Rachael Houser Photography » Wedding Photographer based in Western Kentucky

Two months ago, I traveled up to Northern Indiana to visit my best friend Megan and to spend time with her little girl, Maddie. One afternoon was spent at a playground close to the hospital at which Megan works and I knew I’d want to grab a few pics of Maddie playing. I’m blogging these now because I get to see this sweet little thing this weekend when Megan and Bryan come down to visit family for the holiday. So excited!!

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June 22nd, Callie & Daniel’s wedding day, was also the first day I met either one of them. I’m always a little nervous when that is the case. Usually, I meet my couples for the first time during their booking meeting. And then again, we meet again for their engagement session, and finally, a third time during their pre-wedding consultation. By the time a couple’s wedding day rolls around, the three of us a very comfortable with each other.

But when your couple lives hours away and have no connection to Paducah, those first three get togethers normally don’t occur. Of course, Callie and I had been emailing for months and Callie, Daniel, and I spoke together over the phone for their pre-wedding consultation but there was a certain excitement that ran through me that morning.

If you’re a RHP bride, you would know that after only a few times emailing back and forth, I am still mostly likely going to hug you when I see you during the booking meeting or the engagement session (if we didn’t have a booking meeting). And then hug you whenever I see you next, and the time after that as well. Yea, I’m a hugger ;) So you can only imagine to hug that I gave Callie the first time I saw her! Their day went extremely smooth and even though it threatened to rain, it held off until after all the portraits. Lucky!

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Ceremony Venue | First Baptist Church of Galatia
Reception Venue | Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Center
Florist | Flower Ridge Farm
Caterer | The Bar-B-Q Barn
DJ | Music in Motion
Stationary | Magnet Street
Bridal Gown | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Suits | Men’s Warehouse

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Months! They are flying by!

June was a bit of a rough month for The Houser Family. First, Neil got laid off from his job which was really scary because he was our main source of income since I quit my nursing job in April. All is well, he was only out of a job for 3 weeks and has landed a 100% better job than the one he had before! The pay is better, it’s only 12 mins away instead of 50, and he won’t be working midnights! AND he can move up the ladder much faster. We are both extremely happy and thank God for this amazing blessing! I know for certain that He was behind it all! Second, Neil’s dad had a heart scare that we initially thought was a heart attack and ended up being pericarditis. Again, praise God!

Great things that happened in June? I completed the rebrand, I got to second shoot for Stephanie Reeder, I started biking every morning with my mom (yay for exercise!!), and I started working on a special project that will be complete in August ;)

So what’s in store for July? 3 weddings, 3 portrait sessions, and a family vacation to Destin Florida. A few personal goals for July? Save up for something I’ve had my eye on for a while and continue working out.

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Ta Da! The new website is up and ready to go!!!

You guys, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that the new design is complete and the website is running. I spent so much time designing every single aspect of it. It’s truly my baby, just like my photography and business are, and I am so proud of it!

So, enter: screenshots!

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{favorite things} {raves}

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{PASS} {portfolio}

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{contact} {contact form}

So go ahead and visit he new website! Feel free to go through every page and let me know if anything needs improvement :)

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While at the CONNECT Retreat a few of us got together to get some much wanted and much needed portraits of each other. These were taken right after dinner in a hurry but I’m glad we got to do it. And now I have photos of my dear friends :)

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