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  • Welcome to Rachel Bayne Photography…

    I have loved photography since I was at least in the 3rd grade and got my first camera for my birthday that year. I took that little 210 film camera everywhere I went and have been capturing the world around me ever since. I love being a photographer. From weddings to families to senior portraits... it's all so much fun! If you have a question, click on the Contact button above. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do. -Rachel Bayne

Brenda and John: May 9, 2009

I was pretty much the only person at Brenda and John’s wedding that was from the area. Brenda and John live near Moscow, Idaho, and have family and friends from all over the country who attended their wedding. Brenda’s parents who live in Arizona, also have a home in Skagit County which just happens to have the most amazing view and a large yard that is perfect for a wedding ceremony! The weather was perfect, which surprised many of the out of towners. Flowers were done by my favorite Wing and a Prayer Floral out of Bellingham. I highly recommend them for anyone who want unique flowers. Thanks to John and Brenda and their families for a wonderful day!

Brenda’s parents gave her and John this photo of them when they got married. Brenda looks just like her mom!

The flower girl and bridesmaids get a peek at the guests ariving…Skagit County is beautiful!Brenda and one of her bridesmaids somehow got their dresses connected while we were taking some fun portraits!John’s parents dance with their granddaughter while Brenda’s parents dance in the background…


Aunt Dot - I am Brenda’s aunt and could not attend the wedding. Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
You did a great job. I was particularly pleased with the pix with the insertion of John & Sally
with Brenda.

Lindsey and Chad: Engagement

I hadn’t met Chad before the engagement session at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle… and i was pleasantly surprised at his goofy and good natured personality! Sometimes you never know about grooms… at times they don’t like to smile or have they’re photo taken or maybe they would rather being watching a football game. But Chad was all about it and I had a lot of fun with him and Lindsey. I can’t wait for their wedding at the end of July!


Morginn and David: March 21, 2009

Morginn and David’s bridal party was one of the most fun ones I’ve ever worked with! The entire day was fun and I was joined with friend and photographer Heather Trimm of Heather Trimm Photography. I was just saying the night before their wedding that I would love for one of my bride’s to have an amazing pair of shoes… and Morginn definitely did with a hot pink pair of tuxedo shirt in spired heels!

Morginn hides her vows in her dress…


Antelope Slot Canyons and the Grand Canyon

In late March I camped around the Grand Canyon and visited the Antelope Slot Canyons in Page, Arizona. I highly recommend the slot canyons to anyone interested in photography or wants to see an amazing site! To visit the canyons you need a Navajo guide and have to pay a fee. I used Chief Tsosie as my tour guide. I visited the three main guides in town and the people at Chief Tsosie’s were by far the most professional and knowledgeable of the canyon. You can visit their site for more information.

Here’s a photo of me before hiking the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. I look happy now but in just a few short hours I’ll be hating life as I hike back up the three miles and 2,000 feet in elevation.

Entrance to the slot canyon…These next photos are night shots from the Valley of Fire state park in Nevada where I camped for one night before spending a day in Vegas!Pretty good timing having a plane fly by!


Brad and Sarah: Engagement

So I’ve taken a much too long hiatus from my blog… and now I have so many updates to do! The first of those is Brad and Sarah’s engagement and save the date session at Boulevard Park in Bellingham. I love Boulevard… not just for shooting but to hang out at. Engagement sessions are such a great way to get to know a couple and to get the couple more comfortable with being photographed. I had so much fun with Brad and Sarah that day and can’t wait for their wedding in three weeks!