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Along side my husband of over a decade, I photograph people in love with each other and in love with their lives. We're based in Paducah Kentucky but gladly will go anywhere you want to take us! We are so glad you've stopped by to follow our most recent adventures! Grab your favorite drink and snack and get cozy... there's plenty to see!

Analiese & Josh

October 14, 2015

A Carson Center, Paducah Kentucky Wedding, Rachael Houser Photography

A Downtown Paducah Wedding

Would you believe that Josh and my younger brother were really close in high school, and that Analiese had no idea that I was my brother’s sister? That I was THAT Rachael? Haha! I still laugh to myself when I think about how small our world is!

Analiese and Josh were going to school in Louisville when they started planning their hometown Paducah wedding. Analiese contacted and booked me without even knowing who my brother was and it was only later when we were scheduling their engagement session that we figured it out! I didn’t know Josh was THAT Josh either!

Their wedding day was one of those perfect fall days – it wasn’t too cool or too warm out, there was a light breeze and it was sunny. We could not have asked for prettier weather! Analiese & Josh wanted to wait to see each other and not do a First Look. They were adamant about it from the beginning. Although I’m pro-First Look, I’m first and foremost pro-what my couples want. And I tried, Lord, did I try to get the timeline to work out in favor of a traditional reveal but it just couldn’t work out because Analiese had her heart set on natural light portraits of her and Josh AND the sunset time would only be moments after their ceremony ended. When I broke the news to her, she did not hide her disappointment but instilled MAJOR trust in me and gave in – they would do a First Look after all. Their portraits were THAT important to them!

So there we were, minutes after Analiese & Josh’s First Look when she admits that they are SO glad they didn’t wait to see each other – they both felt immensely better and ready to get on with the rest of the day, without anxiety! I am so thrilled that they both felt that way! It’s a wonderful feeling to have a couple trust me so much! Because they did a First Look, were we able to shoot their bridal party and family portraits in natural light outside in the perfect fall weather AND two separate sets of Bride & Groom portraits!

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  1. Melissa Vaughan says:

    Fantastic pictures

  2. Rachel English says:

    Gorgeous!

  3. Laura Christine Simmons says:

    Beautiful ! Congratulations. Stunning Bride , Handsome Husband. God bless this Union.