WILL YOU TRAVEL FOR MY WEDDING OR SESSION?
YES. YES. Uh…..YES. I’m based in Oklahoma City, but keep my travel prices as low as possible to accommodate couples from all over the world. Please contact me for more detailed information. Destination weddings and Colorado weddings currently get a special rate!
DO YOU ONLY SHOOT WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS?
No, but I love shooting weddings, elopements, and engagements! They make up about 75% of my work. I also offer lifestyle and portrait sessions, editorial and product work, advertising, and musician/artist promos. If you’re interested in collaborating on a project or have a unique shoot in mind, let’s talk!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
I am an observer, so my images reflect that. I shoot for moments and mood, not poses or shot lists. My style is oddly a mix of many things–photojournalism (I want to document your day as it unfolds), an attention to detail and small moments, with a lot of creative imagery and shots fueled by wanting to create beautiful art as well. You end up with a gallery that showcases you, your personalities, and all the little moments and details that make up who you are. They’ll be modern and stylish, a bit whimsical, while remaining authentic and timeless, and hopefully something you’ll want to show off on your walls too. ;)
DO YOU SHOW ALL OF YOUR WORK ONLINE?
No. I photograph many shoots and weddings. I showcase what I feel best represents my photography style and what I have time to publish.
CAN YOU COME TO MY WEDDING VENUE BEFORE THE WEDDING TO LOOK AT IT?
Respectfully, unless it’s a venue that has me completely baffled, no. I am confident and capable of going into a venue “blindly” and finding spots and light that will work great for photos. If you’re adamant about it, we can talk, but I truly don’t think it’s necessary.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
Rachel Photographs accepts all major credit and debit cards, checks, and cash. For your session, the full session fee must be paid in full at least 48 hours before your shoot. For weddings, a $500 retainer is due to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding. No-interest payment plans may be arranged. Contracts must be signed for each session and wedding. If you’re low on cash but can offer a lot of tacos or Chance the Rapper tickets, I’d be willing to chat.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT PHOTOS TO BE DELIVERED?
For weddings, up to 6 weeks, though I try to have them to you by your first-month anniversary. For lifestyle sessions or engagements, usually up to 2-3 weeks. If the turnaround time is estimated to differ, I will keep you updated.
WILL YOU MAKE ME SKINNIER/WILL YOU EDIT OFF MY BRACES/WILL YOU GIVE ME A NEW HAIRSTYLE/CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP MY SPRAY TAN/CAN YOU GIVE ME A TAN/CAN YOU ADD THE SNAPCHAT BUTTERFLY CROWN FILTER TO MY IMAGES?
All photos you receive will have basic correction and re-touching. You will look like you. I will not make you skinnier, erase your braces, fix a bad spray tan, makeup job, or hair-do. I will do my absolute best to make you feel your best, but if you’re worried about hair/makeup, or what to wear, let me know! I can recommend some beauty experts and excellent stylists.
WILL YOU EDIT *THIS* SPECIFIC WAY OR DO *THIS* SHOT I SAW ON PINTEREST?
Eh. Probably not. I try and keep my editing as consistent as possible. I also try to stay away from “trendy” editing–I want you to still love your photos in 3-4 years once certain editing trends have died down. I also try to stay away from being posey-posey. I will happily direct you if you need/want help, but I want you to be yourselves and have fun. I want to tell your story–not just check off shots from a list.
CAN I POST THESE ON FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER OR MY WEBSITE?
Yes! Of course. However, PLEASE (x infinity) give credit. A simple “photo(s) by www.rachelphotographs.com (or tag my on instagram @rachelphotographs)” works perfectly. Also, my heart will shatter into a thousand pieces if you add any filter on the photos I hand-edited for you. Just as much as shooting is my art, editing has become my art as well. Please do not mess with the final photos.
HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE MEXICAN FOOD?
There aren’t enough words.
WE’RE LIKING WHAT WE’RE SEEING. HOW CAN WE BOOK?
Hooray! Contact me and see if I’m available. Dates book up anywhere from 6 months – a year out, but feel free to holler if you’re getting married soon! There are often some “last-minute” dates available. I’d love to set up a meeting (either in-person or over skype) to make sure we’re a great fit. To reserve your date in my calendar, a $500 retainer and a signed contract is required.