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. Until then, I'd love to share my story with you!

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I was 6 years old when my Opa gave me his old film camera. 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. If it wasn't for my mom always telling me to "chase after my dreams", my life would look much different today. 





I'm Raechel!

I hope every time you look back at the photographs I took for you, they evoke the same emotions 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 fourth 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!

Throughout college, I continued to work a full time job, met and fell in love with my Husband, and grew my photography business. I also finally took my photography business 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 can't wait for you to be one of them!



Let's chat!

- 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

"I believe in telling stories with my photography that are timeless, personal, and emotional. Whether you love running through a field of flowers, hiking the dunes, or cuddling in the snow, I'll be with you through every season of life, regardless of weather!"

Get to know me

+ a few random facts about my life

Letters to Juliet!

Caramel macchicato

I can break apples in half by hand

gemini

mornings all the way!

santorini,
greece

Let's be friends!

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: LEGGINGS + LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS!




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

Get to know me

 photos raechel marie photography llc

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