As a premier Key West wedding photographer, I get to capture extraordinary moments - intimate, surprising, and joyous. Here on my blog, you'll see behind-the-scenes looks at these moments, tips from me to help plan for your shoot, as well as my insider's insights about places to stay, things to do, and where to eat here in the Conch Republic! 

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Rachel's Key West Guides

  1. Key West’s Best Restaurants and Bars
  2. Best Places to Shop in Key West
  3. The Many Faces of Fort Zachary Taylor
  4. Rachel's Top Things to Do in Key West
  5. Your 3-Day Key West Vacation Plan

Rachel's Wedding Photography Tips

  1. Behind the Lens: Rachel’s 17 Top Wedding Tips
  2. 14 Questions to Ask when Creating your Wedding Day Timeline
  3. First Look Photos: To Do or Not To Do?
  4. Unplugged Weddings: Trend or Necessity?
  5. Around Key West Photography Sessions

Brittany + Jason - Carters Get Married in the Keys

Jason and Brittany met playing kickball in Key West six years ago. After an exciting few years of adventures and fun, including a move to Texas, the two got engaged! Jason spent the week leading up to the proposal doing intentionally sweet and thoughtful things for Brittany. The actual proposal came the evening of February 19, 2016 at a park in Aus...
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Haley + Max are Saying I Do in Key West!

This super fun loving couple are saying I Do in Key West, Florida tomorrow at the beautiful Pier House Resort! We had such a great time with the Around Key West Session and Jess and I can't wait to capture tomorrow's wedding!
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Jenna + Max - Key West Engagement Photos!

Jenna and Max met in St Louis in May of 2011. Jenna was relocated for her job while Max was living there completing his training for Edward Jones. Jenna knew absolutely no one in town so a mutual friend Stephanie found someone to introduce Jenna to. One night she met up with Max and the rest is history! Well, wait a second! That's only the beginnin...
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Cali + Josh- She Said Yes in Key West!

Josh and Cali met five years ago at his aunt's restaurant and love to travel and have fun together. Josh had decided he wanted to pop the question in Key West and called me to help capture the proposal. The two are such a fun loving relaxed couple and I was so happy to be able to capture this moment for them! Congratulations!
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Lyndsey + Andrew Thomas - Hyatt and Audubon House Wedding

Lyndsey and Andrew met in the summer of 2015 through Andrew's cousin Rachel. Two years later they were engaged on the beach where Andrew proposed with a surprise picnic. The two decided on a destination wedding and Key West was the perfect place! The two were married at the gorgeous Hyatt Centric where one of their friends officiated the wedding....
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Michelle + John- Beautiful Private Island Wedding

Michelle and John are a super chill and fun-loving couple that are just a joy to be around! The two met back many years ago doing business with smoke shops. Michelle wasn't on board with starting a relationship with John at first. Luckily, he never gave up! Michelle and John were engaged back in 2015 at a hockey game because John was so "choked up...
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Love Struck- Key West Bridal Shop

I love to support local businesses here in Keys, and I am a huge fan of everything wedding! My favorite new shop in town has been a long time coming. Key West has not offered any options for wedding clients and guests to purchase keepsake and last minute items for the wedding. Until now. Key West's locally owned bridal shop Love Struck is open for...
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Amy + Eric Tesker- Vintage Romantic Key West Wedding

Amy Sebo and Eric Tesker met two years ago through a mutual friend. They went on their first date a week later and have been inseparable ever since. In the past couple of years since that first date, they have not gone more than a week apart from each other. "Amazing when you can find someone who you love talking to. A best friend for life!" They l...
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Sonia + Benito- Island Wedding in Key West

Sonia + Benito are wonderful people. Wonderful people who found each other, fell in love, and make the world a better place because of it! They first met at a Knicks game in 2013. After three years of falling for each other they were then engaged in Sada, Spain on March 4th of 2017 when they went to see Sonia's mother for her 80th Birthday. The two...
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Mekenzy + Collin Say I Do in Key West!

Mekenzy and Collin are just wonderful people. Anyone who is around them, just falls in love with them and the connection they have with each other. They met in high school through friends but never became super close friends until January of 2014. "What I did not know was that he wanted to be more than friends, and I thought he was crazy...But fort...
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Maggie + Brian's Key West Wedding Adventure!

Maggie and Brian are an adventurous and fun-loving couple who love to travel! Brian is a go with the flow kind of person and Maggie is the planner which makes their traveling adventures so amazing. "We wander and see so much more of the world because of it! " The two met on a work trip on August 9th, 2013. Maggie was "absolutely mean to him becaus...
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Rachelle + Jason April Say I Do in Key West on New Years Eve!

Rachelle and Jason met back in high school. Many years later they reconnected after unknowingly very similar parallel lives. During what Rachelle and Jason refer to as their Paleozoic Era, as high school sweethearts and each other's first loves. Boy did they love each other... truly, madly, deeply. All one has to do is read their high school yearbo...
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Why A Wedding Album is so Important

Planning one of the biggest days of your life is a joy, but the effect on your bank account might not be! As you think through where to save money and where to splurge, one of the questions that will come up is: Should I opt for a wedding album, or just digital photos? I absolutely love helping my wedding photography clients create wedding albums!...
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Josh and Joey- He Said Yes!

I have known Josh for years and could not wait to meet Joey on their Key West vacation this year. After they arrived in Key West the second I met Joey, I knew he was a perfect fit! Joey is such a genuine and kind person that brings a sense of balance. Josh is such a thoughtful and caring person so choosing him was also a good move, Joey! We went to...
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Melanie and Daniel Say I Do in Key West on Winter Solstice

I absolutely love this love story! Melanie Buffett and Daniel Herbst met while Melanie was on a walk to Audubon park in New Orleans in 2014. They had a mutual friend and then later asked about each other. A few years later on November 25, 2017 he proposed at Machu Picchu and they were married less than a month later at their Winter Solstice wedding...
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