WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
for the madly in love
Getting ready on your wedding day surrounded by your closest friends. You're stress-free and excited because you picked a photographer that will gently keep you and your party on schedule while also making you feel totally supported in front of the camera. You are totally at ease with the schedule you created together and are thrilled that your party and family is being taken care of.
And I'm passionate about shooting with couples that bring the energy! If you are ready to marry your best friend, the one who makes you laugh and is your absolute rock, then I'm THERE! I love capturing the highs and the lows. The tears for your first look with your dad, the screams when we pop a champagne bottle and it goes everywhere, the soft touches during golden hour, and the mosh pit on the dance floor during "Shut up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON.
My team and I value making you comfortable so we can bring out the natural energy you two share together. We do that through movement and prompts that get you interacting together in ways that feel natural! We've shot with couples while: on One Wheels, playing soccer, kissing their dogs, tackling each other in water, sharing a picnic, painting for each other, going to new breweries, biking, doing their secret handshake, and even setting up their christmas tree! Let us into your life and we'll make magic together!
We're invested in your experience
"We loved working with Rachel! My husband and I could not have asked for a better wedding photographer. From day one, Rachel was very easy to communicate with. Not only did she make us feel comfortable in front of the camera, she guided us through the entire process and let us know what to expect. She made sure to get all the photos we wanted and captured the candid moments we didn’t know we needed. She gave great direction and knew how to keep the wedding party focused and on track. We literally had multiple friends and family members asking where we found her, they couldn’t believe how smooth and fun the photo process was! Rachel came prepared and organized, she knew exactly what photos we were taking and had a plan in place. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful. The turn around time was extremely quick and we had sneak peeks within days! We have so many amazing images we will cherish for the rest of our lives! You will not go wrong booking Rachel!"
Briony & Ben
Meet the Team
Rachel & Garrett - Kaleigh & Meghan
THE COMPLETE WEDDING COVERAGE: PHOTO & VIDEO
We will be there for getting ready through the start of the dance party. No need to watch the clock, we'll be there for it all! We'll help you create a timeline that makes the day go smoothly, keeps your guests happy, and maximizes your coverage!
VIDEOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHER
FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE *UP TO 10 HOURS
Complimentary engagement session
Unlimited Editing Photos delivered in a digital gallery with professional printing available
Rights to download and print your photos where you want
Wedding day sneak peeks back as soon as the day after
5-7 min. Highlight Video: fast-paced clips set to music
Professional Drone Footage
Full Wedding Video: Full ceremony footage, speeches, and clips of the first dances, and other fun moment from your day
Custom timeline created collaboratively
INVESTMENT STARTS AT
THERE'S SO MUCH MORE
Bonus: We value our equipment and the safety of your media so we have all professional gear and storage.
Bonus: You get access to professional printing in your gallery!
Bonus: You get sneak peeks delivered a day or two after your wedding!
"WE'VE NEVER HAD PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS DONE"
PERFECT! During your engagement I will give you prompts and actions to get you both comfortable and laughing! Hip bumps, machine-gun kisses, and so many little games to break the ice.
I will literally call out compliments and directions every time you are in font of the camera! I can definitely get loud.
PICNIC WITH A CHARCUTERIE BOARD
ICE CREAM OR COFFEE DATE
BAREFOOT ON THE BEACH
LET'S GO GRAB A BEER
Where do you shoot?I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa but shoot all over Iowa! Just ask!
Do you charge for travel?Travel is free for the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas! I have so many beautiful locations that I know make amazing shots! I do charge a travel fee of $.55/mile for anywhere over 120miles round trip.
What's a sunset session?OH I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED! On every wedding timeline I plan in 10-15 minutes of shooting about 45ish minutes before sunset. These are the photos you see that have the sun just over the tree line and have a gorgeous golden tone! Not only do you get the best pictures of the day at this time but it's a bit of a break for you both. Wedding days do not allow for a lot of alone time. Most of the day you are surrounded by your closest family and friends. While that is amazing, it can also be a bit overwhelming after hours and hours of family. The sunset photos give you both a chance to talk and cuddle and celebrate each other!
How many photos will we receive?This varies every wedding I shoot! It also depends on how many hours of coverage. An estimate of 550-900 photos will be edited and delivered digitally.
Can we get the unedited photos?No, sorry. My editing is 50% of my final product. I do deliver almost every pose we take! I only take out the blurry, out of focus, or ones where you have one eye open and the other closed haha!
How long will it take to receive our photos?Engagement: 1-2 weeks Wedding Sneak Peeks: I know you want to see them right away so I try to get sneak peeks to you a day or two after your wedding day! Full Wedding Gallery: 4-6 weeks after the wedding
What should I wear to my engagement?Definitely wear something comfortable and YOU! I always recommend earth tones and neutrals. If skirts and dresses are your thing they add so much to your photos! If you're more of a blue jeans and a plain t-shirt kinda couple then let's go for it! We don't want any outfit mishaps so please try on your outfit before the shoot and MOVE in it!
How long do you need for photos the morning of our wedding?This is different at almost every wedding! After shooting so many weddings I have created template timelines that work for most wedding days. Once we have our collection consultation call we will go over what collection is best for you and I will send over one of those templates for us to work from.
Do you ride the party bus with us?Unfortunately, no. I had an experience where I felt extremely uncomfortable and was fighting to keep my equipment safe. I was pretty shaken after that experience and decided I could serve my clients better if I did not risk my equipment. I WILL hop on the bus before you depart and get some pics of the whole bus toasting your marriage, maybe a fireball shot, and if someone wants to hop the the poll and bust some moves out I'll get that too. I will drive behind the bus and follow you to the bars and take some photos at the bars. I also use this time to scope out sunset photo locations.
WEDDING VIDEO - THE DOSTALS
APRIL 28, 2023: CARRIAGE HOUSE CEDAR RAPIDS, IA