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RACHEL CLEM

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Hello and welcome!  I’m an Iowa Photographer who lives in a small town just outside of the Quad Cities. My family moved from the big city of Davenport four years ago and I have loved every minute of small town living!!  I’m a mother to one awesome, spunky three year old boy and a bonus mom to a super sweet twelve year old girl.  My husband and I met six years ago when we worked together at a transportation company. He asked me out on Valentine’s Day and asked me to marry him three months later!!

I LOVE Starbucks lattes (white chocolate mochas forever!!), I could live on Chicago Style Pizza, and I’m a home interior enthusiast! My favorite designer is StudioMcGee and it would be an absolute dream to have them come to my home and design a room for me.

I love serving my families and I get excited about every single one of my sessions as if it were my own.  I hope my images capture the true warmth and beauty of the Midwest. Documenting sweet moments for your family is truly an honor for me. When you receive your gallery, I hope that it captures your family as it currently is with all of the good stuff in-between. 

Photo taken by Jessica Bjorling Photography and edited by me.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

My top vacation destinations include Disney World and Door County, WI.  Two totally different trips but I loved every minute of both.  Someday I would LOVE to travel to South Carolina and Nashville, TN

travel

I'm a big fan of neutrals.  I love bright airy spaces and want my photos to be bright and airy as well.  I think a neutral color pallet is timeless , romantic, and beautiful.

colors

My faith is at the heart of everything that I do.

faith

For many years I wanted to open my own Chicago Pizza restaurant.  I've worked for years perfecting my recipe and now enjoy making it for family and friends.  My recipe is top secret JUST in case I decide to follow that dream someday.

dreams

We bought a fixer upper four years ago and have remodeled almost every inch of it over the last four years.  I don't think we'll ever be DONE but it's been fun making the home ours.  My husband can do anything!  I dream it and he builds it.

home decor

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The Heart Behind 

what I do

A little over three years ago I was a first time mama with a plan to document our son's days.  I had no idea how much motherhood would change me.  I wanted time with my family over the stress of a job my heart just wasn't in any longer.  I couldn't stand the thought of leaving my son with someone else and wanted to spend as much time as possible with him.  I spent many late nights learning, editing, and pushing myself to make this dream a reality.  Launching a business isn't for the faint at heart. Ha!

From one mama to another- thank you for trusting me to document these moments with you.

Let's chat so I can get to know you and together we will come up with a plan for your session that will be perfectly you!

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the PROCESS

I'm here to be a resource beyond photography, whether you're looking for location recommendations or wardrobe styling.  I'm happy to share what I've learned
 so your session can be perfect and stress free.

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OUR PROCESS

I'm a big fan of indoor studio sessions when the weather is cold or you just want a beautiful and timeless look for your photos.  The beauty of natural light and a simple background really lets your family shine!

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OUR PROCESS

Once you book your session I send you a copy of my style guide to help make the most of your session.  I love helping with outfit selection too!  Often times people put too much thought into trying to match  and I'm here to tell you simple is best!

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OUR PROCESS

The big day is here! That went by quickly, didn't it?  Just know I am so EXCITED to celebrate and capture you and your family, your growing belly, or your new baby.  It's going to be awesome.

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I hope the relationship doesn't end after I deliver your photographs.  I love hearing from you after your session and I hope that I can continue to serve you as your family grows.

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OUR PROCESS

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