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Styled Session, by Tawny Raquel Photography

Okay, so before we get into this particular session, let me tell you a little about me.

 I am Tawny Raquel, and I am a full time Photographer & Graphic Designer. Its always good to know your photographer a little bit before shooting, so here are a few things about me: I love the Lord with all my heart, and am a worship leader at my church. I know every line to the tv show Friends. I am a sucker for glaze donuts, and will never turn one down. I love all animals, but especially puppies. And I love being outdoors! 

  I have had a huge passion for photography for as long as I can remember. I graduated with a degree of Digital Design & Production. To be honest, I LOVE what I do. And yes, like everyone, it is work. However, when you're doing something you love, everyday that goes by feels fulfilling!

   My specialty is the use of natural light. I am in love with the lighting that the sun brings, and would choose that over studio shooting anyday! 

   I like to capture moments in between posing. Natural expressions are what make the best photos. I love capturing your memories, and turning them into art that you can enjoy for a lifetime. There is no limit when it comes to making memories, So I like to have fun during my sessions, and do things that no one has done before. 

I want to show the natural, beautiful YOU in my photos, because we are all beautifully made, and  because life is beautiful.

Planning your wedding? Let me plan with you! I adore everything about weddings, and I am there to walk you through the process, and make it as easy as possible for you. I am the photographer, that takes you off roading to find a spot that is unlike all the rest! Lets laugh, while making the most exquisite photos.

Lets make something magical! 


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Now this was my first real experience at being a coordinator, stylist, and photographer. I've photographed many sessions, weddings, and events; but this was my first time organizing a styled photoshoot with vendors. And let me tell you, It will not be my last. I had such a fun experience setting this up. I had a vision, of something dreamy, edgy, and bohemian. I wanted to show off different styles of bridal looks, as well as bridesmaid looks. Right now, as a whole, I feel the popular trend  is very, natural, bohemian, and rustic. Everyone wants weddings outdoors, which is every photographers dream. Natural light, is truly the best light. So I wanted to capture photos that expressed all of the above.

I tried to think what was close by to Palm Springs, that will give us this look. Considering it was 110 degrees in Palm Springs, I decided we drive up to Idyllwild, California.

Before the session, we styled each model. I, tried to come up with a concept that was fitting to each one, and that came natural to them. I scavenged around for weeks to find the perfect outfits for each one of them.

Once all my models were ready,  we drove up the mountain until it was cool enough, and captured as much as the light would let us.

Each and every vendor I worked with were so lively, friendly, creative, and so vibrant! I had an amazing and fun time doing this session, and everyone made it so easy.  I was so fortunate to have such amazing talented people on board to bring my vision to life.

Vendors included:


Tawny Raquel Photography; coordination, styling and photography:

JENPLUSCOLOUR; hair stylist

Vasobelle: an amazing floral shop, I had the privilege of working directly with the owner, Ronn. He is a true artist!

Nancy Z Beauty; makeup artist

Basic Invite; stationary, invites and more!




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