Rachel has photographed our band for the past several years, in both live performance and still settings. She has done gorgeous portrait photos of individual band members, and lively group shots of up to 8 people. The photos she has taken over the years are priceless to us, and the photo shoots have been very memorable. She is kind, respectful, and has a great sense of humor and wit, and makes everyone feel comfortable during shoots. We trust Rachel's vision, artistry, and professionalism completely. 

Lisa Beck, vocalist and percussionist with "Panzumo"

Rachel has come to my home each year for two years to photograph my family. Her amazing eye for photography resulted in wonderful photos. But it was her ability to pull out the essence of each family member in our own environment, capturing us in our best possible light which resulted in the magical photos that we will value for the rest of our lives. We've made the photo sessions with Rachel an annual tradition.

Lark Sharp, biology teacher and mother
Rachel is a true artist...respectful, engaging, and delightfully funny. It is clear that she loves what she does...perfecting her shots so that I can easily relax while she fusses about the endless details which are the hallmark of her work. Her photos of me make me look my very best, something that is very important to this 60 year old woman.

Karen Custer Thurston, dancer and choreographer

These pictures are images to me that I will have forever...you take a lot of photos of your child but when you undress yourself (literally and metaphorically) it makes them special in a way that you celebrate that moment in time. I look back at the moment such an incredible experience. It was so fun and natural that it didn’t feel like we had to pose. Normally it feels like a camera is so invasive but when Rachel takes the photos she makes me feel comfortable. She captivates the real moments and, most importantly,...
she makes me feel beautiful!

Tessa Lippmann, artist, mountain climber, and mother



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Last Updated November 22, 2010.