Chicago fine art wedding photography

Voted best of Chicago Wedding Photographers by Shutterfly, Wedding Wire, and more

For the loving hearts who want an upbeat and easygoing photographic experience

Rachel Mandel

Hey, I’m Rachel! I help engaged couples look and feel like supermodels in front of the camera so that they can have a memorable experience and gorgeous images for generations to come!

You want to be in good hands, and hope to find someone who treats your wedding with the same amount of care as if it were their own.

CONGRATS on your engagement! You want someone to capture your moments with dedication and a relaxed, happy vibe. You want her to love what she does and have it come through in the photos. You want someone with a creative eye and knack for capturing natural beauty. You’ve finally found the right photographer :)

I always go above and beyond for my clients! I specialize in natural light and indoor flash photography, so your photos will look amazing no matter the location :) I am an expert at posing couples and families, yet capturing unposed reactions by cracking cheesy jokes to get those genuine smiles. You may even find yourself having fun with me! You’ll never have to worry about what to do in front of the camera, and you will always look your best. Just be yourself, enjoy, and I’ll capture the glow :)

Typically, my clients start out with a surprise proposal or engagement experience. This investment gets applied to your wedding day package.

Want to be the next #MandeletteCouple?

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
chicago museum campus engagement session
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
chicago fine art wedding photography


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