Images by Catherine Ann Photography, Christina Bernales Photography, and Rachel Craig Photography
Hi there! I'm Rachel, the owner & principle photographer of Rachel Red Photography. The handsome man with me is my sweet boyfriend, Isaac (aka Red). I moved to Charleston with Red & my adorable pup, Emma, & have fallen in love with this gorgeous city. This will be my 14th season as a wedding photographer. I've traveled across the globe, been published in blogs & magazines, & have photographed hundreds of beautiful wedding days. I'm a hopeless romantic who is deeply inspired by couples in love. That's where you come in!
Have you been dress shopping yet? I've heard so many brides say that when they find the one, they just know. They’ve found the perfect fit. That sigh of relief comes along with a sense of security. The same rings true for most other things with your wedding day. The one thing you have to keep the memories of your most precious moments alive are photographs. As a fine art photographer, I capture those memories, which might make my job one of the best on the planet! I hope that even after trying other photographers out for size, you’ve come here to find that we are a perfect fit.
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Meet Rachel...and Red!
The Holy City has captured my heart in a way that could only be fully appreciated by my recent hiatus from the south to the arctic. There is nothing better than living in a city where the people are as warm as the weather. There is also amazing food and the weddings are to die for! I’m convinced that Charleston has been built with bricks of happiness. It truly has my heart.
Emma is a 9 year old ball-of-energy mini dachshund. And she's all mine! I love this girl like she is my child. She not only thinks she's human, she thinks she’s a princess. Emma loves sniffing eye lashes, giving high fives, making forts with mounds of pillows and blankets and then sleeping in them, wearing ridiculous doggy clothes, and of course posing for the camera.
It's true. I'm that girl. I have a Starbucks order for every season. I'm grumpy until I get it. But who doesn't love a pumpkin spice frappuccino when the air turns crisp?
Shrimp 'n grits. Pearls. Sweet tea. Carriage rides. Southern hospitality. Tradition. Y’all. People don’t retire and move north for a reason. It is truly heaven in the south and I am proud to call it my home again. If you don’t understand my infatuation with all things southern…well…bless your heart. ;)
Red, AKA Isaac, is my life long friend turned boyfriend (finally!) who has been the single biggest encourager with my photography business. He’s fiery, intelligent, and one of the only constants in my life. I found my perfect fit. :)
My siblings are free-spirited and have contagious personalities. When we get together, they make me feel like I’m a kid again. During our frequent singalongs, we often burst into laughter after all choosing to split into harmonies at the same time. Family will forever and always be invaluable to me and I’m so blessed to have these two crazies as my brother and sister.
Pineapples are rad. They are colorful, tasty, and represents southern hospitality. Did you know sailors would post a pineapple on their fence post when they came home from deployment to let the neighbors know they welcomed visitors? I'd love to live my entire life this way. Open doors always.
I used to hate my hair growing up and wanted slick, shiny straight locks more than ice cream, but I've grown to accept it as something that helps me to stand out a bit. Get ready for the curls to grow with the humidity. That paired with Red's fiery hair makes us super easy to find in a crowd!
Photographing beautiful things has made me appreciate the art of styling, specifically interiors. Beautiful spaces make people happy! If I could have two jobs, that would be my second.
As a music performance major, musicals will always be near and dear to my heart. Half of my CDs (yes, I still listen with CDs) are soundtracks and I consider a visit to NYC without seeing a Broadway show a crime. If you see me driving around town with tears in my eyes, it’s not because I’m sad. It's because I’m listening to Les Miserables.
Are you interested in having Rachel Red photograph your wedding day? Please fill out the contact form for availability & pricing. I love getting to know my clients, so include as much information about you and your event as possible!