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

Katelyn + Mike - Ocean Key Key West Wedding

Katelyn McCarthy and Michael Halstead met in September of 2014. They were both working new jobs and living in a new city. Katelyn was working as a nurse, and Mike was starting his residency. Katelyn was working on a general internal medicine floor and caring for the same patient. Mike placed orders for discharge and Katelyn disagreed. She called hi...
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lIias + Steve Say I Do at the Reach Resort

Ilias was born in Kalamata, Greece and moved to Brooklyn NY in 1989. Yes, the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is pretty accurate! Except they use olive oil for everything. Ilias loves to cook and travel, he lived in Paris France while in college, and goes back often to visit friends and enjoy the city. Ilias speaks three languages. Steve was born...
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Summer Havana Nights: Lola + Dan Say I Do at Hemingway House 5.18.18

Lorayne Bond and Daniel Cadenhead met on July 3rd of 2015 at a weekend getaway party through some mutual friends. After a few dates they just knew they had found the one. They were engaged on Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley California at their friends winery. They both enjoy each other and are silly and adventurous romantics. The retired Pastry Che...
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Eric + Derek Say I Do at Sunset Key

Eric Mohlenhoff and Derek Yim met online using okcupid.com. Derek was the one to send the initial email and their first date was in NYC at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 5 years ago. They are a pretty laid-back couple who enjoy relaxing evenings at home watching movies. Eric loves watching "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" every Christmas whi...
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Jenna + Scott Boyle Say in Key West - Reach Resort 5.7.18

Jenna Beale and Scott Doyle met online and their first "meeting" was in December 2014. They met up at a local restaurant/bar for drinks and live music and they have been together since! They were engaged on a vacation in Grand Cayman (March 2017). "One of our favorite things on vacation is to watch the sunset. Like any other night on vacation, we w...
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Amanda + Jeremy Downs Say I Do in Key West!

Amanda and Jeremy's first date was at Plat 99 Lounge at the Alexander Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. They talked for hours and both knew at the end of the date we wanted to see each other again. Fast forward a bit... They had been planning a trip to Maui right around the time the ring was ready, it was the perfect opportunity to propose with so ma...
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Elisa + Mark Say I Do on the Ocean

Elisa and Mark were married aboard Schooner Hindu on April 26th where their closest friends and family witnessed the two exchange their vows on the ocean. The ceremony was performed by Nik Macik on-board the 1925 ship that was designed by William H Hand, Jr. The gorgeous flowers were designed by Love and Bloom and were a perfect pop of color agains...
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Rebecca + Jason Say I Do on Sunset Key

Rebecca Reimiller and Jason Zoshak met through a mutual friend while working in the same field. She was working as an Assistant District Attorney in the same jurisdiction that Jason was a municipal police officer. Jason later proposed at the top of the Duquesne Incline at Mount Washington overlooking the City of Pittsburgh in October of 2016. Becky...
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Sara + Andrew Say I Do!

Sara and Andrew are full of energy for love and life! They love spending time in the kitchen together where they create wonderful meals and enjoy just being together. They are so perfect with each other. The peaceful energy and strong love is undeniable. They were engaged in February 2017 where Andrew proposed on the 72nd floor of the Westin buildi...
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Cameron + Jon - Key West - Island Wedding

Cameron and Jon met each other at their church during attendance of youth group back in 2008. Cameron had became friends with Jon's sister Sam and after the two were introduced, they were dating within the year! Jon proposed in front of all of their family in 2016 at the lake house. After the proposal Cameron seemed in shocked with her finger near...
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Haley + Max Say I Do in Key West!

Haley and Max met in the year 2010 through mutual high school friends and were engaged four years later in October of 2014. The two were in New York City (Haley's favorite city) for a week visiting family and friends. They decided to spend a night with just the two of them for dinner and to watch the show, Wicked. After they checked in to the hotel...
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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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