As a destination wedding photographer with over 14 years of experience. My journey has led me to work with top wedding planners across the country, earning features in renowned publications like Brides, Harpers Bazaar, and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Specializing in multi-day, high-touch destination weddings, I'm committed to telling the complete and unique story of each event. My intuitive approach allows me to create distinctive imagery that captures the essence and fullness of each client's life.
My work is driven by a passion for inspiration and meaning, achieved through collaborations with extraordinary teams. I'm an eternal optimist, and navigate life with an open heart and open mind. Above all, I aim to inspire others to pursue their authentic greatness and live with joy in alignment with their true selves.
We absolutely adore working with Rachel. Not only is she a phenomenal photographer but she is highly communicative, reliable, flexible and so much fun to work with. Rachel is a true team player from collaborating in advance of the wedding on the timeline, to working with us on the day of the wedding and even through the publishing process after the wedding.
I have so much love and respect for Rachel as an artist and a friend. She is consistently reliable, flexible and kind to her clients and with the the creative partners with whom she aligns. Wedding days run smoothly and the energy is always good. The Bella team whole heartedly endorses Rachel Havel.
Working with Rachel Havel as a planner, I always know the quality of the photos will be exceptional. But even more than this, the day of the wedding she is very calming, professional, very organized with her photo lists and keeps everything on time. She radiates confidence and truly invests herself into her work to make the experience the best it can be for my clients weddings.
We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! Rachel and her team are so kind, personable, laid back and professional. She captured every detail and the best moments so beautifully and in a way that felt very in line with our personal style. Even after our wedding, we received many compliments from our guests about Rachel and how awesome she was!
Our wedding day was truly the happiest day of our lives, and Rachel played such a huge role in that. There aren't enough thank you's in the world to express our gratitude to Rachel for the work she did on our wedding day and for documenting it in a way that looks even more beautiful than we remember.
Thank you for capturing our wedding so beautifully! We are beyond thrilled with the photos. When we found you on Instagram, your work spoke for itself. But when we finally got to work with you in person, we were blown away. Your genuine, calm, and nurturing demeanor made us both feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. You never made us feel overly posed and let us be our natural selves. The way you capture such special, candid moments is a truly a gift.
There is simply no comparison. Rachel is an incredibly talented photographer + there is simply no comparison. She was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process + worked seamlessly with other vendors. She has a way about her that makes you incredibly comfortable + the candid photos she captured of us are some of my favorites and I will treasure them forever.