Raquel has been working as an editorial, portrait and lifestyle photographer for over a decade and has been featured by Bridal Guide Magazine as the top wedding photographer in New York. Her work has been published and collected in Europe and the US.
Raquel’s photographs are relaxed and intimate. Her subjects seem to be completely unaware to the presence of the camera, yet the shots are beautifully composed with elegance and simplicity. As a photographer, she becomes an integral part of each event. The results are fearless, fun and romantic.
Raquel's work has been featured in: Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Magazine, New York Sunday Times, Style Me Pretty, Town & Country, PDN, and the Discovery Channel.
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"Thanks SO much!! You have no idea how much people are loving the photos you took (especially us)! We are obsessed with the photos, you did an absolutely amazing job, we couldn't have asked for anything else! Whenever we show anyone pictures from the day they are in awe of the stunning photography. Jack and I already have decided that we want you to do our family photos when we have kids down the line.” - Lisa
“After all is said and done, you guys are who we are most thankful for. You were complete professionals and had such a great demeanor with us and our guests. And not to forget, you have incredible taste. We will be recommending you to everyone who has a set of ears. I can't say it enough, you were the absolute best. You really made the wedding so easy for us”. - David
“We hope you had a very safe and easy trip home. I wanted to let you know that you were absolutely fabulous to work with. We really enjoyed every minute of you. Lots of our guests commented on how professional you were and how much they really liked you. They had noticed you scouting earlier in the day and all came up to tell us that they were so impressed and they thought you guys were SO great. As do we of course but we thought we would share their nice words. Hope to see you soon! Love of love,” - Brie
“Raquel- you were honestly amazing. Every single guest commented on how professional and nice and great you guys are. I couldn't have asked for anything more- you were perfection.
xx” - Breanne
“Raquel is extremely talented and we couldn’t be happier with her work. The photos of our wedding are beyond our expectations. They are not only beautiful, but emotional as well. She truly captured the essence of us and our friends and family which will be memories we will have forever.
I can truly say that Raquel was a pleasure to work with. She is calm (key on a wedding day), kind and funny. My husband and I enjoyed every moment we spent with her. And yet, once the evening was underway, she quietly did her job ensuring we got all sort of wonderful candid photos.
I would recommend Raquel with absolutely no reservations”. - Tracy & Paul
“I have been meaning to write to you to thank you for such a beautiful photo essay of our wedding. Both Jordan and I are extremely happy with the photographs and we enjoyed working with you that day. Everyone that has seen the photos have been surprised that wedding photos could be that unique, interesting, and beautiful - "looks likes a picture from a magazine". You could write to Martha Stewart and tell her you have some beautiful shots for her spring magazine” - Kerry & Jordan
“I just wanted to tell you how much we absolutely love the pictures. They are gorgeous! Every single one of them! There are so many to choose from. You did a truly amazing job. We couldn't be happier.” - Tina & Jonathan
“I have been meaning to drop you a note for weeks now! But just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful photos! I absolutely love them! And have received so many compliments on them! I can’t wait to blow some of them up! You are so talented! I hope I can give you many future references! Thanks again!” -Kelly
"When I show the pictures to friends they all say that they have never seen anything like them and they can't stop looking at them. I love that they tell a story and not just bunch of posed pictures. Thanks for everything Raquel!!!! If you ever need a reference on your work, I would be happy to tell them how wonderful you are." - Nicole
“The pictures are so unbelievably, phenomenally beautiful – I couldn't be happier with them. I took home about 250 of my favorites (which were so hard to select) and my family loved them. They are all so great that nobody was able to tell me which ones they want prints of, so I'm going to have to choose for them. I don’t know if other people feel that way, but each photograph is so special and tells a different story that you don’t want to choose one over another.” - Jaime
“Dear Raquel, Do you know how you remember back to a great night in the past and you can see flashes of it in your mind like snapshots and you wish you could hold them but with time they lose their sharpness and you're left with a memory of having enjoyed the evening without being able to focus on the details? Your photos are those snapshots. They captured how happy we were that night, the real expressions on people’s faces, the moments that would have been missed by a photographer without your eye. Your pictures gave us the gift of being able to go back to how we felt at our wedding. On top of that, I've never been photogenic and was hoping the bridal glow would compensate for that in at least a few pictures. We literally have hundreds that made me look as good as I felt that night, something I never thought was possible. And I don’t remember seeing you during the evening-the unobtrusive manner in which you were able to work your magic is a mystery to me, Im just grateful you were there.
Please feel free to give my number to anyone looking for a references – every bride deserve to love her wedding photos as much as we do.” - Lisa & Jeff
I interviewed many photographers before deciding on Raquel. My choice in a photographer was my number one priority in terms of planning my wedding. I chose Raquel for many reasons, including her composition, use of light, overall mood, color,contrast, texture, attention to detail and emotion in her work. The "art" of her photography was equally as important to me as the "documentation" of my wedding. Her perspective as an artist, use of the camera lens, and especially the composition of the photos in her portfolios struck me significantly more than the other photographers I met with and i immediately decided to work with her. My husband and I really had no interest in typical posed wedding photography and Raquel's personal photo journalistic style seemed to me to bring out exactly what I would want highlighted at my wedding. I couldn't have been happier with my decision. As a person, she is extremely caring and enthusiastic and always listened to our point of view when discussing the wedding. She really wanted to make sure that my husband and i got exactly what we were hoping for. At the wedding she and her assistant were there capturing every moment, but were never in any way intrusive. The way Raquel made use of the light in the venue was incredible. I couldn't have been happier with the pictures. They are beautiful, poignant, joyful, romantic, fun and funny - they captured everything. When the custom prints came back and we saw them together in the album, we were blown away. The album is a work of art. it is so beautiful i couldn't believe it was my own wedding. I absolutely love it.
I would have been so disappointed if I had gone with a lesser photographer. So I would highly recommend that you and your fiance work with Raquel - she is a wonderful person and an extremely talented artist. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm sorry I didn't use your scale system - I just felt it would be better to tell you in words. -Jaime
“I'm EXHAUSTED. hahaha. But, it was all well worth it.
We truly enjoyed having you shoot our wedding. You, Stephanie and Jacque are the best - it couldn't have gone any better than it did. What a great crew! We cannot WAIT to see the photos. Raquel- we loved, loved, loved having you as our photographer. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for the well wishes and for also being able to handle the large brood that is our family and friends!
If only we could do it all over again...” - Melissa & Jake
“Hi Raquel, Great to see you today. We are SO excited about our book. You are so talented and creative, Michael and I kept calling each other today talking about how much fun we had picking photos with you - and how amazing you were” - Jane