I'm so honored you're here

If you're like me, photos are everything. Looking back at photos from sweet childhood memories or my parents' wedding day photos and seeing what that day looked and felt like gives me all the nostalgia and brings me right back to that time. I want to give that feeling to you each time you look at your photos.

I've become obsessed with finding and capturing the laughs, loving and desiring looks, and emotional moments on the wedding day that tell your true love story. Not a posed story, but one that is completely true to you and stands the test of time, for you to look at with your kids and tell them about that magical day you said "I do" to the love of your life. 

My approach and #1 goal is to make you feel comfortable so I can capture your true self through photos with a fun and documentary feel.

Documenting moments you can feel

A girl with a camera and nostalgic heart

I grew up in small town Minnesota, and have called Sioux Falls, SD home for the last eight years now. I found my passion for wedding and couples photography right after finishing college and haven't put my camera down since. Documenting authentic love stories of couples and families truly lights me up.

 I love everything outdoors and nature, matcha and boba tea, my two cats, traveling, a good cocktail with friends, cooking new recipes with my boo, and trying all types of new food especially of different international flavors!


I'M RAQUEL

zodiac + enneagram

Pisces + enneagram 4 and 3

happy place:



Home — cuddling my fur babies & being surrounded by all my plants is hard to beat

favorite hobbies besides photo-taking:




Going for walks, yoga, tennis, cooking new recipes, meeting new people


favorite memory:





Studying abroad in costa rica and first time solo traveling

Get to know me

my photography style:


Natural, storytelling, and some nostalgic/filmy feeling

top 5 on spotify:

Frank Ocean, JVKE, Yoke Lore, Dominic Fike, Bon Iver

favorite life LESSON:



Live in the moment, Lead with kindness


introvert or extrovert:




I am an extroverted introvert. I get so much energy being around people and but also love my alone time 

OUTDOORS

COFFEE

SUNSETS

DANCING

STAYING IN

GOING OUT

CITY LIFE

TEA

SUNRISES

HANGING OUT

THIS or THAT

To me, how you feel while getting your photo taken is one of the most important parts of photography and truly does determine how your photos turn out. That's why I do my best to make you feel super comfortable, give you space to be yourselves, and give you direction and prompts that feel natural and are meant to put your at ease and forget that we're even taking photos. 


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