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 try to bring a fresh and exciting take on Weddings and Portraits by blending Photojournalism with the best in lighting techniques, fashion, modern portraiture and have a unique ability to capture the essence of love & beauty, those precious moments that you will remember forever. The most rewarding thing for me is to see the unique quality in a couple and reflect that with the lens in every way possible. With a degree in Commercial Photography from the Art Institues of Seattle, I have the background and knowledge to provide amazing photography and an excellent overall client experience from the very first moment of contact to each frame captured, the final product delivery and beyond. I believe in buliding a relationship that will last, building trust and know that capuring 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 baby smile, and will sometimes ask couples to give me a crazy or funny pose 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. They are the lights of my life and being a Mother to them is what gives me reason to get up each day... literally. No, all joking aside they really are 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 about age 12 and hold a degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Seattle. I have been actively working in the industry for over 10 years & 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 2017


*Some of the images contained in this site were captured in partnership with CheyAnne Bradfield Keese / "Arte de Vie"