Raleigh North Carolina Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


 boho bouquet rests on aged wooden bench

Our Story

 Rachael and Jared Bowman, owners of Rachael Bowman Photography, walk through a field.

So you wanna know more, eh?

We are Friday nights at home with a movie, good beer, and good friends kind of people.  We have been guilty of making wayyyy to many Star Wars references in a single conversation.  Jared is definitely the brainy analytical one while I’m more of the artistic big picture person.  Our methods and differences compliment each other very well I like to think!  Jared claims that the moment he knew I was special was when I whooped his butt at Halo (the original, yes we’re old) when we first started dating.  I think I knew when Jared didn’t run screaming after his first dinner at the Sitter house (we’re a big LOUD family).  From there on we grew together through so many milestones and chose to spend our lives together.  I never thought I would shoot weddings & portraits but fell in love when I began second shooting for Magnolia Photography to make a little extra cash as a college student.  When I graduated and moved away I didn't want to stop so I took my knowledge and built Rachael Bowman Photography.  Jared figured he would try his hand at photography just in case I ever needed an emergency second shooter.   Well turns out he's really great at it so he is now my partner in photography as well as life!

Ok so now to the important stuff.

Our clients mean the world to us, our goal is to build a friendship with you as well as give you the best damn photos we can.  It’s really amazing to be trusted to capture the most important moments in peoples’ lives and we're so lucky to be able to do it.  We are super awkward in front of the camera so we totally understand those concerns!  We know some awesome tricks to get you to relax and forget about your “I don’t know what to do with my hands” moments.  At the end of the day we are here to give you guys a fun experience with your session or wedding. When you work with us we want you to know that we always have your best interest in mind. We promise to be honest with you and to work hard for you! But enough about us, we want to know more about you.  Get in touch and let’s make some photo magic happen!

We can't wait to meet you!

Rachael and  Jared

 Rachael Bowman, owner of Rachael Bowman Photography poses for a headshot

Rachael's faves

  • old furniture
  • snow!
  • settlers of catan
  • coffee and quiet wake up time
  • skyrim (we need a new elder scrolls bethesda!)
  • pinner throwback ipa

Rachael's not so faves

  • spiders and bugs (no thank you!)

  • heights
  • people who stand all up in your zone while you're checking out at the store
  • humidity
 Jared Bowman, co-owner of Rachael Bowman Photography poses for a headshot

Jared's faves

  • everquest

  • bell's two hearted ale
  • rick and morty
  • mangoes
  • dank memes

Jared's not so faves

  • sneks

  • chicken tetrazzini