You may have already noticed that I’ve been quietly making changes to my blog and website, but if not you should definitely check it out.  Rachel Red Photography got a little face lift and is now filled with current photos, all new press features, customer reviews, and a brand new About page.  I loved my old site, but the new one reflects the direction I’d like to take my business and a bit more of my clean and sophisticated, yet casual branding style.  I absolutely could not have done this without my beautiful and talented sister, Joy, who took the lead on the design and implementation!  She learned how to do website design on the fly (so smart) and made it look 100x better than I ever thought possible.  Thank you, Joy, for letting me be so picky and bringing my vision to life!  Love you! xo  Also, Rachael Earl of Earl and Layne helped me so much with my blog configuration – thanks Rachael!Rachel Red Photography Website

Spring is here!  My good friend Liz from Charleston Weekender mentioned a while back that Middleton Place was one of her favorite spots in Charleston.  There are so many beautiful locations here, so I have to admit that I was skeptical about this off the beaten path place.  I ended up photographing a session with her and her hubby there after our first location choice fell through.  During that evening last year, I fell in love with this plantation.  It is absolutely stunning, and the mature trees are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.  As soon as the weather was nice enough again, we joined in on their wine stroll.  The sips of french wine were fine and all, but honestly the views were just breathtaking and worth every penny for admission.  We had a fantastic dinner at the restaurant afterward as well.  It was a great little mid-week date night!  If you haven’t visited Middleton Place, put it on the top of your list!  Photographers in Charleston SC -6sPhotographers in Charleston SC -3sPhotographers in Charleston SC -2sPhotographers in Charleston SC -8sPhotographers in Charleston SC -4s

I had never been to a fashion show, except for the one I modeled in at the local small town mall when I was in middle school. ha! I have to say, after experiencing the Kate McDonald Fashion show, I do believe I’ll try to make it out to more next year during Charleston Fashion Week.  Kate McDonald and Lula Kate were showing off their upcoming lines.  The scene was set at Patrick Properties’ beautiful William Aiken House.  Charleston Weddings Magazine Editor, Melissa Bigner, presented and was as charming as ever and Luke Wilson Special Events did a fabulous job with the design and coordination.  I sat alongside some of my favorite people in Charleston – Liz Martin of The Charleston Weekender and Samantha Wiley of Chancey Charm Charleston who both invited me on different days!  Sitting through this and chatting with other wedding vendors in the area made me appreciate Charleston even more.  I love it here!

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Instagram is a great opportunity for brides and clients to keep up with what’s happening at Rachel Red Photography.  Are you following along yet? Find my Instagram account here.

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When a fellow photographer asks for family portraits and head shots for their business page, it is always an honor.  I used to get so nervous about it, actually!  Then I realized how amazing it is.  They know how to be natural in front of the camera (even if they say they don’t) and they are the most gracious clients because they understand the industry.  So when Katie of Catherine Anne Photography and John of John Apsey Photography called, I was thrilled!  Add to it the cutest dog on the planet, Falkor, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.  Katie, if you ever need a dog sitter, I’m here.  🙂

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