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ARTFULLY CANDID, BEAUTIFULLY TIMELESS.

michelle r. | 2019 client

"WOULD RECOMMEND A MILLION TIMES OVER"

carson t. | 2018 client

The second I contacted Rachel, I knew she was a fit. I could feel and see the emotion in her images. On our wedding day, she was an amazingly calm presence. 

"SHE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL CALM + BEAUTIFUL"

mackenzie b. | 2019 client

We could not be happier that we chose Rachel as our wedding photographer. She encouraged us to be ourselves and never made us feel like we needed to try and be something that we’re not...And our pictures are incredible! They truly capture the day and what it was all about. We cannot stop looking at them!

"SHE ENCOURAGED US TO BE OURSELVES"

mollie j. | 2019 client

Rachel has a way of creating a safe space for you to feel yourself. Her presence is mighty but graceful and she captured photos for us we will forever cherish. Rachel really captured the love, playfulness, and genuine happiness that we felt on our wedding day with our family and friends celebrating our love! 

"SHE CAPTURED PHOTOS WE WILL CHERISH FOREVER"

audrey g.. | 2018 client

Every photo is like a breath of fresh air. Not one of them looked stuffy or posed. We had BEAUTIFUL portraits, but also countless candid moments, which I wouldn't trade for the world. One of my favorite things about Rachel's photography is that her photos make you FEEL something. They never fail to remind me of exactly how I felt on the greatest day of my life.

"I WILL SING RACHEL FUGATE'S PRAISES FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS."

I've been shooting weddings since 2012, so I've seen it all - timelines running behind schedule, storms delaying the ceremony, bridesmaid's dresses ripping...I'm prepared for whatever may happen and I'll be by your side to remind you that you'll be married at the end of the night, and that's a pretty great day in my book. Past clients have said that I bring a quiet calmness to wedding days (that and awkward dad jokes).

I'm an introvert and an enneagram nine, which translates to being able to see the quiet moments that others may pass over entirely, sticking to my word (and keeping you in the loop if something changes), staying organized, and remaining calm + adaptable on wedding days.

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Honest, joyful imagery is created in a safe, open space. That's why our process together begins with an understanding of one another, and in-depth look into the vision you have for your wedding day. 

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