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

Kimberly & Mark: Forever Kind of Love

Kimberly Taylor and Mark Snyder met July 4th weekend in 1988. It was the same summer that Mark graduated high school at Bethany Beach in Delaware. They both had families who had summer beach homes. They were set up by his best friend and got engaged in their 20's. Kimberly ended the engagement about a year later because she just wasn't ready. Howe...
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Jashin & Elle Say Yes in Key West

Jashin Lin and Elle Moxley were assigned to be college roommates and have been there for each other through many life events. What began as a beautiful friendship ended up being a lifelong partnership. Elle currently works Kansas City Public Schools and Jashin works at the National World War I Museum. When they aren't busy at work, they both write...
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Prentice Wedding: Casa Marina

Michelle Marguette and Daniel Prentice met online on the app Bumble over four years ago. They got engaged on their four year anniversary. Michelle came home from work and the house was decorated for their anniversary. He dressed up the dogs in the Best Dog and Dog of Honor bandanas. He came running down the stairs and proposed on one knee! Daniel...
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Elisha & Travis: Gorgeous Wedding at Ocean Key

Elisha Schultz and Travis Brummett grew up together. The first time Travis fell in love with Elisha was when they were in 6th grade and raced each other. She was extremely competitive and thought she could totally win. However, she did not take into account his really long legs. Travis won and being the sore loser she was, she kicked him in the but...
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Marissa & Doug: Paradise Wedding

Sometimes you met a couple and at that very second you just know they are in complete TOTAL love. I am a total sucker for love stories and I just love that this one has two sides! How we met: HER Version We met online. There is absolutely no other way an advanced practice nurse (dealing daily with things like blood) living/working in Baltimore w...
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Adina & Greg: Fairytale Wedding in Key West

Adina Pallante and Greg Steussing met in 2009 in New Jersey where they both grew up. Adina was friends with Greg's best friends sister. They were playing drinking games with some Johnny Walker Blue one night at the pool and the rest is history. They have had a lot of trials and tribulations along the way. Adina had an accident in 2011 that was the...
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Faracas Marry at Hemingway Home in Key West

Heidi Thole and Adam Faraca met using a date app, but their first dinner date turned into sushi, then drinks, and then a movie. They just enjoyed their time together, and have been enjoying every day together ever since.They love visiting art museums, cooking together, golfing and walking around exploring new places. On Sunday, October 13th Adam i...
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Mindy & Frank Say I Do in Key West!

Mindy Robinson and Francis Meyers love story starts like any other commercial for Match.com - they met online, fell in love, and got engaged! Like most modern relationships they didn’t meet in person until after chatting each other up about our shared likes, dislikes, and love of Doctor Who. Eventually they decided to meet, and after watching Mindy...
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Tonya & Mark Say Yes in Key West

Have you ever met someone and just felt home? It's silly, to say that a person can make you feel "home" but, at the same time, makes perfect sense. Your "home" is your comfort zone, your safe place, the place you can act goofy, take off your professional persona throw on your sweats and slippers and just be you. Finding someone that makes you feel...
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Sutti Wedding in Key West, Florida!

Taylor Beach and Mickey Sutti were introduced through mutual friends at the restaurant where she worked. They hit it off and became a perfectly matched couple. After three years of dating they were engaged, at a nationally famous venue (The Hall of Mirrors) inside of the Hilton Netherlands Plaza. They decided on Key West for the wedding where they...
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Key West Wedding: The Romans

Paloma Desme and Gabriel Roman met back in high school. Paloma had just switched schools and was hanging out with her friends at the first pep rally. As soon as Paloma walked in to sit down, Gabby glanced over and told her to sit with him. No shame in his game seeing as they had NEVER met! She looked at him with a “are you serious” not laughing fac...
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Jennifer & David Say Yes in Key West!

Jennifer Zecher and David Brotschol met on Match.com and soon became a couple and fell in love. Another Match success! David and Jennifer love to travel and went on cruise for her birthday. He surprised her with a proposal and a ring! Even snuck her sister on the ship to surprise her so she could be there for the proposal!! They love the beach so...
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Jessica & Dillon Say Yes at Sunset Key!

Jessica Sedivy and Dillon Crouse met seven years ago at Country Fest. A huge three day country concert at a campground. The two had mutual friends and were introduced at the festival. Well, the rest is what they say was HISTORY! The couple loves being outdoors especially when they can include their dog Ranger. They also love traveling together! T...
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Harsha & Jason : Sunset Wedding in Key West

Harsha Chanchlani and Jason Morris Met in Guam through mutual friends and she says he just wouldn't leave her alone! They were engaged on July 4th, 2020 on the beach under the fireworks. So it was natural for this adventurous couple to want to get married on the beach! They exchanged vows oceanside at the stunning Hyatt Centric Resort in Key West...
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Meadow & Hiren: Key West Wedding

Meadow Montgomery and Hiren Patel met on Labor Day. For years, Meadow worked on Labor Day but was out of work due to a whiplash injury. So on her new found holiday off, her friend and her decided to go to Twin Peaks bar in Orlando. When they sat down at the bar, she noticed Hiren immediately. They started talking and she found that he was in town t...
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