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

Mary Kate + Aric Say Yes in Key West!

Like many great love stories, Mary Kate and Aric met at a bar! It was a mutual friend’s birthday and were both there to celebrate at the Starbar in Austin, Texas. They love spending time with their dog, Benny, a very large golden retriever. When they aren't with Benny, they enjoy trying new restaurants and sipping cocktails on a nice patio. While...
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Key West Beach Wedding at Fort Zachary

Sara Heathcote and Sid Suzor originally met through a mutual friend before a concert. Then met again at a friends 50th birthday party. They spent most of the party in the corner talking and decided to take a drive together where she asked what he wanted for the future. By the end of the drive it was clear they were totally in to each other. It was...
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Barnes Key West Conch Wedding

Elisabeth Rockteschel and Oliver Barnes are Key West Conchs who went to high school together. Their very first date was prom and eventually became high school sweethearts. In May of 2018 they graduated college and bought a house together. In July of the same year they were engaged to be married! Elisabeth and Oliver have two mini dachshunds that...
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Fleming Wedding in Key West Florida

Photographer: Rachel E Ligon Assistant Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb Planner: Jen Perez Simply You Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin Hair and Makeup: Casa Salon Floral and Decor: Milan Event and Floral Ceremony Officiant: Aaron Wetcher Ceremony and Reception Location: O cean Key Resort Ceremony & Reception Music: Rusty Lemmon Cake: Key W...
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Marion + Bertho Key West Wedding

Marion Gabou and Bertho Dessalines met in Louisville, Kentucky! Marion is from France and came to Louisville to participate in a semester abroad. Bertho was born and raised in Haiti and ended up living in Louisville for work and studies. They met each other through a mutual acquaintance and only spoke for ten minutes. The next day, Marion was askin...
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Katie + Jeremiah: Beautiful Ocean Key Resort Wedding in Key West

Katherine Guba and Jeremiah Brewer met at the gym in 2016. Jeremiah was actually working at the gym when Katherine came in to workout. Each time they encountered each other they had more intriguing conversations and ultimately became great friends. Jeremiah got the courage to ask her on a date and they have been together ever since! Their date was...
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Mary Beth + Matt: Epic Key West Wedding!

Mary Beth Comerford and Matt Rogalsky swiped right! They lived in the same town, about two miles apart their whole lives, and it took Tinder to bring them together. He knew and played sports with her older brother, she was a cheerleader in school with his sister. Their mothers even carpooled the girls to pre-school together! After they met for the...
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Kris + Tim : Beautiful Key West Church Wedding

Kristine Klima and Timothy Gurgol met through mutual friends at their favorite bar in Cleveland during Christmas time. In February of 2019 they went to Aurora, Ohio to one of their favorite places, the Walden Resort and Spa where Tim asked Kris to be his forever girlfriend. This fun and adventurous couple love traveling to new places, drinking coc...
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Sarah + Brad Ferringer Say Yes in Key West at Casa Marina!

Brad Ferringer had been a family friend for years before Sarah actually met him. Brad spent time with her parents and eventually became good friends with her brother Scott. Brian and Heather (who had originally introduced Brad to the family) suggested a little get-together to get Brad and Sarah to meet. Though she was hesitant at first, she eventua...
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Lexi + Tommy Say I Do on Halloween in Key West

Lexi Bonifate and Tommy Reitz met at their local neighborhood fair over seven years ago. They had several mutual friends and had actually hung around each other while with friends and didn't even notice until they crossed paths and the stars were aligned for them to fall in love. They love Halloween so October is definitely their season. They love...
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Heather + Bobby Say I Do in Key West Flordia

Heather Nicholls and Robert Seiden II (Bobby) met through mutual friends, and were blindly set up at Amanda and Patrick's house party back in November 2013. The two quickly hit it off and became a super cute couple! Heather and Bobby love traveling, spending time with their fur-babies, and being in the great outdoors (hiking, kayaking, snorkeling,...
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Jenifer + Andre : Gorgeous Key West Beach Wedding

Jenifer and Andre met in 2010 where they worked together at Hewlett-Packard in New Mexico. They were close friends for 2 years. He knew her stories and she knew his. They shared snacks and recipes, and even took daily walks around the HP building. In 2012 their friendship took a flirtatious turn when they discovered themselves single at the same ti...
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Cindy + Dan Greco: Key West Dream Wedding

Cindy Dugan and Dan Greco met on April 30, 2010 through mutual friends one night at happy hour. "It was like we had known each other for forever." That night was only the beginning as they sporadically stayed in touch over the next several months. It wasn't until September that the two of these professed "happy singles" saw each other again where...
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Petkovic Key West Beach Wedding

Hilda Ruano and Vladimir Petkovic met like many Key Wester's do... at Martini Monday at Virgillo's! After Vladimir and his friend struck up on a conversation, they later exchanged numbers.He called Hilda the next day and their love story began. In August of 2015 Hilda and Vladimir where visiting Serbia when they were engaged. "We were in a town ca...
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Courtney + Brandon Hemingway House Wedding

Courtney Nations and Brandon Azzari met in September of 2016 at a Jacksonville Jaguars football game. After a few text exchanges, they spent the next few weeks talking every single day! Ultimately figuring out that they had found their soulmate. This adorable couple got engaged in March of 2019 in Venice, Italy. Brandon picked this date because 32...
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