"An absolute dream! Rachel and her team were everything I imagined and more as our wedding photographers. From our first inquiry to our final photo gallery delivery she was professional, kind, and overwhelmingly talented. We first met her in person at our engagement session where she captured the most beautiful photos of me and, my then, fiancé. She was willing to travel to the shoot location and open to all of our ideas and wishes! Ourselves and family and friends included were blown away with our engagement photos and immediately got excited for our wedding photos, knowing that they would be just as wonderful. Rachel took time, even in the midst of the pandemic, to meet face to face (via FaceTime of course) to plan out our wedding day-of timeline to ensure that we got all the shots we desired and to make sure that she and her team were able to get all the info from us that they needed to make their experience successful as well. (Your photographers cannot do their job unless they know the ins and outs of your day, and that's your responsibility to give it to them! They did a great job at making sure they had all the info they needed.) Rachel had so much insight and advice when it came to planning how we wanted our day to pan out and it turned out absolutely perfect. All of our other vendors were so impressed with her timeline and it helped our day run seamlessly. The day of came and went in a flash but it went off without a hitch! Rachel and her team stayed cool, calm, and collected the entire day regardless of anything else going on. She gave me the confidence I needed all day knowing that the day was going wonderful and that it was all about myself and my husband and what we wanted. The few times I got flustered she went above and beyond her call of duty to help me through whatever the situation was (including completely repining my hair piece that turned crooked 30 mins after having my hair done - talk about panic!) Our wedding day was without a doubt the best day of our lives and I am so thankful for the part that Papillon Visuals played in that. I tell everyone that our wedding photos take me back to that exact moment that they were taken because of how accurately and beautifully they captured our day. I will treasure our breathtaking wedding photos forever. Thank you, Rachel, for your role in making our wedding day the best day of our lives! Pictured - a shot from our engagement photos and one from our wedding day." - Kaitlyn ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Kaitlyn & Chris
"Punctual, professional, and a wonderful team to have for your event. Papillon Visuals are all of the above and so much more! The Papillon team delivered gorgeous photos of our day, and the images are exactly what we wanted to be captured to remember our day in all of its lovely details. The team kept the day flowing and we couldn’t thank them enough for that! All of our wedding party, wedding guests, and those that could not make it, have all commented on how much they LOVE the photos. You will not go wrong in selecting this team for your important day. Thank you Papillon Visuals, we are extremely happy with our photos and your wonderful work in making it all happen. Much love!" - Monica ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Monica & David
"Where do I even start with Rachel and Gabriel? They photographed my wedding back in November 2019 and were so incredible. Rachel was able to help me keep everything on track for the evening and was so incredibly patient. She has so much wisdom and passion for this career, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to photograph any event. She has such a keen eye, and always keeps in mind what you want captured. My husband and I are so thankful we met her and Gabriel, and were able to have them capture our wedding. If you’re looking for someone who’s passionate, detail oriented and overall and amazing human please go to Rachel. She won’t let you down." - Lauren ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Lauren & David
"Rachel is truly the best! She stepped in and saved the day for us when our original wedding photographer cancelled on us 2 days before our wedding.. talk about stress! I found Rachel and quickly knew she was on the one! With the quick turnaround time she made everything so easy on me and was so accommodating. We both felt so comfortable around her, which made pictures so easy! Not to mention that, OUR PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! Rachel captured our love and wedding day so beautifully, I'm so glad we have photos that we will cherish forever! I will be using Rachel for any and all my future picture needs!" - Madison ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Madison & Connor
"I would encourage every bride to stop your search for the perfect wedding photographer; Rachel and the Papillon team are just that. It all started back in 2017 when Rachel photographed my high school senior photos, so when I got engaged in 2020 I knew it had to be her team! I can confidently say my wedding would simply have not been the same without them. Not only is Rachel a warm, friendly soul who will inevitably put you at ease on your big day, she is also incredibly focused, talented, and devoted to getting the most perfect shots of your dreams. Rachel was fantastic at making sure that she understood my vision and consistently made sure we were on the same page, making her a top-notch communicator! Day of, she was timely and focused but also encouraged me to feel excited. Rachel even saved the day when a thunderstorm ruined our sparkler exit, suggesting our guests form a tunnel for us to run through. The exit photos still turned out so beautifully, and I am so grateful for her quick thinking. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you to Rachel and Gabe! xo" - Mary ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Mary & Joseph
"We met Rachel at a vendor event that our wedding venue had about a year before our big day. There were several other photographers there showing off their work, but she immediately stood out in a class of her own. Her previously photographed weddings were just breathtaking. Additionally, she was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. By the time we left that day, we decided we had to have her for our wedding. After booking her, we ended up doing an engagement session as well, and it really could not have gone better. She is so talented and creative, and the photos turned out absolutely stunning. She even handled all of our picky requests for any specific photoshop edits we wanted, and still managed to get the results over to us shortly after the session.
Leading up to the wedding, Rachel turned out to be the most valuable resource we had in terms of scheduling and planning. Even more so than our actual wedding planner/coordinator. She had multiple calls with us to make sure we had a timeline planned down to the minute for the wedding day, and helped us with things we would have otherwise not even considered. When it finally arrived, that helped everything go so smoothly and eliminated a lot of stress that could have been! She and her assistant captured all of the important moments perfectly, but our favorites turned out to be the many candid shots we didn’t even realize they were there to get. There are plenty of wonderful photos of each member of our wedding party, our guests, and of course our family members. She managed to turn the photos around extremely quickly after the event, sending them over to us within a few weeks. We could not be more pleased with the incredible photos we have to remember the best day of our lives.
We would recommend Rachel and her team to our closest friends, and felt we had to share that with anyone else looking for the perfect photographer for your special event!" - Anna ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Anna & Adam
"Rachel and her team have been incredibly professional, responsive, and compassionate as I tried to figure out what my wedding would look like during COVID. She was thorough with the schedule and planning when I was expecting a larger wedding, but able to go with the flow when we had to change things due to the pandemic. The team came out to our backyard wedding and took some beautiful photos of my family and I during our backyard wedding. I would highly recommend Papillon Visuals."
- Sumner ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Sumner & Vincent
"WOW. Rachel is simply incredible at what she does. Her eye for photography is unlike any other wedding photographer I have seen. On top of that, she has the ability to make you feel comfortable (for us awkward people out there). She was also so supportive on the journey leading up to our wedding day - meeting with us for at least 1.5 hours to discuss timeline, detail shots, our photo priorities, etc.
Her photos stand out among other wedding photos / engagement photos. I can't even count the number of times people have complimented me on the quality of my photos. I know we will cherish them forever. NOW, when can we do another shoot, Rachel?!"
- Laura ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Laura & Cody
"Please hire Rachel! Normally I wouldn't start with such a strong statement, but she deserves it! Only 2 weeks after the wedding she sent us 675 edited photos and is also giving us the chance to purchase the RAW photos at an amazing price! Her professionalism is amazing, her attention to detail is really key to how the photos turned out, and she was so fun to work with! She was a lifesaver when it came to making the timeline of the day, especially with all of the crazy timing rules due to my church during COVID. She knew exactly how to get all of the right poses and angles and her detail shots are beautiful! The gallery that she sent us her photos in is so easy to use and you can even buy prints from the same site! She works with you every step of the way and she makes sure that you're satisfied with her photos while she is taking them! If you want amazing photos, someone super easy to work with and a photographer for weddings and all occasions, Rachel is the way to go! We can't recommend her enough and we couldn't be happier!" - Karla ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Karla & Tyler
Marion & Oliver
"I still can't believe we were lucky enough to have Rachel work with us for our special day. From day one Rachel was attentive and sweet. She was very detail-oriented and helped us create a wonderful timeline for the day, fitting all of the most special moments into the time we had together. She was also flexible and more than willing to accommodate the last minute changes we needed to make to help our other vendors run things smoothly. On our wedding day, she was able to keep us on schedule without ever making us feel rushed, and she and Skay captured the most gorgeous images. I look at the photos constantly and am just in awe of how beautiful they all came out. Thank you so much for capturing our love so beautifully!"
- Marion ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
AJA & NEIL
"I can't begin to express what a joy it was to work Rachel & Skay. They stayed in constant communication with me from day one and I was always in the loop regarding any changes with the shot list and timeline for the big day. Being that I lived in Houston, we had an introduction FaceTime call and they were there to answer any and all questions that I had. Once the wedding day arrived they showed up promptly and started taking shots right off the bat. Their attention to detail was just amazing and the pictures turned out so incredibly classic and vintage. Rachel even helped set up the ceremony space when we were in crisis mode! I truly could not have asked for a better team to work with. They made the day fun and relaxing and caught all of the special moments for us. It has been so touching to look through the day over and over again due to how much they captured. I could not recommend them more. Trust me, you will not regret having Wisdom&Stature there to capture your moments as well. I hope to work with them again one day!" - Aja ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
"Words can’t describe how grateful we are to have had Papillon Visuals do our photography. The moment I met Rachel I knew the day would be captured beautifully. She has such a calming effect on you that you are able to just relax and have fun while taking photos. Her and her team captured every single moment of that day so we could relive the best day of our lives through their photographs. Not only was Rachel our photographer, but she ran the show for us when we needed her to. She kept things moving as they should and it felt so good knowing she was there for us the entire time! Her love for photography definitely shows through her work as she took my dreams and made them reality. I can not thank her and her team enough for all they did for us! I am happy to now call her a friend and someone I am blessed to know. I wish I could give more stars as they deserve it!"
- Melissa ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
Melissa & Vincent
"I can’t say enough good things about Rachel. She really goes above and beyond for you and creates BEAUTIFUL photos. When I was looking for a photographer it was important for me to find someone who captured the ‘in-between’ moments, the not posed authentic moments. That’s exactly what Rachel does. She is thorough in figuring out exactly what you expect and there is not one moment I wanted captured that she missed. I absolutely love our wedding photos and couldn’t have asked for anything better from a photographer." - Malory ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
Malory & Jason
"Rachel did an amazing job with our wedding photos! She was so easy to work with and made the most efficient and well-organized timeline for pictures. It made me feel very prepared going into the wedding day! We received our pictures within a month of our wedding and are SO pleased! They are beautiful." - Tori ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Tori & Drew
"Rachel did an absolutely spectacular job. She met with my husband and I about a month before the wedding to get to know us and figure out our vision for our wedding day. In that meeting, it was clear that she was so passionate about photographing weddings and capturing couples! In each picture, she perfectly commemorated our love, joy and excitement. It takes a special photographer to do that and she really is SO talented! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and she made sure I got the special shots that I wanted. The day of our wedding it actually started raining, but she was a total pro and moved our timeline around to make sure we could still get our first look in before the rain. If she was stressed, she didn't show it. She is very affordable and her photographs are stunning! I look forward to working with her in the future for other photography needs."
- Pilar ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Pilar & Samuel
"Jacob and I had Skay as our lead photographer. Two of my close friends and I have all had Papillon Visuals for our weddings. We have all cried, oooohed and ahhhed over every imaged that they created! I KNEW when I got engaged, I wanted to have Rachel and Skay join us! The photographers are creative, kind and produce magic! Photography was the number one priority for us on our wedding and we were SO thankful we knew a group of photographers that we could without a doubt trust to capture our special day!" - Carolyn ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
Carolyn & Jacob
"HIGHLY recommend Rachel and her crew for an incredible photography experience. Not only did she capture my wedding beautifully, but she also made my day so much fun! Her flexibility with all our last minute changes was amazing. I booked Rachel in the middle of May for a July wedding, and then due to my husband's military schedule, we had to change our date 2 weeks before the wedding to the following weekend. Rachel STILL made the date work! In peak season! Three days before the new date! Rachel also was MVP for my wedding day. With the last minute nature of our day, I didn't have hair, makeup or a planner (any other assistance). Rachel actually helped with my hair, completed my eye makeup AND created our schedule that kept us all on track and made the day a logistical breeze! I really don't know what I would have done without her. If you want beautiful photos with one of the most supportive people in the industry, book Papillon for your wedding and engagement. You will NOT be disappointed!"
- Melinda ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
Melinda & Caleb
"I am so grateful we chose Papillon Visuals to photograph our dream day! I have to say, Rachel and Skay are some of the most kind-hearted souls I have ever met. They are both so incredibly talented, and captured the most amazing moments from our day. We will able to cherish these images for our lifetime! Rachel has a natural ability of keeping everyone at ease while ensuring we stayed on schedule. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and captured every aspect of our vision. The styling used in the photographs is one of a kind, and we continue to receive compliments on our magical photos. Rachel’s passion for what she does truly shows in her work, and we would recommend her in a heartbeat!"
- Michelle ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
Michelle & Jared
"Highly recommend! Rachel helped with everything from planning our wedding day timeline to creating all of our posing. We spoke on the phone several times but did not meet until our wedding day because of distance. I was nervous about this, but she was so sweet and made Jerry and I feel comfortable in front of the camera! Our photos turned out so stunning and we couldn't be happier! She also created a beautiful wedding album for us that is the perfect recap of our day, we will enjoy looking at it for years to come. Even after the wedding and we had recieved our photos, she continued to answer my questions and send me some other things I needed. I think that goes to show how much Rachel cares about her clients and that she wants to provide the best service she can for each individual. We really enjoyed working with Papillon Visuals and you will too!"
- Macy ★★★★★ 5-star review on theknot.com
Macy & Jerry
"Rachel and I actually took classes together years ago for photography. She had a natural talent even then at 16 years old. In addition to her amazing talent, she has a wonderful personality and is truly a sweet and genuine person. I ran across her website maybe a year or two ago and when I wanted someone to do my maternity and family photos, I instantly thought of her. She is creative, thoughtful, and has a great eye for detail. Her photos are the best that have ever been taken of me. I cannot recommend her enough. I will use her for years to come. Thank you Rachel, I truly think of you as a friend because of how wonderful you are."
- Tiffany ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
"Rachel was amazing with our senior. She worked hard to make sure she got exactly what she wanted and she delivered just that! Turn around was fast, and our picture are amazing. Will definitely be using her again for many more shoots!"
- Jen ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google
"I hired Rachel for my senior photos a few years ago and recently I hired her again for my professional headshots. I never really feel fully comfortable in front of a camera, but Rachel did a great job of helping me to relax and pose in the best way. She was so kind and joyful during the shoot, and she got the proofs and final images back to me in under a week! She is so talented, and if you're looking for beautiful photos, Papillon is worth the investment!" - Amy ★★★★★ 5-star review on Google