My name is Rachel. I am a modern wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer that loves to take romantic, timeless, fun photos that tell your love story in a creative and emotive way. Always on the lookout for unique, DIY, quirky, geeky, rad and LGBTQ people to collaborate with!

Based in Orange County and currently available to photograph in the cities of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and anywhere else you want to go.

Find my online portfolio here at rachelmccauley.com

Contact me at rachel@rachelmccauley.com


Mother. Photographer. Geek. Lover.

Happily married to my high school sweetheart, Trevor. We live in sunny Huntington Beach, CA with our darling daughter Winifred and our grumpy cat Onyx.

I was practically raised by a village. My large family is my backbone. I only have a handful of close friends, but they are some of the smartest, sweetest, kindest people I have ever known. I feel my knack for finding beauty through the lens, even in the most unlikely of places, is because of them. When you are loved like your husband, friends and family love you, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED.

I am inspired by my baby’s one dimpled smile, my husband’s sense of humor, my cat’s creaky door meow, the selflessness of my family, the way Carl Sagan says billions, Robert Smith’s hair, Peter Murphy’s voice, Neil Gaiman’s imagination, Walt Disney’s motivation, Wes Anderson’s aesthetic, Spock’s humanity and RuPaul’s femininity, And yes, I realize most of my heroes I’ve listed here are men. My women heroes exist in my real life and i just have too many to name.

My work has been published on blogs like Style Me Pretty, When Geeks Wed, Equally Wed and Grey Likes Baby.

Portrait photo by the lovely David Sno.