Tropical Leaves

Words of praise


I contacted Rachel for a shoot while I was on Kauai and she was so quick to get back and scheduling was super easy with her. And ahhh I’m so grateful we got a chance to connect - I LOVE my photos so much. She does a beautiful job holding space for women to feel comfy in front of the camera (and I usually completely freeze up in front of one). Her work is intentional and her creativity comes thru in the shots. I’m so happy with my photos and will gladly recommend her to anyone on the island. 


~Avery B.


Rachel is a dear sister of mine so I am so grateful to have gotten to collaborate with her! She held such a beautiful vision for our shoot and was so willing to co-create with me on my own vision. Together we had such a lovely time and she shot a gorgeous group of photos for my business. I highly recommend working with Rachel, she has a gentle and kind nature with a creative eye, and is gifted with setting a mood to each photoshoot, each body of photos is truly a work of art.                                                                                                      

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"I am OBSESSED with the maternity photoshoot I was able to do with Rachel. From the minute I got there the whole experience was magical and I felt like a total goddess. I told her what my vision was for the shoot and she over delivered. I had found the milk bath idea on Pinterest and she recreated perfectly. Everything from the flowers to the scenery, to just the vibe of the whole shoot was amazing. Rachel is so sweet and made me feel so relaxed and comfortable during our session. I felt like such a queen, which made me feel much more confident. She made me feel so beautiful the whole time, and gave me awesome recommendations for poses that looked good. If you get the chance to work with Rachel definitely take it!!! I will cherish not only the pictures, but the amazing experience she provided for a very long time. I will be back to take picture with my baby, and will definitely be going to Rachel again. So much magic!"


~ Tilly T.


"I just want to thank you so much for the beautiful photos of the best day of my life! I looked through all of the pictures from our ceremony about 14 times already and I am crying happy tears. Pictures are so important to me and I am forever grateful for the moments you've beautifully captured for us. My dad usually doesn't make it in too many pictures because he's always behind the camera, and seeing him enjoying each moment is priceless. You are a beautiful soul, thank you so much for everything."


~ Sophie J.


"OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE them!!!  Thank you!!!! As I was scrolling through, some of them actually made me gasp!  Thank you so much!"

~ Bianca B.


"We are over the moon excited and impressed with your photos of our special day. You captured our wedding in all ways possible. We cried, laughed and giggled while looking through the photos. We could relive the experience and that is your true gift as an artist. Thank you so much. I am sure we will keep in touch. We are so happy to have met you."


~ Kelly & Deb


"Rachel was incredible! We used her for family photos while we were on a family vacation to Kauai! She was so fun, professional, and creative! She worked excellent with all of the adults and especially well with our 5 year old daughter! We highly recommend her! Thanks again, Rachel!"


~ Heather V.

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"My husband and I worked with Rachel to capture photos during our Babymoon in May. She was incredibly easy to work with from inquiry to scheduling to location and even answered my questions on her opinion of outfit choices. Upon meeting her, she was such a lovely and warm human and we really enjoyed getting to know her a bit during our session. Rachel managed to put us at ease and captured beautiful, magical photos that we will forever treasure. I look at the images she delivered and it's such a beautiful memory of a special time in our lives. I hope I have another excuse to come to Kauai and work with her in the future. Thank you, Rachel!"


~ Kate & Dave


When we decided to do baby moon photos with Rachel, we knew we would capture an organic feel that would be true to our experience of this pregnancy. When we actually met Rachel we felt she drew out another feeling - a deep element of our hearts. She helped us connect to our most reverent sides so that we could honor our relationship to each other and then our relationship to baby. The result was that we felt very comfortable being photographed because we were in the moment and intentional about the reason for the shoot. Our photos capture the miracle of supported love and a connected pregnancy - as well as our memories of our trip to Kauai. Whether your from the island or not we can't recommend Rachel enough!"


~ C & M

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Rachel was absolutely perfect for our surprise proposal. I did not want a generic proposal and shoot on a public beach and requested a private hike. Rachel recommended many options and she chose the most stunning location. The hike was completely private and a perfect combination of difficulty mixed with amazing views. Rachel perfectly pulled off the surprise strategy and made our day something we will never forget. The photos turned out better than I could imagine. I would highly recommend using Rachel."​


~ Ryan & Chad


"Rachel first photographed my family while we were on our baby moon. We had her photograph us the following year after our second was born. It has sort of become a tradition for our family- whenever we go to Kauai, we have Rachel photography us. She is that good. My husband and I are not great subjects to shoot, we are awkward and our children are wild but somehow, Rachel will send us dozens of beautiful images and I get misty eyed going through them. Her gentle but direct posing instructions are appreciated and extremely helpful and they always turn out very natural, it doesn’t feel forced and it photographs beautifully. Photography isn’t just Rachel’s job, it’s her passion and you can really tell she is truly fulfilled by it because it translates so easily into her photos. I wanted pictures that depicted our family’s love in an organic, free, romantic style and Rachel absolutely nailed it. She’s accommodating and quick to roll with any changes so you get a lot of shots during your session. My friends saw her on our recommendation and loved her pictures as well. Beyond her amazing skills, Rachel is just an overall lovely being. So friendly and warm, it’s like seeing a long time friend the moment you meet her. She’s genuine and thoughtful and has tons of great recommendations (just ask!) Seriously, Rachel is wonderful and I highly recommend her for any event you may need a photographer for."​

~ Chau S.

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"Rachel was so fantastic to work with. Before we even made it to Hawaii for our baby moon, communicating with her was a breeze and I felt comfortable before even meeting her in person. The day of the shoot was so easy, even with a slightly grumpy 2-year-old in tow. Rachel was so great with our son and even got him to smile for the pictures, which he is notoriously known for not smiling. She was able to give us tips during the shoot so we could get the best photos possible. She even followed up with tips of where to hike and eat on Kauai!! Overall our experience with Rachel couldn’t have gone any better and we now have a beautiful collection of family photos to commemorate our time in Kauai. Thank you so much Rachel!!"​


~ Aubrey M.


"We used Rachel for our family pictures in Kauai. She was phenomenal. We enjoyed all the pictures and will love these pictures forever."​


~ Ashley B.

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"Rachel you are truly gifted with your talent as a photographer. Mahalo for capturing our family’s love and playfulness with each other. The photos are stunning and I’m so grateful to have had you take them. I look forward to our next trip to Kauai and having you take our family’s pictures again." 


~ Nicole & Jason 

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"We were so fortunate that Rachel Crane was able to be our photographer for our outdoor wedding in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. Rachel was extremely prompt in responding prior to the event. She was very flexible as to the locations we proposed and provided necessary feedback. She was a joy to correspond with. During the wedding, she blended very well and her kind, gentle energy was very calming. We felt heard in our goals of what we wanted to capture. She did a wonderful job of collecting snippets of memories and highlights that tell a story in beautiful color. The excitement in the interactions captured is priceless and heartwarming. We had a whole list of family shots we wanted to get as it was the first and probably the only time our families will meet, and those shots came out beautifully. As a bride, it is a great weight off your shoulders to be able to count on someone reliable to capture these moments creatively. I highly recommend Rachel's services as she is dependable and produces a high-quality product delivered on time in a user-friendly format."​

~ Rachael & Alistair

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"Rachel has such a beautiful way of making safe and playful space for joy to shine through. So super magical to be seen and reflected in this way with love. Thank you so much Rachel! Our engagement is blessed with your gifts." 


~ Jana & Travis

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"Rachel was an amazing photographer from booking to delivering our album. She responds quickly, and thoroughly. When it came to taking the picture she was really great with our two kids and patient as they adjusted to rain and colder temperatures. She even brought the most gorgeous flower crowns knowing my girls would love that. They felt like princesses! She was silly with the girls to get smiles and also very engaging.  I am so awkward with posing, she knew just how to make us look natural and not cheesy. The pictures she delivered were absolutely stunning and we will cherish them for a life time! Can’t wait to go back to Kauai and get them from her every year!! Stop reading and book her now!!! "​


~Dana & Tripp

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"Rachel’s photography is my favorite on Kauai. Her creativity shines though every session with different angles and spontaneous ideas to help you get an even better shoot than you’d dreamed of. She helps you feel so comfortable, safe and beautiful. She is also one of the most caring, thoughtful people you’ll ever meet. Truly goes above and beyond to show up and create pure beauty. She also lives on island and knows all the best spots. I recommend her to everyone! "​


~Dakota Chanel


"Rachel is hands down super awesome to work with. I had my first ever photo session with her and her fabulous bathtub. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed with her calm, professional style. Rachel is creative in helping direct you through your photos and you can tell she’s experienced with her craft with a confidence and ease that she works with. She was very responsive and shared my passion for the vision I wanted to create. I’m extremely thankful I got to blossom in front of the camera with her. "​



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"Rachel is a wonderful photographer. I have worked with many photographers over the years and she was a delight to work with. My daughter and I did a photo shoot together and she was so helpful and has a very calming demeanor which created and really fun and special experience for us. I 💯 recommend her"​


~Jericho Rell