Q. Where’d you get your name from?
A. Well, I’ve never been drawn to the whole “First name Last name Photography” business name. It’s just not for me. So, I thought about other options and I thought a simple, straight to the point, and relevant name would simply be “Rachel Photographs.” That was after changing my name 2 other times. I’m happy with it and it’s here to stay.
Q. What does “natural light” photographer mean?
A. It means that I prefer to shoot outside, with use of the natural light outside. That also means that I don’t generally shoot in a studio.
Q. Do you specialize in anything?
A. I specialize in creative portraits, engagements, and weddings –all with a whimsical, personal twist!
Though I will photograph just about anything, those are the things I enjoy photographing the most.
Q. What equipment do you use?
A. Right now, I use:
Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 580 EX II
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 85mm 1.8
Canon 35mm 1.4L
JoTotes Betsy Bag
13″ Macbook Pro with the Creative Suites CS3
21″ iMac with the Creative Suites CS5
Q. Are you available on this ______ date?
A. Shoot me an email and we’ll see.
hello (at) rachelphotographs (dot) com.
Q. How much do you charge?
A. My prices are up under the “Investment” tab on the navigation bar. If you see a service that is not listed, please don’t hesitate to email me. hello (at) rachelphotographs (dot) com.
Q. Do you travel for weddings?
A. I do! I love to travel. To inquire about a destination wedding, please email me.
Q. How does the payment work for a wedding or session?
A. To book a wedding, a 25% deposit is due at the signing of the contract to reserve your date. The remaining balance may be paid in increments or in a lump sum as long as it is paid in full 2 weeks prior to the wedding. To book a session, a 25% retainer is due at the signing of the contract to book your date. A session balance must be paid in full before we start the session.
Q. When can I expect my photos to be done?
A. For a wedding or similar event, please allow 6-8 weeks for your photos to be completed. For a mini session or full session, please allow up to 4 weeks. Those are the average turnaround times. Please understand that while I do my best, some photos may take longer than the average turnaround time…but some may be faster; you never know!