Hello there! My name is Rhaniel, everyone calls me Rain for short and I am a Los Angeles Based Destination Wedding Photographer.
My journey with Wedding Photography started in early 2012 when I started working as an assistant for another professional photographer. After my first day working I fell in love and told myself “This is what I want to do!”
Photography to me, has always been a passion that played a huge part in my personal development. Taking photos at the press of a button is just a very minor detail. It’s about devoting the time capturing memorable moments to help couples remember their Wedding day.
Weddings are always exciting and I love capturing them. Getting the opportunity to capture one of the biggest highlights of a couple’s life together can be very inspiring and fill you with joy. My favorite part about weddings is, the moment when couple’s see each other for the first time on their wedding day and you see the beautiful whirlwind of raw emotions surfacing. Which I have to admit, a few times I’ve caught myself tearing up.
To be honest, it still feels all surreal to say it’s what I do for a living. Throughout the years I have been humbled to be awarded from places such as The Knot’s “Best of Weddings 2018 & 2019” and recently from Weddingwire “Couples Choice 2019” . In addition, I’ve been published & worked with several blogs or brands such as The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled Blog, 100 Layer cake, The Black Tux, and more.