My name is Rachel Barkman. I'm a wife, photographer, dog-lover, and nature enthusiast. My heart's greatest goal is to love people deeply, and through that love, make the legacy of Jesus known. I'm big on community over competition, campfires with close friends, and spending more nights under the stars.
You'll most often find me in the forest, on a mountain top, or kayaking around Vancouver. My passion for the outdoors saturates every aspect of my work. Whether I'm hiking for an engagement session, taking a helicopter ride with a bride and groom, or camping in the back country, my photos usually have a taste of the glorious beauty of nature in them. That being said, Vancouver is the most beautiful city in the world (I might be biased) and from time to time I will gladly trade in my hiking boots in favour of shooting in parkades, city streets, and skyscrapers.
My work has recently expanded into the commercial world, and I am pleased to work with some incredible brands. I've documented clothing lines, camping gear, as well as provided landscape images for companies to utilize. Working with commercial clients is always a fun, collaborative way to stay creative, and I'm always looking for new ways to bring the outdoors into commercial branding.
I am passionate about telling stories through my images. I want people to look at my photos and feel them. I want them to be transported into each moment and soak up the beauty around them. Whether I'm shooting a wedding, engagement session, or brand, I aim to create a feeling that you can connect with.
If my images resonate with you, and you would like to talk more about making your vision come to life, email me at email@example.com and we can grab a coffee and chat!