Of course I had all my digital camera gear with me for this cross America trip, but… I just didn’t wanna use it. I was having so much fun with my little 35mm film camera that fit in my purse. I never pulled out my digital cameras even once.

We left our home in Nevada, traveling north thru Utah and Wyoming. Going as quickly as we could we across the states headed to Illinois in under 4 days. Once we got to the starting point of Route 66 – Chicago; we took the trek down slow; enjoying ourselves. We only drove about 3 hours per day. We went thru Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and ended at the ocean in Santa Monica Pier in California before going back home to Nevada.

There are just too many stories from this 4 week trip to even begin to tell you all of them – the WWII veteran running the Route 66 store in Kansas, the  pizza place in Chicago, the fighting cows, getting lost in St. Louis… so I’ll just leave you to wonder over the images.

May you go find your adventure!

Love, Rachel!

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This little trailer was a dream of mine to own and take a trip in for a long time! Which we did this summer – Route 66! (More photos of that trip to come later.) And though I have loved this little trailer dearly, it’s not something I want to keep forever. So I’ve decided to sell it it but, you know I just couldn’t snap a few picture and list it. I had to set up a photo session for my kind of farewell party!

So if you’re thinking that you might like to add this beautiful teardrop trailer to your family, send me an email and I can give you some more information. rachel@brilliantimagery.net

Big thanks to Hannah and Hayden for modeling for our impromptu “camping” session. You two are beautiful together!

Love, Rachel!

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  • Gretchen - This is absolutely adorable!!! AND, Who is this cute couple!?!?ReplyCancel

    • Rachel - Hannah & Hayden had recently eloped and were in need of some wedding pictures so Rey and I had a little shoot with them. I have some wedding images of them too that I need to blog about also.ReplyCancel

Spencer and Karlee’s wedding was like a strange time warp for me. You know when you see an old black and white photograph of a couple that’s been married for half a century or more, and you can still see their same personalities in them. Shooting Spencer and Karlee’s wedding felt like the opposite of that. As if I was seeing them thru the lens of time. As I’m taking these pictures it felt as if their children and grandchildren were there with me saying “That was my mother on her wedding day.” “Look how young and handsome my grandad was!” They were so classic, so young and beautifully in love. I hope you see it too. I hope I was able to capture that spirit I felt of looking forward thru time only seeing further generations looking back.

Love you all so much, Karlee and Spencer family! xoxoxo!

Love, Rachel!

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These two are just too cute for words! The day after their wedding, hanging out at the Alameda naval base looking across the San Francisco Bay, Tamsin and Shaun drove their adorable vintage cars over. Their playful spirits were so much fun to photograph cause they were just having a great time enjoying each other. Throw in those uber cute vintage yellow VW bugs (not to mention Tamsin’s epic hair!) and you’ve got a recipe for a great photo session!

Wishing you a little fun in your life too!

Love, Rachel!

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The coolest people are those who follow their own heart. They know what they like and they don’t worry about whether it conforms to the rules or not. These two, Tamsin and Shaun, totally fit my definition of cool. They know how to march to beat of their own drum. They prove it with this crazy Evil Dead themed wedding; a small, intimate ceremony in the woods. (Go watch these movies if you haven’t seen them – campy horror at it’s finest.)

Thank you, Tamsin and Shaun, for being such a awesome people and photograph this joyous time.

May you always feel free to be yourself.

Love, Rachel!

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