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Rachel Buckley Weddings is a Maine-based wedding photographer transforming life’s most joyful moments into genuine, timeless images.

HOW RACHEL BUCKLEY WEDDINGS BEGAN...

Today, with a style that is classic-yet-contemporary, and romantic-yet-relatable, we at Rachel Buckley Weddings craft wedding day galleries for elegant couples throughout Maine, the greater New England area, and beyond. 

I discovered at a very young age that photography was my one, true passion. I clearly remember walking into a friend’s room one day and seeing her walls covered in photographs of friends and family. I knew right then my life was changed. From then on, I started happily capturing all of life's little joyful moments that were passing by. 

By the time I left home for Savannah College of Art and Design to study photography, my bedroom walls were coated floor to ceiling with the smiling faces of my family and friends. I literally had more than 200 pin holes to fill when I took them all down! 

My intended path was commercial photography, but after a few years in the industry, I found that I craved more human connection, creative freedom, and the personal purpose . Just a short time later, a girlfriend approached me about photographing her wedding. I knew in an instant that -- after years spent hoarding wedding magazines -- the world of wedding photography was where I belonged. It was my life's greatest “a-ha” moment where everything just clicked. 

More than a decade later, I remain just as excited to document your wedding day, as I was when my friend asked me to preserve hers! Since I filled that first wedding gallery, I’ve continued to hone my craft, dedicating myself to preserving all manner of human connection while remaining true to the aesthetic of my film photography roots. Above all, I continue following my heart song – capturing joy.

Inspired by stolen glances, tender kisses, and grandpa’s surprise dance moves, we are driven to preserve all the moments -- big and small -- that make wedding days so much more than just the day you said, “I do.” Your wedding day is a unique celebration designed to commemorate the beginning of a new, thrilling chapter in your story. And we want to give you the chance to relive it all over and over again.

We pride ourselves on crafting balanced, immersive galleries that will allow you to view your wedding day from surprising perspectives and unexpected angles. And with our depth of experience, we are able to deliver a gallery that is reflective of your personality, not ours. And with a client experience refined through the years, we will bring a calm, reliable helping hand to your wedding planning team from day one.

I approach every opportunity to photograph a wedding day with an optimistic spirit and a grateful heart

Meet Rachel

If places could be soulmates, Maine would be mine. Since moving here, I’ve fallen in love with the breathtaking landscapes and warmhearted people. Here, my uplifting, laughter-driven photography style has truly thrived. Whether I’m finding the perfect light at a private home or backing waaaay up to capture the ocean at a coastal estate, I approach every opportunity to photograph a wedding day with an optimistic spirit and a grateful heart. And when I’m not doing my thing with a camera in hand, you can probably spot me planning my next trip to visit family, blasting a broadway musical soundtrack, or digging into a bag of french fries while watching New Girl for the millionth time. 

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With a photojournalistic leaning, he expertly captures genuine emotion while also catching every delicate detail with unmatched skill.

Our team

lead photographer

Meet mark

associate photographer

With a mission to bring that fabled “Midwest Nice” to the northeast (yes, it’s a real thing!), Mark is a fellow Midwestern transplant to New England. After spending years photographing weddings in New York City, this country-mouse-in-training is excited to bring his city styling to rural celebrations. With a photojournalistic leaning, he expertly captures genuine emotion while also catching every delicate detail with unmatched skill. When he isn’t filling a wedding day with his signature peaceful presence, you can usually find him dressed in his trusty flannel managing his prolific film processing lab, enjoying a local craft beer with friends, or hitting the beach with his adorable dogs. 

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