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So you may have noticed…Rachel Spears got a new website, a new logo, and an entire new look! I am so, so excited about this brand overhaul. In 13 years, it’s only the 2nd time I’ve done it and I think it’s fair to treat it like the first since this time I went with […]

New look, same Rachel

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Questions about engagement session attire is one of the most frequent emails I get. Between wanting to make sure you pick something that photographs well and scrolling perfectly curated Instagram feeds, I understand how overwhelming it can be! So, I’m here to help. I want you to wear what you want and what you both […]

What To Wear to Your Engagement Session

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years ago, when i didn’t take an opportunity to say something to someone and then lost the chance forever, i made a decision. i would say things i felt when i could. i would tell people what they meant to me, what i was thankful to them for, and how much i loved them – […]

i am not going to wear pink for you.

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i told you all i would be terrible at blogging. and here i am. terrible at blogging. what can i say – i’m a woman of my word. but i’m so glad you clicked on this one. i hope you read the whole thing. i started to talk about this on our instastory last night […]


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“the deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – marty rubin it’s been like super cold. if you have facebook, you know this. people love to talk about the weather – that didn’t change when we stopped talking face to face and became addicted to screens. #cynic spring’s here now. at least for this week. […]


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in addition to being a pretty awful/awesome nsync song {that i just got stuck in your head, #sorrynotsorry}, these 4 words are basically what weddings are about. right? two people making a promise to share their lives, families and friends promising to support and encourage, groomsmen promising not to get sloppy drunk {let’s just be […]

this i promise you {cincinnati wedding photographer}

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i just want to point out that it’s only been a month since i last blogged and for this girl that wasn’t sure if she was gonna be able to blog more than once a year….once a month is BALLER STATUS. i’ll wait while you clap for me…. ….if you’re done, we can continue {oh […]

oh the places you’ll go

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however it’s pronounced, it’s flippin’ awesome. i’ve photographed a lot of boudoir sessions. they’re kinda my thing. {i know what you’re thinking: aren’t weddings your thing? yes. okay, i have two things. just…go with it.} i’ve photographed women who were PUMPED to do it and women who were SCARED to death… …until they got there.  […]

boudoir! {boo-dwah? boo-dwar?}

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remember that jack johnson song? better together? i always loved that line – “a shoebox of photographs with sepia-toned loving.” to me, it felt like nostalgia explained.  i read something the other day on reddit that actually broke my heart. i mean it. It was one of those stop-me-in-my-tracks and i-hate-that-i-ever-had-to-grow-up moments. ready for this? brace […]

a box of photographs.

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first, i would like to note that i said i was going to be bad at blogging. and would you look at that? i am. 🙂 oh well, tis better to blog 4 times a year than to never have blogged at all. or something.  we are so much closer to summer than it feels […]

I’m doing summer different this year. and so should you.

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