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Pricing & Packages

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Photography is an INVESTMENT and let me tell you, you are SO worth it!! You can have the most gorgeous venue, amazing florals and allllll your loved ones there, but if no one is there to capture it well, those things only live for one day.

I Firmly Believe That Each Wedding Day Has A Unique Story – A Story That Can’t Be Told When We’re Crammed Into A Timeline.

Which is why my pricing may look a little different than other photographers’ pricing you might be snooping at - so let me explain further.

You want to hire a storyteller, not just a photographer. You deserve someone who can be there for every moment of your day without missing a beat. And, let’s be honest, the only decision you should be making is whether or not you want me on your team, not what moments you can afford to have documented. 

This is why my wedding photography packages aren’t based on the hours of coverage needed. In fact, the time I’m physically there on your day is the least time-consuming part of the entire process! I pour the exact same amount of energy (between communication, support, planning resources, and 8 weeks of editing, just to name a few things) into you whether you book me for a 5-hour elopement or a 12-hour wedding day. 

For reference, I typically arrive around 1.5 hours before you get dressed, and I leave when you do. That way I can truly tell the story of your day from start to finish. Sound good? 

Weddings & elopements

sessions

boudoir 

weddings & elopements

Perfect for couples who want all the moments covered, big and small. Starting with details and getting ready (about 1.5 hours before you get dressed), all the way through when you leave.

starting at $5000

includes:

→ Up to 12 hours of coverage
→ 50% off session prices
→ Sneak peeks within 48 hours

→ Custom timeline assistance
→ Final gallery delivered on one
     month anniversary

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sessions

We'll create art together and capture your love and your story in a way that's unique and authentic to you. It’s about more than just pretty photos, it’s about telling your story

includes:

→ 2 outfits
→ 1 location
→ 90 minutes

→ Select locations within 2 hours of
    Federal Way for no additional
    fees

starting at $750

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Boudoir

For women, non-binary folk, or couples

starting at $700

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Washington Wedding Photographer Who Can Tell Your Love Story In A Cinematic, Editorial, and Creative Way?

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Here's what happens next:

HAPPY HOUR

Inquire with me and I’ll email you back with a link to book a Happy Hour call so we can get to know each other and make sure there’s a genuine connection

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MAKE THINGS OFFICIAL

If the vibes are on point, I’ll send you a contract + invoice link so you can be officially booked in my calendar!

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ONGOING SUPPORT

No matter what type of client you are, you’ll immediately gain a friend (I send you my phone number after you book!) and support person up until – and let’s be real, even after – your shoot. Get ready for coffee shop dates and weekend brewery visits!

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KIND WORDS

"IF I was a billionaire... I would choose rachel"

If I was a billionaire and a photographer that photographed Beyoncè wanted to be our wedding photographer…. I would respectfully decline and choose Rachel. She was so attentive and present. She knew what to capture and honestly asked us if we needed drink, food, a break from everyone throughout our wedding. She was not just a photographer but also a friend. Someone who genuinely wanted you to enjoy your wedding and it paid off because you can see it through our wedding pictures

- Jackie & Tim

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KIND WORDS

RAChel is Amazing!!!

Such a talented photographer and genuine person as well. Makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and so much fun! She did our elopement in Big Sur and the pictures are MAGICAL!! She found the perfect spot and goes above and beyond in every aspect! From location scouting to even helping me with my hair, she did so much for us and we are eternally grateful. 10/10 you need her as your photographer and I hope we get to work with her again!!

- Ayanna & Clay

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"I Cannot say enough good things"

She made me feel so at ease during the entire shoot, because she is your biggest fan the entire time and treats you like she's known you forever.
The photos that resulted from this shoot are breathtaking! The way she handles lighting and angle adds so much emotion to the photograph, and truly makes each shot come alive with depth... making you feel lost in the photograph when looking at it.
Book Rachel Joy Photography right now. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

- Sandee

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frequently asked questions

Planning a wedding is stressful enough - you shouldn’t have to worry about loving your photos on top of everything else. That’s why I make sure every couple is the perfect fit and that our relationship is built on trust and connection, so I can get to know you intimately enough to deliver photos that are both authentic and cinematic. 

Do you travel?

we want to book! WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

ARE YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?

I adore traveling around the globe, so yes! Anywhere you want to take me, I’ll go. I make travel fees super simple, so just inquire and I’ll get you all the details you need!

To make it easy on you, I will arrange all accommodations around 3 months before your wedding; doing this takes stress off of my clients and keeps cost as low as possible. Average travel for the US ranges from $500-$1,200, and around the world from $1,000-$3,000.

Do you carry backup equipment?

Do you travel?

WE WANT TO BOOK! WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

ARE YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?

If you haven't already, go fill out that form under "contact" and we can get the ball rolling! Once it's time to make things official, I'll send you a contract to sign and an invoice where you can make payments right there. If you're torn between packages, go with the lower option, because you can always upgrade, but you can't downgrade!

Do you carry backup equipment?

frequently asked questions

Planning a wedding is stressful enough - you shouldn’t have to worry about loving your photos on top of everything else. That’s why I make sure every couple is the perfect fit and that our relationship is built on trust and connection, so I can get to know you intimately enough to deliver photos that are both authentic and cinematic. 

Do you travel?

WE WANT TO BOOK! WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

ARE YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?

Absolutely! I've curated packages based on what I've seen work for couples in the past, but I also know that wedding photography is by no means "one size fits all." If you want to book but don't feel like any package fits what you're looking for, let me know during our intro call and I'll hit you up with a custom quote!

Do you carry backup equipment?

frequently asked questions

Planning a wedding is stressful enough - you shouldn’t have to worry about loving your photos on top of everything else. That’s why I make sure every couple is the perfect fit and that our relationship is built on trust and connection, so I can get to know you intimately enough to deliver photos that are both authentic and cinematic. 

Do you travel?

WE WANT TO BOOK! WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

ARE YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?

Do you carry backup equipment?

Film photography, in its simplest form, is the art of taking photographs on thin, transparent strips of plastic we call film. Film photography is often more intentional with every shot since you can't review your photo immediately after you take it. Film photography, to me, gives a feeling you can't get with digital! It feels nostalgic + the little imperfections it can have just add to the story even more. The way it captures light is different than with digital and is truly magical when used in wedding photography. 

frequently asked questions

Planning a wedding is stressful enough - you shouldn’t have to worry about loving your photos on top of everything else. That’s why I make sure every couple is the perfect fit and that our relationship is built on trust and connection, so I can get to know you intimately enough to deliver photos that are both authentic and cinematic.