Chicago fine art wedding photography

Widely published, and voted best of Chicago Wedding Photographers by Shutterfly, Wedding Wire, and more in 2018 +2019

Behind the lens: Rachel Mandel


I enjoy creating memories of fresh, joyful, natural moments between you and your loved ones. You can find me tearing up behind the camera at your ceremony, finding the best angle to capture your first dance, or making your guests smile with a sweet compliment. I love capturing your love, and want your day to look and feel wonderful when you look back on the photos! I treat every wedding as if it were my own, and I can’t wait to hear more about your special day!

By the Numbers:

  • 24 weddings shot each year

  • 5 years as a wedding photographer

  • Average of 2 times per wedding I well up with joy behind the camera

  • Over 70 five star reviews received online

What Brides are Saying:

Rachel was so easy to work with! She gave great suggestions on where to take photos. I went into engagement photos with no ideas on where to take them. Rachel was very kind and provided my fiance and me with many awesome recommendations. The photos turned out amazing! You couldn’t even tell that it was super windy and freezing. I recceived so many compliments on the photos. If you want to feel very much at ease and comfortable while taking photos, I highly recommend Mandelette Photography!
— Janet and Trent
Wow! What a great experience we had with Rachel on our wedding day. Not only was she professional and on time, she truly listened to what we wanted our photos to be. She was great at adapting to our surroundings - we got married in the Tribune Tower - and jumped on opportunities to take amazing photos. She was a joy to work with and edited our photos so quickly! We loved working with her and know you will too :)
— Dani and Kevin

Contact: Hello@mandelettephoto.com

Call or text: 708-609-8730