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RACHEL DOWNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

here's the thing:

I don't want to shoot your wedding.

I want to photograph you, your story. The way you are with each other, your in-between moments, the finishing touches you hand-picked, the way your mum squeezes your hand, the bouquet with your favourite wildflowers; the details that matter.

Look, this is going to sting, but the wedding industry at large often pushes people to focus on the wrong things; it’s so easy to get caught up in details that we don’t actually care about in the pursuit of throwing the perfect party for other people.

We’ve forgotten that the wedding is just the starting point and lost sight of the most important freaking thing: your marriage. Your wedding day should be about you and your relationship. 

Not what anyone else thinks you have to do.

So, if you say, "Rachel, we're eloping by ourselves to the Scottish Highlands," I say, "My bags are already packed; that's my favourite place on the planet, how soon can we go?"











If you say, "Rachel, we're getting married in my best friend's backyard at sunset with the 30 people we care about most," I say, "I've got sunscreen (safety first), fairy lights, and the perfect flower for your hair."

If you say, "Rachel, we've rented a cabin in the woods and we're just going to have a chill weekend with a small group of friends and family," I say, "Hiking boots, snowshoes, or fuzzy slippers?"

Folks, I just want you to be happy. If a tradition speaks to you? Keep it. If it doesn’t? Don’t. 

Fuck man, you're getting married. 

You are. Not that distant cousin you didn’t want to invite anyway.

Get married however you want to. And take me along to photograph it for you. 

I've got this "third wheel" thing down. 

So, if you say, "Rachel, we're eloping by ourselves to the Scottish Highlands," I say, "My bags are already packed; that's my favourite place on the planet, how soon can we go?"

If you say, "Rachel, we're getting married in my best friend's backyard at sunset with the 30 people we care about most," I say, "I've got sunscreen (safety first), fairy lights, and the perfect flower for your hair."

If you say, "Rachel, we've rented a cabin in the woods and we're just going to have a chill weekend with a small group of friends and family," I say, "Hiking boots, snowshoes, or fuzzy slippers?"

Folks, I just want you to be happy. If a tradition speaks to you? Keep it. If it doesn’t? Don’t. I’ll be there with you every step of the way.

Fuck man, you're getting married.

You are. Not that distant cousin you didn’t want to invite anyway.

Get married however you want to. And take me along to preserve it for you.

I've got this "third wheel" thing down

I want to photograph you. Your love, your in-between moments, the finishing touches you carefully hand-picked, the way your mum squeezes your hand, the bouquet with your favourite wildflowers; the details that matter.

Look, this is going to sting, but the wedding industry at large often pushes people to focus on the wrong things; it’s so easy to get caught up in details that we don’t actually care about in the pursuit of the perfect party.

We’ve forgotten that the wedding is just the starting point and lost sight of the most important freaking thing: your marriage. Your wedding day should be about you and your relationship.

Not what anyone else thinks you have to do.

the process

When I'm yours, I'm yours.

I cry at all the weddings; every single one. I’ll help you put together the perfect timeline and pick the best vendors. I'll show up for you, be a calming presence for you, keep you fucking grounded. 

I'm going to be all up in your business. But only if you really want me there.



So let's talk details (the elephant in the room), but let's keep it simple: Every couple is different, and every wedding is different. I've got starting prices for my base packages, and then we customize from there. All good? Great. If you're traveling for your wedding, let me know! On average, most couples spend 3000-3500 with me.



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ELOPEMENTS


INTIMATE WEDDINGS

PORTRAITS


1600

2400-5300

450

* All wedding collections come with a free engagement session! My gift to you
* Albums and guestbooks definitely available! 

Up to 4 hours of continuous coverage / up to 20 people

Up to 10 hours of continuous coverage / up to 100 people

Up to 2 hours / 2 outfits