Hi! I'm Rachael, owner and photographer of Wishflower Photography. Why did I name my business Wishflower? Because my 7 year old daughter told me to and because I want to capture all of your dreams come true. My children call a dandelion that has gone to seed a "Wishflower". When you blow on that flower and its fibers and seeds scatter in the wind you are supposed to make a wish and it will come true. So many of YOUR wishes have come true, which is why you are contacting me. You are expecting a precious new life, or your first born child has just arrived. You have found your forever friend and are planning your fairytale day. Your family is complete and you want a beautiful photo showing the connections between you. All of this is the stuff of dreams and for you it has come true. Capturing and preserving these beautiful moments and connections that are your life is what I am here for. I live for beauty and these moments make my heart happy.
When I am not putting heart and soul into making art for your family I am with my own. I have two precious daughters and they are my why. I have been photographing since 2001 (I received my AAS in Photography in 2003) but it wasn't until my babies were born that I really felt the connection and passion for what I do.
I love the outdoors and spend much of my free time hiking, biking, camping and exploring. I live in the beautiful wine country of the Willamette Valley, specifically Newberg, Oregon. So, naturally I love a good Pinot Noir. I can't get going in the morning without coffee and I like the good stuff. I would say I love to read, but since I can't stay awake for more than a paragraph at night these days I don't think I can claim that one right now! Haha! I do read a lot of children's stories out loud to my girls, and spend a lot of time at various playgrounds and parks.
That's a little bit about me. Now I can't wait to get to know a little bit about you. Contact me and we can get started! Many of my clients are now my friends because we continued to get to know each other. I can't wait to meet you!!!