Wedding photography is more than just incredible images, it’s an experience and after shooting over 250 weddings, I’ve yet to experience two weddings that are the same. That’s why the first thing I want to do is get to know you and your vision for your wedding.
One of my all-time favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is hearing your story. From how you met, the sometimes awkward DTR, to the actual proposal and wedding planning. Your story is uniquely yours and I would love to hear it!
You’ve done the research, you love the RWP style and personal approach. Let’s set up a date! While I’m a huge green tea latte fan, if you can’t meet up, we can always chat over the phone.
It’s official! You two are ready for the Watson Wedding Experience and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with you!
All our contracts are online so check your email, click the link and make it all official online. Once you’re done, kick back. I’ve got it from here. Now comes the fun part. We get to start planning your engagement session!
Your engagement session is going to be so much fun! I’ll help you choose a meaningful and beautiful location, give you great prep tips and most importantly, I’ll TEACH you how to look and feel confident in front of the camera. I don’t know about you, but being in front of the camera can be awkward. It’ doesn’t have to be!
Your engagement session is a chance to hang out, get some fantastic shots of you two and LEARN so you can feel relaxed on your wedding day.
The wedding day timeline can be so overwhelming! Trying to coordinate everything AND make sure there is enough time for all the photos you’ve been dreaming about. Take a breath. Relax. I’ll walk you through all your options and share your best options for a photography friendly wedding day timeline.
After we go through everything, you’ll be able to tell your hair and makeup artist when you need to be done. Your bridesmaids when they need to be ready. Transportation when you need to arrive. All the parts of your wedding day so you can go into it relaxed and full of anticipation for your wedding day.
The day is finally here! You’ve rocked your engagement session, worked through your timeline, shared your vision. You’re as prepared as you can be and it’s time to celebrate!
My hope, more than anything else is that you and your soon-to-be hubby would be able to enjoy the day and cherish the memories. Have grace with each other as you plan. Your wedding day is just the first day of a great adventure together and we’re so pumped we get to be there with you.
As soon as your wedding gallery is live, I’ll shoot you an email with the link and download pin. No waiting on digital files and our Watson Brides love it! From there we’ll start working on your Bridal Album (if you included one) and all the fun options that go with it. : )
Do you still have questions or are you ready to jump into step one? Fill out the connect form and we’ll talk next steps!
BEST OF KNOT WINNER 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023
The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame 2021, 2022 & 2023
FEATURED IN CHICAGO STYLE WEDDINGS
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COUPLES CHOICE AWARD
"Rachael was amazing. She was always on the top of her game, friendly, and responsive. She always gave clear direction on posing for pictures and kept a great attitude. She was receptive to our ideas and was able to provide good feedback on how to utilize them. Finally, the pictures are beyond amazing. We love the natural, effortless look in our photos. If we were to do it all over again, we know who we'd go with!"
jennifer & marcin
"Rachael has so much artistic talent and I was so impressed with how she made every photo look so stunning, even in unexpected places like the middle of the street or in front of a fallen tree! She was so fun and enthusiastic throughout the whole day, and she made us feel very comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Our experience with Rachael was excellent from start to finish, and I cannot emphasize enough how highly I recommend her as a wedding photographer."
molly & david
“Rachael was seriously the best photographer we could have asked for…My husband HATES getting his picture taken- seriously his least favorite thing to do so I was pleasantly surprised that she could keep his attention for the time we had. Rachael was so patient and helped us get through the pictures quickly so that we could join cocktail hour. We got our wedding pictures back this week and they are absolutely beautiful, great quality… Everyone says that you have to find a photographer who is a great fit & she was perfect for us!”
allie & jeff
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
The Farmhouse Plainfield
Oak Hill Farm
Apple River, Illinois
The Danada House
Chicago Gaelic Park
Oak Forest, Illinois
APRIL & JOE
Val & Jason
EMILY & JEFF
Hannah & Steven
KATIE & RYAN
Megan & Paul
AIMEE & DAN
AMY & JIMMY
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The average couple spends about $4800-$5800 for full wedding day coverage.
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