Trevor x Kami // Intimate Engagement Photography

Trevor x Kami // Intimate Engagement Photography

All I have to say is that when you get a message on instagram from a pro baseball player (guys I know about zero when it comes to sports) telling you how head over heals he is for his girl Kami, you've got to respond right away. :) Kami and Trevor, I'm so excited to share your story with everyone, it's uniquely beautiful and written by God. Such a good story!! Also, #goroyals 🤩

Location // Hitchcock Nature Center in Honeycreek, Iowa

Hair x Makeup // Alison Lapke
insta: @alison__mua x alisonmua12@gmail.com

Brett x Austin

Brett x Austin

when you celebrate your anniversary with an epic trip each year, why not remember it with photos? brett (sweetest human ever) reached out and asked for an anni shoot in page, arizona to celebrate their four year wedding anniversary. of course I love the spontaneity and hopped on a plane to go shoot this fun loving couple. southern utah and northern arizona doesn't dissapoint. 

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

Los Angeles Photographer

wind was fierce, but so were we. & these guys are beyond romantic.

nothing could go wrong with this free-spirited, gypsy inspired engagement shoot.

HMU // Boho Bird Salon

DRESS // spell bride

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

MARY x KEVIN | DENVER, COLORADO

Mary and Kevin lost a family member this fall. It hurts to even type it out. Mary's sister in-law, Abby, had passed away in an accident. She was young--a mother of two, and a wife to an incredible man. Mary is wearing her sister Abby's red flannel shirt. 

Mary and Kevin are kind, compassionate and beautiful people. See their love. Witness with me, the beautiful landscape God had created. 

EMILY x COLT | BOULDER FLATIRONS PROPOSAL STORY

EMILY x COLT | BOULDER FLATIRONS PROPOSAL STORY

FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT THIS 😭😍

I had Colt write out his proposal story so y'all can get all of the lovey-dovey, sweet-surprising vibes we got when this all went down. 

"It was a plan that had been set in motion a few weeks in advance. We would be in Colorado with my sister-in-law who just so happens to be a wedding photographer, what are the odds right? So we went out on a morning hike on Friday to the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. After taking Clay and Rachel's pictures as a cover up, Rach asked if Em and I wanted some pictures together. My response was, 'Yeah!' but Em's was, 'Maybe later.' She hadn't been feeling well that morning so after anxiously walking barely five minutes, Rach offers again and Em begrudgingly accepts.

So at the foot of the mountain I got down on one knee as Rachel captured every sweet moment. Emily truly did not see it coming. Her first words when I went to one knee were, 'What are you doing?' But once she figured it out both of our eyes welled up with tears. I told her how much she meant to me and how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After asking for her hand in marriage she, without hesitation, said 'Yes!'. I've never seen so much joy in a person's eyes as I slid the ring onto her finger and the only day that will top it is the day we can finally say 'I Do'.

JULIA x WESTON | EUSTIS, NEB.

JULIA x WESTON | EUSTIS, NEB.

these two cuties invited me and my little family out to their lake home in eustis, nebraska on a late september weekend. needless to say we (Clay, I and the kids) traveled out to wide open country, so I could take their engagements. we loved seeing the rolling hills of rural nebraska. I just have to say thank you to weston and julia and your families for hosting us! YOU'RE THE BEST!

nothing is better than love and making relationships that last. honestly, that's all this "job" is about.  

IN HOME LIFESTYLE | arizona in home photography

IN HOME LIFESTYLE | arizona in home photography

You may have seen a lot of these two lately. Incase you didn't know they took me on rad weekend trip to Arizona. We shot FOUR sessions. Basically, I documented who they are as a couple, wherever they were!  It was pure bliss from a photographer's standpoint. Can't get enough these lovie-dovies? See their Horseshoe Bend shoot or their morning hike in Sedona

If you want a trip shoot like Jamie and Joe, shoot me an email // hello@rachelwakefieldphotography.com

TIANA x MARK | California Wedding Photographer

TIANA x MARK | California Wedding Photographer

Meeting up after coffee x breakfast burritos is my kind of morning //

BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

It was mid-morning, where the light was still warm. But not too early, just right actually. This little mini session was the perfect amount of time. It was kind of fun, because we weren't entirely sure where we'd shoot at, because we were both traveling for this shoot. Tiana wanted photos next to these giant trees, and after hiking back behind a resort (and not the resort we stayed at, whoops), we found this little camping area!

HORSESHOE BEND | Adventurous Couples Photography

HORSESHOE BEND | Adventurous Couples Photography

You can't beat the views of horseshoe as well as the deep connection Jamie and Joe have for one another.

HOLY. MOLY.

This day was truly blessed by God you guys. It was insane. 

Joe helped his bride down different steep parts of the rock formations. He carried her through tall grass. He complimented her, loved her and showed her his deepest affections. We drove the highway from Sedona up to Page, AZ and as a thunderstorm was rolling in, we decided to pull off the highway and snap some photos. We snagged some pretty crazy light! Then back in the car for some more car time until we made it up North! Our drive in was insane (and honestly a little magical). We saw some wild horses galloping, red rock formations and beautiful, vast land.  

Dress // Martina Liana from Ellynne Bridal 

Groom // H&M

Bouquet // Jamie Miller

 

JAMIE x JOE | Destination Couples Shoots

JAMIE x JOE | Destination Couples Shoots

waking up at five in the morning to fresh air and a dark sky. we drove up a steep street that winded around the natural landscape. 

after parking and rubbing our eyes to wake up a bit, we started our little morning adventure with red rock underfoot. 

the sun rose over the enormous red rock formations. the cool morning air filled our lungs with life. this was our morning in sedona, arizona.