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

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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Alyssa Said Yes- Key West Engagement Photos

Alyssa and Drew met online back in 2012 and Drew later proposed in the Bahamas! They were on a cruise and were supposed to go to CocoCay. This is where Drew was planning to propose, but at the last minute the captain of the ship said that the waves were too high and choppy to get to the little island and they were going to Nassau instead. That defi...
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Close to Perfect - Far From Normal- Alex + Jim Say I Do in Key West

Alex and Jim both met through work several years before they started dating. The best way to describe the fun and energy between these two... "Close to Perfect - Far From Normal"! They are both horse show judges and met on the show circuit. However, when they first met they were both married at the time. Fast forward a bit, and once both of these g...
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Jen + Chuck Say I Do in the Southernmost City

Jen and Chuck met online over two years ago and soon became a great pair. The two are adventurous and also very supportive of each other. On New Year's Eve 2017 Jen gave Chuck a mason jar and some post it notes. She asked him to write down positive things that happened to him throughout the year and would read through them on New Years Eve. Chuck r...
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Carmella + Chris Say I Do in Key West

Carmella and Chris are a one of a kind couple and the connection they have is undeniable! The two met on a fitness dating site called Fitness Singles in 2008 and Carmella proposed to Chris on December 9th, 2008! Nine years to the date the two made it official here in Key West, Florida with their friends and family and fur baby Alex. The day was bea...
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Holly + Gregg Say I Do In Key West!

Holly and Gregg met through networking events in the elevator business. They were engaged Labor Day weekend 2016. Gregg brought Holly to a spa she loves in Wisconsin. After dinner they went for a light walk in the trails where Greg asked her in private in the romantic woods to be his wife! They were married in Key West oceanside at the beautiful Fo...
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Kaitlin and Chris Say I Do in Key West- Casa Marina

Kaitlin and Chris (Ozzy) Osborne were married here in Key West, Florida at the beautiful Casa Marina! The two met through a mutual friend Kaitie. It's not every wedding where the person who introduced the couple also officiates the wedding! Great job, Kaitie! They were engaged in September 2016 at Breezy Point in New York. Kaitlin had gone to the b...
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