EMOTIONAL AUTHENTICITY IS THE HALLMARK OF MY WORK


I find that the most powerful imagery comes from meaningfully and intentionally connecting with your spouse and loved ones. Some of my most cherished images are those that document the tender moments in-between.

EMOTIONAL AUTHENTICITY IS THE HALLMARK OF MY WORK


I find that the most powerful imagery comes from meaningfully and intentionally connecting with your spouse and loved ones. Some of my most cherished images are those that document the tender moments in-between.

Thanks for being here!


I'm rachel,


an elopement and intimate wedding photographer based in Northern California. I'm so excited to work with you and the opportunity to help you create memories that can be admired for years to come.


As a Colorado native, I feel most at home in the mountains. When I first moved to California, I spent a lot of time exploring and looking for pockets of nature that reminded me of home. Since then, I've grown to really love the peacefulness of the California coast. I enjoy traveling, baking, reading, trying new foods, and everything lavender. I am fluent in Spanish and consider Spain my second home!


While being a photographer is a major part of me, it is not all of me. During the week, you'll find me working as a nurse and a teacher. My experiences in those professions have made me incredibly attuned to the emotions of others. Above all else, I've learned to never take my loved ones for granted. Time is our greatest resource and gift and how we spend it is of utmost importance. I want your wedding day to feel intentional and special, and that is why I love photographing elopements.


I recently married the love of my life and it gave me a whole new perspective on wedding photography. We eloped on the coast and came back to a reception with our closest family and friends. Having time for just the two of us made our day even more memorable and special.


I've had a camera in my hands since the age of six. Photography is such an important part of my daily life. I hope to capture my love and respect for this art form in all of my work.


Looking forward to hearing from you! Xoxo


Rachel Kia

Owner & Photographer

MY PHILOSOPHY

THE VALUES THAT GUIDE MY LIFE AND MY WORK

MY PHILOSOPHY

THE VALUES THAT GUIDE MY LIFE AND MY WORK

I'm inspired by light, love, and landscapes. I am continually captivated by the grandiosity of mother nature. I am drawn to photographing couples who want to commit themselves to one another in her presence.

My photographs are the story and your love is the main character. I promise to document things genuinely, capturing your love in its many forms. Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and your memories deserve to be well-preserved.

I am exclusively an elopement and intimate wedding photographer. I believe strongly that your wedding should be an experience, not just an event. When planning your wedding, incorporate things that are important to you and your spouse and think about how you want it to feel.

I find that the most powerful imagery comes from meaningfully and intentionally connecting with your spouse and loved ones. Some of my most cherished images are those that document the tender moments in-between.