Elegant, Moment-Driven Storytelling
With Elegant, Moment- Driven Storytelling
Raquel is a wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas. With the blend of a storyteller and artist, she provides you with emotional natural photography. Preserving your story with a photo-journalistic approach, she specializes in discovering life's unique and rare moments.
Hello I am Raquel and along with my husband, we run our photography business together. While Ben is not second shooting with me, he is busy handling all the fun business stuff like paperwork and taxes. Ben and I have been married for almost 10 years. We live with a bunch of animals and we love it. Take a quick peak at my fun facts to learn more about me!
from our couples:
"Raquel was a dream to work with. She photographed several events for my Bengali wedding and I was so pleased with her patience, composure, and attention to detail. She made every effort to make sure that what I envisioned for my pictures came true by meeting with me in advance to discuss details. Raquel has a way with the camera to make any moment look magical and ethereal. Some of my favorite pictures were outdoors where she was able to manipulate the light to create absolute magic. We also had several portrait sessions with her for our engagement and in the woods before our wedding ceremony. Beyond her amazing skills as a photographer, Raquel is so sweet and caring and always made sure we were comfortable. She has that rare ability to turn real life into fairy tale moments in picture. She takes the kind of pictures that you can’t wait to frame and cherish forever."
"When our videographer recommended Raquel for our synagogue’s photography needs, we knew quality was coming our way but I had no idea an emotional connection would also form. Raquel pours her heart into all of her work, and the relationships she builds with her clients, makes it easy to love her. And personally, Raquel has become my family’s go to for holiday pictures and life events, but its because she hit it out of the park with our congregational photos."
"Raquel is great! I’ve worked with her at events and was honored to have her work my wedding. She was awesome to work with and our pictures came out amazing."
"I am so in love with my photos from our family photo session with Raquel. She is very personable, professional, and makes you feel like a million bucks. She captured our family so beautifully. Raquel will be who I go to for photos"
Photographing a wedding is a very personal and intimate process. Getting to know you may be the most import thing I do!
We will spend intimate time together on one of the most important days of your life, which is one of the many things that I absolutely love about my job. It is also something that comes with a certain amount of responsibility that I take seriously. My aim is not only to provide you with beautiful photos but an amazing experience!
When you choose me as your wedding photographer, I go through a series of steps to ensure I can deliver not only the very best photos possible, but the very best experience along the way.
Once you make initial contact we will set up a time to grab some coffee (or a glass of wine.) so that we can get to know each other. That allows me to capture the most personal aspects of your wedding day. After we chat, I like to give you a few days to think things over. Hiring a wedding photographer is a big decision and I want you both to feel 100% comfortable with your choice.
Once you hire me as your portrait photographer, we will get to know each either during a phone conversation or over a video chat prior to taking any photos. This gives me a chance to find out exactly what type of photography you're looking for...natural, off camera flash, or maybe something dramatic!
This will also help me figure out the perfect place to take you for your session! A walk around downtown Austin for unique and interesting spots with reflections from buildings and angles of all sorts, or should we head out to beautiful Lady Bird Lake for pictures surrounded by nature? You'll have the chance to tell me all these things and more!
We will get exactly what you want out of your portrait session, and we will take care of any concerns you have well before we meet up! I will put your comfort first and ensure you get beautiful, natural photos!
The next step will be locking in your date by making your retainer. Afterwards, in the next couple of days you will get your Custom Portrait Guide that will provide you with lots of different tips that will be incredibly helpful in preparing for your portraits! Make-up hints, a few pointers on what to wear, some helpful information going over the best times to take your photos...the list goes on!
When we meet for your photos you'll be looking great and be feeling comfortable because you will know exactly what to expect!
For your lifestyle newborn photography session I believe in capturing the natural beauty that exists between your newborn child, yourself, and your family. I capture small details that you'll be able to hold onto and cherish forever! I'll use little to no posing and instead capture moments between you and your little bundle of joy! I'll photograph those tiny feet and toes, those little hands, and that adorable face! We will even take a series of photos that will capture some of your own childhood next to your newborns!
Prior to your photography session you and I will chat over the phone or have a video meeting via the computer. Inviting me into your home to photograph your newborn is very personal experience. We will get to know each other and you will have a chance to tell me what is important to you and ask any questions you have. After you make your retainer, I will set aside your date, and we will be all set to go!
A few days later I will provide you with your Custom Lifestyle Newborn Photography Guide that will be full of tips and information! It will also have some questions for you to fill out and return to me before your session. Your answers will help me make arrange your session so it can be as close to perfect as possible!
On the day of your photo shoot, I'll be sure to arrive extra early so that everyone will have the chance to get to know each other and get relaxed so you and your family can have the best experience possible! m