The girl behind the camera -
My photography career began with disposable cameras at middle school football games and has transformed into Grow with Me packages, destination Wedding photography and everything in between. The fact that I now own my own photography business is dream come true!
When I’m not photographing adorable babies, happily engaged couples or blushing brides, I am the Director of Marketing and Event Management at Summit Choral Society, a non-profit choral society in Akron, OH. I graduated from Walsh University in 2012 with a double major in Finance and Marketing. I loved "the WU" so much that I couldn’t stay away and went back and obtained my Master’s degree in Marketing in 2015.
This life has blessed me with the most amazing family & group of girlfriends anyone could ask for.
I have always been one for fairy tales and Disney magic. In October 2018, I married my Prince Charming of a husband, Tommy. He is the most hardworking, dedicated and supportive man I have ever met and I am lucky to call him mine! He keeps me grounded and yet has taught me to embrace this crazy chaos that is life.
We welcomed our son into the world, Thomas Wilbert-Paul Baker in 2020 during a world wide pandemic. Definitely not the way that I thought we would become parents, but hey! We made the best of it and soaked in all of the extra time we had with our little guy. He is the light of our lives and the perfect addition to our family. We have two hyper-active fur babies, Luna Belle and Dozer, who we rescued from Save-A-Mom Pregnant Dog Rescue in February of 2019.
Meet the dream team!
My name is Derek Messenger and I am from Northeast Ohio. I got into photography back in 2016 professionally but I have always had a love for photography since I was little. I would take her disposable cameras and take all the pictures which prompted her to get my first digital camera. When I am not taking photos, I work at Progressive Insurance as a Subrogation Specialist. I am married to the love of my life and best friend, Spencer. I am excited to work with you and capture some moments to last a lifetime.
Hi there, I'm Amanda! I am one of Rachel's second shooters and most loved sister. My days are filled with being a mom & working for a hospital, but my weekends are my time to be creative. Photography became a loved hobby of mine in my early twenties. I work along side Rachel to make sure your photos are nothing short of magical. I love being a storyteller and helping you pause moment in time. I can't wait to meet you on your special day!