Rachel took photographs of my girlfriends and I for mementos of a special weekend on Nantucket. Not only did the photos come out beautifully, but it was such a pleasure to work with her from the beginning. She began the process with a phone call in order to get to know me and answer any questions I had, and she was in contact the entire time to ensure that I received the proofs and photos and that I liked them. She is detailed oriented, kind, and a professional, and I would highly recommend using her for any occasion! 


We were incredibly fortunate to have worked with Rachel Elizabeth Photography. When you have special moments like a surprise engagement or want engagement photos like we did - you want a photographer who can not only capture the love in the moment but bring out the best in your personality. Rachel is certainly that person. Pictures last a lifetime and we will forever treasure ours. The sessions were fun and easy going - it never felt uncomfortable to be in front of the camera and she made great suggestions of locations and how to relax. Her pictures were in the moment and "non" posing. There were SO many to choose from - it was hard to settle on a few. Whether it's an engagement, wedding, family photo- Rachel is the person you want in front of you to capture those moments. It's affordable and incredibly special. We have a lifetime to look back at these moments and we are so glad Rachel was there to capture the best ones!

Mark & Karen

Rachel Amaral made sitting for a photo so much fun!  When I hired her to capture my memories of a family vacation in Nantucket Island, I got more than I imagined. Since Rachel is a Native, her knowledge of capturing the charm of the island is flawless.  She was so easy to work with from the initial contact to the final product.  Her talent for capturing us in the natural splendor of the natural surroundings was impeccable.  Her work stands for itself in that the images she captures are authentic and one with the surroundings. In addition to the beautiful product, the entire event of sitting for her turned out to be a fun event in and of itself.  She was sweet charming and above professional.  I can't recommend her enough and hope to shoot with her again on a return visit! 

The Sowa Family

Words cannot even begin to explain how wonderful and amazing it was to work with Rachel during my engagement. She was a joy to work with and made me feel calm every step of the way. I took an early ferry over from Boston to make sure everything was planned perfectly. I had never met Rachel, but we talked over the phone and she assured me that everything would go amazingly. I was uneasy at first, but she made it a point to come clear across the island first thing in the morning so that I would remain calm and have everything planned perfectly. We worked out every detail down to camera angles, best places to propose and how we would walk her to the beach. It was perfect!

My fiancé Amy and I thoroughly enjoyed having Rachel as part of our day. Once Amy flew in and got to the resort, we really let things play out and Rachel helped us capture it all in the best possible way and enlisted the help of resort personnel to make that happen. It was everything we; more importantly, Amy, imagined it would be.

In short, I planned an extravagant and complicated engagement on Nantucket and I’m not sure that it all would have come together without the care, flexibility, professionalism, personality, and overall pure talent that makes up Rachel Amaral. Thank you, Rachel, from the bottom of our hearts for being amazing at what you do and allowing us to vividly remember that wonderful day for the rest of our lives!

We recommend Rachel to anyone and everyone without the slightest doubt so long as Amy and I don’t need her during the same time.

Charles and Amy