I like to stay up late and bathe in the flickering of pop culture.  Chocolate is one of my daily food groups. Imagine a mix between The Office and New Girl, and you pretty much get my personality. My advice to everyone is to do everything in love. I believe there is beauty in the highs and the lows that we go through in life. I love to capture perfect moments in the best way they can be remembered—to leave a little light everywhere I go.

I have always wanted a way to bring light into the world. My business started when my best friend had me take some photos for her and it showed me the light I could capture.  I want everyone to see the light in their lives too.  So 6 years later, here I am still capturing love and light.

My business is not only about capturing those moments most remembered but about capturing the journey and the story of the love and relationships in your life. It is seeing and capturing the beauty in all the things that life throws at us. It is choosing to view every moment with a rose-tinted lens, while acknowledging life isn't always fair and just. Rogue State Photography is about viewing the world through a different lens, a more colorful, bright, and heartfelt lens. 

Your bright and bubbly Family and Wedding Photographer

I'm Rachel


am so excited you're here. Let me tell you a little about myself, my personality, and my outlook on life.


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Living life "La Vie en Rose"

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A snapshot into my life

Capturing light since 2017

My Experience

Let me tell you a little more about my experience and what I have to offer outside of my personality and outlook on life.

In my career, I have logged well over 100 hours of wedding photography, and numerous hours with some beautiful families. I have crafted beautiful images in gorgeous fields at sunset, between buildings in the busy city, and under umbrellas in the rain.

Each year I make a point of scheduling hours to continue my education, through workshops and working with other established photographers. This is how I keep up with industry standards and build an experience that I know you will love, and create images that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

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Being a mom is one of my favorite hats that I have been blessed to wear. Growing up with many siblings and some pretty cool brothers - being a boy mom is in my blood. 

My husband is my best friend and my world. We instantly fell in love when we met, it is one of my favorite stories to tell. 

In addition to our tiny human, we also have some tiny little fur-balls that we love so much, 3 cats and one puppy. 

Our son reid


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Something I have definitely taken away from my childhood is a love for movies and gaming. In my opinion there are a few elements that make the perfect movie and game: 

Quirky characters, simple storytelling, a gorgeous soundtrack, and  the power to cross generations and cultures.

My top examples of this are: A Princess Bride, Star Wars,  The Sound of Music, and Studio Ghibli films. 

Pop culture & Movies

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My way to unwind at the end of the day is a hot chocolate and an episode of The Office, that I have watched way too many times.

Maybe I watch The Office too much. Maybe, possibly, it has grown from beyond an obsession and into a personality. Perhaps, this is the case. So what?

I totally believe scholars will be writing down the moments before and after the Office came out in history. They will absolutely need to document its effect on how the English language diverged.

My home is filled with quotes, jokes, and an actual super desk. Although the office makes my husband cringe - something about working in an office and PTSD. 

Our Super Desk

The Office

My Favorite Things

Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day! Zach and I were so lucky to have you capturing our moments. The sneak peek looks amazing, and I can’t wait to see the rest!

I can’t imagine the work it takes to be an awesome mom and kicking butt as a photographer, but you seem to be crushing both.

Dayton, OH

Sarah & Zack

We are in love with the wedding photos! You captured our day perfectly and we are so happy you stuck with us through our postponement!! 

Marinette, MI

Sam & Chase

Do yourself a favor and hire Rachel right now! We were lucky enough to have Rachel for not one, but both of our weddings. She does a phenomenal job. She is on time, professional, and affordable (and worth every penny). She makes you feel comfortable which was so important for us. Our wedding pictures are stunning and we are so grateful to be able to remember our big day(s) with such beautiful snapshots. Thanks again!!!

Dayton, OH

Allison + Caleb

Rachel was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her for any and all photo needs! She did our wedding and engagement pictures and although my husband and I were super nervous, she made us feel so at ease and comfortable and our pictures turned out beautiful! Love Rachel and the work that she does, you can tell she takes pride in what she does!

Morrow, OH

Kaytlin & Jordan

Tobie and I just sat and looked at all the photos. They are so so wonderful, You captured every moment from the wedding so beautifully. Thank you so much for being an awesome photographer and doing everything possible to make Tobie and I happy.

Vevay, IN

Elizabeth & Tobie


Let me capture the light in your life.

I will capture your perfect moments in the best way they can be remembered. You are part of a much bigger story, and if you let me, I would love to tell it!

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