Nashville, TN based Destination Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photographer for the adventurous, joyful, and bold.
Hey there I'm Rachel,
"I specialize in intimate weddings and elopements and I work to tell your story in all it's wild and brave authenticity.
First things first, I'm obsessed with the real and raw version of your story. I love the connection and chemistry between two people insanely in love with each other. I wanna hear all about how you met, who made the first move, and how he proposed. Tell me all about..."
...Rachel was wonderful to work with! We can’t recommend her enough. We lived in New York at the time we were planning our wedding in Nashville and Rachel took the time to FaceTime with us so we could get to know her before our wedding day on a more personal level. That personal connection made it very easy to open up on our wedding day when it came time for photos. She has a fun-loving personality and really set us at ease, which allowed her to capture so many beautiful photos. We also loved how in advance of the wedding, we got to go over a list of all the family photos we wanted to take so we could make sure that nothing was missed in the chaos of our wedding day. Our favorite photos are all the candid photos she captured both at the wedding and at the reception. We love looking through them and reliving the night! We’re amazed she was able to capture everything without us even realizing we were being photographed! We are so glad we made the investment of hiring such a professional photographer for our wedding. We love to look back at the photos and know we will enjoy them for years to come.” – Sara & Andrew
"That personal connection made it very easy to open up...
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon can I expect to receive the images?
You can expect to relive your day all over again within 6-8 weeks of your wedding date. I go through and edit every single image to correct exposure, contrast and color.
How do I get the images?
You'll receive an online gallery with edited, high resolution images which are available to be downloaded and also allows you, family and friends to order professional prints.
How many images will I receive?
I don't like to put a limit on this, but you can expect around 600-1,000 depending on the package you book.
Do you travel for photoshoots?
Yes, I sure do! I am based in Nashville, Tennessee but have traveled all over the United States. Let me know where your wedding or session will be and let's talk! P.S. I'm DYING to go to Europe ;)
Do we need an engagement session?
An engagement session is a great excuse to have more fun photos with you and your fiance and a good way to see how I work. Even if you decide to not have an engagement session, we will still have a wonderful time and make magic on the day. Puns and Dad jokes are included in every session at no extra charge ;)
Do we get a print release?
Yes! It is included in your online gallery which gives you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive but high quality prints.
What is your style?
I shoot very candidly and documentary style. My edits have vibrant colors and natural tones so you can look back on your day for how it truly was. I love the raw and real moments that happen between your fiance, family and friends. I'm loud when I need to be during family formals and bridal party portraits. You'll find me smiling the whole day, crying when you are, and dancing during your reception with you.
What will you wear to my wedding?
Since I like to blend in, I'll wear modest, practical and darker clothing that I can easily run around in.
Do I get the RAW photos?
Nope! RAW files can only be opened in professional editing software and they don't look that pretty compared to the photos you see on here. They are suppose to be edited and you'll get beautifully finished photos that are ready to be printed and shared with everyone.
What is the process with you like?
After we chat and get to know each other and meet to see fi we are a good fit, a 30% non-refundable fee is required at the signing of contract to secure your date. Payment plans can be set up and the full amount is due 2 weeks before the wedding date.
Can we get a few images right after the wedding while waiting for the rest?
Yes! A few days after your wedding date I like to send you 5-10 images to enjoy while waiting for the full gallery in 6-8 weeks.
For an engagement session what should we wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable and confident, but also something you can move around in! Color is welcome but stay away from bright/neon colors and loud or bold patterns that will be distracting.
What happens if it rains the day of our shoot?
Honestly, roll with it. We can find shelter under awnings, take photos near windows, and run outside when there's a break in the rain!
Lisa & Claudio
"If you're looking for a photographer to make your day extra special, look no further! We had a mutual friend that connected us and I'm so glad that he did. Rachel is..." Continue reading
Shannon & Matthew
"Rachel was absolutely wonderful. Her personality made both our engagement and wedding shoots fun and stress free. She was patient with our very cranky toddler on both accounts. Then to..." Continue reading
I'm so freaking pumped...
...that you're here! I can’t stress it enough that this is not about me. This is about YOU. I will 1000% help you along this journey. These photos are going to live longer than you and will be held by generations you won't be here on earth to see. This is my mission. To give a part of you to your future. We may not live forever, but your photos will.
I’m a sassy, overly excited, dad-jokester on a mission to bring out your personalities into your photos. I will ask you a ton of questions to get to know you I do this because it’s so much bigger than me.
Stiff, generic posing with not a wrinkle in your clothing kind stuff-that ain’t my jam. I'm ALL IN for the crazy, silly, wildly, candid personality driven photos. I want us to feel like friends hanging out, having fun.