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carmen · Married on 03/31/2017
After getting married and going through the rigmarole of all that's entailed, the last thing I thought that I'd want to do is write a review. Sending Thank You cards is enough of a feat, right? Well Rachel was SO fabulous, wonderful, and amazing, I have literally logged on to this site just to spread the word about how incredibly stupendous she is. Rachel immediately became the best friend that everyone wants to invite to their wedding. I would literally hire her back just to have her attend. Beyond being straight fantastic at her job, Rachel has an infectiously positive personality that makes the day even better. People tell you to splurge on the photos, and they are totally right... The difference with Rachel is the quality of those photos were breathtaking, and the value was unmatched. I cannot imagine my day without her, and I will always remember my day in a perfect light because of her. She is professional and friendly, but can still round up unruly family members in a wonderful way. She's your own person advocate when the day gets hectic. Her personality made me adore her, but her finished product made me thrilled that I hired her as my photographer. She was the BEST vendor decision that I made through the whole process, and if I EVER need any photos taken again she will be the first person I call, without question.
Chelsea · Married on 09/02/2018
The wedding planning process is known to be grueling and finding a photographer who you can trust and who actively makes things easier is pretty key. That's Rachel. From the first message and in every following meeting all the way to the big day Rachel was a constant positive, helpful, amazing person. I think out of every person who helped out with our wedding, she was the most enthusiastic and genuinely happy person. My husband and I clicked with her right away and it ended up making for a really great picture process. She gave great direction, had such a well defined outline for what we needed to cover and she made everyone at the event feel so comfortable. I specifically got compliments about how friendly Rachel was but also that she blended it really well. She was never in our face or getting "in the way". She felt like a part of the wedding if anything. I cried when I got the first pictures back I was so happy. She really did capture every ounce of love our group had for eachother. I cannot thank her enough!
Michael · Married on 06/16/2018
What more can we say, other than that Rachel is fun and amazing. We booked Rachel for engagement pictures and the wedding and she was always a joy to work with. We had a great time walking around downtown Portland for the engagement pictures, including taking Rachel to one of our favorite dive bars! Communication was always great, I can't recommend Rachel enough!
Kate · Married on 03/03/2018
I have nothing but the best to say about having had Rachel as our wedding photographer! It's been 42 days since we got married, and I probably receive a compliment about my wedding photos and/or the quality of Rachel and her work daily. I think I just have the best wedding photos ever.
When I met Rachel over a year before my wedding, I just so genuinely liked talking with her that I knew I would be excited to have her around on my wedding day. She answered all my questions and really listened. She also seemed detail-oriented like me, which I liked. Rachel offers a preplanning meeting prior to your wedding day where you plan out the entire day in a very detailed way, and this is just what I needed as someone who is also a detailed planner. After having this meeting closer to my wedding date, I felt like I really had a handle over how the whole day would go. This calmed me down soooooo much!!
The day of my wedding, Rachel showed up early and she took SO MANY PICTURES! My guests and I are pretty convinced she is actually a set of triplets because she was everywhere! My guests started lovingly calling her my personal paparazzi. She really listened to what I wanted and didn't want. She nailed this one shot in particular I wanted and it's my absolute favorite (it's the one I've attached to this review). My guests and I loved having her at the wedding and she was able to capture the day in such an authentic and joyous way. I can't stop looking at my wedding photos, and neither can many of my guests.
I would hire Rachel again in a second. People who see my photos even tell me they want to hire her if they need a photographer.
Van Anh · Married on 09/02/2017
We had a blast working with Rachel! She is so speedy, she had a collection of photos posted on her blog for our family and friends to enjoy only several days after the wedding, and the photos are even better than I could ever have imagined! Our wedding day was so chaotic but fantastic in many ways and looking at these photos helps me remember what happened. Family members are still raving about the gorgeous photos and we really enjoy how she was able to capture our guests' personalities.
Outside of the quality of her photos, we especially appreciated how flexible and accommodating Rachel was with our wedding schedule/plans. She met up with us to review our plans for the wedding day and was very responsive to any changes we made after the meeting. We also appreciated being able to add or subtract items in the photography package. On the day of the wedding, Rachel was very hard working and effectively managed to wrangle together a LARGE group of people (some of whom do not speak English) for photos. We received many compliments throughout the day about Rachel's professionalism and warm personality. She is the personable photographer that you definitely want by your side on your big day! If we have any need for photography services in the future, we certainly will be contacting Rachel again.
Rachel · Married on 08/25/2017
Rachel Lecrone is such a talented photographer, we are so happy that we chose her to capture one of the most special days of our lives. Rachel took the time to meet with us several times before our wedding so we could get to know her, talk about what we wanted, and make a plan so our wedding day photos would go off in a smooth and organized fashion. She is a true professional at what she does, and one thing I was never worried about was our photography. Her pricing is very reasonable and you can basically create a custom package that will meet your needs and budget. Most importantly, our photos are beautiful. They are above and beyond what I ever imagined they would be, and we will cherish them forever!
Bob · Married on 08/05/2017
Rachel is a photo ninja with an amazing eye for capturing life's wonderful little moments. She made our daugther's wedding sparkle. And she's one of the nicest people on the planet. We would highly recommend Rachel in a heartbeat to anyone. - Bob & Kathy Hawkins
Daniel · Married on 05/06/2017
Rachel is amazing! Rachel did our engagement photos as well as our wedding day. She made our entire wedding planning process easier (we used her timeline to frame our entire wedding day).
She is one of the nicest, friendliest, professional people I have ever met and working with her was a pleasure. She made us feel so comfortable during the engagement photos, both my wife and I are on the shyer side, and they were amazing. We had such a fun time on our photo shoot.
We met with her again before the wedding to go over the timeline and to discuss any specific photos and and styles that we wanted. Again she was easy going and very detail oriented. Every time we met with her we felt more at ease about the wedding day.
The day of the wedding was flawless. Rachel was great and helped us out in so many ways.
I cannot stress enough how great she is. Her photographs are amazing, she is a true artist and has such a keen eye for capturing the essence of each moment.
Tanya · Married on 10/14/2016
Rachel is a wonderful photographer. She really knows her work and is a pleasure to work with. She has great ideas. She has already sent us a sample of some of the wedding photos she took for our daughter's wedding and they truly are fantastic. Can't wait to get the finished product. So glad we found her.
Amanda · Married on 09/12/2015
Rachel's photojournalism background really shows in her beautiful work. I am so happy we chose her to do our wedding photography and engagement photos. We are not the 'lovey dovey' type but she still was able to capture some great moments between me and my husband. She is also so great at keeping a calm presence and helping facilitate with the other vendors when I really needed it. She also spent the time to meet with us on several occasions and recommend adjustments to the timeline that really saved us in the end. We couldn't have been more happy with Rachel LeCrone Photography.
Emma · Married on 08/15/2015
I cannot say enough good things about Rachel! Working with her was such a pleasure. We planned our wedding in Oregon from London, and from day one Rachel made everything so easy. We set up a skype meeting to get to know each other and talk about what we'd like to capture on the day. She is incredibly down to earth, easy to talk to and very professional. I knew we were in good hands even before the wedding day arrived! On the day, Rachel went above and beyond. Everyone--family members, the wedding party and many guests--commented on how personable she was and how relaxed she made everyone feel. She helped us stay to our schedule, and even pitched in to assist on some logistical things unrelated to the photography, like wrangling a microphone for speeches. Rachel is immensely talented and so fun to work with--I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a professional photographer!
User4317640 · 2+ years ago
Rachel LeCrone Photography did an amazing job with our wedding photography. I could not imagine my wedding day without her! She made sure we kept on schedule and used her creativity and talent to capture our amazing day. She went above and beyond and was a blessing to work with. I would definitely recommend Rachel LeCrone Photography to anyone who wants to capture their truly magical day!
Dana · Married on 02/28/2015
One of the things I appreciated most about Rachel was that she was very concerned with doing things the way that we wanted! We went over detailed plans that helped everything run smoothly, and she was very calm on the wedding day. Honestly, we barely even noticed her presence as she took hundreds of lovely photos. She even managed to get some perfect, unplanned shots where she was in the right place at the right time, and those are among our favorites. Now we have our collection of photos on DVD and have enjoyed sharing them with family and friends, as well as printing them out for ourselves. Very grateful for her service.
Alexis · Married on 10/05/2013
I would absolutely recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a wedding photographer (or, really, any professional photography). Rachel's expertise and calm demeanor were a blessing both during the planning and on the day of my wedding. She is very flexible, super responsive and an incredibly hard worker. She helped me prioritize groups of photos to make sure we could adhere to my wedding day timeline, as well as get the shots that I really wanted. She had already scouted the area for day-of photos, and was able to capture the natural beauty that we really loved about our venue, while also making us and our friends and family look great. The photos turned out absolutely incredible, and they captured everything I loved about my wedding day.
In a nutshell, Rachel was a phenomenal partner from start to finish and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Tasha · Married on 07/17/2013
Rachel is incredible. I don't know how many photos she snapped during the 8 hours we contracted her for, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was 5,000+. We planned our wedding from Montreal where we live, but we were able to Skype with Rachel a few times to meet "face to face" and map out the details of our wedding.
She is a lovely, classy, down to earth and extremely professional photographer.
I spent a lot of time researching photographers when I stumbled upon her website one day. She had photographed a wedding at the venue that we were going to be married at, and when I came across her website with a lovely french song playing over a slide show I kind of fell in love. I got in touch and when she sent us her price list, I was equally impressed.
During the wedding, everyone was commenting on how impressed they were with her. She was taking a million pictures, but I rarely ever noticed her.
Lastly, just 6 days after the wedding she sent us a link to the fine arts collection of our wedding on her blog. It was exciting to see such beautiful shots so soon after the wedding. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos and judging by what I've seen, I know they will be perfect.
User3294490 · 2+ years ago
Rachel was an amazing wedding and engagement photographer. When we first started planning our wedding, we were told over and over how important a high quality photographer was. We looked online for months, and met with countless other photographers before finding Rachel. Each of the other photographers were lacking either creativity, quality, or enthusiasm. After looking at Rachel's work, I knew she had to be our wedding photographer. Rachel spent an entire afternoon taking engagement photos of us. We aren't used to being in front of the camera, but she made us feel comfortable and laughed alongside us. At the wedding, Rachel was able to manage her time perfectly, and captured such beautiful moments that we may have never seen. Family reported to me that she appeared "to be everywhere at once!" Rachel is an outstanding photographer, and we're so excited with the pictures that will forever remind us of our beautiful day.
Nicole · Married on 09/22/2012
Rachel was so wonderful to work with! She is very friendly and professional - I got so many compliments about her from family and friends. She captured every detail of our special day without being distracting. My husband and I aren't really used to being in front of the camera that much, and she really made us feel at ease. It's only been a few weeks so we haven't seen the finished photographs yet, but we know that she does top quality, amazing work and we are so excited to see them.
Audrey · Married on 08/27/2011
Rachel was an amazing wedding photographer! She met with us numerous times before our wedding to go over photos we wanted and specific poses/styles of photos. Aside from being our photographer, she also provided other useful wedding tips which were very valuable on our wedding day! Rachel was prompt in giving us our wedding photos and created a wedding slideshow with music. Six months later, we are still getting comments about how gorgeous our wedding photos turned out. We would highly recommend Rachel to anyone!
Lindsay · Married on 05/21/2011
Rachel did an INCREDIBLE job photographing our wedding! She was professional, accomodating, perceptive and had great photography and editing skills. She got us a sneak peak of our photographs within a few days of our wedding and the entire album just a little while later. The photos are beautiful from both our wedding and engagement shoots! She is very professional and fit in with everyone at our wedding and numerous guests commented on how nice and sweet she was to everyone. Rachels is not only an incredible photographer but her prices are competitive and reasonable. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a reasonable priced photographer that produces extrordinary results!
Christine · Married on 03/12/2011
Rachel was an AMAZING photographer for our wedding! I was determined to find a "gem" of a person when I was scouring the internet through numerous photographers that seem to be around today...and I found exactly that in Rachel. The quality of her work is exceptional....from her style to demeanor to editing--I felt like our special day looked even more beautiful in pictures! Having a large wedding party (11 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen!) she was SUPER accommodating to our needs of her time and efficiency. She is professional but also personable (which I think is very important for the person who is spending a very intimate day with you!). I HIGHLY recommend Rachel and her amazing photography services. I plan on flying back to Portland just so she can do our baby and family pictures!
Darrell · Married on 06/09/2018
Rachel has been the most responsive, most professional, and most accommodating of all the vendors we had at our wedding. She spent a great deal of time preparing, providing professional advice, and making sure we got exactly what we wanted. I'm generally a cheap person, willing to cut a few corners in order to save money. My now wife was not willing to cut any corner when it came to photography, though. I now agree that we (or she) made a wonderful decision hiring Rachel as our photographer. I couldn't ask for more.
Linda · Married on 05/18/2013
She did a amazing job on the photography but when the album arrived she had put the wrong date of our wedding date after I had e-mailed her to please correct it. When I recieved the album she had only changed the day and not the month, now she didn't want to work with me on resolving the matter. I felt like she was trying to blame me I should of checked before signing off to send the final spreads to the printer. Really.? After I emailed her immidetly to change it and she agreed to change it but only changed the day not the month. We are not all perfect but it was a error that was caught on time and not corrected. So now I have a wedding album with the wrong date and I'm not to happy about my album like I was to open it when it arrived.Sent on 02/21/2014
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