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 Happy Hours in Key West
  3. Where to Stay: Key West's Best Accommodations
  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. Key West's Best Wedding Venues
  4. Unplugged Weddings: Trend or Necessity?
  5. Tips for a Beach Photography Session

Key West Family Photos- Post Irma

There are so many good people out there who have sent us messages, cards, you name it to help with the recovery of Hurricane Irma. It has been so appreciated! I must also mention those folks who had plans to visit Key West with their family that kept their plans! For that, Key West thanks you! Here are some fun photos I took at Smathers Beach earl...
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Mr + Mrs Wylie Say I Do at Casa Marina

Congratulations to this super fun couple! After meeting while coaching their daughter's softball teams these two knew from the get go they were meant to be! Diana and Alexander were married at the beautiful Casa Marina on September 2nd, 2017! The day was filled with tears, laughter, wonderful food, and a heck of a good party! They began the day wi...
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Rachel’s Guide to Key West’s Best Rehearsal Dinner Restaurants

Sharing a wonderful meal with loved ones is often a cherished part of wedding festivities. A rehearsal dinner welcomes guests and sets the stage for the big day, or, a restaurant can be the destination after a small, intimate beach wedding. No matter what kind or size of wedding you've decided on, Key West has many beautiful and classic restaurants...
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What's Conch Got to Do with it?

If you’re considering a trip to Key West for a wedding, honeymoon, or just for fun, you’ve probably heard its nickname, the Conch Republic! The story behind this name goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War. After America won its independence, those still loyal to the British, called Tories, fled to the nearest Crown soil: the Bahamas. Unfo...
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Callie and John Dimond Say Yes in Key West on 7.171.7

Callie and John love Key West and opted for the sunset Around Key West Session two days before they said their I Do's. The couple got ready at the gorgeous Ocean Key property where they chose a First Look option. It was emotional and super sweet. It was also nice to grab a few photos with friends and family prior to the Trolley ride over to the cer...
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Little Palm Island - Summer Wedding

Recently we were involved in a styled shoot at the ever so beautiful Little Palm Island here in the Florida Keys. Though we dodged the storms and heat, it was worth it in the end to work with these amazing vendors! Here are so of the photos including a few behind the scenes moments! Order your copy today at Florida Keys Wedding Magazine! Locati...
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She Said Yes- Key West: Rachel + Nick

Congratulations to Rachel and Nick! I was so happy when Nick called and wanted to set up photos while he proposed to Rachel. We coordinated and he could have not picked a better spot at Fort Zachary Taylor to pop the question. Hope you enjoy sharing this moment with everyone!
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Alysse + Matthew Walavich Dream Wedding in Paradise

Alysse and Matthew Walavich met when they were freshman in high school in 2001. It wasn't until 2013 that they became official boyfriend and girlfriend. These high school sweethearts got engaged on the pink sand of Harbour Island, Bahamas in December of 2016! They are super adventurous, and love to travel so it was no surprise they planned a gorgeo...
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Ally + Hunter Key West Wedding at the Beautiful Reach Resort

Along with their beautiful daughter Miller, Ally and Hunter said I Do in Key West, Florida at the famous Reach Resort on Saturday June 3rd, 2017! Every detail from the invites to the gorgeous leather name tags were very well thought out! Teamed together once again for an amazing set up and flawless evening was Erica from Simply You and Peter and th...
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Kevin + Carlos Married In Key West

It may have been a little on the warm side here in paradise, but it was a flawless wedding day for Kevin and Carlos! The flowers and decor were perfect in the garden setting of the beautiful Audubon House. One of my personal favorites was the matted Audubon painting guestbook. Such a great idea! Grilled surf and turf, a homemade mac and cheese bar,...
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Holly + Todd Ocean Key Resort 5.20.17

These two love birds meet in 2013 while working at Margaritaville! They were engaged July 8th, 2016 at a concert in Miami. Todd wanted to propose during the concert, but the security guard made him empty his pockets before going in. Todd found a big tree in a secluded spot to propose before security could ruin the surprise! They said their I Do's...
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Sara said YES in KEY WEST 6.4.17

Congratulations to Sara and John engaged yesterday at Fort Zachary Taylor here in Key West, Florida! John had contacted me to catch the proposal, and it was PERFECT! She Said YES!:) I am sooo happy for this super fun couple!
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Nicole + Dominic Lombardo Key Wedding - Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Nicole and Dominic who were married at the Reach Resort here in Key West, Florida on May 21st, 2017! These two love to travel and take road trips together. The two were engaged in Key West in April of 2016 and it was only natural to come back and say their I Do's in front of their closet friends and family. The day was absolutel...
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Carmella + Chris + Alex

“Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.” ― Oscar Wilde I absolutely LOVED meeting Carmella, Chris, and Alex for the first time a few weeks ago. They are no ordinary couple! These two are over the top fun, have adventure for life, and are very kind hearted! Even sweet Alex! Woof woof! I am very excited to capture their wedding day...
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Shaun + Kristy- Engagement Photos In Key West

Congratulations to Kristy and Shaun on their wedding engagement! They commemorated with a photo shoot in Key West, FL at Fort Zachary Taylor! This loving, fun, and quirky couple loves spending time with their amazing kids. They also enjoy playing pool, grilling out, and watching local sports teams together. It was such a pleasure capturing the mem...
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