Rachael Houser Photography » Wedding Photographer based in Western Kentucky

While working with Sarah to iron out the details of her and Andy’s wedding day timeline, I stumbled upon the information that one of my lovely friends and preferred videographers, Stevie Stout, was filming their special day. Since Stevie is located in Murray, it made sense that we ride to Owensboro together! The three of us arrived at the church together, left the reception together, and shadowed each other all day long, I’m fairly positive the wedding party and all the guests thought we were some kind of female camera gang of awesomeness. At least, I hope they did!

We arrived at First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro in time for lunch and hair and makeup with Sarah and her girls. Never have I ever worked with such a helpful bunch! They assisted Sarah in all the best ways PLUS constantly checking with us to make sure we had everything we needed, and more! I don’t think anyone expected it to be as warm as it ended up being last Saturday but we were just happy it wasn’t raining during portraits. Not one of the men, dressed in thick handsome suits, complained of being hot. I can’t tell you how much smoother my day goes when I work with a cooperative wedding party. And oh the family members! They were ready and waiting on us when it came time for family portraits – right in tune with the timeline – and were completely content to hang outside for portraits. If you know me, you know I like outside portraits whenever I can get them!

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Donna Montalvo -

Beautiful job!

Tara Mahoney Campbell -

Love the pics under the tree – so soft and delicate!

Payton & Lucas went to rivalry high schools and met through some mutual friends who happened to be dating at the time. They started out as “prom dates only” but quickly realized that it was going to turn into more than just friends. Four and a half years later, Lucas proposed to Payton on the steps of Broadway United Methodist Church – the church she has always dreamed she’d be married in! And come December, Payton will marry Lucas in that church with their families and friends, and I’m honored to be the one to capture it!

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Jill Grimes Venczel -

What a beautiful couple! ❤

Vera Cunningham -

Great pictures and poses – this is such a sweet, beautiful couple!!!

I’ve been keeping a secret from the online world. I wanted to wait until some progress had been made so from the beginning of February till now I’ve had to hold my guts in (as opposed to “spilling my guts”, get it???)…And no, we’re not pregnant!

We bought a 116 year old home in the historic Fountain Avenue neighborhood of Paducah!

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Before we bought our current house, Neil and I were looking for something to renovate. We never found one that fit or that we could renovate to fit so we stopped looking altogether, and then our current house fell into our laps. And even though it didn’t need renovating, we updated it because we were both itching to do something. And while we love our home, the yard, the neighborhood, and the location (oh the location!) we couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

We weren’t planning to move for several years so we weren’t looking, but when my realtor friend posted on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to see the list of foreclosures in the area, I thought, Why not? The list wasn’t long but as soon as I saw it I wanted it. Neil and I made an appointment to see it and at that point I think he was just humoring me, but then we toured the house and we both fell in love. It has so much potential! It was at a great price but we sat on it for a couple weeks trying to figure out the logistics of taking on such a huge project. In order for it to make sense financially, we needed to do a lot of the work ourselves. Skill isn’t the problem, time and energy though… We both work full time jobs and then have a one year old to care for. When would we find the time to renovate this big old house?!? We did a lot of praying and sough support from our families, but that didn’t seem like enough. We continued to wait.

Then our realtor called one morning in late January with the news that sealed the deal: the bank lowered the asking price by a significant amount. We knew of at least two others who were just as interested in the house as we were so we knew we had to move fast. We made an offer for asking price and then waited. Our realtor had told us that it might take a week or more before we hear back due to it being a bank owned property so it was a pleasant surprise when we received a verbal acceptance only 48 hours later! We closed 9 days later and with keys in hand, the house was officially ours. Whoa. What have we gotten ourselves into?

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Kathleen Kappa -

Congrats girl the house will love your family!!

Kerri Bagwell -

What great news! I tell Billy all the time Inwant an old farm house to rehab. He, on the other hand, doesn’t agree because he would end up with more labor than me. Post pictures along the way…it’s gonna be gorgeous no doubt.

Melanie Thompson -

I have a fascination with old homes! I would LOVE to come see it, even as it is, before renovations! My grandfather grew up in this neighborhood and his family went to F.A.U.M. Church too. So it’s a special location! Congrats!

Sarah Hoffmann -

We bought a foreclosure just over a year ago and have thoroughly loved owning our own “fixer upper” congrats to you!!

He was her Tad Hamilton except she likes her ending much better! Morgan explains that dating Cameron has always been like dating a celebrity: excitement, butterflies, and pride! They started dating in high school and now flash forward ten years: “I still feel like I’m on a dream date with my celebrity.”

And for their engagement session last week, they definitely looked the part! The weather was amazing, the light was yummy, and Morgan & Cameron (although nervous) fooled me into thinking they do this sort of thing every week! They were naturals in front of my camera, which only makes me more excited for their big day coming in July!

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Delaney & Paul are a young couple, less than a year from their wedding. They are high school sweethearts, adore each other, and excited about their wedding and spending the rest of their lives together. I was not one bit surprised when Delaney purchased an additional portrait session to take place before their engagement session – a Save The Date session!

When we shot this session last week the light was so yummy, the trees where still in bloom, and these two were simply rocking it! We got so many great shots in the one hour, it was hard to narrow it down! Enjoy some of my favorites from their pre-engagement session!

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