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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! 

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Weddings

November 29, 2017

Fun Blush and Navy Gainseville Wedding

Ceremony Venue: The Baughman Center for Ceremony Reception Venue: The Straughn Center for reception Videography: The Garrs Hair and Makeup: Sarah Zuber Abbott at Studio Chic Caterer: Laura Folwer Goss Live Music: Gabbee Dee DJ: Island Sound Cake: Doodle Cakes Dress: Allure Bridal Flowers: The Bride owns a paper flower business called Blush and Bashful Flowers

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Weddings

November 1, 2017

Elegant Country Club Ocala Wedding

Brides Dress: Allure and A Bridal Boutique in Gainesville Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie Grooms + Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse Ring: Zales Venue: Country Club of Ocala Florist: Schneider’s Floral Design Videographers: The Garrs DJ: Florida Wedding DJs Hair: Danielle Cohen with Dream Hair by Daniella Cake: Betty Cakes

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Engagements

May 20, 2017

Romantic Engagement in Brooksville Florida

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from Bethany + Daniel’s engagement session at the Chinesegut Hill Plantation in Brooksville. All I can say is this venue is GORGEOUS! Bethany did an amazing job finding such a beautiful location. When you book me as your wedding photographer, I am very open to traveling wherever we need to when it comes to special places for your engagement photos. Like wedding photos, these are keepsakes that you will cherish forever and it is so important that you don’t settle on a location just because of miles! 

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Engagements

May 7, 2017

Botanical Garden Engagement Session in Gainseville Florida

I absolutely loved spending time with Ian  + Jessica and their puppy Danny Boy at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. During our session we became brave and decided to let Danny free for the first photos you see below. We all thought he would stay put…but we were wrong!  This engagement session was eventful the first five minutes as we watched Ian chase Danny throughout the gardens because Danny thought it was a game of tag!

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For Brides

April 26, 2017

7 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Photographer

At every consultation I show up with the expectation of answering any questions the bride and groom have thought up. I thought it would be helpful to piece together all the frequently asked questions I receive so that brides can think through these questions as they consider what some of the things they may not have thought of in regards to their wedding photography.  Each photographer provides different services, style and way of doing business so it’s important to discuss these things with your photographer so you both are on the same page about what to expect and if you will be a good fit for one another.

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Weddings

April 11, 2017

Classic Plantation Wedding in Ocala Florida

Abigail and Travis couldn’t hide their excitement if they tried. This wedding was all together beautiful. Abigail was a beautiful bride wearing the biggest smile and often found herself with tears of joy as she awaited meeting her love at the end of the aisle. Every detail mattered and throughout the day things just fell into the perfect place. These two deserve a lifetime of happiness and I am so honored that I was able to capture their sweetest moments. Below are the wonderful  vendors who helped make it happen! 

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Personal

April 6, 2017

Why I have my Bachelors Degree in Counseling

If you have known me for long, you know that I have been doing photography for over 6 years. I have always found an interest in creating art through the lives of others. I went to college and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling. I began my career as a Case Manager upon graduating in […]

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