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I'M RAE...

I might be biased but I believe New England is the best place in the world!

YOUR WEDDING DAY IS THE BIGGEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE AND THAT'S A HUGE DEAL TO ME! I WANT YOU TO FEEL RELAXED, AT EASE AND ABLE TO BE YOURSELF. MY GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE THE BEST FKN TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

HOME - 44.3664 ° N, 72.4300 ° W -

i'm here to capture your intimate moments in big landscapes!

When you go on a trip and finally see the mountains you've been dying to see does it fill you with awe? Do you make you a little emotional? I know I do!

Landscapes really put it into perspective how big the world is and how it's humbling to be able to be a part of this earth, living, growing and loving it.

If you feel similarly then I know you care about it as much as I do.

My favorite thing (other than my partner and cat, Ianthe) is going to a brand new place together and taking in the landscape together.

If you feel at home in the mountains then we'll get along really well! New England is chock full of super cool, hidden gems straight out of a Noah Kahan song (especially Vermont). I would be so honored to revel in landscapes with you on your wedding day!

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I grew up on a small lake in New Hampshire where I I started to fall in love with photography. During college I found my dad's old film camera in the closet, fixed it up and started to learn 35mm film over one Summer. I became obsessed with documenting memories. 

Nostalgia is something that drives my art and gives it that deep connection I'm always yearning for.

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Þingvellir, Iceland 2014

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København, Denmark 2014

I didn't dream about my wedding or whether or not I'd get my dream job, I dreamt of traveling.

I caught the travel bug early on in high school. My mom woke me up one morning to tell me she'd booked plane tickets to Denmark, a trip I'd been wanting to go on for months.

It was an exchange program and the first time I would be leaving the country alone. It was scary to say the least but also invigorating at the same time! I learned so much about myself during that time and really changed the way I saw the world.

​My hobbies include:

  • Gardening! I started a flower + herb garden this past Summer with marigolds, zinnias, basil, lavender, sunflowers and aster. If I wasn't a photographer I would be a florist!

  • Buying plane tickets to states I've never been to! My next trip is Oregon and Nevada in May.

  • Hiking, skiing, biking and kayaking.

  • I have a BFA degree in painting and have a small studio at home! Follow along on @rachelstearnsart_vt

  • Dreaming up the house my partner and I will eventually build

  • Playing piano! I have 23 years of piano playing under my belt

  • Creating location guides and planning elopements

  • Buying more plants than I need!

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2024 TRAVEL

Nevada 

Oregon

Maine

Upstate New York

New Hampshire

Arizona

BUCKET LIST

Manifesting weddings in:

Iceland

Oregon

Scotland

Switzerland

Japan

Colorado

Arizona

Florida

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travel journal

colorado july 2022

DO YOU THINK WE'D BE FRIENDS? BECAUSE SAME!

Let's get started on your adventure!

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