Yesterday I photographed a gorgeous styled shoot with the most wonderful vendor team & models I could have asked for! They helped bring together my vision & I left feeling so filled and really happy to know that people can be really kind and really generous. Huge thanks to @hotel_domestique for hosting our shoot & impressing us with your ridiculously beautiful food & drinks. Shoutout to Laura from @weddingsbylala for being THE best coordinator. She had my back the entire day and made sure that I had everything I needed. Life saver for sure. @your__special__day spent a ton of time perfecting the floral, and holy wow. She outdid herself. Side note: she and her mom are the sweetest. @tessapinner made sure that we got our cake and the amount of artistry that girl has is unreal. @Cindy mcgrath_makeup, you are the bomb diggity. Not only did she make time on a busy day to do our hair & makeup, but she achieved the most perfect natural makeup and gorgeous hair. She is ridiculously great. The team at @tricountyeventrentals made the extra effort and helped us set up and perfect the details. Besides being the sweetest people, you’ll find that their rentals are so beautiful. Finally, our fantastic couple Trey & @mariagracebullard: they nailed it. But beyond their ability to model ( and model well, I might add) they are the sweetest and kindest people you’d ever meet. I’m so blessed to have met and worked with all of these talented people. You guys are all the best!
To the women who raised us...whether you're blood, adopted, a work mom, a friend or a foe thank you. You have taught us how to be strong, how to be independent, and how to do so with grace & dignity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have taught us that there is no shame in being a woman.. That we have opportunities, intelligence, and something to offer the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have taught us that we are valuable and that we are to be treated with respect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But most of all, I am so thankful for the women in my life that have dared to be bold like Esther. For the women who have been obedient like Mary. For the women who have been the loyalist of friends like Ruth. I'm thankful for the women who displayed faithful patience like Elizabeth. Here's to the women of the world: Let us be examples of grace, kindness, boldness, loving when it's hard to love. Let us use our strength not to overshadow men, but to work with them because we all have something to bring to the table. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let us work hard at our jobs. Let us work hard at raising children. Let us work and share these valuable lessons we've learned with the younger girls around us.
Hi there! I know it’s trendy to post introductions on Fridays, but that’s just not my style: I do what I want 😏 If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ll know that I’m Rachel, and I manage our business and social media accounts. I’m a number 1 enneagram and an INTJ Myers Briggs. I like to keep it real & in general I like to take calculated risks. Prior to being a wedding photographer full time, I worked as a pricing analyst, and I really loved the opportunity to work so strategically & streamline processes. If you ran into me on a regular basis, you would quickly realize that my wardrobe is mostly denim, black, and army green. This fact makes it really hard to get pictures that are on brand..army green & black don’t necessarily scream: light & airy, come and get it! 🤷🏻♀️ I don’t really have hobbies, but I do enjoy a good conversation about Jesus, exploring different thought processes, and trying new things. So maybe I’m just a nerd? I’m happiest when Austin isn’t stressed out & is living life fully. I’m most stressed when situations are heavily emotional & I feel like an awkward turtle because, for me, most things are black and white/logical and emotions shouldn’t overshadow that. I’m thankful for a best friend who helps me grow in that area. 😂 ❤️❤️ If you are following along, thank you so much!! I really love learning about personalities, so I’d love it if you told me about when you’re happiest and when you’re most stressed! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
I have a confession…and it’s a lot like cheating on the industry I work in 😳😔: I love finding wedding dresses that are ridiculously cheap. Like: last year I bought a brand new BHLDN wedding dress for $30 because I knew it was a great deal and we’re finally using it for a shoot! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve casually scrolled Amazon & Ali express searching for the cheapest dresses that look like they could be more expensive. 😂Heads up: There aren’t many, but there are definitely a few that will knock your socks off..I guess at the end of the day, I’m all about a good deal, so it’s the chase for that unreal deal that makes it so fun 🤷🏻♀️What are your guilty pleasures?