I am Rachel Jay, experienced wedding photographer and island-life lover! I get to capture your most magical day in the most magical place—what’s not to love? My images are bright and crisp, I like to bring in that epic island setting, but my absolute most favorite thing to capture is the excitement of being newly married—that 'We did it!' feeling, because it’s truly one of the best in the world. At every wedding I fall in love with the gorgeous, unique details—florals, place settings, cocktail garnishes, everything! But I also know that it’s your guests who are irreplaceable, and I feel an enormous responsibility to authentically capture you, the important people in your life, and your immeasurable connection to them. It’s how I create photos you’ll love now, that will become all the more valuable as time passes. 

I’ve always been obsessed with photos, but I wasn’t serious about photography until I bought my first real camera after graduating college: when you know you know. I felt the same way when I met my now-husband. Within seven months of our first date we were married (a morning ceremony at San Francisco’s stunning City Hall) and living in Oahu. Now the things I love include morning runs on the beach, Hawaiian shave ice, booze cruises in Waikiki, and date nights at the Four Seasons, which make regular life feel like vacation. I’m in awe of the magic of this happy island—and am thrilled to document your love story here. 

Colorful
Cocktails

a few of my favorite things...

Beach Days with my Hubby

My Puppy
Penny

Yummy Shave
Ice

Haku Leis!

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Oahu wedding & Portrait Photographer

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The Copper Collective is an all-female team of photographers (and friends!) who channel our energy to capture all of your wedding day magic. Our short list of specialties: happy tears, heartfelt vows, wild dance floors, champagne pops—authentic moments, seen and unseen.  We work closely together to run our business so we can focus on YOU. Our business structure is pretty unique for photographers, but running a business together means nothing slips through the cracks, ever. I honestly don’t know how others go it alone!

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We want to help you prepare for your wedding. From shooting your engagement session to sharing our list of recommended vendors, we want to make sure you feel taken care of and celebrated leading up to the big day. As your details come together we will dive into creating your timeline so we can execute your wedding day plans flawlessly. A killer timeline and locked down list for family pictures means you get to be a guest at your own wedding! The best.  

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We want the experience of your wedding day to be the incredible, once in a lifetime, “Best Day Ever” you’ve always dreamed of. We take what we do seriously, but never ourselves. This means having FUN, helping you to pause and take it all in, and creating opportunities for you to make cherished memories with your favorite people. Facilitating these moments is why we love what we do!

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We don’t believe your wedding photography experience is complete without a stunning custom album for you to relive your wedding over and over again. With our lives being lived mostly on our phones, its easy to forget how precious a physical product can be. We want to make you an heirloom that will stand the test of time and be a bridge for you to connect with your future generations.

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"The Copper Collective was so wonderful to work with throughout our wedding planning. They literally create magic with their work! I never thought I would have as many beautiful pictures as I got from them. I highly recommend The Copper Collective to everyone!" 

- Eadeh & Ryan

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"We were blown away by the number of incredible photos we have - each one more amazing than the one before! Those moments mean the world to us, and now we will have them to cherish forever. The Copper Collective captured more than we could have dreamed of!"

- Kelly & David

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"The pictures are stunning, there are really no words for how beautiful they are. I could go on and on but in other words: If you are looking for stunning pictures and a photography team that will make you feel comfortable on your wedding day, pick The Copper Collective! I wouldn't have traded their team with anyone else."

- Beate & Ben

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"Our photos of our wedding are priceless. Our home is covered in large prints of the moments The Copper Collective captured. Simply put, they have a great range of substance and style. If you want someone to truly capture the lively moments, the fun, laughter, excitement, and tears they've got it covered."

- Chelsie & Alex

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"When our Big Day arrived The Copper Collective were like ninjas - they captured everything! We have the most beautiful wedding album to memorialize what everyone had told us was "THE Best wedding they have ever been to." The Copper Collective was an essential part of that."

- Alicia and Michael

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"The Copper Collective was in complete control of everything. We could just relax and enjoy the ride. They took some amazing photographs, things we requested (like a big group shot with all our guests), but also things we would never have thought of!"

- Debbie and Mike

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"More than one guest commented how involved our photographers were and how they seemed to be "everywhere." The Copper Collective handled all of our requests for family, extended family, "oh shoot we forgot these people" photos and everything in between with ease and professionalism." 

- Stephanie & Patrick

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"The Copper Collective had a positive attitude (which was important when it was raining on the morning of our wedding day). They were great at giving direction and were able to handle large groups of people, which is not easy to do! I never once had to tell them what I wanted...they already knew!"

- Kristen & Boris

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"I could not have asked for better wedding photographers. Every interaction with The Copper Collective was so easy despite our long distance relationship. Prior to the wedding I had only spoken to them via FaceTime. Even though we had never met in person I knew I was in good hands."


- Jessica & Albert

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"The Copper Collective team met and exceeded all of my expectations. There is NOTHING basic about their photography. They were able to capture all of the varied moods of the day - big cheesy smiles, tearing-up groom, sassy bridesmaids, proud parents, etc."

- Elizabeth & Joel

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$2,950 - $3450

6 - 8 hour Wedding Coverage with 2 Photographers:

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My Style is 
Bright, Romantic & Emotional

Pricing:

$650

Elopement Coverage
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$550

Portrait Sessions start at:

$1,650

4 Hour Intimate Wedding Coverage
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when in doubt,
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As each wedding in Hawaii is truly unique, all packages are customizable. Inquire for more detailed information...

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