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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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Artisans Building Wedding rachael Schirano photography

It’s not long back that I had photographed Rachel and Patrick’s engagement. It was a fun session in Champaign. It was the month of September and I loved capturing their love and togetherness with a beautiful background of fall foliage. I am so happy that they again gave me a chance to photograph an important […]

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Christmas Tree Farm Engagement RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Christmas is such a happy time. Be it, kids or elders, all of us love this time of the year. It is definitely a good idea to make this happy time even happier by celebrating important events of your life at this time. Megan and Frank decided to get their engagement photography done early in […]

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Bloomington Winter Engagement rachael schirano photography

Hillary and Sam’s winter engagement photography session in Bloomington was one such event. I enjoyed photographing them amidst the December snow. Photographing during winters with snow settled on all surfaces can be a bit challenging. But when the end results are out, you realize the efforts were all worth it. They’re often some of the […]

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Riverside Receptions Wedding Rachael SCHIRANO photography

Falling in love, getting engaged and proceeding to get married are some of the best events of our lives. As time goes by, the images of those memories fade in our minds; it’s only the feeling which remains. That’s why we have photography. Even at a much older age, you can go back to those […]

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Anna and Felix have a funny story to tell when it comes to describing their first meeting. It was love at first sight for them. It didn’t take them too long to realize that they were serious about each other and wanted to get married. Anna and Felix got married at St. Matthew Catholic Church […]

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Outdoor shoots are fun and when you are capturing one of those couples who you already know, the amount of happiness you feel is indescribable. It was such a pleasure when Erin and Bryan called me up on the phone to photograph their anniversary celebration. It was me who had photographed their wedding ceremony and […]

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Shaw Nature Reserve Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement photography session, the options are limitless. Some may prefer something in the city while some prefer to be closer to nature and greenery. Emme and Jake chose Shaw Nature Reserve in Missouri for their engagement photography session. I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely […]

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Marriott Hotel wedding RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

There are people you meet and keep meeting without even realizing what they mean to you and how close at heart you two might be. Marissa and Jason had been in the same friends’ group for years before they realized that they were in love. The two got married at St. John’s Lutheran Church and […]

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