Rakoteet Photography

Client Testimonials

Press and Praise

I have been so honored to have my work published, both in print and online, in many influential wedding magazines including: Strictly Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, Chicago Premier Weddings Magazine, Indianapolis Perfect Wedding Guide, Wedding Day Magazine, Black Bride, Style Verify:Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide, Elegant Wedding Magazine, The Celebration Society, Trends Wedding and Lifestyle Magazine, Destinations by Design, Bespoke Bride, Chi the Knot, and Big Love Small Weddings.

Check out what some of my past clients have had to say below: 

"Rakoteet did our engagement photos and also photographed our wedding! Michelle and Andry were absolutely fantastic to work with! Our photos are so beautiful, we barely believe they are pictures of us! We would highly, highly recommend Rakoteet for ANY special events, you will not be disappointed! Exceptional! :)" ~Kelsi C.


"They take so much time and effort to get every shot you want and make each one perfect. Definitely recommend them to everyone!!!such a sweet couple and they do amazing work!" Brenda S.


"Every picture this couples takes is beyond perfect. I would recommend them to anyone and plan on using them again for all my photography needs!!! Incredibly happy with how fun they were on top of their professionalism and organization!" Brooke B.


"Michelle is an extraordinary photographer with such a naturally talented eye for capturing beauty! I was thoroughly impressed with her previous work before she took my family's pictures, but was blown away by the photos she took for us, as well as her rapid turnaround rate (at less than 24 hours)! She does amazing work, and with such a sweet, personable demeanor, she is such a joy to work with!" ~Alissa E.


"Michelle and Andry were so fun to work with during our shoot. They made us feel comfortable and that is really portrayed in the finished product. They made sure to get any photos that we wanted and also had tons of great ideas. Might I add she had my pictures back less than 24 hours after my shoot!!! If you are looking for quality photos with great people, I highly recommend Rakoteet Photography!"  ~Dakota R.


"I had the most wonderful experience doing a photo shoot with Rakoteet Photography. Michelle brings incredible creativity, energy, and fun ideas to showcase your unique personality through her pictures. She is such a joy to work with and is eager to incorporate different props, outfits and location changes to get the best shot. She edited and let me see a preview of my photos the next day. It was incredible how Michelle perfectly captured the happiness and excitement I felt during the shoot. I received significant positive feedback from my friends and family commenting on the excellent lighting, scenery and quality of Michelle’s photos. I highly recommend working with Michelle to receive beautiful pictures while having a delightful time. I cannot wait have anther photo shoot with Michelle!"- Margret N. 


"Friends and strangers, Michelle's work speaks for itself. I wanted some professional photos taken around the city of Chicago and had seen Michelle's previous work. Despite the fact that it was 10 degrees outside, Michelle worked with me to find the most flattering and professional poses that not only made me look awesome and captured my spirit that day, but also featured the the city I love. Best of all, I had the pictures sent to me only a day after the shoot!! That's practically unheard of from modern photographers that may not get photos back to you till months afterwards. I highly recommend her not only for her ability to take great photos and great eye, but also for her friendliness and professionalism while on the job. Thanks again Michelle!" ~Brennan B.