The Leisters / Kalamazoo Wedding Photographer

Harshini asked me to be her wedding photographer when we met through Airbnb. It was a moment of absolute serendipity. It didn't work out for me to rent her beautiful home for a photoshoot at the time, but I was able to photograph it nonetheless on her wedding day. The previous owners of the home were married there too, and I have to say, it felt like the perfect place for a celebration. Harshini and Lewis balance each other so well. She, the petite spitfire from India, and he, the gentle giant from the Midwest. Together with their family, they crafted their wedding with care. Flowers from friends, an arbor built by Lewis, and desserts made by Harshini, made the day feel both special and intimate.

When they laughed, I laughed. When they shed happy tears, I did too. It was a perfect day.

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Lynsey and Jennifer / Kalamazoo Engagement Photography

In case you can't tell, this engagement session was a ton of fun. Like a LOT. Lynsey and Jenny are who they are- no holding back- and who they are is a little goofy, and a whole lot of kind. I actually spent some time in a thesaurus trying to find a better word than "kind," because it's frankly insufficient. Their accepting authenticity freed me to be myself too. They have been through a lot, and rather than becoming hard and angry people, they have settled in to a give zero sh!ts and have fun regardless life together. I wont be at their wedding (shout out to the amazing Paige for taking care of them while I'm in Denver), but I know that it's going to be a rip-roaring good time for all.

Love you ladies!

-Rachel

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Harshini and Lewis / Kalamazoo Engagement Photographer

I met Harshini through Airbnb. We were looking to rent a house for a special shoot and I LOVED the natural light and neutral colors in her Kalamazoo craftsman house. The shoot fell through, but Harshini, learning that I'm a photographer, asked if I shot weddings. As she started telling me about her fiance Lewis and their upcoming backyard-dinner-party-intimate wedding, I fell in love with her effervescent spirit. We started brainstorming locations for their engagement session, and realized that their home was the perfect place. It's where their wedding will be, and no other place felt more "them."

The whole session, Lewis had Harshini laughing. I know that for many years to come, that sweet sound will echo through the halls of that beautiful craftsman house.

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The Bucket List / Destination Wedding Photographers

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FREE photography for those adventurous souls who share our love of new places. Includes full coverage for weddings and engagement sessions with online image gallery when client pays for travel costs.

North East Ithica, New York

Mississippi Valley Smoky Mountains Falls Creek Falls

Mid-Atlantic Falling Spring Falls, Virginia

Northwest Colombia River Gorge La Push Gifford Pinchot National Forest Olympic National Park North Cascades National Park Denali National Park

Rocky Mountain Region Garden of the Gods Moab Canyonlands National Park

Pacific South West Grand Canyon Vermillion Cliffs Yosemite

International: Iceland Spirit Island, Canada Golden Ears Provincial Park, Canada Isle of Skye, Ireland Bali, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Manila, Philippines

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