Picture Perfect Candids

Martha Stewart Weddings featured one of my images!  Yes, it’s only one image.  But it’s Martha Stewart!  If you don’t know why this is a big deal, here’s the scoop.  I worked for a wedding photography company for years.  We did high end, sometimes celebrity weddings.  I photographed more weddings than anyone on the team, including the owner.  When it came time to getting published, I can’t tell you how many times my name was left off the credits list.  It was tough to see my work with someone else’s name taking the credit for it, but I learned a lot during that time about business, publications, and even communication skills.  It was a tradeoff.  When it was time to go out on my own, I wasn’t able to take any of my images with me, so I essentially had to start over.  I started Rachel Red Photography in 2012 and one of my business goals was to be published in Martha Stewart Weddings within 5 years.   I honestly did not think it was going to happen, but a girl’s gotta dream right?  When I received the email saying that my image was chosen, I thought it was a mistake at first, but guys…I’m on Martha Stewart Weddings!  Cheers to the first of many features with one of my favorite publications of all time under the name Rachel Ashcraft of Rachel Red Photography.

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings |

Picture Perfect Candids

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings | Picture Perfect Candids

Erin Barrett’s Home

Rachel Red Photography is happy to announce we have been featured in Glitter Guide in an article called, Step Inside the Sunny Home of Erin Barrett. Erin Barrett’s Home is inspiring to the creative modern woman. Functionality, color and space are all ingredients that make this Charleston home so desirable. Even more so, learning about Erin Barrett’s dream job, SunWoven, suits her creative lifestyle very well. Feel free to check out the blog post here!

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Glitter Guide |

Erin Barrett’s Home

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Glitter Guide | Erin Barrett's Home

Home to Me

The idea of creating a space that reflects your life, artistry and character is such fun way of expressing yourself. Interior design is one of my most treasured hobbies, and I loved taking my photography in this direction for the shoot located above. Currently, my north seacoast, pineapple-filled apartment is a tribute to my new life in Charleston, SC. This design, I would assume, is collectively less-desirable to other Charleston locals, but my love for my new city and its historic charm is what makes me feel right at home.

Classic Raleigh Wedding

Cheers to this Classic Raleigh Wedding! Though the rain came, the love remained, and it was perfect! Thank you so much to Style Me Pretty for allowing Rachel Red Photography to be featured in this fairytale article! This sophisticated North Carolina wedding will be certain to make you blush!


Rachel Red Photography Featured in Style Me Pretty | Classic Raleigh Wedding

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Style Me Pretty | Classic Raleigh Wedding

The Perfect Day

I think we all have this little thought of how our wedding day should unfold. Everything and everyone should arrive promptly. The Bride and Groom, along with family and friends, should all feel pampered and taken care of. The food should be excellent, the band should be on point, the lighting should be brilliant and on and on. It will be the perfect day.

The truth is, I have never seen such a day. Being a photographer in the wedding industry for roughly 15 years, I can tell you from behind the scenes there is always something small that isn’t perfect on the wedding day, but it can be the perfect day as long as you are focusing on what really matters.

Saying “I Do” should be what drives you to all the little perfections of your wedding details. Now, I understand you want everything to be perfect because it is a reflection of your love for one another, and you desire people to get a sense of your undying love on your day. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we plan or how much we toss and turn at night, it will not allow anyone to feel the love you have for one another. Your love is unique and one of a kind. It can’t be replaced, and at the end of your big day with all the decorations, flowers, lights and dancing, it’s just you and him. It’s just the boy you fell in love with, lying next to the girl he fell in love with. And that is, and always will be, the perfect day.


Photography: Rachel Red Photography

Event Planning: Gather Together

Floral Design: Tre Bella Florist

Wedding Dress: Rivini

Cake: Sugarland

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung

Catering: Eschelon 

Band: EastCoast Entertainment

Officiant: Rev. Barbara Lodge

Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings

Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Bridal Boutique: Fabulous Frocks Bridal

Rentals: Themeworks Creative

Rentals: Party Reflections


Rachel Red Photography is thrilled to have been featured in Once Wed for their article on Vintage Engagement Rings by Victor Barbone! Vintage Engagement Rings are all the rage, with their unique simplicity, interesting design and brushed textures. Every woman loves to dream of an old time romance, which is paired perfectly with the 100% authentic and vintage Victor Barbone engagement rings. Check it out!


Rachel Red Photography Featured in Once Wed

Rachel Red Photography Featured in Once Wed | Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage Engagement Rings

Photography is such an interesting endeavor in the sense that I always do my best to capture the art behind the subject. Whether that is a gorgeous vintage engagement ring, or a beautiful bride, there is so much to understand about the subject of a photo. I am constantly asking myself and others, where did the inspiration come from, what passions do you have, what makes a memory last for you? With every question, I always receive a different response.

Victor Barbone Jewelry is so unique in the sense that the owner, Andria Rogers, created this company and named it after her Great Grandfather, Victor Barbone, due to his patience and attentiveness to detail. Andria finds these vintage pieces, restores them, and adds them to her collection which makes up the beautiful display of Victor Barbone Jewelry. This company truly is a passage through time. I am so thankful to Once Wed for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this article. I am truly inspired by the subject.

Glamour Magazine featured one of my images!  The original post is from Style Me Pretty Living from a fun styled shoot I did with Charleston Weekender at the Mixson Bath and Racquet Club here in Charleston, SC.  Liz from Charleston Weekender texted me saying that her friend tagged her in this Facebook post because she recognized it as her work.  We never would have known they used one of my images if not!  I’m a huge fan of Glamour, so this was a huge honor.  You can see more press in the blog press category or on my website press page.

As seen in Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine

Glamour Magazine