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Meet Rachael in Paris

After almost nine years living in Paris, I still pinch myself every now and then to make sure this isn’t just one long dream.  My photography style is fun and spontaneous. My goofy demeanour and joyful outlook on life are truly contagious. Honestly, I have one of the most amazing jobs - capturing precious memories as you explore Paris!

Three Things

  1. I am living an extraordinary life with the quintessential French man, our two French cats, and our new apartment that's still under construction.
  2. I love to go on bicycle vacations with my husband - for our honeymoon we bicycled from just outside of Tours to Pont L'Abbée!
  3. One thing I can't live without is adopting tourists and showing them all that I have learned in my time here! I love meeting new people and helping them fall in love with Paris, too!

Favourite Place to Shoot in Paris

My favourite spot is the Louvre - I can't help but imagine the awesome historical figures that have walked these same corridors before me!

Languages Spoken

English 

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***Please note: Rachael is booked up from September 8-22, 2019.

Pricing starts at $250 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot

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Customer Love for Rachael

"Rachel was absolutely amazing. She was in direct communication with as much before the session occurred. She was very accommodating on the day of the photo shoot; she was very sweet with my 15 year-old daughter, very attentive and catering to her wishes and ideas and provided great direction as well as scenarios for the photo shoot. A great professional and a wonderful person!" - George

"Rachael was absolutely amazing ! Everything went just as planned and discussed. She was on time and full of energy and suggestions. This was a very magical and fun shoot. A+" - Brandon

"We had the most amazing experience in Paris with our photographer, Rachael. She brought out our personalities in each and every picture and captured the most beautiful pictures. Each location was perfect and Rachael's pictures exceeded all my expectations. We are so thankful for Rachael and this experience!" - Gayitri

"Rachael was amazing! We are thrilled with our photos! She was able to capture our family very naturally and even the individuality of our kids! Her experience managing the crowds was incredible and our pictures benefited from it! We would definitely do it again! " - Tania

"Rachael was all kinds of wonderful: sweet and kind, fun and bubbly... and exceptionally patient with our little family. Everyone loved our photo session because Rachael made it so fun." - Elizabeth

"Rachael was amazing. From the minute we got in contact, there was just a feeling that she would take beautiful photos of our family in an unfamiliar city. The PLUS PLUS PLUS is her ability to work with children. Our 3 year old tends to take a long time to acclimate to strangers but from the minute we met up with her at the cafe, she made it a priority to start a relationship with our little. Her background in early childhood development, helped us in opening up and being able to take the most AMAZING photos ever. If you are a family wanting to take some fun photos of you in Paris, you must BOOK HER!" - Joanne

"Rachael from Paris was our photographer — she was extremely professional and skilled and it clearly showed in her photography. She arrived promptly for our shoot, provided succinct instructions and helped us create some of the most beautiful memories through the photos. She was also amazing with my two young children. My 7 year-old daughter basically had a breakdown towards the beginning of the shoot and was crying and didn’t want to smile for pictures. Rachael was very understanding and said we could take a break which my daughter and I did and afterwards, she was much more cooperative. I genuinely appreciated Rachael’s understanding and patience. I wholeheartedly recommend her, especially to those with younger children. Doing a professional family photo shoot with Flytographer was one of the best last minute decisions I have ever made! Now we have memories for a lifetime captured in photographs." - Panhia

"Oh my gosh!! Rachael was a DREAM!! She was absolutely wonderful from the very start, all of Flytographer was! The booking process was so easy, and Rachael was a dream when it came to advice for where to go/times to shoot/why some locations would be better for Paris in the summer! She was so helpful for my husband and I by telling us how to pose/turn/when to laugh/smile and even got some super cute candids that she and my husband snuck in on me! If I ever come back to Paris later in life with kids we are booking her again!! Our pictures turned out perfect, exactly how I envisioned them!! Rachael really listens to you and the style you say you want! She even gave us good travel advice about Paris since she is a local :) the sweetest! We couldn’t be happier that we took anniversary pictures with her and I’m definitely using Flytographer on our next big trip!" - Brittany

"Rachael was super personable and welcoming, so we felt much more comfortable in front of the camera. She did a great job giving us easy-to-follow poses that looked natural. She wanted to capture our "joy" through the photos and she definitely accomplished this!" - Jenna

"Rachael was a delight to work with! She was communicative, right on time for our very early morning shoot in Paris and gave us great direction during our shoot. Would be happy to work with her again and have recommended her to friends!" - Martta

"Rachael was wonderful! Her friendly personality put all nine (!) of us at ease. We are extremely pleased with her final products - the photos are amazing!" - Jocelyn

"Rachael was our photographer in Paris and she was amazing! She really captured some fun candid shots of us on the trip of a lifetime!" - Laura

"Rachael was wonderful. She was great keeping my 7-year-old engaged and helping him feel comfortable and natural. Just the right amount of fixing/styling/suggesting. So great at being flexible and working around barricades at the location. And most importantly - we LOVE the photos she took!" - Deborah

"Rachael was simply amazing to work with! She made us feel so comfortable and was so easy to work with. I can’t thank her enough for capturing our honeymoon in such a fun and loving way!" - Kailee

"Rachael is amazing. Her passion to capture our life in the pictures is truly her gift. She took the time to get to know us before the picture shoot and came prepared the day of. She knew our names, what we were celebrating and the types of pictures we wanted. This was definitely the best part of the trip. " - Maribel

"Rachel is a lovely person, very professional. " - Salvador

"Enthusiastic, happy and personable" - Tina

"Rachael was so friendly and made our experience great! The quality of her photos were amazing. We are so happy with the results!" - Jennifer

"Amazing job! From the beginning, I love the communication Rachael had, making sure we were at the right meeting place. Rachael made the photo shoot so much fun! We enjoyed it, she’s amazing, captured what I had in mind! I’m so happy Flytographer gave us the opportunity to have met her and gotten such amazing pictures and memories!" - Sandy

"Rachael is magnifique! We originally booked in a different website but cancelled on us because of weather. We are so lucky to have booked Rachael. She is the best in coaching us and getting us ready and comfortable. Our pictures are what we were hoping for and more! We set our time at 7am because Paris is busy, she was punctual and was there earlier to discuss our photoshoot first. We didn't feel rushed or forced to pose. We'd recommend Rachael to any of our friends that are going to visit Paris. Thank you Rachael for these captured memories. " - Elaine

"Rachael was so loving, kind and generous with her time and efforts to photograph our family. She was extremely accommodating of our family. Our original shoot time and location were somewhat foiled because of the weather, but she came up with an alternate plan and was able to be flexible with a different time that suited our family around our kids' meals/naps, etc. One of our children has special needs and she was extremely kind and wonderful with him. She captured some beautiful photos for our family. " - Beena

"Our experience with Rachael was incredible. Her communication before the shoot was amazing, she was looking out for us with both timing and weather! Throughout the whole shoot we were able to present her with our hopes in terms of poses and ambience and she nailed it on the head. While making us feel so comfortable with each other and with her. Our photos were way more breathtaking than we had ever imagined and I would recommend absolutely everyone to book with her! " - Megan

"Rachael is an awesome photographer. She knows how to pose people so they not only look great but also feel great." - Jessica Blaine

"We had our session with Rachael in Paris. The location she picked was perfect. We were able to take photos in 3 different settings in 50 minutes with two-21/2 year old toddlers and it was seamless! The session went smoothly since she directed us, yet allowed us to be ourselves as a family. Our photos were perfection. I am so glad we were able to do this." - Shannon

"Rachael was fantastic. The shots were natural and it revealed a side of me I never knew existed and I now completely love it. Rachael and I communicated perfectly and she knew exactly what I wanted in the shoot given the brief I have corresponded with her via email and text messages. It is important to get a photographer like Rachael who knows the city very well and how best to capture the best shots for you. She is so familiarized already with Paris. When I saw my pictures finally, I felt it was the best money I had ever spent. Will definitely look up for Rachael when I return to Paris in the near future. Just an advise, please do consider 60 minutes for only one location and it’s nearby locale. This is to be fair to the photographer to allow her to capture the best shots in an unhurried pace. Don’t ever try to maximize your dollars by getting as many locations as possible unless you are willing to spend a few hours more. Go for Rachael! Her photography skills are out of this world. Just smile and watch her capture you in the best light!" - Benjamin

"Rachel was amazing and made the experience truly memorable! We love our pictures and would absolutely hire her again next time we’re in Paris!" - Ryan

"Rachael was absolutely amazing! She made our surprise proposal photo shoot, which had been nerve-wracking until that point, as smooth as possible. My fiancé and I loved the energy and personality she brought to the photos. She made us feel at home and at ease in a foreign city, making our engagement that much more special. " - Marco

"Rachael was great! She was organized, efficient, open to suggestions but also fun. The photo shoot we did early on a Sunday morning was like a private tour of Paris. Everyone in my group of 5 women loved it!" - Hilary

"Rachael was absolutely amazing. The photos were great and she did a great job getting my 9 month old to smile for the camera! It was raining in the beginning and she still managed to get great shots." - Megan

"We absolutely loved our experience with Rachael. We felt we were in very good hands with her and did not have any hesitation with letting her lead us through our shoot. She made our toddler very comfortable and was able to draw out smiles and laughter from him - a feat which is very hard to do! Rachael was able to pick out very private spots in what is usually a crowded location in Paris. The results of our photos were fantastic and went well beyond our expectations. Thank you Rachael!" - Marichelle

"Rachael was personable, funny, and so great to work with. She made us feel like we had known her for years within minutes, which makes the shoot much more comfortable and natural. She was super talented and we adore every photo she took of us. Highly recommend her!" - Haleh

"Rachael was everything we would ever want in a photographer and more! In fact, I wish she could have come back to the US with my husband and I to photograph all of our events forever. She was so kind, funny, and enthusiastic. Rachael truly makes you feel beautiful/handsome and goes out of her way to make sure you get amazing photos. I’m so thankful she was able to capture our Paris trip. My husband and I will cherish the photos she took forever. Thank you, Rachael! " - Molly

"Rachael was fantastic at making us feel at ease and comfortable with each place we went for photos. The poses didn't feel forced and she was very knowledgeable on the area and where we should go for the best photos. She was also very friendly and easy to talk to!" - William

"Rachael was professional and hands-on and knew how to talk to my tired and cold kids (it was a very chilly morning in Paris) to make them participate well, which is a huge plus! " - Marie-Helene

"So nice and fun to work with! The photos came out amazing! This was my first time using Flytographer on a vacation and I will be sure to use them on EVERY vacation. I will cherish these photos for a lifetime!" - Bella

"Rachael was absolutely amazing. Everything went smoothly - from setting up the shoot to meeting her at the location. She was extremely helpful in suggesting a location and a time that would produce the photos that we were hoping for. She was so pleasant to deal with, and offered us the perfect amount of direction on how to get great photos. Finally, we love the photos! She has such a lovely eye for composition and light. " - Leigha

"On a recent trip to Paris, we hired Rachael to capture family shots of our vacation. She did a great job, and suggested a location near Trocadero, which allowed for amazing pictures of the Eiffel Tower in the background. She also suggested a very early time, which allowed for a wonderful uninterrupted session. We have two young girls, and she did an amazing job engaging with them, and letting them show their personalities and have some fun. " - Kerri-Anne

"Rachael is absolutely amazing! We've been traveling for quite a while now and having photos taken in Paris was near the top of our list of things to do. We were thrilled that the experience was even better than we could've hoped for! We had the best morning with Rachael and really loved her fun, outgoing personality. She was so great with our kids, even going as far as to pull up 'baby shark' on her phone to get our youngest to crack a smile! We had so much fun during our shoot and were sad to say goodbye. If you're thinking of getting photos taken while in Paris, you need to book with this gal! You won't regret it. " - Jennifer

"Rachael was amazing and so much fun! We had a blast shooting around Paris with her and loved the creativity with each pose. Having guidance really helped and I will always look back, cherishing the trip and fun time we had taking pics abroad! " - Lisa

"Rachel was wonderful in our shoot. She put my sometimes shy kids at ease immediately. The pictures came out wonderful and are our favorite souvenir from our trip." - Heather

"Rachael was amazing! We had a sunrise shoot, but when we got there the sun wasn’t up yet so she waited until the lighting was better to start the shoot! She was fun, approachable, and took amazing photos. I 100% recommend her! " - Anna

"I am absolutely blown away with the pictures that Rachael captured for us! The quality of her work is out of this world. I can’t even pick which ones I want to frame! There are too many! Even better than that, our shoot was FUN! A memory we will have for a lifetime. Rachael was so respectful, playful, and beyond kind to our 16 month old daughter, and made us all feel so comfortable and at ease, even at times when our daughter needed a break. I will be recommending Rachael to anyone who is going to Paris! Thank you so much!" - Lindsey

"If I could give Rachael 5 million stars I would! She was amazingly warm, kind and open! She was wonderful with our 7 year old son and we felt immediately comfortable with her! I would recommend her to everyone that visits Paris and is looking for photos that you just can’t get on your own! We love Rachael!" - Tracey

"Rachael was such a beautiful soul and really brightened up the city with such a great personality. She captured our Parisian experience and we are forever grateful for the time we met Rachael in Paris and made lasting memories." - Marissa

"Rachael has such great energy - it was early and chilly, but we all had a lot of fun laughing, and it translated into pictures where we look relaxed and happy!" - Crysler

"My husband and I had the pleasure of hiring Rachael to shoot our gender reveal - her positive energy was magnetic and she made us feel so comfortable throughout the shoot. Thank you again Rachael for everything!" - Jenna

"Rachael took maternity photos for us on our Babymoon in Paris! She is the sweetest and so talented! Not only are the photos beautiful, the whole experience ended up being a highlight of our trip... The Trocadero was gorgeous in the morning and Rachael made it even more spectacular by giving us cute cues on topics to talk about or focus on together while we took photos in the beautiful setting. This made the whole "maternity photos" concept much more comfortable, special, and memorable. She also made sure my outfit and hair were in place for the entire shoot which I really appreciated! As an added perk she sent us off with a great recommendation for the rest of our morning after our shoot and that ended up being one of my favorite spots in Paris! The experience and the photos were both breathtaking! " - Teresa

"Rachael was an amazing photographer! Her upbeat and bright personality made the whole experience so enjoyable, and I felt comfortable to be myself around her. She also helped guide me with some posing, which helped tremendously. I absolutely love the mix of candid and posed shots that she took of me, and I cannot wait to share them with my family and friends!" - Kaitlyn

"Our photographer, Rachael, was amazing! Her personality meshed so well with my husband and I. She was warm and friendly. I couldn't ask for a better experience. " - Tanika

"Rachael was extremely communicative before our shoot and made the critical recommendation of moving the surprise engagement shoot up 1 day to capture the best lighting. On the day of, she arrived promptly and lightened up the mood with her wonderful personality. The shoot was an incredible experience and the pictures were perfect! Thanks again!" - Bob

"Rachael is probably the most incredible person + photographer you will work with. She is kind. She is easy to be around and can capture a great shot. We loved our time with you Rachael!" - Nicole

"Rachael was incredible! She made the shoot SO fun and enjoyable. We feel so lucky to have these sweet pictures to remember our trip!" - Sarah

"Rachael was amazing, she made our photoshoot experience fun and memorable. 😊" - Alyssa

"Rachael was a blast to work with. She brings enthusiasm, love, and most importantly, care for her shoots. Immediately meeting her, I knew she would be as ecstatic as myself for our shoot. I love that she is heavily experienced not only behind the lens but also with her ideas. She is very welcoming and open to ideas, which made our shoot much more collaborative. Rachael is amazing and I could not be more happier with the results." - Ajay

"Rachael was AMAZING!! she made us really comfortable with being photographed and her photos were superb. HIGHLY recommend you both her! you wont be disappointed" - Deirdre

"Rachael was fantastic! She was very energetic and personable (which was great for a early morning shoot). Not only did she make us feel so comfortable in front of the camera but she kept us moving so we could make the most of our time taking lots of fun shots! We never thought we would have so much fun! " - Elise

"Rachael went out of her way to help us feel so special when my fiancé proposed! She helped him plan the proposal and was the first person to congratulate us after we shared our special moment. She made us feel like models and went out of her way to ensure we had fun and looked great. Our photos are gorgeous, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. She’s a great photographer and a true gem." - Kayla

"We had so much fun with Rachael and we just love our photos. She really captured our joy to be in Paris, a favourite place, and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We would definitely recommend Rachael for photo shoots in Paris!" - Coco

"Rachael, thank you so much for a lovely, fun, and relaxed experience! We love our photos, and are grateful that you were able to capture our happiness beautifully. " - Laura

"Rachael was awesome! She made us feel very comfortable during the photo shoot and we love our photos. She communicated in advance so it was very easy to meet up with her and even gave us a few recommendations of things to check out while in Paris. " - Katharine

"Rachael was so wonderful! She put us completely at ease and knew exactly how to make the most of our time together. We love our photos and highly recommend Rachael over all! " - Sydney

"Rachael was amazing to work with. She has a great personality and made our photo session time with her so much fun. The photos from our session with her are stunning and we love having these as a reminder of our time in Paris." - Heather

"Rachael was amazing. She made us feel so comfortable during our shoot and we had such a good time. I felt like she did everything possible to make us enjoy our experience. She’s really awesome at what she does and we just love how our pictures turned out." - Carley

"Rachael was wonderful. She did such a great job of making us feel comfortable so that she could get natural candid shots. We love the pictures and would recommend everyone who wants pictures done in Paris use her." - Travis

Rachael was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only does she have a great eye, but she also "knows how to give just enough direction to give your photos that dreamy yet candid Instagram feel! On top of that, she's super warm and friendly. We hit it off with her right off the bat, which allowed us to feel even more comfortable in front of the camera." - Stacey

"Rachael was incredible! She gave us great direction and made us both feel completely at ease! We had just as much fun at the shoot as we did at any other event on our vacation!!" - Brielle

"Rachael was such a pleasure to work with in Paris. She made my husband and I feel completely at ease for our photoshoot. Rachael provided the perfect balance of guidance and humor while remaining professional. She captured such beautiful photos that we will cherish forever!" - Katie

"Rachael was nothing less than amazing. Extremely helpful with making our shoot the best it could be. The quality of the photos were exactly what we wished for and she captured our emotions perfectly. What a pro!" - Adrian

"Rachael was an absolute joy to work with. She was very enthusiastic and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Taking pictures surrounded by crowds in one of the most populated attractions in the world can sound stressful, but Rachael navigated the scenery like a true pro." - Cody

"Rachael was amazing! From start to finish she made sure she was getting the perfect shots for our special day! She did a great job of getting different shots that showed our personality!" - Ben

"Rachael is one of the most amazing photographers I’ve ever met. She was totally friendly and made us feel so comfortable that we just lived in the moment and forgot anyone around us! The images we received were better than we imagined and it really looks like we were the only ones there." - Holly

"Rachael is amazing!! She helped me turn a nerve-racking experience into one of the best days of my life. The photos are beautiful and we both shed a little tear when we first saw the gallery." - Jeremy

"Rachael was a wonderful photographer to work with! She made us feel more relaxed and comfortable all while directing us on how she would like us to pose. We wanted this shoot to be fun and she definitely achieved that for us." - Kara

"Rachael was fantastic! We had such a great time and she really put us at ease and made the entire shoot SO FUN!" - Alyssa

"Our shoot with Rachael was one of the main highlights of our trip!!! She is not only a fabulous photographer but more importantly a spectacular person!! Really just WOW!!!" - Janet

"Rachael was amazing! We had the best time with our photo shoot in Paris, she made us feel completely comfortable being in front of the camera." - Alexandra

"Rachael was absolutely fabulous. She was patient and kind with our children and super fun to work with. Our photos far surpassed our expectations. I am so glad that we used flytographer. I would recommend Rachael to anyone who wants to capture their special moment in Paris." - Cindy

"Rachael was such a treat to work with. Bubbly and friendly, and really fabulous with our 5-year-old son, she made our photo shoot fun and easy. It was an incredibly hot morning but Rachael was all smiles, full of fun and easy suggestions that resulted in some really amazing photos!" - Eran

"Rachael did such an amazing job with our photo shoot and pictures. She made the whole process not only easy but a lot of fun too! She was super friendly and professional and put us at ease from the moment we met her." - Christine

"Rachael made this experience amazing for us. She was such an ease to work with and made us feel special and enjoy the moment a lot despite our nerves." - Kuljit

"Rachael is amazing!! She helped me turn a nerve-racking experience into one of the best days of my life. The photos are beautiful and we both shed a little tear when we first saw the gallery." - Jeremy

"Rachael went above and beyond to make our experience 100%. I still cannot believe how magical the photos are." - Kat

"Rachael made us feel comfortable and special from the second we met her and her communication was wonderful. We are so happy with her photography skills and creating memories while we were visiting Paris!" - Adrienne

"Our shoot with Rachael was one of the main highlights of our trip! She is not only a fabulous photographer but more importantly a spectacular person!" - Janet

"Rachael was amazing! She connected with my family right away and made everyone comfortable. I’m a photographer myself so I know how important that is. And the pictures were exactly what I wanted!" - Rachael

"Rachael is an amazing photographer! Her warm and bubbly personality showed from her initial response to my booking request. She made my fiancee and I feel comfortable as she directed us for the best shots we could get, and kept a great balance between a playful and professional tone. After the shoot, Rachael went out of her way to give us first-time Parisian tourists a crash course of the metro system. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we look forward to linking back up our next visit!" - Marcus

Rachael did a phenomenal job. She was so pleasant, and so upbeat, we loved working with her. She played the part and made it a surprise for the proposal. You could feel the love and she even blessed us on our upcoming union and marriage. She is really something special!" - Samir

"Rachael was more than just our photographer for the day: she was marriage advice, hype girl, director, friend, and party people. She was so amazing in making everyone comfortable, getting better shots than we could have dreamed of, and making sure we were where we needed to be when we needed to be there! We can't thank her enough for our time and photos in Paris - without a doubt one of our favorite experiences of the trip." - Caitlin

"Rachael was not only a fantastic photographer, but a lot fun to hang out with! Our son immediately loved her and she got the best photos out of all of us! It was a pleasure to spend time with her and we love our photos!" - Angela

"Rachael was amazing! Not only did she make us feel at ease but she captured us so accurately!" - Rachel

"Racheal was very professional and thoughtful of our needs. She's excellent for families with children. It was a cold day for us in Paris, but Racheal made sure we were comfortable and camera ready. She's just great!" - Gimha

"Rachael is an amazing photographer! She is full of positive energy and extremely professional. If you are a bit nervous or camera shy, Rachael is the perfect photographer for you. She takes time to get to know you, and is a very helpful coach to get the most out of your experience! We are so happy with the photos she took! We can’t wait to share them with everyone." - Nicholas

"I only wish I could take Rachael with us to other places. She was just fantastic! Tremendous praises for both her skill and personality, as I’m pathologically nervous in front of the camera to say the least and she managed to make both my hubby & I at ease almost immediately." - Erica

"Rachael was great to work with! She was so friendly and fun to be around. We really enjoyed the experience with her." - Elisa

"Rachael was always very responsive to our questions before the shoot. When we met her she had great and positive energy and was so easy to work with." - Thao

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