Mandelette Photography

Mandelette Photography

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Mandelette Photography locationAvondale, Illinois, Cook

(20 Reviews)

I enjoy photographing moments. Be it a wedding, proposal, glint of light in the trees, or first glance between strangers. My style of photography is joyful, fresh, bright, and authentic. My hope is that you take away a sense of timelessness and fun from my images. Each picture is meant to tell a story.

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Mandelette Photography Reviews

Mandelette Photography Reviews

Review of Mandelette Photography by Tracy Arango
5 Tracy Arango

Rachel is an gifted photographer. She captures moments in the most beautiful way.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Erika Holum
5 Erika Holum

Rachel is such a talented photographer and overall lovely person to spend an afternoon shooting with!! I had so much fun and loved her joy and energy :)

Review of Mandelette Photography by Jaclyn Bucci
5 Jaclyn Bucci

Rachel was so easy to work with and she captured everything we wanted for our engagement pictures! There's so many to choose from, we love them all!!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Caitlin Peters
5 Caitlin Peters

Rachel is an amazingly talented photographer. She has the sweetest personality too which makes her a complete joy to work with. I always feel comfortable in front of the camera when she's directing. She makes the entire process enjoyable and effortless.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Rosie Alice
5 Rosie Alice

Rachel has a wonderful eye that captures movement, emotion and sentiment in one fell swoop. She is talented and precise in her vision for her work and I'm glad to have worked with her. Additionally, she is a lovely person and will work her butt off to get gorgeous results!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Lieke van Heumen
5 Lieke van Heumen

Rachel photographed my wedding ceremony. She did an amazing job. She is very affordable, but totally professional. When we saw the pictures we could not believe the shots she took. We never noticed her, and we have our beautiful memories captured. Thank you Rachel!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Sarah Whitney
5 Sarah Whitney

Rachel is one of the most talented photographers I have ever come across. She always makes me feel at ease when we are shooting together. She has a way of highlighting my best features in her portraits. I choose her every time.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Emily Yale
5 Emily Yale

We are SO thankful for Rachel!!! She shot our engagement/save-the-date photos at a location she has never shot at and isn't super familiar with, and they seriously came out PERFECT. We could not be happier. She is not only incredibly sweet, affordable, and flexible, but she is very talented. Besides the main location, I did not have spots picked out I wanted to shoot at, so we ended up walking around while Rachel pointed out spots for good lighting. I can't say enough good things. If you book her, you will not be disappointed!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Christopher Mark Vicente
5 Christopher Mark Vicente

Rachel has taken some of the most memorable profile pics for me. Her portrait pics have always been amazingly real & capture true moments. Some comments from her picture she's taken of me: "seriously this looks like photo for a mag article" and "Rachel's 📸 is amazing." Wholeheartedly recommend her for portraits and candids.

Review of Mandelette Photography by LeAnna McGovern
5 LeAnna McGovern

I have known Rachel personally since 2008! She is truly a talented woman! Full or energy and passion about photography. I have personally done one photo shoot with her which turned out flawless! She really has an eye for quality work, as one may tell by looking at some of the photos she has taken. I would recommend Rachel for any event albeit personal or professional.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Sarah Mullin Mandel
5 Sarah Mullin Mandel

Rachel took my headshot and did a wonderful job of catching a natural smile; something I have difficulty with. She is very professional but easy to work with.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Andrew Schrock
5 Andrew Schrock

If you’re looking for someone to photograph special moments in your life, Rachel’s definitely the one to call. She has an excellent eye for composition and a knack for creating a relaxed atmosphere. She’s experienced and is always motivated to capture the best images. Her knowledge of photography and upbeat personality will have you smiling even before she presses the shutter button. I’d definitely recommend her.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Dani Matej
5 Dani Matej

Rachel photographed our wedding day and it couldn't have been more perfect. She knew exactly what kind of photos I wanted and made sure to get them all. She had such a great eye for capturing all the beauty Chicago architecture has to offer. She had such a relaxed energy throughout the day which kept me super calm knowing that she was on top of everything without making things chaotic. I highly recommend her for your special day ♡

Review of Mandelette Photography by Mark Mandel
5 Mark Mandel

Rachel shot the family photos of my grandchildren and I couldn't be happier. In fact, my wife and I have scheduled a portrait session with her. Everything that she does is artistic but seems natural. What a wonderful eye!!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Katelyn Likas
5 Katelyn Likas

My experience with Rachel was fantastic. My fiance and I had a small wedding ceremony with many intricate requests. That said, Rachel was both helpful and accommodating when it came to meeting our needs. She was diligent to get the shots we asked for, proactive to get shots we hadn’t thought of, and she was respectfully communicative throughout the entire process. Furthermore, we were amazed with both her speed and proficiency. I had digital proofs of my wedding photos within 24 hours and they were all fantastic! I will absolutely be calling Rachel for all of my photo needs in the future. Cheers!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Becca Mandel
5 Becca Mandel

Rachel got some great shots of my partner and I with my niece. She has a great eye and was willing to work with my comfort levels - I don’t like posing. She caught some really special moments on film for us.

Review of Mandelette Photography by April Romero
5 April Romero

My experience with Rachel was amazing. I have never done a photo shoot before so I was really nervous at first but once we got started, she made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. Rachel made me and my fiancé laugh throughout the whole time so we had a fun time. She has a talent for capturing unique and beautiful moments. She will go out of her way to make the pictures and the poses the way you want it. Rachel is very professional and responds right away; usually no later than 24 hours. The cost is very reasonable and affordable. She will not post any pictures on social media without your consent. I would very much recommend her for engagement and wedding pictures !

Review of Mandelette Photography by Jacob Ishler
5 Jacob Ishler

Rachel did an amazing photographing my band! She is super creative with her ideas and definitely enhanced the vision I had in mind.

Review of Mandelette Photography by Anna Freeman Gallardo
5 Anna Freeman Gallardo

I wanted nice photos of my family to give to my mother for Christmas. Rachel was recommended to me by a friend and I am so happy to have found her. My 6 year old son was not thrilled to have his picture taken and Rachel was patient and did a great job making him comfortable. Our photo shoot was silly, fun and gave us wonderful pictures. Plus the photo quality of the prints I ordered is fantastic and the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend Rachel!

Review of Mandelette Photography by Kaitlin Czurylo
5 Kaitlin Czurylo

Rachel is such a pleasure to work with! We shot our anniversary photos and we had a ball. She made us feel like super models and relieved us of any jitters. She captured so many sweet moments and used the natural environment in amazing ways. We had such a good time shooting for our first anniversary and I am already trying to think of more occasions to shoot with her!! I highly recommend booking with Rachel!

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Mandelette Photography Q&A

Mandelette Photography Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

Capturing genuine emotion at the exact right moment, and going in prepared with your camera setting ready to make everyone look amazing. I also have to be sure to get the exact right angle to limit background noise, and to make sure everyone looks their best.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

What kind of pictures do you have hanging in your home? I want to provide a sense of timelessness and authenticity, so it is important to see what that means to each unique individual.

What do you love most about your job?

Working with lovely humans, and having fun doing what I love (taking photos), in the meantime.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My great grandfather, Louis Mandel, invented the first instant developing camera and process. I am carrying on in his footsteps, and continuing his legacy for years to come.

Why should our clients choose you?

I am kind, approachable, and will make you feel at ease when in front of the camera, all while making casual conversation between shooting locations to set the mood as light and fun. I also send out a style guide to every client who signs a contract with me, that will take any pressure off of those "what do I wear" jitters.

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