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I am so excited to be kicking off a female empowerment blog series that will run for the next 4 Fridays leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8th. The series is called “Inspired” and each week I will be featuring an exclusive interview and branding session with a different boss babe who I […]

Inspired Series Week 1: Meagan


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So, Valentines week is upon us, and if you’re like me, that usually just means a good excuse to get my husband to take me out for a nice date (and maybe drop some hints about a Farmgirl Flowers arrangement, too). The past few years, a new favorite Valentines week tradition has been finding a […]

self-care kits for galentines | diy


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Alright guys- This session is an oldie but goodie, and I can’t believe I’ve gotten by so long without sharing more of it! It seemed appropriate to go ahead and blog it this week for a few reasons. 1- These two were just at our house for dinner the other night and we had the […]

chari + dane | an eclectic, vintage-inspired styled elopement on a private estate


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I’m a big advocate for not letting your photos just sit on your computer or cell phone and not be shared past your social media accounts. Printing your photos and hanging them on your walls helps you make your house more of a home. Framed photos have a way of beautifully complementing your home’s decor […]

how to order prints through your client gallery | tutorial


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You guys- I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Y’all have no idea how much joy it brings me to finally be typing these words. *Note to future self* Don’t attempt another huge overhaul on your brand smack dab in the middle of wedding season, because it just won’t happen. So it’s a little later than I’d […]

how i built my new website using showit | business


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We’re in the middle of getting ready to move this weekend, (supposed to be taking the first of our things over to the new house this evening, but at this rate I’m thinking that’s not happening until tomorrow) and, in true Rachel fashion, I decided that I needed to take a break from packing to […]

2017 Recap | Personal


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Well, Christmas may have come and gone, but I can’t let the holiday season get away from us without sharing this one last Christmassy family session. This was the second time I had the pleasure of working with the Miller family in 2017, after doing their maternity session this past summer (an all-time fave). I’m […]

Miller Family | Christmas 2017


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So in the midst of wrapping up busy season and getting ready for a big move AND Christmas, I’ve gotten so behind on blogging. BUT I have so many adorable, Christmassy sessions that just have to be shared, so get ready for a few blog posts over the next couple of days as we count […]

Goodman Family | Christmas 2017


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Earlier this month, Chris and I hosted a fun drop-in event at our little cabin rental home to commemorate an awesome first year of Rachel Parsons Photography. We invited the 30 some odd amazing clients who I’ve had the privilege of working with over this past year out to The Parsons Lodge for a morning […]

Christmas at The Parsons Lodge