A wife, a coffee lover, a WMU alum, a dual-citizen of the US and Germany and the epitome of a morning person! I love the outdoors, traveling, and I'm a sucker for a great rom-com with a big bowl of popcorn and ice cream!

I've always loved the art of photography and using it to capture all that life has to give. I love meeting new faces and getting to photograph your now's and then's! I can't wait to meet you, officially. Click the "Let's Chat!" button below to get in contact with me! 


A little more about me; I was 6 years old when my Opa gave me his old film camera (and on a recent trip back to Germany, I actually got to bring this camera home). I was always fascinated with capturing moments, flipping through old photos, and hearing about all of the stories and memories they sparked.

My story began in Germany, where I grew up in a tiny town called Gerolzhofen, where I lived surrounded by my beautiful family, and where I've made some of my best memories! 

I'm Raechel!

I hope every time you look back at the photographs I took for you, they evoke the same joy you felt that day. ❤

photo credit: @thismomentphotographyy

When I was 12 years old, I found myself trading the German life I'd always known, for a new life as a military kid. My mom re-married (I gained a bonus dad), and my sister and I "officially" learned how to speak English!  We spent the next few years moving back and forth between Germany and America (Schweinfurt, Germany - Fort Benning, GA - Baumholder, Germany - Hattiesburg, MS)! 

At 18 years old, I decided to venture out on my own and move to Battle Creek, Michigan to live with my dad, there I studied at Western Michigan University and in April of 2020 I completed my Bachelors degree in Advertising and Promotion!

I officially took Raechel Marie Photography FULL TIME in November of 2019! #thebestdecisionever 

Today, I live in Bridgman, Michigan, married the love of my life in April 2021, and I get to work with the most incredible people! I love being a part of your life's best moments, and I'm so lucky that as a photographer, I get to share all of these memories with you! 

I can't wait to meet you! 
xx, Raechel

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- It means your day and your experience are my priority. I want you to relax, be yourself, have a great time, and get the photos you've always wanted.

- It means providing you with outstanding communication, a solid contract, and transparency.

- It means being available for questions and guiding you along the way when you need it. Things can get overwhelming, but I'm here to help!  

- It means you'll get a passionate, enthusiastic photographer who will continue to grow with the evolving industry, to provide you with the highest quality photos and an experience to match!

- It means you'll have a real-life friend by your side, which makes this so much more fun!

- It means giving you 100%, because our time together is valuable, and I never want you to feel otherwise.

Here's what that means

being your photographer

As your photographer, it's so important to me that we communicate and build a relationship that's comfortable and built on trust! I want you to have the photos you love and to be excited about me spending quality time with you and your family! 

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+ Help me check off my bucket list

- Photograph a Wedding in Europe 
- Travel to Utah for a Branding or Engagement Session
- Visit Joshua Tree for any type of session 
- Go on a photography retreat/workshop 
- Have my work featured in a Magazine 
- Travel out of State for a branding session 

I'm ready!

my bucket list

Q: List three things on your bucket list.

Q: How many siblings do you have?

Q: what's your favorite piece of clothing?

Q: What do you like to do during your
 free time?

A: Travel to Hawaii, Convert a vehicle into a live-in van for travel, own my own real estate

A: All right, let's go! I have an older sister and younger brother that I grew up with.  I also have 3 more brothers (2 half + 1 step), and 4 more sisters (2 half, 2 step)


A: I actually really love crafting! I purchased a cricut last year and have been loving making all kinds of random things with it!

+ a few random facts about me

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 photos raechel marie photography llc

Located in Bridgman, MI
Serving Michigan, Northern Indiana, and beyond!