I want nothing more than to see you soaking in the joy of a celebration you worked so tirelessly to plan while trusting me to capture the meaning of a moment. Bringing my artistic perspective to your story is a privilege, even if that means collaborating with fickle lighting, navigating last minute timeline changes or accidentally wandering into poison ivy.
(For me, it's all part of the fun.)
My heart skips a beat for framing love, champagne toasts, window-down car rides, the song of rain, cloud-stacked skies, afternoon naps, the way my husband folds me in his arms...
I believe that love is love is love.
No matter who you are or how you got to this moment, you deserve to have your love story told with the utmost care and grace.
Based in Central Illinois, I am available for weddings, elopements and couple's sessions worldwide.
I've been a documentary wedding photographer for ten years and with over 200 weddings under my belt I feel prepared for just about anything your day can throw at me.
Elegant romance, candid moments + authentic emotion. Modern documentary photography for your kind of celebration.
The average full wedding day collection begins at $4000, not including travel expenses.
I have an in-home studio in Illinois but since I work primarily with couples who do not live here, video chat is always a wonderful way to connect.
Rachael Schirano is an Illinois based wedding photographer who transforms genuine interactions and unplanned moments into romantic artistry. Her passion lies in threading together those intangible wisps of connection that float through her lens and anchoring them in photographic poetry, capturing memories for her clients that make their heart race just as much as being in the moment did. When she’s not photographing couples, you can find her chasing adventures with her family, listening to the ocean waves crash in and savoring salt-licked hair, or exploring art museums and old bookstores.