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We might be biased, but we think our couples are *the best* ever. Many thanks to the kind souls who have taken time to leave us small notes of thanks.

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We love you Rach! We will cherish these forever!

Rachel is an absolute rockstar! She is so laid back, down to earth, and so much fun to work with. She is so personable and will be sure to fix your hair or remind you to take off your hair tie so you can get the best possible pictures. She has an incredible eye and photography style and always captures the sweetest moments. She was so organized and helped us create the perfect timeline for our big day! She made us feel so comfortable at our engagement shoot and gave us great direction on what to do so we didn’t look totally awkward being newbies to the whole photoshoot thing. I had the opportunity to do my Boudoir shoot with her as a little surprise for my fiancé on our wedding day. 

She made me feel so beautiful, confident, and comfortable! We could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our love story! We will certainly cherish our photos forever!! Thank you so much Rach! We love you!

kelsey & brett RIEKENA

Kelsey Brett White Orchid Oasis Fort Myers Wedding Photographer Rachel Elle Photography680

Truly, hiring Rachel Elle Photography, was the best decision we made. Every penny was well spent. Having her on our team from start to finish made everything simpler, calmer, and more fun! She goes above and beyond the traditional photographer duties. She helped us make a day of timeline and was ALWAYS available to answer any question I had, big or small! 

The morning of our wedding, I was experiencing some minor nausea due to nerves. I drove with my MOH to the venue where we were going to start getting ready photos. We were talking about what was coming up next, and the MOMENT that I mentioned Rachel’s name and realized she was going to be there when I stepped foot in the Gale Mansion, (AND IM NOT LYING HERE) ALL OF THE NAUSEA WENT AWAY FOR THE ENTIRE REST OF THE DAY! I never once felt nervous again.

Besides going above and beyond her photographer duties, she is just a phenomenal photographer!! We are obsessed with all of the pictures she took. She took our engagement photos along with our wedding photos. I can’t wait to make a photo album. Her cues are perfect and seamless and made everyone in our bridal party extremely comfortable and relaxed.

I also squeezed in a boudoir shoot with her as a gift to my husband. (BRIDES, DO THE BOUDOIR SHOOT!!!! I cannot recommend the boudoir shoot enough!!)  She made me feel so comfortable and confident…It felt like I was hanging out with a friend I had known for years…

All in all, take it from me, hire Rachel 🙂 Check hiring a photographer off your list!! 

liza & thomas MCNAMARA

Minneapolis Wedding Photography
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer


First of all, we feel like we gained a friend through the process.

I cannot say enough about how amazing she is. First of all, we feel like we gained a friend through the process. She is so kind, fun, sweet, and wonderful, we loved simply hanging out with her, photography aside! Both our engagement photo session and our wedding day with her turned out so great. On our day, she was calm and professional and flexible (even when I was running behind schedule!), and she made everyone have such a good time taking pictures.  But listen- when we got our photos back, I was in tears for the rest of the day. She perfectly captured who we are as a couple and the shots are stunning. Her attention to detail and editing style is just unreal. Not to mention, she genuinely cares about you as a person and really left an impression on all our family and friends. If you are looking for a high-quality photographer, stop now, your search is over! We are forever grateful to her!

kelsey & tj SCHAID

If I could give Rachel more stars, I would!  She is absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better person to capture our wedding day.  The first time I met Rachel in person was for my boudoir shoot and not once did I feel uncomfortable or awkward, which tells you just how friendly and inviting she truly is. 

My husband and I both love her energy and within 10 minutes of talking to her, we knew she was the photographer for us!  We loved sharing our special day with her and we will forever cherish the memories she captured for us! 

My husband and I will definitely be calling Rachel down the road when we start our family 🙂 

darian + david JACKSON

Minneapolis Wedding Photography


We had a zoom call and I hired her right on the spot!

I hired Rachel for so many things (engagement, wedding, and a boudoir session), and she did a fantastic job with everything! I am in love with all of my photos. When I reached out to her about potentially hiring her for my wedding, we had a zoom call, and I hired her right on the spot! I loved her personality – she’s easy to talk to, kind, outgoing, funny, dependable, organized, creative, talented, etc. I could go on!

First up, we had our engagement photos in March of 2022 at the Don Cesar. Rachel did such a great job posing my husband and I. We look very natural for never doing this before.

Next up was the boudoir session. So so SO glad I did this because it was such an amazing, fun, and powerful experience. Rachel made me feel so comfortable, did a great job posing me, and she even helped create an album. To say I am in love with how the photos turned out is an UNDERSTATEMENT.

Our wedding was in November of 2022 and I am obsessed with all of the photos I received!… I would hire Rachel again in a heartbeat!

liz & reed RACICH

Rachel is absolutely amazing! Not only is she incredibly talented and produces some of the most stunning images, but she’s so kind and friendly! She is a terrific communicator – both in person and through email. She was our favorite vendor to work with for our wedding! She even gave me a little pep talk at one point during the day. It was like having a very close friend be able to understand your needs and wants for your photographs!
We are in love with the photos that she took! Please reach out to Rachel if you’re looking for an extremely talented photographer to capture your wedding or engagement! She’s simply the best!
 sarah & kevin RIEDER


We are beyond in love with our photos and couldn’t be any happier with our decision to have her on for our wedding

The first time we met with Rachel we knew right away that she would be our photographer! Our personalities clicked so well and we could tell that she was just as excited as us for our upcoming wedding. My fiancé and I are typically very nervous and a little awkward in front of the camera, but Rachel made us feel so comfortable and natural. The entire engagement session was spent laughing and having a great time. She helped to guide us through the shoot as we needed it and had so many creative ideas, as well as welcomed our own suggestions too. We are beyond in love with our photos and couldn’t be any happier with our decision to have her on for our wedding. If you’re in search of an incredible photographer, look no further! – Kat + Nick

kat & nick SCHMIDT

From start to finish, Rachel was a phenomenal photographer to work with! I would describe her as kind, focused, reliable, levelheaded, caring, and creative. When our schedule got pushed back on the wedding day, Rachel’s calmness calmed me down, and she was flexible with her timeline and her locations for photos. We told her our ideas and she couldn’t have executed them better!
We are in love with the photos that she took! Please reach out to Rachel if you’re looking for an extremely talented photographer to capture your wedding or engagement! She’s the best!
sara + jesus MITCHELL
Minneapolis Wedding Photography
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I constantly found myself looking towards Rachel for comfort when our day ran behind.

I can’t recommend Rachel enough! On our wedding day, we got pretty unexpected rain for October in Minnesota during every second we were outside for photos. I constantly found myself looking towards Rachel for comfort when the day ran behind and was so happy to have such an amazing photographer with us for these moments. Rachel not only helped calm me down, but got amazing photos done in record time so our bridal party could get out of the rain. She also is down for whatever to get an amazing shot, and was trudging through wet tall grass for our amazing ‘golden hour’ photos. Not only is Rachel amazing day of, she got our full gallery back to us in just over 2 weeks, which is the fastest I’ve heard of. We were so lucky to have Rachel with us for our engagement and our wedding, I can’t imagine having anyone else with us. She is kind, funny, professional, and extremely talented. Book her!! 

alyssa & james DELGADO

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