Fresh. Contemporary. Modern. Photography for the fashion-inspired bride.


New Location, New Blog!

Hey everyone! It’s time that I’ve moved on from my humble little blog to a big girl blog! You can check it out at!

And in case you need a little enticing, here’s a quick screen shot of all its glory!


Cedar Falls, Iowa Wedding Photography Special!

Second big announcement!

In celebration of my own wedding in January and the move from Lincoln, Nebraska to Cedar Falls, Iowa following my wedding, I want to offer some pretty sweet special wedding pricing.

Here’s the scoop. All day wedding coverage currently begins at $1500, and complete collections (with digital images) begin at $2000. However, the FIRST FIVE Iowa weddings booked will receive the following collection (valued at $2000) for ONLY $1500:

– All day wedding coverage (generally a few hours before the ceremony to an hour or so after the formal dances at the reception)
– Online gallery for purchasing professional prints and products
– Complimentary 1.5 hr Engagement Session with online gallery
– Disk of images with print release and usage rights
– 10% off collection upgrades (albums, etc)

In case you’re like me and need a calculator to do even simple math (5+8 is what??), I calculated it out. That’s a $500 savings! That could get you an extra night on your honeymoon. Well, unless you’re going to Bora Bora or the Maldives where it’s like $2000/night. Tangent…

Obviously, this offer doesn’t just apply to Cedar Falls and Waterloo. This applies to Hudson, La Porte City, Vinton, Cedar Rapids, Waverly, Independence – all of the surrounding area and then some. Des Moines wants in on this deal? I’m game. (Travel fees may apply to areas outside Cedar Falls and Waterloo.)

Here are the details, though. Your wedding must be on or after January 21, 2012. The offer is good for only the first five weddings booked. Your wedding is officially booked when I’ve received your signed contract and retainer payment. This is strictly first come, first served. So hurry!

And since I so rudely didn’t introduce myself above, my name is Rachel. Scroll down for a picture of me. I love people. And photographs. And photographing people. A lot. Mostly because I love bringing out the beauty that I believe everyone has. (Sappy, I know.) If you’ve got some time, take a look at what my life behind the lens is like, read a bit about me, check out my wedding portfolio (which is in the process of getting a total makeover!!), and of course contact me if you have any questions or would like to book your wedding! Also, I love to get to know new people (and not just ramble to them…), so feel free to stop by Facebook and say hi. I swear it won’t be awkward. Everyone needs new friends when they move somewhere new, right?

See you soon, Cedar Falls!

Cedar Falls, IA Wedding Photography and Senior Portraits

**Edit: I’ve officially launched my new senior website, Rachel Ruffer | Seniors! You can check it out here!

The first big announcement is here. Are you excited?!

It’s official. I’m marrying the love of my life in January. So that means the business will be moving to Iowa!

Starting in January 2012, Rachel Ruffer Photography will officially be serving the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area, providing contemporary wedding photography and modern, fashion-inspired senior portraits. I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity, and I really think Cedar Falls is a great community and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. In the next few days I’ll be implementing new wording here on the blog, on Facebook, and over on the website to reflect the new business location to help get my name out in Iowa.

If you are from Cedar Falls, Waterloo or any of the surrounding area and stumbled upon this post, head on over and like my page on Facebook. You’ll want to be the first to hear about the SECOND big announcement later this week, as it may or may not be a ridiculously awesome wedding photography special, just for YOU – my new friends in Iowa.

Also, if you’d be so kind, if you know someone in the Cedar Falls Waterloo area, feel free to click on the “Share” buttons below :)

I can’t wait for January! Happy Tuesday!