About Us

Nice to Meet you

Rachel Yoon, Owner; Maternity, Newborn & Baby photographer

Rachel is a professional maternity and newborn baby photographer. She is passionate about helping you experience something amazing that you never experienced before.

Before becoming a professional newborn photographer, Rachel Yoon is a proud mom of a beautiful baby girl. As a mother, Rachel cannot imagine missing out on capturing special moments of her baby while growing up.

Rachel discovered her talent for maternity and newborn baby photography when her daughter was born. Rachel has received her bachelor in science and has followed multiple art and photography courses during her career.

As the founder of Rachel Yoon Photography, Rachel’s mission is to capture the memorable moments for you so you can enjoy them everyday. Rachel photographs newborns, maternity, and babies up to 100 days old.

Rachel has traveled to two continents over an extended period of time to further develop her talent as a photographer and experience other cultures. She is fluent in Korean and English.

Her favourite thing to do when she is not working is spending time with her daughter.

"Rachel is a baby whisperer, patient, talented and creative...."

Vanessa Semchuk, Studio Manager & Baby Photographer

Vanessa is a professional child and baby photographer. She manages and organizes the studio to make sure everything runs smoothly.

She graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2009 with a certificate in Design Studies and a diploma in Photography. Working with an Edmonton based family and child photographer for over six years before she joined our team in 2015, she found her passion for capturing little ones in their natural element.

Vanessa photographs babies from 4 months and up at Rachel Yoon Photography, takes care of viewing and ordering sessions and product orders.

Vanessa loves children and babies, and knows how to have fun with them from her heart. Some kids think she is the princess Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) because of her red hair and blue eyes. She loves her little nephew dearly and he is her favourite person to photograph when she visits her family in Edmonton.

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys visiting with her family and friends, collecting and building Lego and playing video games.

"Vanessa is fun, sweet, and professional...."

Ella Shirazi, Editor & Graphic Designer

Ella is a graphic designer and photo editor at Rachel Yoon Photography.

She studied graphic design in Iran and worked as a graphic designer for 8 years. Currently she is upgrading her knowledge and skills at BCIT. She is passionate about her work and the final images have her magic touch. She also designs all the graphic artwork for the company.

You will always see her smile at the studio and as a mom of a little one, she loves babies.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

"Ella is friendly, artistic, and creative..."

Kate Bailey, Administrator

Kate is an administrator and communicator at Rachel Yoon Photography. She is behind emails, our client management system, scheduling, and managing bookings. 

She is detail-oriented and organized. She is originally from Austrailia and you might notice a little Aussie touch in our email correspondence. :)

She is an amazing mom of four kids and an expert on multi-tasking. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping fit with the family. Most weekends, you will find her skiing or hiking.

"Kate is easy-going, sweet, and responsive..."

We give back

We are committed to helping families in our community. Rachel has volunteered her time as a big sister with Kids Start. She has also been donating her services to Share DDB and Children’s Wish Foundation to support various non-profit organizations in the Vancouver community.

Rachel’s passion for making the world a happier place led her to designing a special program for her clients. The program consists of helping clients benefit from Rachel’s photography products while supporting children who were diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Rachel Yoon Photography donates 1% of the sales to Children’s Wish Foundation. This fund helps children make their wish come true and puts much needed smiles on their faces. Learn more about this inspiring foundation at www.childrenswish.ca.

Throughout the year, we donate our services to various fundrasing efforts including Children's Wish Foundations' Princess & Prince Tea Party.

And every year, we give back by providing special family photography services to 12 families through the 12 Days to Christmas

As we grow bigger, we are always interested in finding organizations we can support. Because of our business nature, our interest is in helping little ones. If you know of any organizations, do not hesitate to contact us.

We are professionally recognized

There are various organizations that recognize professional newborn photographers. We are a proud member of the following organizations: