a timeline, with expert knowledge in what to realistically expect for time as the day unfolded. And she carefully protected what meant most to us in the day, ensuring we would not miss the most important things- the brilliant light of sunset (and she knows how to use light!!), and those oh so important first few moments alone as husband and wife. She even gave us a ride to our reception dinner when we realized we made arrangements for everyone else except us!! I would recommend Rachael to every bride. Her warmth and professionalism is matched by her sheer joy of all things wedding.Read LessSent on 01/05/2019
Rachael Schirano Photography's reply:I absolutely adored working with the two of you and am blown away by your sweet note. Your day was beautiful!
Ellen Eckert · Married on 10/06/2018
Hiring Rachael was one of the absolute best decisions I made when planning my wedding! Without a doubt, if I had to do it all over again, I’d hire Rachael again in an instant.Sent on 12/17/2018
From the start of wedding planning, my fiancé and I knew we wanted to dedicate a good part of our budget to photography. After the ceremony and celebration of that day is over, you have your memories, and you have your photographs. Hiring someone to capture moments on film of the most important day of you life is a daunting task. If they screw it up, there are no do-overs.
Rachael was an absolute GEM to work with. Early on, she helped me form the timeline for the wedding day, which was the absolute basis of everything else I planned that day. She was patiently listened to all my questions and concerns during the wedding planning process. She always remained calm and had solutions for everything. Her expertise and guidance was worth every cent of what I paid her.
The day of my wedding, there was a 90% chance of rain all day (of course). While the ceremony was inside, we had multiple outside locations we wanted to take pictures at. Rachael remained so calm and composed the entire day. Honestly, and this is a big deal for my Type A personality, I felt so confident letting her call the shots for the day. She never panicked, she just worked with the weather. As composed as could be, she moved a few things in the timeline around to work with the rain. My day turned out absolutely PERFECT, and Rachael was an extremely huge part of that.
Plus, she was extremely easy and fun to work with! She made being photographed so relaxed. She captured genuine moments between the two of us. Nothing was staged or forced. Our photos are genuine moments of the two of us talking and laughing. I could not be happier with her footage of us.
My husband and I cannot thank her enough for capturing beautiful photographs that we will treasure forever. Do yourself a huge favor and book Rachael! You will not regret it.
Rachael Schirano Photography's reply:You are just the sweetest - thank you so much for sharing such a heartfelt note. I cannot express in words how wonderful it was working with the two of you! xo
Bridget Hardy · Married on 09/29/2018
Rachael Schirano is a catch - book her now
Rachael runs a very smooth operation and definitely is responsible for making our day stress free and fun. She is creative with angles and depth of field to capture some really breathtaking moments. We took pictures in a church, in front of a fire station, downtown Chicago, and on a boat... and she managed to capture the most interesting and flattering parts of each location. Rachel and her assistant(s) were extremely kind and calm, helping me stay/feel calm as well. We love our prints and have a great time showing them off to our friends and family. Best of all, after the wedding is over, there are no gimmicks. Rachel chooses the best pictures and they are yours. On top of all that, I would totally hangout with Rachael as friends, she is a lovely person. Good luck booking her!Sent on 12/17/2018
Rachael Schirano Photography's reply:I absolutely adored working with you two on your wedding day and am so tickled you loved your photographs as much as I loved taking them! xo
Rachael does a beautiful job - we are always excited when a bride tells us she has booked Rachael because we know we will receive some beautiful photos!!
One of the often forgotten, but oh so important business relationships in this industry is between photographers and the event décor & rental companies. We may be in the business of transforming a space, but the only way to capture the true beauty of an event/wedding is through the photographs. Plus; we hardly ever get to enjoy the full glory of our hard work or see the couples enjoy themselves. This is why we highly value photographers such as Rachel, because we rely on her keen eye for detail to see just how every design element came together to match the couple's vision. We also treasure the opportunity to be able to see wonderful pictures of each couple in their happiest moments!
Rachael is a wonderful photographer that gives her clients gorgeous photos with an artistic flare. We are always happy to work alongside Rachael!