some details about me

 Be in the Moment...


Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look at my website! With this site I hope to tell a little about me and share these images that I have been lucky enough to capture over the years, they hold a special place in my heart as do all my AWESOME clients, I truly hope you enjoy it!


The Vision:

With over 10 years of experience in the Photography industry I find that the most rewarding thing for me is to see the unique quality in each couple and reflect that with the lens in every way possible. Since this path of documenting others lives has chosen me about 12 years ago my ability to provide an excellent overall client experience has grown. From the very first moment of contact to each frame captured & the final product delivery, I believe in building a relationship that will last & creating trust. I understand that capturing the love and emotion of these special times in your life is a true honor... I love every moment of it!


The Method:

My goal as a photographer is to be sure that every client always feels comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera & has confidence in my creative vision. I love to do crazy things that will get that big smile or laugh, and will sometimes ask couples to give me a funny pose and to simply be themselves, have fun and see what happens! It just takes a little faith and a lot of passion for the process.



Random things about me:


I was born and raised in a small town outside of Seattle Wa. called Black Diamond in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, thus my love of nature and the outdoors, even though it does rain about 9 months out of the year! Acutally finding out that most people do NOT go camping with rain gear was very funny to me :)


What makes me smile the most besides being a photographer is my beautiful family; three adorable kids Aidan, Ashleigh Rose and Karissa Grace and my Amazing Husband Micah. They are the lights of my life and being a Mother and Wife to them is what gives me reason to get up each day... literally. No, all joking aside my family is awesome and it's a wonderful feeling to know how much they mean to me, nothing could be sweeter.


The Lord has provided an amazing opportunity for me to do what I love each day and have this awesome career, I thank God on a daily basis for it!


On the technical side, I have been shooting since I can remember & hold a degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle. I have been actively working in the industry since my graduation & am well versed in many types of photography including Weddings, Portraits, Photojournalism, Commercial and Product clients.


Please contact me for more information on the services provided by Vanessa Rachel Photography LLC you can fill out the form located in the contact section or email me- and I will be happy to set up a meeting to discuss your specific needs. You can also find me on Facebook I will be happy to reply!

For those of you that like the old fashion phone conversation, please don't hesitate... I am all about it! 504-858-8408


*All Images ©Vanessa Rachel Photography LLC 2019