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11 June 2015

Rachel is an absolute artist. She captured our engagement photos and our wedding (that I've seen so far) perfectly. She was very energetic and kept everything moving well the day of the wedding and her second photographer was a pleasure as well! ! My only complaint would be some scheduling difficulties and some delays in answering emails. Regardless of all of that, Rachel really comes through and her work is absolutely beautiful! I haven't received our photos or albums yet, so I can't speak to speed of turnaround.
I would definitely use her again, and plan to when it comes time for family photos :)
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26 July 2012

Rachel was fantastic! We met with 5 photographers before we found Rachel. We just clicked with her personality and her photos were exactly what we were looking for.

Rachel and the 2nd professional photographer arrived about 2 hours prior to the start of the ceremony. This was approximately the same time that everything started to go wrong (my bridesmaid couldn't find her dress, my cousin couldn't find his pants, my mothers zipper broke in her dress & it started to rain so we had to get everything moved inside). Rachel had such a wonderful presence - very calming. She made it so that we could still take our photos outside. She wasn't pushy or in a rush. She fit in quite well with our whole wedding party, family and guests.

By the end of the night we pulled them onto the dance floor and they stayed and danced with us enjoying the party! We have gotten a sneak peak of our photos within a week of the wedding and they are so wonderful! I can't wait to get them all back (we should have them next week!)
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4 June 2012

From the very beginning it was a complete joy to work with Rachel! We are from MA, but planned a destination wedding up in Maine, so needless to say, we packed as much as we could into every pre-wedding trip up there. One of those trips was relatively last minute, but Rachel still managed to squeeze us in to see her work and look at the various packages. Even through her emails you really get a feel for her excitement and genuine care that she has for each of her clients! She really wants to make sure it's special!

Leading up to the wedding she also kept us up to date with any changes, and made sure she got down all of our wants and needs before the big day. This included getting a list of all the groups of people, portraits, and other shots that we wanted to make sure we got during the chaos of the day.

On our wedding day we were greeted by hugs and smiles as she jumped right in capturing those initial getting ready moments. At times you'd almost forget she was there, moving around and getting what would turn out to be some truly fabulous candids throughout the occasion. These ranged from a smile crossing my grandma's face to meaningful glances and those "workin' it" faces of guests on the dance floor!

Once Rachel posted our initial preview album online we IMMEDIATELY started getting calls from both our families raving about the pictures. The pictures are such worlds apart from the traditional very staged looking wedding pictures. Her work captures emotion and moments and light in a way that just instantly brings you right back to that place in time. Both the candid and "family" photos had the same feel of effortlessness and nostalgia.

I cannot say enough about our experience and the result from our work with Rachel. If we got married again we'd choose her a thousand times over!!
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26 May 2012

If you are looking for a perfect addition to your wedding I would highly recommend Rachel Bell as your photographer. She is personable, makes you feel comfortable, and takes amazing photographs. She gave us photos of our wedding very shortly after which was really fun! Her photography are not just images of your wedding but pieces of art. I think all her weddings are done uniquely and I never see the same shots. She is truely wonderful to work with and loved the photographs. More...

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22 May 2012

Rachel made our wedding day feel so special. Her and her husband were so funny and they really made us feel so comfortable and so relaxed through out the whole day. We will never forget when Her husband and my husband danced together during the wedding and when we took pictures with our 69 Chevelle. Oh the funny comments we all had. ; ) It was truely a memorable day. A Beautiful day, beautiful pictures, and a beautiful amazing photographer. Rachel truely has a gift, she is such a sweet heart and really just a great person. Every photo i have ever seen her take is so breath taking. I cant say enough good things about her or her work. 2 years later and we still look at our wedding pictures every day. Love you Rachel! More...

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22 May 2012

Rachel is one of the most wonderful people I have ever had the joy of meeting. She captured every heartfelt/silly/serious/spontaneous moment of our wedding in perfect detail. Her husband also took some of the pictures, so she could provide us with several angles of the same moment (no additional charge for the extra photographer!). She is highly professional, yet she's so much fun to be around, you forget she even has a camera. Did I mention her pictures are amazing? She took the time before our wedding to really get to know us and find out what we really wanted our wedding pictures and our album to look like, and she far exceeded my expectations. I am still blown away when I look at my album. I can not recommend her highly enough. More...

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22 May 2012

Rachel is an amazing photographer! We LOVED our wedding pictures and there would be no possible way to narrow down a favorite from all that she took. She is very professional and very personable all at the same time which is exactly what you want for such an important and stressful day! I would recommend her to anyone and hope to have her do our family photos in the future! :) More...

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15 February 2012

Rachel and her husband were great! I just love husband and wife teams. They were extremely friendly and nice to work with. Rachel's work is beautiful, as can be determined by her website and facebook page. Her lighting and compositions are just great. She was able to get all the important moments, while also continuing the get some creative shots as well. She is great at getting beautiful "in-the-moment" candid shots.

I only have one teeny tiny complaint (so tiny I probably shouldn't even mention it), but as much as I prefer candid photos, I would have liked to have just a few old-fashioned "posed" photos with everyone lined up. But I'm absolutely SURE that Rachel would have done this if I asked her, it just didn't cross my mind to ask, so I guess its entirely my fault. I don't know why I assumed every photographer did these out of habit, but overall I wouldn't trade the much more my artistic photos for a bunch of stiff ones. Overall, I loved my photos!
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16 October 2011

We loved Rachel Bell! Her professionalism, her photo journalistic style and her fabulous personality. Our wedding party and family even commented on how great she was. We love all our photos as well! We can't say enough great things about her! We HIGHLY recommend Rachel Bell Photography! More...

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11 March 2010

Rachel was so easy to work with from the very beginning. She was always responsive leading up to the wedding and was extremely flexible with plans for travel, etc. on the day of the wedding. She made me completely comfortable and was so much fun to have at the wedding. The photos she took are outstanding and her packages, which can include albums or not, are very reasonably priced. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and will use her for any future photo needs I might have. More...

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