"She felt like an old friend, right away."

 
 
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Rachel was amazing. She was really professional and easy to communicate with leading up to our wedding day, and checked in with us a few days before to make sure we were all set, and we found out that the week of our wedding, she went to our reception location to scout out possible photos since she hadn’t worked there before. She and her assistant were wonderful. They captured personal moments of our wedding day, especially the sweet candid shots that we wanted. Even our more formal pictures are sweet and personal. She was very reasonably priced for how high quality her images are. She was great working with our dog and all the kids at our wedding as well. We have seen the “sneak peak” images and can’t wait to get the full album. We would work with Rachel again in a second!
— Alissa | Portland, Oregon: Lewis and Clark College

 
Wow, I’m so grateful that we found Rachel to photograph our wedding. She is AMAZING! We got married on the beach at sunrise and I wasn’t sure what time would be optimal for the lighting. Rachel DROVE over 3 hours on her own to watch the sunrise close to our date just to help ensure we would have the best lighting. WOW. So awesome. The picture are AMAZING. She is also was very reliable, professional and just a wonderful person to work with. She was very accepting and sweet, and someone who I felt very comfortable having at our small intimate ceremony. I highly recommend Rachel.
— Sarah | Oregon Coast: Indian Beach
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Rachel (and her assistant) were incredible for our wedding! After meeting with Rachel we immediately chose her as our photographer because of her affordable packages and personality that made us feel comfortable and confident she would capture all the special moments of our day. We were not dissappointed. She was all over the event capturing everything and made sure all the special shots we wanted were covered. I have been to weddings where it seems like to photographer is a distraction during the ceremony but she moved discretely around while getting the shots. We are very excited to see our photos when they are finished! Thanks Rachel!
— Audrey | Sherwood, Oregon : Quailhurst Vineyard Estate

A wedding photographer has *two* very important jobs on your wedding day: the first and obvious one is to take great photos of a once-in-a-lifetime event and capture the spirit of your family, friends, and special day — if you’ve seen Rachel’s photos you know she does this part extraordinarily well.

The other, less obvious job, is to be a person who is there at your most intimate, most butterflies in tummy, giggles and excitement moments, AND at your most heartfelt, sniffles and tears and just-barely-keeping it together moments. You are letting a stranger into one of the most personal and special occasions of your adult life, for heaven’s sakes, you want that person to be likeable, too.

We warmed up to Rachel so instantly, we knew any of our remaining interviews with other photographers were a matter of formality. There was no mistaking her unbridled love for her job — Rachel is a bit of a geek about your wedding photos (technically), and an obvious romantic about your wedding day. She felt like an old friend, right away. It didn’t seem weird to have her join my bridesmaids while I was putting on my dress, or while I was getting ready to walk in the ceremony alone. When everyone else had walked down the isle, it was just Rachel and me — and I was glad she was there. She perfectly balanced the job of social support as I tried to calm my nerves, and taking just breath-taking photos of our day.

Look — there are probably a dozen other photographers on here you’re considering, but they’re not Rachel. It’s not just the photos that last for a lifetime, it’s also how that person treats your difficult aunty, your drunk friends, or whatever it is in your family. With Rachel we got both fabulous photos, and someone who felt like family. You really can’t beat that.
— Gloria | Oregon City, Oregon
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Rachel (and Co.) were absolutely amazing as our photographer for our wedding day, and even more so, our wedding weekend. Rachel (and Co. ...Brian) embedded themselves with our own friends/family and seamlessly filled that awkward gap that usually exists between “wedding guests” and “photographer”. We found Rachel to be very open to our own hopes, desires, and wants as a soon-to-be-married-couple - all the while - calmly discussing her view, angle, and perspective as an artist/photographer.
— David | Oregon Coast: Gearhart, Oregon

 
Rachel was great to have as our photographer for our wedding! She met with us before the wedding to go over what exactly we were looking for and just to get to know us. We felt that she did a great job capturing moments we didn’t even notice were happening. One in particular was a moment with my grandpa that I treasure especially now that he is gone. My husband and I would highly recommend Rachel Konsella to any of our friends.
— Brittany | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Best photographer I could have asked for, she has quite an eye and brought her boyfriend along to assist her, which was nice to have. She took some gorgeous photos and I cannot decide between my 20 favorites, and I’m being sincere in that. I picked someone that was affordable and that I knew and was so pleasantly surprised that I made a wedding wire vendor review for her, when she has nothing on wedding wire yet!
— Bath-sheba | Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin : Lake Wissota Golf and Events

 
This May, I was planning to propose to my now fiancé, in Portland, and a good friend of me asked if I was going to get a photographer or not. To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about it, but after working with Rachel, was so very glad that I did!

I found Rachel via craigslist, of all places, after posting a wanted listing for a “stealthy photographer able to capture a marriage proposal in Portland”. Rachel was one of several photographers who responded, but after impressing me with her website, background, and overall demeanor, it was easy to decide to work with her. She was friendly, upbeat, down to earth, and above all else, truly committed to working closely with me to plan all the details leading up to the big moment of the proposal. Rachel was incredibly helpful and professional, and was more than willing to take on the challenge of secretly following us around and capturing the moment :)

As for her photography, she did an incredible job! I popped the question in a wooded area with lots of sun and shade, and Rachel expertly worked her magic to capture all the depth of green around us, while balancing the lighting on what was most important: my overjoyed, now-fiance!

Overall, I highly recommend working with Rachel as she was professional, very easy to work with, and took many amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, photos we’ll treasure for the rest of our lives!
— Grant | Portland, Oregon
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