Rachel Red Photography

Imogen Xiana

IT's NICE TO MEET YOU

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While I've loved photography with a fiery passion since I was 12, I never would have envisioned where I am today. I always thought I would become a great doctor like my dad! It wasn't until the middle of my freshman year that I realized I could have a career as a wedding photographer & switched to a graphic design major - with the support of Zach & my amazing family. (This was BEFORE photography became popular!) Soon after I landed an internship with Followell Fotography, who gave me the chance to learn everything about weddings. From the first wedding I knew I'd made the right decision. I am so thankful for this amazing journey! 

with love, Ashley

When we're not photographing weddings, I'm spending time with my husband Zach, our sweetest golden retriever in the world, Skye, & our snuggly cat Pippin! We love to travel, cook & eat, dogsit, attend LifeChurch, host gatherings, visit Charleston, and see live music! Zach's favorite hobby is to push me to try new things like golf, snowboarding & board games. (Meanwhile I take credit for teaching Zach how to be the world's best 2nd photographer, his amazing style & convincing him to go on London semester with me in college.) 

Zach & I have been together since college freshman in 2009, when we were set up by our new friends in the 'caf' (who somehow knew we were meant to be together!) We were married in May 2014 in a beautiful outdoor wedding at my parent's historic home in Mississippi. Our only regret is that Skye was only born the day before & couldn't be the flower girl at our wedding.

In addition to being a dentist in the Air Force, Zach is my favorite second photographer! Our images work together seamlessly for our couple’s gallery, and we have a whole lotta fun together. (It's also fun because this is in the one area of our relationship where I am The Boss.)
 




in the beginning

My most proudest moments are when my non-photo-loving grooms tell me how much they enjoyed their engagement session or wedding and how much they love their photos!! It makes my day every time. Also I may or may not do a happy tears/happy dance combination when I get a sweet review or email! 

  I’ve served as either a bridesmaid or maid of honor in 9 weddings!
Between that + my own wedding + 7 years of photographing weddings - I know weddings inside & out! 


As a high school senior I received a rare 5/5 on my photography portfolio in AP art.
My theme was abstract underwater images that symbolized emotions.
My style might have changed a *little* since then but that is still one of my favorite accomplishments!

You spell our last name S-Church, but you say "Shurch"!  It's Swiss-German! (Zach's mom's family immigrated from Switzerland when she was young, & his dad's family happened to have a last name of the same origin.)

I believe in Jesus & his love & sacrifice with my whole heart. 

I've harbored a deep nerd love for Harry Potter since the very beginning, and I could live in Anthropologie. 

I love music & seeing it live! My favorite genres are hard rock, singer/songwriter, and (non-offensive) rap.  (Asking Alexandria, Peter Bradley Adams, NF, & can't forget some T-Swift! A varied group, right?! 

Zach & I are total foodies and love to cook and eat-- We miss Charleston's food scene!

Zach & I grew up in the sweet state of Mississippi.
We have since lived in Charleston, SC, Alexandria, VA & now Wichita, KS!
We continue to photograph weddings in all the places we've lived, as well as travel for destination weddings.

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a little about your photographer

Flowers add such a beautiful element to any wedding celebration, or session. Some of my favorite flowers are magnolias (of course!), antique roses, & peonies! Flowers have the power to transform any wedding venue into someplace magical and offer a nice contrast of color and texture in your photos!

you love Fresh florals

Natural Light

 & the golden glow of sunset

I adore natural evening light! There is something so magical that it lends to your photos. I recommend talking with your photographer & taking into account the time of day as you plan your ceremony time! I plan all my timelines and portrait sessions around the time with the best light! While it can be unpredictable, the sun is one of the biggest factors that can transform your photos (and it's free!) 

Film provides the beautiful skin tones, colors & dreamy quality to my images! I also shoot with digital to capture the faster paced moments of the wedding. Shooting with both cameras allows me to use the camera where it shines best & provide you the best photos possible. I am happy shooting with digital & flash to capture the best of your wedding during nighttime receptions.

you love
FILM style images

As the memories fade, you will rely on your gorgeous photos to launch all your favorite memories! As technology advances, I want all of my clients to leave their wedding experience with me with not only digital images but printed photos. In my collections I offer beautiful archival wedding albums, linen keepsake boxes with 100 4x6 prints & USB, & framed fine art prints that are ready to hang!

you value 
printed photos

Zach & I love to travel & have been to 9 countries together! We studied abroad in London for 3 months in college & it has been one of our favorite life experiences so far. We go on a lot of road trip adventures with Skye, as well as travel to weddings together (without Skye, sadly!) Our favorite city in the world is Charleston.

you love
to travel

I love couples who can't wait for their wedding, but are even more excited about marriage! I believe marriage is sacred. My family is the most important thing to me! They've been supportive of me & ASP every step of the way. Though we live in separate states my mom & sister are also two of my closest friends! 

you value marriage & Family

Rachel Red Photography

(Don't worry, I won't tell!) You may love Christmas Hallmark movies more than you should (or is that just me?!) and want your wedding day to be sweet & full of love & time for you to be together!

you're a secret romantic

ARE WE THE PERFECT FIT?

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"Thank you thank you thank you thank you for everything this weekend. Many people have commented how easy going you & Zach were,  how pleasant you were to our guests and had a smile on your face all night long. Thank you for stepping up and giving direction when needed. You were meant to be our photographer!!."


OUR CLIENTS HAVE THE SWEETEST THINGS TO SAY

-Kaitlyn & Jordan

- Nicole & Drake

April 2017

the moments

Honestly, its about the people and the relationships. I’ve been blessed with wonderful couples who are not only stunning inside & out but who include me on their wedding day.




 
My couples are genuine and gracious. My brides are radiant with an inner joy, and a quiet gentlemanly strength emanates from my grooms. 

I believe photos are powerful. They bring to life detailed memories that your mind forgets. Your photographs will serve as a visual reminder of your vows & serve as a heartfelt legacy for your children.





This is why I believe in printing your photos- displaying them on your wall & preserving them in your heirloom album!

why i love wedding photography

"I get to meet their families, witness the heartfelt emotion during their first look & be with them more than anyone else on their wedding day."

the moments

Honestly, its about the people and the relationships. I’ve been blessed with wonderful couples who are not only stunning inside & out but who include me on their wedding day.

My couples are genuine and gracious. My brides are radiant with an inner joy, and a quiet gentlemanly strength emanates from my grooms. 

I believe photos are powerful. They bring to life detailed memories that your mind forgets. Your photographs will serve as a visual reminder of your vows & serve as a heartfelt legacy for your children.

This is why I believe in printing your photos- displaying them on your wall & preserving them in your heirloom album!

why i love
wedding photography

"I get to meet their families, witness the heartfelt emotion during their first look, & be with them more than anyone else on their wedding day."