WHAT MY PAST CLIENTS HAVE FELT ABOUT MY WORK
"Rachel was absolutely incredible and captured my *suprise* engagement better than I could've EVER imagined!! Just to put her dedication into perspective, Rachel hiked 45 minutes up a mountain, with all of her equipment, just to ensure she captured our perfect moment. I received the edits within 48 hours, and they were everything I could've ever hoped for and more! I am forever grateful that I have these photos to look back on, thanks to Rachel's professionalism, keen eye, and amazing work. Long story short, I HIGHLY suggest Rae Ann Photo for all of your photography needs." Aug 2020
— Sam, Client
HOW IT WORKS:
1. INITIAL MEETING!
First let's chat! II will set up a call with you to discuss your vision and details for your day as well as get to know you a little better! You are free to ask me any questions you might have during this time. Usually calls take about 20 minutes or less.
If you think we're the right fit I will get your email and send you a proposal via your client portal which includes your invoice, payment schedule and contract. I request 25% of your package for the retainer. Payment plans are available as well. Once your date is secured we begin the fun!
3. PLANNING & CONSULTATION
I love giving my couples guides to help them plan their day including my Wedding/Elopement Guide. This explains an in depth example schedule and full day & half day package info. When it gets closer to your day I will set up a zoom call with you to go over your timeline and plan your day in depth from start to finish!
4. YOUR ADVENTURE SESSION
Adventure sessions are my favorite because I get to know you in front of the camera as well as strengthen your comfortability and our communication! Feel free to let go and just be yourselves. This is about your connection and I'm here to document it.
5. YOUR WEDDING DAY
I will be there with you start to finish, from getting ready to your first look to your joyous and intimate ceremony with all your friends and family, or maybe just you both and your officiant! I will work to capture every moment and detail as quietly and in the background as possible, you may not even know I'm there! I may however partake in some dancing late into the night!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EDITING STYLE?
My editing style is natural, true to color and vibrant! I edit using a base preset and tweak the colors a bit to make it more warm and colorful.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO WEDDINGS?
I have been photographing since 2011 when I received a Canon point and shoot camera for my birthday. My mom remarried in 2019 when I was in college and I photographed her wedding on film! The elopement was in Portsmouth NH on a cloudy day. The photos came out beautifully but more importantly I fell in love with capturing moments. I first got into the wedding scene in Vermont working for my long time friend, Katie Figura Photography.
ARE YOU ORDAINED?
Heck yes I am! I'm a certified ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. As well as planning and photography I can also officiate your elopement!
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH BIGGER WEDDINGS?
To answer that question, in 2022 I decided to focus my business on smaller weddings and elopements. I specialize in photographing intimate weddings and elopements anywhere between 10-50 people. I definitely won't pass up the opportunity to photograph larger than 50+ people if it's the right fit! Going forward in 2023 I will be taking on only 25 smaller weddings and elopements so I can best connect with my clients!
HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
After your wedding is over, I will deliver all your images via an online gallery with Pixieset. You will have full printing rights to print from your gallery and download your images from there! My turn around time is generally between 3 - 4 weeks depending on the time of year!
HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?
If you vibe with my work and want to move forward head over to my contact page and I will get back to you within a few hours to set up a free consult call! Then after that all it takes is a signed proposal and a 25% retainer to reserve your date. I can't wait to meet you!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
For larger weddings 50+ people and over, I include a second photographer in some of my packages. They offer a second eye for when I can't be in 2 places at once, usually this is at the beginning of the day, getting ready and during cocktail hour when I will be doing portraits while my second photographer is doing cocktail hour! It just gives me a few different angles during the day.
HOW DOES TRAVEL WORK?
Travel is included within all my packages and shoots! If your wedding is outside of Vermont, I require flights, airbnb or rental cars for 2 nights. The reason for this is that when I arrive, I love to get the lay of the land and location scout. This also allows me to provide a buffer for any issues that might come up while traveling. All of my destination packages include travel!
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes, I do! I'm flexible to whichever payment plan works best for you. In my packages I require a 50% retainer (this date is non-refundable).
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
Just this year I bought an R6 and have a Mark 4 as my backup! Both cameras have dual slots so I'm able to record your wedding and back it up at the same time! Very important if one card corrupts. I have 4 lenses, a 100mm, 70-200mm, 50mm and 24-70mm all of which I use throughout the day. I use on camera flash throughout the wedding.
HOW DO WE ELOPE?
If you're deciding to skip the traditional big wedding and scale it down, we're already best friends! I offer full planning in your elopement process as well as intimate elopement photography. When you book I will send out an elopement guide detailing my process and workflow to design the perfect elopement for you.
ARE YOU A WEDDING PLANNER?
While I do offer elopement planning, I'm not a wedding planner or coordinator, I'm first and foremost a photographer! Planning is such a big part of my elopement process and I will help you create a schedule, location scout and find all the details for your day that are right for you! If you need a planner I'm happy to recommend a few people I've worked with in the past!
DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?
Yes I do, I have general liability! I'm a registered LLC with the State of Vermont.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T MAKE OUR WEDDING OR NEED TO CANCEL?
The only way I wouldn't be able to attend your wedding would be if I was very ill or if I broke a bone. Other than that I'll be there. I've photographed a wedding the day after being sick (I was symptom free)! My alternative would be to reach out to other photographers that I trust in my community and have worked with in the past who you also align with. I want you to be reassured that although anything can happen, your wedding is the most important!
DO YOU HOLD OUR DEPOSIT IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE OUR DATE?
Heck yes! I will absolutely hold your deposit for you!
HOW MUCH SUPPORT DO YOU OFFER IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
I offer as much or as little support as you may need. I love to plan and love doing it and also love hearing about all your details. I offer vendor recommendations, location scouting and logistics planning. If you choose to work with a planner we will all work together as a team to help make your day go as smoothly as possible!
IF THIS IS YOU...
I WOULD LOVE TO DOCUMENT YOUR MOMENTS!
If you're looking for intimate, candid, colorful storytelling inspired imagery with an on-point organized and planned process then we're a match! Head over to my pricing page to see more info!