Rachel Solomon: Photographer Phenom
I met Rachel in 2012 while she was second shooting back to back weddings for our friend and colleague, Shannon. I was the second coordinator for those two weddings, assisting my friend Annie. I had to get her. My clients were in some major stress with a photographer they had hired prior to me joining their team. The situation needed to be made right. So, I made the call to Rachel. Thankfully, Rachel had the date open and treated my clients better than I have ever seen anyone in this industry treat a bride and groom. She was our angel and came to the rescue just two weeks before the wedding. That was our first wedding together and I knew then that she was something special.
I never had to coach her. She never made this her show as some others do. Photography is one of the most important parts of a wedding, but not THE most important. Rachel knew that the client and guest experience were top priorities. And I, well, I knew that she and I were going to have an awesome future as a duo.
Her talent is obvious and unarguable, that was no surprise. Her honest approach to business and to people combined with her generous heart and sweet spirit is what really won me over.
In the year following we booked a couple more events together as well as designed a few shoots. We bounced business ideas off of each other, became each other's voice of reason and honesty when it came to sharing ideas and when advice was sought after. I am lucky to say, that this remains even today.
I am so blessed to know this wonderful lady. To have a true professional on your team makes everything that much easier when it comes to the day of the event. It allows me to put my attention on other areas that may need my extra efforts. But, to have a friend there on your side who shares the same passion and work ethic as you do, is priceless.
Here's to many more projects together Rachel, and of course, here's to more cake...cheers.