Wedding Photography

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Rachel is amazing. Her shots aren't just "pictures" - they capture the emotion and the life of the subject and the moment. Truly special photography. - Tylan G.

Celebrate the joy and love of your wedding day

This is the day you’ve been dreaming about: the day you marry your beloved in the presence of your dearest friends and family. We will be there with you every step of the way to capture all your precious moments: the smiles, the tears, the laughter, the promises, the looks you exchange when you feel the love in the room.

And we don’t want to miss a thing. That’s why we shoot every wedding with two photographers in attendance. Having us both there isn’t an add-on expense, a package option, or decision to make; it’s just our approach to giving you the most complete, inclusive set of images possible. It’s our commitment to telling your love story.

Weddings are about creating and choosing family, and we joyfully celebrate with you whether you are a young bride, a couple choosing a second marriage, a same-sex couple committing your lives to one another, or any combination of the above. Love comes at all ages, in all hues, to all people, and we are honored to affirm your personal love story.

Our packages are crafted to provide full coverage of your day and give you keepsakes that will last throughout your lives together. Our packages begin at 2499 and are limited only by your imagination. We are happy to customize a package just for you and are committed to giving you warm, personal, thorough service throughout your experience with us. Most of our packages include an engagement session to help us all get to know each other and to help you feel comfortable in front of our cameras on your wedding day. We want you to have our images framed on your piano when you’re 80, and we’ll provide the artwork that inspires you to do just that.

Your wedding day will pass in a heartbeat, but our images will preserve it for the rest of your lives. Whether you’re choosing a simple ceremony or a lavish celebration, your photographs will tell the story of your day for all the years yet to come. It is our privilege to capture the story of you.

Your special day is captured in time, preserving the emotion, spirit, and beauty of your story. Our images will help your memories last a lifetime.

About Your Wedding Photoshoot

On this page, you'll find information about my wedding photography, including collections and pricing, as well as images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare for your photo shoot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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Our Wedding Photography Process

Consultation

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We will discuss your love story, wedding day plans and the products and services you're interested in. Most importantly, we'll discuss what you're looking for in a wedding photographer. 

Photo Session

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I will work hard to capture all the special moments of your wedding day, from getting ready to your departure from the reception.

Editing

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After your session, I'll custom-edit your photos, capturing every joyful smile and tear!

Ordering Session

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Once your images are ready, you will have an ordering session where you can view all the edited photos and choose what products to purchase.

I’ve been out on shoots with Rachel. She has amazing gifts. It’s not just her photographs that are beautiful, but the way she arrives at the end result, stunning image after image, is a thing of beauty itself. Her ability to connect and make others instantly comfortable shines through in each picture. Rachel has that special “something” that cannot be taught. High recommendations for this talented photographer. -  Patti G.

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A world-class photographer, and a pleasure to do business with—a truly great combination! - Leslie C.

Our Mission

It is our honor and purpose to tell your story in beautiful keepsake artwork. We will craft images that capture the unique little details that make you YOU, and we’ll show you the beauty and joy of your family relationships. We’ll help you relax and enjoy yourself so that your images show your truest and most authentic self. After your session, we’ll offer you a selection of carefully curated products to preserve your images, including archival photographic prints, heirloom albums, and wall art that will last a lifetime. We stand behind our work and our products and are proud of our signature experience. Our goal is a happy client, every single time.

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Investment

Our wedding packages begin at $2499, with most couples choosing to invest about $4000. Our products and services have been carefully curated and priced to give you an outstanding experience and heirloom keepsakes. We are happy to customize a package to your individual needs and are committed to exceeding your expectations.

Keepsakes & Wall Art

We work closely with our lab to produce handcrafted heirloom artwork from portrait and wedding sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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So many reasons! We know how hard you’ve worked on every detail of your celebration, and we don’t want to miss a thing! It’s also insurance for you; we have plenty of shots and plenty of angles, and you’ll get a full and complete story of your day. We also each carry two cameras with different lenses, giving us a wide variety of images and plenty of extra backup on the off chance that we have any trouble with equipment.

Oooh, you’re our favorite. Most people hate having their picture taken, and we are committed to making it fun for you to work with us! Most of our clients wrap up their sessions and events by saying, “That was more fun than I expected it to be,” and we love that. We have lots of tips and tricks to get you looking and feeling relaxed, and we take our time to make sure we capture beautiful images that leave you feeling good about your time with us.

As far as your imagination can take us. We love to travel!

Your retainer reserves your date just for you and is nonrefundable. If you need to reschedule, we’ll do everything we can to work with you to find another date, and we won’t throw ridiculous fees at you for things you just can’t help.

Yep!  We’ll go over a shot list with you before your event, and we’ll make sure to capture what’s important to you in the way of formal pictures. The rest of the time, we’ll be catching both the details you’d expect and the little moments that you won’t realize we’ve photographed until you see your images. Your pictures will take you right back and you’ll get to relive those special moments again and again.

Of course! This is a sacred moment for you, and however you choose to celebrate it, we’ll be there to capture it.

First and foremost, we believe that photographs are meant to be seen.  We want them out in your house, in your hands, in your daily experience. Also, technology changes so fast, and we don’t want you to look around in ten years and realize you can’t open your images anymore. Printed photographs are why we know what our grandparents looked like as newlyweds. We want the same for your family in later generations. This is also why we choose our labs so carefully. We only work with labs that are exclusive to professional photographers, using careful construction and archival papers and inks so that your artwork lasts. Our labs guarantee their products so that we can guarantee yours.

As soon as you know you need a photographer! While it’s always worth checking to see if we’re free at the last minute, it’s not uncommon for clients to book us a year or two ahead of their event dates and months before their portrait session dates. 

Nope! Nobody wants a photo of Uncle Jim with one eye closed and food in his mouth. We carefully curate our images to present you with photos that you’ll be proud to display and share and keep. While you’ll have plenty of images to choose from, we’ll only deliver those that meet our high standards for image quality.

No, we only deliver fully finished images. Unedited files are like cake ingredients at a bakery. The finished product is what you hire us to produce, and we put time and energy into delivering the best images we can offer.  

Yes, and you should never hire someone who isn’t! We know how to take beautiful natural light images AND we have a full kit of both on- and off-camera supplemental lighting. We want to make sure your images are perfectly lit no matter what the weather or the setting might be.  

Yes! We have a network of talented professional photographers who will shoot for us in case of emergency. It has never happened, but it’s good to know the backup is in place! If an emergency means we’re unable to be at your event, we will still do the editing and finish work so that your images match our style and look like you expected.

With pleasure. We support you, whoever you are, whoever you love, and however you’re celebrating, and we can’t wait to tell your unique story. Love has no limits.

No, I provide photography only. I want to do the best possible work for you at the highest possible quality, and that means that I focus on just one thing at a time! I want to give you beautiful photos that you will preserve in your album and on your walls, and I don’t want to miss a thing. That said, I have worked with some incredible videographers and am happy to give you some recommendations!

Our products and packages are carefully curated and priced according to their value, so the short answer is no. That said, we want you to have exactly what you want, so we’re happy to create a custom package just for you. No matter what you choose to spend with us, you will receive our signature service and will receive heirloom products and images that will last for a lifetime.

Your Reveal & Ordering Session

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We’ll view your proofs together and I’ll help you narrow down your favorites. I’ll go over available sizes and product options with you, and you can choose the artwork and display options that best suit your needs. I will never pressure you to purchase more than you wish; I want you to be happy with your choices! And because I know you want to share your images through email or social media, purchased prints include a social-sized digital file to share as you wish.

Wedding Pictures

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Getting Ready

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First Look

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Couple

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Bridal Party

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Family

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Ceremony

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Reception

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Rachel is amazing. Her shots aren't just "pictures" - they capture the emotion and the life of the subject and the moment. Truly special photography. - Tylan G.

Wedding Photography Resources

How to Prepare for Your Wedding Photos

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6 Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

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Tips for Finding Wedding Inspiration

When it comes to planning your wedding, it can be hard to know where to start. You may have a Pinterest board full of ideas you love, but they don’t form a cohesive style. Well, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of ways you can find inspiration for your special day. Look to …

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About Rachel Smook Photography

I’m Rachel, and I’m a wedding, portrait, and Bar Mitzvah photographer based in Massachusetts and willing to travel as far as your dreams will take you. As the parent of teenagers, I’ve learned that everything is better with some humor thrown in, and I’ve also learned how FAST life goes by. Photography gives me a way to stop time, both for my family and for yours. I’m a sucker for the little details: those tiny fingers wrapped around yours, the way he looks at you when you come down the aisle, the way you laughed at that little shimmy she did on the dance floor. It’s the little moments that make the sweetest memories, and I’m a feelings junkie, so I am THERE for them. I believe that laughter is good medicine, that love is love, and that memories are worth keeping.

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  • Your Partner's Name
  • Your Wedding Date
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  • Do you have a venue? If so, where?
  • How many people will you invite?
  • How many attendants will you have?
  • Any goals or wishes for your wedding photography?
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