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Rachel has been our family photographer for close to 3 years. She has seen us at nearly every stage of pictures for maternity, birth story, newborn, family photos and 1st year interval pictures. She is so patient with our kids and has captured some of the best photos. We’ve had some sessions where our kids just did not want to sit and smile so instead she focused on candid photos and captured by far some of our most favorite photos. Rachel has a very talented eye for knowing what will look best and I’ve always trusted her opinion. However I also know she’s flexible if I had a certain idea for a shoot she’s willing to go with the flow. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about her and we will always trust her with our family pictures. – Shannon N.

Rachel is an amazing photographer, and very easy to work with. She captured my teenage son and I perfectly. She worked with me on the ideas I had and made me feel very comfortable. She paid attention to every detail and made sure that I got exactly what I wanted. Her presentation of my photos was adorable and professional. I would highly recommend her as a photographer for any of your needs. – Liberty C.

I found Rachel by a Google search of family photographers in the Chicago suburbs. I did not have a great experience with my twins first year photo session, and believe it had a lot to do with the photographer not having children. I really wanted someone who had passion and patience when dealing with children. Rachel was absolutely amazing from the planning process, the session, and working with me to get my photo selections! She cared so much about connecting with my kids during the shoot, that by the end they were hugging her! And all of her effort showed through in the final photo proofs, as she really captured their many different moods 🙂 At one point she saw I was frazzled with the fact that my two year olds were running like chipmunks all over the park and she made sure to even reassure me she was getting great shots. I could not have been more pleased with her and would not only work with her again, but would highly recommend her to others. – Nancy A. 

I was so pleased with the entire experience. And our family pictures turned out so beautiful. Thanks so much Rachel! – Jacqueline E.

Rachel beautifully captured our sweet little rainbow baby in ways I never could have imagined. She was wonderful to work with, she took her time to get exactly what we wanted, listened to our ideas and had some great ideas as well. I highly recommend Rachel and would definitely have her do more pictures in the future. – Cortney W.

Rachel has done an amazing job every time we have used her! She has been able to capture my toddler’s sweetness and spunk magically! I’ve also loved the work she has done for my professional needs as a doula: prenatal visits, birth support, and newborn/postpartum visits. I can’t say enough good things about her professionalism and the quality of her work! – Giovanna O.

Rachel did an awesome job. Our kids loved her and she listened to our suggestions as well as having her own. She made sure my hair was in a good place and I was standing in the best position. And she made sure the lighting was best at each area we were in. Basically she pays attention to detail, and knows what she’s doing. She’s great! I definitely recommend her :). – Liz G.

Guys! If you want AMAZING pictures at a great price look no further! Rachel was awesome! Her quality of work is perfection! She was so easy to work with and listened to all my picky opinions.. Also she made something I thought might be awkward (birth photos) and made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. She captured some beautiful moments and I will now be doing birth pictures for all my future kiddos! We also had her take our newborn/family pictures and they turned out so well I ended up paying the extra to get more! She’s great at capturing those candid moments and coming up with fun alternative shots as well. Seriously, I couldn’t tell you enough good things about her work. – Kelsey E.

Rachel took some wonderful photos of our family. She was extremely easy to work with and had some great location suggestions. I will certainly use her again. – Rebecca L.

Surprising how enjoyable a mini-shoot can be at 7:30AM and freezing outside when you’re working with a professional! My husband and I had a great time taking these for our holiday photo cards. Rachel had great ideas for specific shots and totally encouraged our silliness and mushiness. The photos turned out *beautifully*, in part because of her thoughtful suggestions and also because of her skill. The sun was just coming up during our shoot and Rachel was able to capture it perfectly, all with a smile on her face. We’ll definitely be ordering some more of the photos in 2016; too precious to not. Thank you Rachel for capturing our first married Christmas together!- Chrissy O.

Rachel is great! The weather didn’t cooperate with our scheduled photo shoot, but Rachel was great. Totally understanding, worked with us to reschedule, and such a nice person! And the photos … what can I say, but there were so many great shots to choose from it was hard to narrow them down. We will definitely use Rachel again! – Monica O.

Photographing two three year olds is not easy and Rachel was so patient and creative in trying to get photos that captured their unique personalities. The photos themselves were gorgeous; the best we’ve ever had (Rachel is our fourth photographer). Also, Rachel included all the photos edited in color AND black & white (most photographers include one or the other, not both). We loved Rachel and will definitely use her in the future! – Jorie B.

Rachel is an outstanding photographer! Professionalism emanates from her performance as she skillfully takes and edits photos. She is beyond talented, and such a wonderful person to work with. She took amazing photos of our family that I will cherish forever! – Michelle P.

We had a great session with Rachel. She had a lot of creative ideas and was really patient with us, even on a cold November day in the park. We love our pictures and are so excited to send them to our friends and family with our wedding announcements. Thanks Rachel! – Nancy W.

Rachel was such a great photographer to work with. My little one was super hyper and not having it, she worked great with him….I thought there was no possible way we’d even get a picture of him…I am in love with his pictures! I’m so grateful she was able to capture this little family of three that I love so much before we become a family of four!  – Chelsie M.

Rachel was great with my kids, very patient, and was super easy to work with. I got the email for my online gallery only a few days later! I had 10 photos included in my session cost but purchased 18, I loved them too much! Can’t wait to get my cd to share with my family! – Julie B.

Anyone looking for a great photographer Rachel Lindsey McAllister is who you should get in contact with. Nairobi and I love our engagement pictures we ordered extras. We want to thank you Rachel for everything. You’re Great!!!! -Annette C. 

Does a really great job and easy to work with ! Loved my maternity photos!! – Courtney A.

She does awesome work! Very easy to work with! – Tara H.

Not only is Rachel easy-going and nice, she is also very professional and pleasant to work with. Rachel’s style is creative, beautiful, and so natural. She has a great eye for detail and her results are stunning. We loved our pictures and will be returning to her for future shoots. I would highly recommend her to anyone. – Anna L.

We love our photos, and Rachel was so easy to work with. Our photos look so natural and elegant at the same time. She did an amazing job! -Brian M.

Rachel did a fantastic job on my maternity pictures! She had the perfect eye to catch some beautiful shots. She was available to do my newborn pictures as well and did an AMAZING job. She was very patient and understanding. She had great ideas and so many beautiful shots! -Crystal G.