Let me tell your wedding story. As a wedding photographer and photojournalist, I move beyond taking traditional photos to capture your wedding story as it unfolds. Part of the story can come out in simple portraits, but I believe the story can be better told with candid, in-the-moment shots. These are the shots that, years later, will make you smile, laugh, blush, cry happy tears or sit quietly re-living those special moments. These are your personal archives, revealing one of your best stories.
Member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and the Artistic Wedding Photojournalist Association (AG | WPJA).
49 Reviews for Rachel Philipson Photography & Design
Recommended by 100% of couples
Cara K. · Married on 06/01/2019
Rachel is wonderful!
Rachel did the photography for our wedding on June 22, 2019 and she did an amazing job. She is extremely talented and takes a creative approach to telling the story of the wedding through pictures. We received a beautiful flash drive from Rachel with all our pictures on it and, when looked at all the pictures, it felt like our wedding story was flashing in front of our eyes. Simply stunting. Rachel is professional and extremely responsive. She was a joy to work with! My husband and I totally recommend her!Sent on 06/29/2019
Paige · Married on 09/29/2018
The best photographer we could have ever dreamed of!
We had the absolute pleasure of having Rachel Philipson as our photographer for our engagement photos and wedding photos. I cannot emphasize enough how incredibly talented (and sweet) Rachel was throughout the process. I was a destination bride living across the country, but Rachel was so helpful that I felt like I was right there planning alongside her. She responds to e-mails immediately and is beyond patient/understanding (I admit I changed the wedding day timeline probably a thousand times and it never phased her). Rachel showed up promptly and was prepared and ready to go. Her personality was happy and helpful so she fit right in with the festivities. Leading up the event, Rachel offered fantastic suggestions and even put me in contact with the right people to reserve extra photo locations in case of rain. She thought of EVERYTHING to ensure I would have the perfect day. As for quality, her photos were breathtaking. I have had so many people tell me how they've never seen such beautiful work. She captured every detail of my dress, special moments that I never thought of, and candid shots throughout the night. She knows how to work the lighting/angles and how to blend in to allow the moments to happen naturally. I often forgot she was even there so she caught so many special moments without intruding. As for editing, Rachel worked with such speed--getting our photos back to us within a week for both engagement and wedding photos. I cried seeing the photos because they turned out even more perfectly than I could have ever dreamed. My mom was even worried (she hates being photographed!), but can't stop raving about the photos. Rachel was an absolute joy to work with and I plan to book more photography sessions with her. Booking her as our photographer was the best decision that we made for vendor planning. Rachel is a beyond talented photographer and an incredible person too!Sent on 10/31/2018
Michelle · Married on 08/18/2018
Rachel was the photographer at our daughters wedding. She was incredible to work with right from our first contact with her. She responded quickly and completely to my numerous questions throughout the planning process. She visited our venue to get a feel for the location before the event. My daughter commented how Rachel seemed to be at the right place at the right time the entire evening. She captured everything we had hoped for, plus so much more that I would have missed if not documented in the photo gallery. It was seamless. We had the online photo gallery within 3 days of the wedding and the images are absolutely beautiful. Rachel is truly a talented photographer and I am so happy we were able to have her as our daughters wedding photographer. She truly went above and beyond our expectations!Sent on 08/24/2018
Rachel is an amazing photographer. I have seen much of her work. It is beautiful. If you are looking for an unobtrusive, highly professional photographer that works in the journalistic style, Rachel is definitely the person you should be working with.