Hello & welcome! My name is Summer Rain Rains (yes, my middle name & last name are now the same thanks to my husband).
I am based in Southeastern Illinois but don't let that stop you! Reach out no matter where you are from so that I can capture memories for you to remember YEARS down the road.
My goal as your photographer is to be with you every step of the way, create an amazing & fun experience for you, and to capture photos that you will be so excited to print & hang on your wall. If you want photos of the authentic you, then you have found the right photographer!
I grew up in Southeast Michigan & went to school at Michigan Tech University. I graduated in 2019 & I now live in Illinois with my husband, Collin. We are expecting our first little one this December and we are proud dog parents of two Alaskan Malamutes, Winter & Zane. I have been doing photography for four years now & first picked up a camera when I was living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The UP is famous for its waterfalls, scenic overlooks & Lake Superior as its natural border. You may have heard of the UP referred to as 'God's Country' due to its outstanding beauty & peaceful atmosphere.
I am very passionate about giving back & volunteering which is why I have decided to use photography to do so. At the end of each year, a portion of photo session proceeds are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as one lump sum. I would love for you to book me as your photographer so that we can all come together as one to give back & help others.
"The mission of St. Jude Children Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."