Rachel is absolutely AMAZING to work with!! Words cannot even describe how wonderful she is! The whole time we were taking pictures, I did not feel like a photographer was there. I felt like it was just me and my husband in our world and someone was looking in a capturing the very essence of who we are! She is CREATIVE and I trust her direction and expertise! Even when it may seem different, it always turns out WAAY better than I could have imagined or expected. She returns the photos quickly! I had a big bridal party and she lead everyone with grace and ease! She got through our pictures quickly. I could not even ask for a better photographer! You will not be disappointed.
Rachel is such a pleasure to work with! We shot our 1st anniversary photos with her 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 (I would never have thought to out my wedding ring on bush branch, but it was STUNNING!). We had such a good time at this photo shoot that I am already trying to think of more occasions to shoot with her!! I highly recommend booking with Rachel!
We had the pleasure of Rachel doing our engagement photos. To say we were impressed and overly joyed by the work she did would be an understatement. She is incredibly friendly, an amazing photographer, and a fantastic editor. She provided a unique perspective having worked at our shoot location. Rachel was also able to get the best out of us in what can certainly be awkward for those not used to posing. We also had our dog with us and not only was she accommodating, she was also able to get him to perk up, pay attention and created some of our favorite photos from the entire session. And to top it all off, she was willing to hang on after our time slot to make sure we got everything we were looking for. We would definitely recommend Rachel to be anyone photographer and we can’t wait for what she’s able to do with our wedding day!
Rachel was the photographer for my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding in February. We were very happy with both Rachel and her product. She communicated effectively prior to the wedding, and she was prompt and prepared on the day itself. Her calm, gentle nature made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. The weather was not great, but that did not stop Rachel from donning her boots and obtaining some beautiful outdoor shots. These are some of my favorites! She accepted last minute requests gracefully and captured such an amazing variety of pictures throughout the entire day and evening. When I contacted Rachel about some questions after the wedding, she was very quick in her response. What mattered to me was important to her. It is clear that Rachel takes what she does very seriously. It definitely felt like my son and his wife’s wedding was more than just a job to Rachel. Although she photographs many weddings, you could tell she understood how important this day was to all of us. Thank you Rachel!
I got married in September and was so at ease and overjoyed to have Mandelette Photography (Rachel as our main photographer) there to capture every beautiful moment. From connecting first off with myself and all of my bridesmaids at the house I got ready at — Rachel really made everyone feel at ease and very causally yet professionally photographed all of our intimate getting ready moments always making sure I was happy with the amount of shots before moving on. Then, she diligently and playfully joined the groomsmen and was able to capture the pure joy and fun had before the ceremony. The ceremony itself and reception went without a flaw— Rachel captured the beautiful and emotional moments of both my husband and me throughout the evening. She quickly turned the pictures around and got them back to us within 2 weeks. The pictures really helped us re live the most amazing day. To this day I still get compliments not just on the beautiful pictures but also on how wonderful Rachel was interacting with all of our family/friends throughout the day. She is amazing and does beautiful work — I definitely recommend her :)
We had a wonderful experience with Rachel for our Engagement shoot in Lincoln Park. She kept things fun and casual. We were laughing the entire time! So many good shots to choose from for our Save the Date! Looking forward to our Wedding and all of the amazing work to come! Thank you, Rachel!!
Ms. Mandel is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. During our photoshoot, she was very professional yet kept us engaged in conversation throughout the shoot to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. She gave me the confidence behind every smile. She made our love come to life and is clearly portrayed in each photo. I had such a blast posing in so many different ways along the way. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and exquisite artist to capture the vision behind their special event. Choosing Mandelette Photography will be a decision that you will remember forever.
Our engagement pictures were absolutely beautiful and we had an awesome time with Rachel! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience to start off our engagement. We can’t wait for Rachel to shoot our wedding!