Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Rachel, a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Central Florida. I love sharing all of my recent photos as well as wedding planning advice, education for photographers, my sweet little family, and some of the behind the scenes of my business. Thanks for stopping by, have fun exploring my little corner of the internet!
September 11, 2018
Christine and Shawn’s Wedding day was one for the books. This blush and gold wedding at The Baughman Center in Gainseville was so beautiful. Christine and I have known each other since high school so when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, I was beyond thrilled! The Baughman Center is right in the […]
August 15, 2018
Have you ever looked at someone’s instagram feed and thought, how do they do it? How are their images so bright and fun? You settle with saying that they probably have a professional camera and that’s how they are doing it. But I am telling you something….some of my images on social media ARE TAKEN WITH MY IPHONE! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Yes, I am here to share my editing process with you because I want to see your photos speak! I want your feed to be a creative and inspiring place for others! Let’s be honest, dark, grainy images are for the flip phone days. But we have all snapped those dark images and thought, man! I wish I could photograph this experience and show people how much fun I had in the moment. I’m here to tell you it can be done, with a few tweaks and $2.99. If you’re interested, keep scrolling…and if you learn anything from this post, please post your images with the hashtag #rlpmentoring so I can see your edits!
July 24, 2018
Wow! Pulling up to Ever After Farms, I was in shock at how gorgeous the blueberry fields were. For a moment, I forgot I was in Florida! Chante and Ben booked me a few weeks prior and asked if I had ever photographed a wedding at this unique wedding venue and I explained that I hadn’t but after seeing the photos online, I knew it would be a dream to photograph at! There is a gorgeous barn filled with a wall of beautiful glass windows overlooking the vineyard. Besides the amazing nature surrounding the venue, the farm also has a gorgeous swing covered in florals and white carriage perfect for wedding photos.
July 24, 2018
I needed updated headshots so when my fellow photographer friend, Brittany mentioned that we should swap headshots, I was so on board! When we decided that we should do them in Target, I was already coming up with outfit ideas and imagining how amazing these photos would capture my life. Let me tell you that they did even more than that! These photos captured my personality, my love for target and my love for my daughter! This session was one of the most fun days that I’ve had in a while. We spent over 3 hours walking through the aisles and getting inspired, which is SO easy to do in Target. If you know anything about me, you know I love handbags, sunglasses and anything girly so we explored all of those. The best part of the day was definitely when I was tossing bags into the air and an employee walked by and I thought for sure we would be asked to leave, when she stopped and said “You girls are having too much fun, I love it”. That is why you can find me almost daily strolling these red aisles!
May 7, 2018
Allison and I met years ago when we were both young college students serving students from a traveling day camp called Winshape Camps! We stayed friends all throughout college and when she texted me one day saying she was looking for a photographer for her wedding, I was over the moon excited for her and Caleb. Within weeks we were in the woods photographing their engagement session when I got the text …
April 23, 2018
Matt and Stacy and I sat in a Starbucks discussing my wedding collections and our love for dogs when Stacy looked at me and smiled ear to ear saying they were ready to book. I played cool, but inside I was SCREAMING! This couple was one of the cutest couples I had ever met and I knew posing would be minimal because they shared a love that exuded from them naturally.
February 28, 2018
Venue: The Hilton Ocala Bride’s Dress: Oleg cassini – David’s Bridal Makeup: Be Beauty By Amanda Hair: Adorn by Sadi Grooms Tux: Men’s Warehouse Bridesmaids: Created by Johanna Vidot Florals: Blooming Events DJ: DJ Sir Charles Coordinated by: Ana Soler, Hilton Events
February 14, 2018
Venue: Rembert Farms, Alachua Florida Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal Hair and Makeup: Suellen Florance Grooms Tux: Men’s Warehouse Florals: Thompson Flower Shop Videography: Joshua Marshall Creations DJ: TDC Entertainment (Kyle Wilson) Coordinated by: Dora Broome
December 5, 2017
Venue: Little Forrest Farm in Newberry, Florida Bride’s Dress: Blush by Hailey Paige and it was purchased at The White Magnolia Tampa Grooms Tux: Blktux Florals: Brick City Flowers Videography: The Garrs DJ: DJ Rocket Coordinated by: Party Time Rentals
December 1, 2017
When Taylor and Cameron told me they wanted a carnival session, I was all about it! I cannot tell you how excited I was to do this session. We rode the ferris wheel, ate cotton candy and can’t forget the bumper cars! Everything about this engagement session had me reminiscing my childhood.