HEY, I'M RACHEL JOY-MONET

Your love is a unique creation that deserves to be captured. I vow to love you without judgement and create art that you can hang on your walls, and not just all over your social media. I also will always encourage another cup of coffee and will avidly try to make collaborative playlists with you. My mission: to capture you in your most natural and authentic state, alongside the one you love, to further reveal to you the intimate impact you are making on the world around you.

I'm Rachel Joy-Monet!

LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

I'm a 20 something redhead with a huge heart for my friends, love stories, and this crazy journey we call life. My happy place is curled up next to my true love with a book in my left hand and a cup of dark roast in my right. I'm an enneagram 4, an extroverted INFP, and a huge foodie. I tell stories with all of my heart and soul. I wear my heart on my sleeve, stand up for the ones I love, and will 10000% cry during your dances with your parents.

Aside from photography, I love to draw, practice sustainable living, and use essential oils. I’m newly married myself and live with my husband in Lexington, Kentucky.

My passion is revealing the raw and honest moments

to help you gain a better grasp on the impact your love and life make in our world

TAKE A PEEK INTO THE EXPERIENCE

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FAQ

QUESTION

We are super awkward in front of the camera, is that okay?

ANSWER

FOR SURE! You're talking to the queen of awkward. However, it's my job to remind you that your love is what I'm here for, not your perfect posed-self. I'm here for all the awkward jitters, the snorting laughter, and the tripping while running through fields. Every couple feels awkward, so know that you're not alone! Even the most comfortable couples on my portfolio felt awkward, I promise.

QUESTION

Do you have payment plans?

ANSWER

Yes! I use Honeybook as my platform for keeping track of all my contracts, invoices, and questionnaires. Through there, we can set up a payment plan however you need! Do note that for any session / wedding, a 50% deposit is due at the time of booking!

QUESTION

Where are you based? Do you travel?

ANSWER

I'm currently based out of central Kentucky, but my goal in the photography industry is to be booking nationally and internationally, so heck YES I travel. You're in love and want me there? I'll do anything to get to you! My travel fees vary, but average around $400-500 additionally to your package of choice!

QUESTION

When will we get our photos back?

ANSWER

The longest you'll ever have to wait for a wedding gallery is 6 weeks, with an average turn around time of 4 weeks! I am a huge sucker for sneak peeks so know you will have plenty to hold you over! All other sessions are delivered within 3 weeks of the shoot date, also with plenty of sneak peeks!

QUESTION

Will we have access to all of our RAW images? or only the edited ones?

ANSWER

I ask all of my clients to trust me in the process of going through the hundreds / thousands of photos to deliver you a gallery of images that best reflect your day. Because my style is more candid, a lot of those photos are awkward mouths or blinking eyes. Rest assured that the hundreds of photos I give back to you are the best of the best. Because of that, I do not give out RAW photos.

QUESTION

What is your photography style?

ANSWER

I always describe my style as "how it felt". Sometimes that is slightly lighter, sometimes that is very dark and moody. My work is inspired by 35mm film and a warm vintage feeling. My ultimate goal is that the photos help you relive the moment just as it was in real life.

QUESTION

Do you shoot film or digital?

ANSWER

Film has always had a special place in my heart. Its something I've used to document my personal life for years, and I've loved getting to incorporate into my business recently. If you're interested in it, let me know! I would love to incorporate it intentionally if thats something you desire. Otherwise, I'll more than likely play around with it for fun!

QUESTION

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

ANSWER

I've been photographing couples & weddings for almost 5 years now, 3.5 of those years included me getting my undergrad degree whilst shooting 20+ weddings a year. Yeah. I ate a lot of stress cookout milkshakes, it's fine. So 2020 will be my 5th year, my 2nd year full time! This means I'm finally able to focus on my client, meaning your experience will be better than it ever has been before!

QUESTION

Does your husband always second shoot for you?

ANSWER

90% of the time, yes! Nathan is also a full time graphic designer, so he willingly works 6 days a week with me during my busy season. He is truly my greatest asset and my favorite photographer to work with! Also, his work is really dang good. If your wedding is on a Thursday, he probably won't be able to make it. In that case, I hire out another local photographer I have worked with in the past and can rely on!

QUESTION

Do you help in the planning process?

ANSWER

DO I?! I've shot hundreds of weddings as well as having planned mine and Nathan's wedding myself, so I like to think I'm really good at this area! I offer a Wedding Guide to all of my wedding clients to help them plan everything on the photo side of things. Let me know if there is anything you need recommendations on or help with, I'm happy to help you!

QUESTION

How does covering travel expenses work?

ANSWER

Rather than charging a set amount to every client, I choose your travel budget based on your location. I normally only require you cover my lodging and flight / gas, and I will shop to get you the best deal on that. I prefer to buy my own plane tickets and reserve my own stays, but will not oppose to staying with your family / friends while I'm in town! I'm all about community, and want to learn as much about you and your story as possible! Exploring the space / people where you're getting married is a huge part of that for me.

QUESTION

Have you ever been published before?

ANSWER

Yes! I have been featured in print twice in 2019 with Bridal Bliss Magazine and Kentucky Bride Magazine Volume 11 Issue 2. I've also been featured on Kentucky Bride Magazine's blog multiple times!

QUESTION

Okay, I'm sold, HOW DO I BOOK YOU?!

ANSWER

YAY! Click that contact me button and let's get this party started! After you fill out that contact form I will reply to you shortly with an email! I can't wait to talk to you!!

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PREV.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

don't just take my word for it

Rachel was so helpful and offered encouragement when needed throughout the engagement and especially on our wedding day. She was a stylist, time-keeper, hype woman, and peace keeper. Our families kept talking about her fun energy and what a part it played in our big day. You will not regret it. She is darling, the photos are a work of art, and her spirit is contagious!

Sarabeth & Jack

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

don't just take my word for it

What I love about Rachel's work is how her photographs that can stand alone as works of art. The moods she conveys are unique and sophisticated, and stand out among the popular 'blushing bride' photography style. My experience with her on the day of my wedding was completely perfect. She is such a beautiful soul who puts you at ease, and has such an awesome, authentic attitude. Her professionalism is through the roof. Her talent has somehow squashed any insecurities I harbor and I know without a doubt she can provide the same incredible experience for any bride.

Dana & David

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

don't just take my word for it

Rachel is truly incredible at what she does. My future hubs is not the type to take photos but I think he ended up loving the engagement session as much I did! She makes you feel very relaxed, gets to know you, and really goes the extra mile to make sure you’re having an enjoyable experience. We’re currently in the process of booking her for our wedding and I’m so excited!

Tayler & Wiley

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

don't just take my word for it

We were extremely lucky that Rachel was recommended to us. After seeing her style and work we knew right away that she was the one for us. From the beginning to the very end, Rachel was there for it all. She made our big day so special and took the time to get some of the most beautiful pictures we will cherish forever.
She truly has such a gift and picking her was the best decision we made. Rachel is not only an amazing photographer but the sweetest girl ever. Now, we are lucky to call her a friend and not just our wedding photographer

Erin & Paul

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

don't just take my word for it

I can't possibly say enough about our experience with Rachel. She worked so hard to make our engagement shoot happen! She travelled to be with us, let me wear her coat, climbed over rocks with all of her gear, and literally never stopped smiling. She's so fun to work with, but also incredibly professional and hard working. She communicated so well through the entire process and followed through on everything she promised. And the photos are AMAZING!! They're emotional works of art that I absolutely treasure! She's awesome!

Asthon & David

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