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i am so stoked that you are here! capturing organic human connection and love stories is what sets fire in my soul. i am so passionate about capturing this good stuff! i'm a firm believer that all love is worthy of celebration, acceptance and to be photographed, for all people. 
this special moment is all about you and ensuring that you are being heard, feeling valued and enjoying this beautiful moment in your life. 
you deserve the photographer that you share a connection with! to get started please fill out the form below - i know it's lengthy but know that this is so so helpful when it comes to building your custom collections! 

you may be wondering....

Can you share a full gallery with me?

Yes, absolutely! Once you inquire, I will be more than happy to provide you with previews of past galleries. These will be from real weddings or past lifestyle/portrait sessions. 

How do we go about booking?

To get things started you will fill out the form under the "contact" tab. Following this, I will send you my pricing guide. Once you confirm your package of choice - I will send you a proposal. You will review and sign the contract and pay the deposit and you're officially booked!

What does the deposit and payment process look like?

For intimate and traditional weddings I require a $1000 deposit. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding day! 
For portraits and elopements I require a 50% deposit. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the session/elopement takes place.

How many photos should I expect to be in my final gallery? 

This will vary on both session type and hours of coverage that you decided to go with. For portrait sessions you can expect a minimum of 75 photos in your final gallery. For elopements, intimate and traditional weddings you can expect from 50-100 images per hour. 

When/how will I get my final gallery?

Great question! I will send your final gallery of images via an online gallery. This gallery will be private to you but will be shareable with your loved ones. The delivery timeframe will vary on session type butI typically delivery intimate and traditional weddings within 6-10 weeks. Portraits and elopements are delivered within 2-6 weeks.

I know you're based in Ohio but are you willing to travel?

Yes! Absolutely! I love traveling and would love to capture your story anywhere you'd like! I like to keep the travel costs simple and be as affordable as possible. Don't forget to check out my bucket list blog for some opportunities to get rad photos at a discounted travel rate! 

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hey there - i'm rachel shields. an ohio based intimate wedding + elopement photographer focused on capturing organic human connection with my camera. i'm stoked to hear more about your love story + how i can help capture it!