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Paige · Married on 09/22/2018
Dream Wedding Photographer
If you are lucky enough to have found Rachel then HIRE HER IMMEDIATLY! I cannot say enough good things about her. Her work is absolutely amazing, we were thrilled with all the photos she took and all of our friends and family were blown away by the quality of her work. As if that wasn't enough she has is a very fun and relaxed personality and is so fun to be around! I was a bit camera shy and worried because I am not the most photogenic and Rachel was able to make me feel relaxed and confident and took photos of me that I genuinely love all while I was having the best day and making memories, not feeling like I was posing for photos! Thank you Rachel!!
Lindsey · Married on 09/02/2018
Working with Rachel and Josh was a dream!!!! Highly recommend them!!!! Their work is phenomenal!!
Erin · Married on 06/09/2018
I can’t even begin to say how amazing Rachel is. Best decision we made for the wedding vendors. She made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. I looked at around 30 wedding photographers and nobody even came close. I feel like nothing I even write can really do her work justice so i’ll post some photos, but if you want amazing pictures and someone awesome to work with use Rachel!
Beth · Married on 01/06/2018
Stop reading this review and book Rachel IMMEDIATELY! :) I knew I wanted to make photography the most important part of my wedding so I was worried I'd never be happy, but once I stumbled on some of Rachel's work, I never considered anyone else. We booked her two years in advance just to make sure she was free! She took our engagement photos last summer and understood exactly what we were looking for. Not only does she manage to make you look incredible, but she also finds a way to simultaneously focus on the beauty of your surroundings. Though she's based out of Rochester, she had no problem coming to Ithaca for our shoot and is coming to Lake Placid for our winter wedding. She knows exactly how to put you at ease if you're nervous in front of a camera. I gasped and jumped up and down when she sent our engagement photos, everyone raves about them!
Diana · Married on 06/17/2017
Our wedding was in Rochester, NY where I'm from and where Rachel is based, but we live in Southern California. She TRAVELED ACROSS THE COUNTRY to shoot our engagement photos in CA. She embraces travel (elopements, destination weddings, etc) as well working locally, so wherever you are (or plan to go) in the world, consider Rachel for your photography needs. In addition to her willingness to come to CA for our engagement shoot, we could go on for days about all the reasons we thank our lucky stars that Rachel was the one to document this beautiful time in our lives. Rachel was a dream to work with and she delivers the goods. She has a unique eye, an impossible-not-to-love personality, and a special ability to make you feel and look amazing & completely at ease. She took the time to get to know us so that she could add sweet personal touches to our photo shoots, and she was always prompt & responsive throughout the process. Her second shooter Cris accompanied her for our wedding day to ensure all guests, moments & various angles were captured, and was equally delightful to work with, talented & experienced. Rachel's style is all her own and our photos are far above & beyond anything we ever imagined they could be. Looking at her photos, it's easy to see her knack for shooting in natural light and using nature as a backdrop, the relaxed & natural vibe, and her ability to capture candid sentimental moments as well as an ability to arrange the "staged" shots in creative & fun ways. Her photos have a somewhat vintage feel and almost appear to be shot with film although they're digital. She got our photos to us quickly and we were able to easily download and share them. Invest in an artist who'll tell the story of your wedding day in a soulful, romantic & unique way. You will get that with Rachel, and you will want her to photograph all your momentous life events thereafter. She now also offers photo+video packages together with her husband Josh (an amazing videographer).
Brad · Married on 05/27/2017
Rachel was awesome and a true professional. She is a magician with the camera. From engagement shoot to the wedding day. You have to book early as she is going to be fine if you wait.
Natalia · Married on 05/14/2017
Rachel's work is simply STUNNING! She captures the emotion of each moment with ease. She is incredibly fun and easy to work with, and makes the entire process stress-free while remaining professional yet easy-going. If you want cherished images that will bring you right back to your special day, book Rachel!
Stephani · Married on 03/11/2017
There are hardly words. Rachel was hands down the easiest/best decision we made for our wedding. We are from Rochester, NY where Rachel is from and asked her to do an engagement shoot only since we were getting married in West Palm Beach, Florida, Rachel immediately replied with, "I'll come to Florida." and the rest is history. Our engagement shoot was perfect, our wedding day was perfect. She helped us create a timeline for the day. She helped us commandeer a golf cart so we could drive over to a perfect spot for sunset photos. She has a way about finding the perfect spots for photos that a regular eye would never catch. She integrated flawlessly with all of our vendors, none of which she has worked with previously since we went out of state. Multiple guests asked us for her information the following day because they were so impressed by her. We LOVE Rachel, her work, her personality, her skills, everything about her. Thank you for a perfect day <3
Paige · Married on 01/14/2017
Choosing Rachel to photograph our wedding was our favorite decision! Our wedding photography was at the top of our priority list for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier! Rachel was so enjoyable to work with. She was flexible and so knowledgeable of the days process. As a bride, I was asking her "what should I do" questions the morning of the wedding and she was right there to guide me in some last minute details and decisions. Her and her 2nd photographer captured the perfect moments! I was 110% pleased and awed when we received our wedding photos back! She is a MUST HAVE!
User7611713 · 2+ years ago
Rachel is simply AMAZING! She is so accommodating and fit right in with our wedding party/wedding guests! She liked to get to know you before working with you so she sets up a session for engagement pictures and also sets up skye sessions (since we were not local) to get to know her. Although out of the Rochester area, Rachel is open to travel! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, I can't recommend her more! We are so excited to see our NYE wedding pictures! Thank you Rachel and Chris!
Michaela · Married on 11/12/2016
Rachel made all parts of our wedding come alive through photos in a way we never could have seen ourselves, since we were the ones hosting the event. She was great at directing people for the more posed pictures, and did an amazing job at capturing movement and candids during the reception. The engagement photo session was a great way to meet and get used to the photo taking. Absolutely worth every penny, she's incredible!
Brittany · Married on 10/15/2016
It was a dream come true to have found Rachel. Honestly, we could not have chosen a better photographer!
Jessica · Married on 10/09/2016
Rachel was above and beyond what I had hoped for in a wedding photographer! She completely understood what we asked for, made us and my family feel totally comfortable, and captured the most amazing moments throughout the entire day. Everyone who has seen our wedding pictures have said they're the best wedding pictures they've ever seen. I'm so glad we went with Rachel and would recommend her to anyone!
Caitie · Married on 09/16/2016
I've seen Rachel's work with my brother's wedding and loved it. What really struck me was that she was able to not only get striking and beautiful photos, but she was able to capture the memories of the night. For our wedding she traveled all the way to NJ to not only do our wedding, but also our Chinese Tea Ceremony that took place the day before. She was on it from the very beginning of the day when doing my hair and make-up took too long, she went back to the hotel and took pics of the dress and accessories so all I needed to do was come back and get dressed. She then also took amazing shots throughout the whole day and into the evening. Every moment that we had stopped to take pictures with friends or family, she was there, able to get a professional shot as well. Truly dedicated to her work, you can see the passion when she works. Rachel was also one thing that I didn't even have to think about during the busy day, she was there, got it all done, and took truly fantastic pictures. I would book her a thousand times over if I ever had to do it again.
Lauren · Married on 09/10/2016
Rachel was amazing! I found her through a wedding book I picked up at a venue my husband and I visited, and loved her pictures. I loved how natural the photos looked, and that they were not the typical staged wedding photos you normally find. Rachel and her second photographer were so easy to work with, so fun, and so professional! Guests loved her and she never seemed to get in the way of anyone, but she was constantly snapping away! Her pictures were well worth the wait and the money, they look like they belong in a magazine! for someone so young, she is so professional and experienced. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease, and I highly recommend engagement photos to make it even more comfortable for you and your spouse on your wedding day! The prices may seem high, but most other photographers are around the same price or even higher, and the ones that are cheaper definitely dont take the pictures rachel does!
Shannon · Married on 09/09/2016
Rachel shot our engagement session and wedding day and couldn't have been more of a dream to work with! Her style is effortless and easy going; for how uncomfortable posing for the camera can be, she made us feel the complete opposite. From scheduling to working through logistics, Rachel was always timely in regards to communication and flexible when schedules were difficult to sync on. We had heard horror stories from other couple of photographers taking up so much of the couple's time on their wedding day, causing them to miss the celebrating, Rachel was incredibly respectful of our time and let us 'do our thing' all the while capturing the day perfectly. Couldn't have been more please with her work, looking forward to calling on her as our family grows!
Hannah · Married on 08/20/2016
Being a fellow creative, finding someone who suited my style as well as my now husbands style was a daunting task. I saw that Rachel had photographed someone who I went to school with - and their wedding pictures came out incredible. I saw her work and I was in awe. I knew almost immediately that we would be a perfect fit. She seemed creative, fun and outgoing. Once we connected it was love at first Skype! She let my creative side flow and listened to all my ideas. She responded to every inquiry and never let me feel like I was alone. We decided on the package with the engagement session and I am SO glad we did. This really gave us a chance to get to know each other and learn each others styles.
I got those pictures back and we were like YEP SHES A KEEPER! Our wedding day came and she was PERFECT. Not only did she get unforgettable reception/dancing pictures, but she captured our love and all the love that surrounded us that day. She was stealthy and worked her butt off to make sure the wedding day was COMPLETELY covered. I look at my wedding pictures all the time and I thank the universe that I found her!
Meghan · Married on 07/09/2016
We cannot say enough amazing things about Rachel. From our beautiful engagement photos to our wedding day 'sneak peaks', we have been so pleased with every photo that Rachel has taken. Rachel made our wedding day so easy and is one of the most committed photographers we have ever met (she even walked into a large pool of water in Buffalo to capture an amazing photo). Her spontaneous ideas and energetic personality created a laid back and fun atmosphere for the entire day and so many of our guests approached us to tell us how impressed they were with Rachel's work. We would highly recommend RachelLizPhotography!
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Michele · Married on 06/18/2016
We had a fantastic experience with Rachel! Even though she lived a few hours away from us and the wedding site, we were able to connect with Skype several times before the wedding making her services that much more accommodating. She delivered exactly what I was looking for when it came to the type of photos, adding her professionalism and talent, you cannot beat it. All of the finished photos are electronic making it easy and convenient to download and print the ones you want. She has a wonderful personality, and eager to please you making sure she gets every shot you want while adding a special touch of her own making beautiful photos with a lot of variety. When trying to find someone to trust on a day that is so important, your wedding day, there is no one else that I would recommend. I am going to use her for all of my major events. I am telling you, book her as early as you can, because she is extremely talented and delivers outstanding service.
Dani · Married on 06/11/2016
ABSOLUTELY LOVED Rachel and team! She is fun, adventurous, excited, and easy to work with! She made getting pictures fun and not a drag! She's open to suggestions, she lets you do the silly over the top things that most wouldn't. Better yet she goes the length to make your day and event that much better! The quality of the images were beyond what we ever could have imagined! We recommend her to all our friends and family! We will definitely be working with Rachel again in the future!
Melissa · Married on 02/27/2016
Rachel was the most amazing photographer; she took her time getting to know us as a couple and getting us comfortable in front of the camera, which was so appreciated! During the entire planning process and until the day of our wedding, she was thoughtful and offered really great advice. I would happily recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking for a supportive, calm, and professional wedding photographer. Our photos look incredible and I just couldn't be happier.
Laura · Married on 10/23/2015
I could not recommend Rachel enough! Her work is dreamy, her photos beautifully captured and Rachel herself is a lovely, bubbly person. Rachel captured the US/NY part of our wedding celebrations, and her photos are such a wonderful reminder of the joy of that day. Snap her up for your photography needs! (Pun fully intended :))
Danielle · Married on 10/10/2015
Rachel was wonderful to work with and had great ideas for unique locations to take photos!
Becca · Married on 10/10/2015
Really fantastic. We HATE having our photos taken, but she made our wedding sessions so much fun. The photos are beautiful, and we couldn't have been happier. Highly recommend!
Amy · Married on 10/03/2015
Rachel was AWESOME!! She was great to work with. Such a Sweetie and so very talented!!! She was also very helpful when we weren't sure where we should take our engagement photos. She new the best spots in the city for some really amazing pictures.