Rachel Mae Photography

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Prices start at $5,000

Elopement pricing

Prices start at $4,000

About Rachel Mae Photography

Rachel Mae Photography

Owner and Wedding Photographer

Shooting weddings is what brings me the most fulfillment and joy. It is pretty amazing when your passion can become your career. I understand the importance of capturing the authenticity and uniqueness of your love. The most rewarding aspect of my work is seeing the joy, sacrifice, beauty and love in marriage. I will help you every step of the way to feel comfortable and confident, but I want to get all of the unplanned moments as well! If you think we're a fit, say hey!

I will help create beautifully posed photographs, but what I love most is capturing the raw, unplanned, and the in between moments. When a couple forgets that I am there and they can truly be themselves, that is when the real magic happens. My work is designed to resonate with the couple who are madly in love, up for a little adventure, and who are okay with getting their hair a little wind blown. If you think this sounds like you or something you want for your wedding day, send me a message!



  • Engagement session
  • Extra hours
  • Image editing
  • Online proofing
  • Printing rights
  • Second photographer

Photo formats

  • Digital


  • Digital rights
  • Online gallery


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  • Her passion for her craft shows in every gallery

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    Elisabeth Dari3 years ago

    As a fellow vendor, I have worked with Rachel and her team on several weddings and events. It is always a joy to work alongside her. I can put my full confidence in her to capture all of the details of that day, big and small, that the bride, groom and their families have spent months to plan and design. It is not common to see your photographer crouching down or scaling up to get that perfect perspective but Rachel does! She calmly and professionally helps to manage the bridal party and family during photo sessions. Rachel uses professional, engaging prompts to help get people in just the right mood and position to capture the moment. After each event I wait eagerly for her to deliver the galleries because looking through the hundreds of photos is like experiencing the joy of the day all over again! Rachel's style of curating and capturing the moment for her clients is exquisite and timeless. Just look through her galleries - You can feel the emotion of the moment and wish you could be right there, too! If you're looking for a photographer who has a modern yet timeless style and is professional, timely and fun to work with you've found the best fit for you.

  • One Happy Bride to Be

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    Taylor V.3 years ago

    I would HIGHLY recommend Rachel to anyone in the Chicago area or surrounding suburbs. My fiancé and I are getting married in Iowa, but live in the Chicago area. We wanted a photographer near us to help entwine our roots here in Illinois. After lots of research and recommendations, we went with Rachel. While searching, what really stuck out to us was Rachel's ability to take such warm photographs and her ability to capture the little moments. I was hopeful she could do the same for my fiancé, Josh, & I. Boy oh boy, she did that and more. Our session was so much fun because of how easy it was to work with Rachel. Josh and I both felt comfortable and could definitely cut loose after a couple of warm up shots. Rachel knew her stuff when it came to finding good locations in the Chicago downtown area to help photograph us as an engaged couple. She got our edited photos back to us quickly. We are still staring at them today with so much love and appreciation for her hard work to make us look like super stars. +11/10 stars for Rachel Mae Photography.

  • So talented, so sweet! Must Book.

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    Myrna, Events One:eleven3 years ago

    Had the pleasure to work with Rachel & her team this past wedding season. Both her and her 2nd shooter were so kind and easy to work with. We were able to stay up-to-speed with everything and in constant communication throughout our client's wedding -- making execution flow so seamlessly. *VERY important as a fellow vendor / day-of-coordinator to have that team effort and good energy, as it only benefits the outcome of the day. Hope to work with her again in the near future (might even book her to do my wedding someday). Definitely a "Must Book!"

  • Christopher L

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    Chris L.3 years ago

    Rachel was referred to us by our married friends who also shot with her. We're more than thrilled we went with her! I'm not exaggerating when I say that I think her work is the best I've seen. I saw some of previous work in her portfolio and thought to myself, "wow, that's incredible, but I don't think we have the means to so something that spectacular around here." I was totally wrong. Rachel is able to transform nearby locations into magical and breathtaking backdrops. She was able to make these special memories appear like they were taken out of a movie. We will look back on these beautiful pictures for the rest of out live. They turned out even better than what we imagined, and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Rachel!