Meet the eyes behind the lens, Rachel Kimberly - Rachel K Varanelli

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Hey there! I'm Rachel! I'm a Connecticut-based wedding photographer, but I absolutely adore traveling all over the globe for photography. My creative approach to weddings includes visual artistry, passionate skill, and a heck of a good time! After all, this is the most amazing day of your life. So let's make it freakin' amazing! My love for people is the fire behind my love for photography and portraits, whether it's a wedding day, maternity photos, or family portraits. Because I come from a family with seven children, I bring the relaxed, "everyone is family" vibe to each of my sessions. In September of 2018, my sweet baby boy, William Oliver, made me a mama. My world has been flipped upside down since then and I wouldn't have it any other way!! He has brought a new perspective of such unconditional love into my life and given me a new found joy for photographing young children in all their adventurous, playful stages of growth. (In other words, I've become quite the sap).

I studied Visual Fine Arts: Photography in college, therefore I'm slapping the rule of thirds on many of my frames and composing images with lines and negative space in many of my photographs. My creative juices start going crazy around golden hour o' clock and I tend to bring that attitude with me throughout the day. The more creativity the better! I have been professionally photographing weddings since 2008, and still find a fresh, vibrant perspective and increased excitement with each couple I meet. I can visualize photos as they are happening and therefore I venture out to shoot those exact images: the intimate candids, the long hugs with soft tears, a sweet stolen forehead kiss, the smiles that turn into laughter, and the relationships that you share with family and friends who are celebrating your love. Those are the moments, the memories, that create your legacy, and those are the images that I sent out to frame with my lens. There is nothing more important to me than photographing the fantastic, embracing love that you both share. On your wedding day, I strive to creatively photograph the true personalities in your relationship and will definitely crack a bunch of corny, sarcastic jokes in the mean time. But seriously! What is more beautiful than a bride and groom living in the moment together and sharing a genuine laugh?! I'll direct you, relax you, and then just allow you to be yourselves together, after all, that's what your wedding day is all about: being together!

So let me be a part of those timeless memories, capturing the photographs that tell the beginning story of your love,  the story of your newborn baby on the way, or the story of your growing family, because my mission is plain and simple: to capture your legacy. 

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