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Meaningful Reviews

"I’d give her 10 stars if I could! My husband and I used Rachel for our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier!!! Both my husband and I are uncomfortable in front of the camera and Rachel made it painless for us. The poses felt natural and she made it not feel awkward! We did our engagement photos with her as well and it 1000% helped us feel more comfortable at the wedding and it made things more efficient so we could enjoy our time celebrating. The photos turned out more beautiful than I could’ve imagined! I was so impressed with every shot! She has quite the eye. Other than being an amazing photographer, Rachel is so friendly and warm! I couldn’t recommend her more! I wish we still lived in CO because we would use her for all of our photography sessions!" 


"Sooo highly recommend Rachel! I was hesitant to even do family Christmas photos this year because I felt like I was a little late to the game, but she was very responsive and got us a session booked within the week! The session was super fun and she got our shy toddler to open up and have fun too! Our photos not only came out beautifully, but we got them back so quick, that I was able to get Christmas cards done in time! Thanks so so much, Rachel!"


"I cannot recommend Rachel enough! With 1 and 3 year old boys, I always put off getting pictures taken because of not knowing if they’d cooperate. And usually they did not lol. But Rachel managed to get some really great pictures between the tears that don’t even look like a meltdown was occurring. And she is so laid back and accommodating, everyone was more at ease.  As an added bonus, she is super creative and has such great mini session options, so she has the creativity side of it covered if you’d like."


"We are new to the area and feel so lucky to have found a photographer we are happy with on the first attempt. Rachel was great to work with, not only was she flexible with the unpredictable colorado weather, she was laid back to work with, patient and encouraging with our littles, fast at getting us the photos to review and very quick at getting us the final photos. We are looking forward to our next session."


"Rachel is a PHENOMENAL photographer!! She is so easy to work with and captures your personalities so well. She just took pictures of my family the end of summer and I am in LOVE with the photos! Just had them made into large prints for our new house. They are AMAZING!!!"


"Rachel has been amazing to work with and I highly recommend her. Not only are her pictures absolutely beautiful, she has been so supportive and accommodating. Our 12.5 year old Great Dane started declining and we knew our time was limited so we wanted to get family pictures while we still could. Rachel was very responsive and found time to come to our house to capture the most beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever. She was amazing with our entire family (dogs and kiddos alike) and made the places in our house work great for the shoot. We had to say goodbye to our beloved girl shortly after our photo session and everyone who sees the pictures both smiles and cries at how perfectly she captured the such an amazing soul and our family."



"We had the best experience with Petra Nova Photography! Despite the wind and super chilly weather, my daughter felt comfortable and at ease and we ended up with some of the most gorgeous photos for her senior session! She has a great eye and had wonderful background suggestions. Definitely go with Petra Nova for your next photo session!"


"Rachel Marie the photographer at Petra Nova Photography always amazes us with her phenomonal photography skills. Anyone can take a picture but it takes pure talent to capture the true essence of any given moment through the lens and Rachel Marie truly has this gift. Every photo she captures is perfect and comes to life. You can't train someone to shoot like her, its a true gift that leaves me speechless."  


"Rachel did photos for some of the biggest moments in my life pregnancy, newborn shots, even capturing 1 year and birthday photos. Those moments are so important and special, but when your photographer is in love with what she ends up making those special moments even more magical. It is obvious Rachel is a natural at getting that perfect angle and emotion in a shot. I still look back at those pictures smiling from ear to ear. Thank you, Rachel...for your passion and love in what you do!"


"Rachel has a natural eye for photography. She captured pictures of my son and I playing in the backyard that are simply amazing. I often look at the photos and am instantly brought back to the moment. Thanks Rachel."


"First time having professional pictures and what a HUGE blessing! Rachel is the nicest, sweetest, caring, attentive, creative, and professional person ever! Felt like I was with a friend! She's NOT just a photographer, she is someone with passion, calling, and skill that shows every moment you're with her! Photographs are PHENOMENAL! I'll be going to her every single time I need pictures but mainly, when I need the most important life moments captured!"


"Rachel was amazing and made the whole experience fun and easy. We had to reschedule twice and she was able to squeeze us in the month of October even though she was fully booked! We will definitely get all of our pictures done with her from now on!"


"Rachel has been a lifesaver! She was amazing in every way helping us get our Senior Photos on time! Her extraordinary gift of seeing the perfect moments at the perfect locations made her photoshoots look so quick and easy. She is so professional, friendly, and thoughtful, that her passion in photography shows! Words are not enough to express our appreciation! Thank you so much! Highly recommendable!"


"Rachel was a true joy to work with. I had so many ideas for what I wanted to do with my family shoot. She was communicative around all of her packages and prices, and what we could expect from our session. I had SO many ideas I wanted to go with and she was able to help me create the vision I had in my head and helped pick a great location. My son was less than cooperative to start and Rachel was the most patient and understanding person to be around! The session was truly a fun experience. After the session, Rachel was so communicative around her editing process and when we could expect our photos. I know she worked really hard to get us exactly what we wanted within a very short time. I am so thankful to have had this session and have already booked a Santa shoot with her in the near future. Will definitely be hiring again and 10/10 would recommend. Thank you, Rachel!!!!"


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