Five Top Five – Barbara Rahal Photography

Today’s interviewee said that she didn’t know what to say about herself… so I leapt at the opportunity to introduce her to you. It’s easy when there’s so many great things to mention about one person! Born in Santiago, Chile, and coming to Edmonton via adventures all around the world, allow me to introduce to you the amazing Barb of Barbara Rahal Photography. Barb is one of the most positive, fun and easygoing women I’ve had the privilege of meeting in the Edmonton wedding industry. She thinks the world of people and you can tell from one conversation (not to mention a look at her incredible photography), that she loves the couples she works with and works hard to create stunning images. Read on to learn more about Barb, and her career so far. Enjoy!

All images by Barbara Rahal Photography

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Top five things you love about your job…
– Meeting amazing people all the time and making new friends
– Getting to witness, capture the connection and love and share the best day in so many people’s lives
– I am able to follow my passion and make people happy through it, that is priceless
– Work from home in my pj’s and my pets around me
– I feel tremendously thankful and lucky that I get to travel a lot to different corners of the world

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Top five ways to make a wedding unique…
– Make it about yourselves and your guests
– Write your own vows and make it fun and meaningful. Don’t be shy – say it out loud
– Do a sunrise or a sunset ceremony… Why not!?
– Frame photos of the two of you, telling your life story since you were little until today
– Get family and friends together and create decor pieces during a wine and cheese night, have fun and make memories for life while at it

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Top five Edmonton wedding vendors that you love working with…
This is hard! There are so many amazing vendors in Edmonton…
Laurels on Whyte – Amazing flower arrangements and attention to details
Mookie Salinas – Makeup Artist – My to go makeup girl
Cineflair and Zokah – Amro and Zac amazing videographers
PopJukebox – My go to DJ for a great party
– Cake Affair – Yummy cakes and beautiful work

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Top five career highlights so far…
I look back and it is incredible to revisit all these crazy memories! I feel so fortunate to have been able to do so much during my career…
– I got to shoot weddings in the most amazing places like on top of a glacier in Alaska and the top of a Volcano in Hawaii while working as a photographer on cruise ships
– Back in the day, I got to work in Europe for four and half years shooting Ice Hockey and ATP Tennis before my wedding photography career started
– I shot Sophia Loren’s 60’s birthday in Munich
– The best is yet to come…

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Top five things to do when you’re not taking photos…
-Enjoying my pets at home with my hubby or taking my dog for long walks
-Practicing 6am yoga, no better way to start the day
-Testing new wines 🙂
-Traveling or planning new places to go
-Mixing new flavours in the kitchen

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Well, we think Barb is awesome – how about you? Visit her website, or go say hi on Facebook or Instagram