My name is Rachel & I have been photographing couples, elopements, intimate weddings, proposals, vow renewals, entrepreneurs, retreats, maternity & families for the past six years. I'm based on Kauai, Hawaii & love to travel.
I received a Professional Photography Diploma in 2014 from the Photography Institute and continue to take workshops. My goal is to continuously learn & grow with my art & business.
Are you looking for a photographer who can capture candid movement & emotion but can also gently direct you to get "the shot". More than just someone to show up on your day, I am your Kauai connection, happy to share knowledge of my favorite vendors, restaurants, cute shops, hikes & beaches.
I love including the powerful elements of ocean, sky, mountains, flowers & plants that also tell the story of the mana (energy) of these islands.
Are you the kind of person who wants to get in the water towards the end of a photo session? Hike with your love to exchange vows at a beautiful spot?
Want to find a secluded location to propose at? Have a family session filled with beautiful flowers, not matching aloha shirts?
If you were nodding your head, I am your girl. I am also your girl if you prefer a spectacular spot that is easily accessible... Kauai has it all.
I would love to help you with your plan & look forwards to hearing your vision!!!
TELL ME YOUR STORY
and let's create something beautiful together!
But first, I will tell you mine.
I'm from a tiny, Island off the West coast of BC, Canada. Hornby Island is a sweet little community of eclectic characters, artists & self sufficient homesteaders. I was raised by artists & healers on 50 acres of communal land & have a deep connection to the land. To nature. To the ocean. To art & creativity. To light & the way it plays across landscapes.
I have lived in Hawaii since 2016 & am so grateful to call Kauai home!!! I absolutely love the ocean, people, dancing, music & cooking delicious food for friends & family. When I'm not at home with my love working on projects you can find me hiking, surfing baby waves, biking, practicing yoga or relaxing on the beach with a good book.
I met my Husband, Goran while I was studying Massage on Kauai. Eight months later he got down on one knee on a sand dune in the Mojave desert, while we were on a road trip. Even though we had talked a lot about marriage & family I thought he was joking, at first. We returned home & eloped on Kauai in 2016, with just our two moms present. I know first hand how special & unique creating your elopement ceremony is. The best thing about it is its your day, your way.
I am so grateful that you are here & I look forwards connecting & creating together. Please put in an inquiry through the Inquire button below. My dates book out in advance so I do recommend planning ahead as much as possible.