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RACHEL DOWNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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intimate weddings, elopements, and engagements. fully customizable. your way.

rachel downey photography

I actually didn't think I'd get married for a while there (before I met my husband). Not because I thought I'd be single, but because I wanted nothing to do with a big party. Nothing to do with all the attention, procedures, expectations, rigmarole. And the word "elopement" was reserved for the last-minute, poorly planned, (possibly drunken) Vegas mistake. I thought that those were my only options.

But that's just not true!! The only real "rule" about getting married involves signing a piece of paper. There aren't any rules that say you have to invite 200 people, spend most of the day away from your partner, rent a big venue, or any of that. You also don't have to hike to 14,000 feet or fly to Iceland. Elopements aren't just for the adventurous.

You are 100% allowed to get married however you want to, and I think the most intimate, romantic, intentional way to do that is with an elopement. Whether it's just the two of you or a handful of your nearest and dearest, if your elopement is truly about you, it really will be one of the best days of your life.

Cliches be damned
.

here's the thing

Once you get engaged, everyone's got something to say. Along with the well wishes, there are often comments about what you have to do on which timeline, which people you have to invite, and a whole cascade of decisions that seem to be set in stone before you even start. Things that "everyone" does.

But you aren't "everyone," are you...? 









your way

your wedding

When I'm yours, I'm yours.

I cry at all the weddings; every single one. I’ll help you put together the perfect timeline and pick the vendors who understand. I'll show up for you, be a calming presence for you, and keep you fucking grounded. 

I'm going to be all up in your business. But only if you really want me there.



+ send me a message to get the ball rolling

+ we'll jump on a quick call to get to know each other a little better and cover any questions you might have. I want to hear aaaaallll about you and your relationship and your dream wedding

+ I'll send you all the booking information to make things official; we just need a date and a location to move forward (It's ok if this isn't super specific, e.g. "Colorado, Scottish Highlands, etc." I'm here to help if you don't have somewhere nailed down yet)

+ we'll get your engagement session scheduled, and I'll start sending you info about how the rest of the process is going to work

+ we'll plan your day together. From the perfect spot to a custom timeline to some rad vendors to help pull it off.

you'll get freaking married

+ I'll perfect all of your images and design your album, then deliver your tangible memories for you to experience the rush all over again. And again, and again, and again...

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how it works

the process

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: 

what's included




+   custom timeline building for half-day to         multi-day coverage

+   help from me with planning & research

+   vendor recommendations

+   high-resolution digital images

+   online gallery to view, share, and                     download images

+   album credit

+   travel fees included

+ custom timeline building for full-day to multi-day coverage

+ help from me with planning & research

+ vendor recommendations

+ high-resolution digital images

+ online gallery to view, share, and download images

+ album credit

+ travel fees included

up to 50 people
anywhere in the world

engagements + portrait sessions




+   up to 2 hours! if that sounds exhausting,         don't stress; it's not a photo shoot. it's             date night. The camera won't be in your         face for 120 minutes straight.

+   2 outfits, if you're into that

+   help from me with location ideas

+   high-resolution digital images

+   online gallery to view, share, and                     download images

+   photo book credit

+ up to 2 hours! if that sounds exhausting, don't stress; it's not a photo shoot. it's date night. The camera won't be in your face for 120 minutes straight.

+ 2 outfits, if you're into that

+ help from me with location ideas

+ high-resolution digital images

+ online gallery to view, share, and download images

+ photo book credit

Elopements and Intimate weddings


what's included:

whatever you make it

Because every wedding is unique, I don't want to shoehorn you into a "one size fits all" package with a set price. Fill out the wee form below to get in touch, and then we can chat all about your day! 

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