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Hi, thanks for stopping by! I'm Rachel and I photograph beautiful stories of life and love. I must admit to being sorta-kinda obsessed with weddings from a young age. {I may or may not have had subscribtions to the magazines Bride and Modern Bride in the late 90's...} I have been documenting life with my camera for over a decade and have been shooting weddings since 2008. My summer and fall hobbies include shooting gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy weddings, and my winter hobbies include catching up on this blog ;) I hope you want me to help tell your story. Please like Rachel Halsey Photography on Facebook to see more of the amazing and beautiful love stories I have had the honor of photographing.

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November 23rd, 2015

PORTRAIT SESSION SPECIAL!
Today through Small Business Saturday (November 28th) ONLY +++
I am offering a limited number of standard 2016 portrait sessions at a discounted rate (only $250!).
You can buy as many session credits as you’d like to use throughout the coming year.
These also make fantastic Christmas gifts! Email me at RachelHalsey@gmail.com to purchase!

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October 4th, 2015

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October 3rd, 2015

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March 6th, 2015

2014 was amazing and brought with it more beauty for me to capture with my camera than I ever could have imagined.
I promise (one day) I will get caught up on all of the amazing blog posts that have yet to be written.
Until then, please make sure to keep up with my Facebook page, which is updated regularly with my recent work.
Here is just a sampling of what’s in store:

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January 9th, 2015

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December 17th, 2014

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May 28th, 2014

I can’t believe so many months have passed since this gorgeous fall day!
I love shooting in the fall for so many reasons –
the air is crisp, the colors are gorgeous, and the golden light is like nothing else.
Deanna contacted me about doing her senior photos and I could not have been more honored!
Senior sessions are seriously some of my favorites.
They really give me the opportunity to channel my inner Tyra Banks (ha!) ;]
Deanna is a gorgeous girl and every shot came out beautifully thanks to her stunning eyes and smile (and may I just compliment that perfect bone structure?!)
Deanna, thank you so much for choosing me to be the one to capture such a special time in your life!
High school for you is a soon to be distant memory and you have the whole world in front of you –
Enjoy every minute and every experience!
xo!

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May 14th, 2014

We met up with Josh and Katie on the most gorgeous fall day.
The sun was amazing and we met up in downtown Portsmouth which always offers such an array of awesome shooting locations.
Josh and Katie were expecting their first baby and decided to wait until he/she was born to find out the gender –
How awesome of a surprise that must be!
They wanted to document this precious time in their lives before they became a family of three.
Katie was absolutely glowing and Josh was all smiles.
To top it off – they are both so photogenic which made my job so easy!

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And then!
A couple of months later the beautiful Madilyn made her appearance!
What an adorable, precious, smiley little girl.
Obviously just as photogenic as her parents ~
(seriously – I’ve never seen such a well behaved newborn! She was perfect!)
Josh and Katie, I can’t even tell you how happy I am for your precious little family of three.
You guys are the best and I’m already so excited about Madilyn’s one year portraits ;]

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May 12th, 2014

Fall certainly feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it?! I mean, I guess it was!
This past fall I offered family mini sessions at Wagon Hill in Durham…
Which seemed like an especially good time with Christmas card season right around the corner!
I am always amazed at how lucky I am to get to do something I love so much for a living.
I wish everyone could understand the immense importance of regular documentation of your family or loved ones –
Exactly as you are… wild and happy kids, sneaking kisses amongst the chaos, little ones that still want to hold hands…
The list goes on.
Time goes by so fast and so often I look around me and wonder how it’s possible that
kiddos grow up, people move on, and so often we are left with only fuzzy memories days passed.
The investment of family photographs is so small in comparison to the years and years ahead of you
in which you will look back on these days that felt oh-so-long and you will wish for a little piece of that to return to you…
even if only for a moment.
Photographs become tangible memories that last forever… Well in to future generations.
There are still days that my siblings and I look through our bin of old family photos and are so thankful that our parents were so great about documenting our childhoods.
What a gift!
I have honestly never worked with a couple or family who has told me they wished they had waited on photos…
I have only ever heard “I truly wish we made this happen more often”.
If you are in need of updated photos, please contact me!
I offer lifestyle sessions in your home as well as being able to recommend beautiful local places where we can go and capture you just as you are.
I will offer mini sessions again next fall – so be on the lookout for those.
Thank you so much to these beautiful people that gave me the opportunity to capture them so perfectly.
Lots of love ~

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May 12th, 2014

Andrew and Cristy are all kinds of sweetness wrapped in adorable.
I met up with them at Wagon Hill for their engagement shoot and I knew instantly that this was one special couple.
Andrew and Cristy are so in love…. Gosh, I love love! ;]
They were friends for years before realizing how crazy perfect they are for each other.
Isn’t it funny how life works out like that? ;]
We had the best time walking around and it’s always fun when I have subjects as beautiful as the background I’m working with.
The way these two look at each other, hold each other, and just radiate love is so inspiring.
These images are some of my favorite…
and I’m even more excited to blog about their beautiful fall vineyard wedding!
All the best to you two – I am so thankful you chose to me to be the one to document this special time in your lives!
Love to you both! xo!

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