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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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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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Fransen Nature Center Engagement RACHAEL SCHIRANO photography

Love can knock your doors any day and anywhere. For Shae and Elliot, it came to them during a party. They met each other, fell in love and got engaged. It was all so dreamy. They then decided to capture the celebration of their love and engagement through photographs. I am thankful to you, Shae […]

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I just love it when couples have ideas about venues and the kind of photographs they want. Kelsey and Daniel had pre-decided on Urbana Country Club for their engagement photoshoot. The engagement photography session was set up in October. It was a great venue and the photographs came out beautiful. Their Love and Proposal Kelsey […]

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We have all heard of one-sided love stories. Well, this is what Makenzie sometimes feared. She had a huge crush on John right from the time when they were in school but never got a chance to express it to him. She liked him throughout and dreamed of marrying him one day, but John didn’t […]

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Outdoor Champaign Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

It was love at first sight for Rachel and Patrick. After their first date, they just knew that this was going to be something special. Patrick proposed to Rachel and they got engaged. Soon they decided to include me in their engagement celebration and make their moments of love last forever. It was September and […]

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Allerton Park Engagement Rachael Schirano Photography

It is always exciting to capture couples outdoors, and especially when there is lots of greenery around. I love to play with the light and the greens at such photography venues. Maddy and Daley decided on Allerton Park for their engagement photos and it was such a great session. Maddy and Daley’s love and laughter […]

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Illinois Engagment Session Rachael Shirano Photography

When two people find silence between them comfortable and not awkward, that’s when you know the level of their unparalleled comfort with each other. With Victoria and Joris, it is not just comfort, but understanding for each other and above all, deep love. Their ease with each other made their Illinois engagement photography session so […]

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On a beautiful day in August, I met up with Jenna and Joey for their sunny Chicago engagement photography session. I loved photographing these two! Our photo session was filled with laughter, sunshine, and of course, love. A Meeting by Chance Ends in Love Joey and Jenna met in New York City. Jenna had plans […]

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