Raleigh North Carolina Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


 boho bouquet rests on aged wooden bench

Kind Words

Want to know if it's worth it?  We don't blame you, as professional bargain hunters we always like to do our research before buying anything (looking at you amazon).  If seeing our work isn't enough let our clients vouch for us.  We love them and it looks to be a mutual thing!

 couple strolls under the oaks at historic city market in raleigh, nc

" Rachael was AMAZING! Between herself and her husband, Jared they made us feel very comfortable and we really enjoyed our shoot with them! I would absolutely work with them in the future! "
- Meghan + Richard

 Downtown Raleigh headshot session with McKeeman Communications

" My company worked with Rachael on our team's new headshots and website photography. From the absolute beginning, Rachael was a top-notch, client-oriented professional. She was flexible and made everything from the photo shoot coordination to delivery of the images seamless. The photos, themselves, were fantastic and left every member on my team satisfied. We would - hands down - recommend Rachael for your next photo shoot. "

- Caroline

 Intimate wedding at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC

" We had a small wedding and only had them for the wedding and around the gardens after for 2 hours. They were excellent and gave us 300 digital pictures. We had pictures from the ceremony, family pictures of everyone which we arranged with them, and pictures throughout JC Raulston Arboretum. I would highly recommend them, they made several excellent suggestions and worked with you. "

- Guy

 bride and groom kiss during sparkler exit at The Farm in Selma, NC
" We honestly could not have asked for a better experience! Rachael and her husband are so nice and professional. They were incredible! They took care of everything, ensuring that the photo sessions before and after the wedding were as organized and efficient as possible. They made sure that they captured all of the moments that we wanted. We enjoyed working with them and absolutely loved all of our photos! "     
-Jeff + Anna
 Lifestyle session in downtown Raleigh, NC home
" My husband and I have had great a great experience everytime we have booked a session with Rachael Bowman photography. I had an amazing bridal session, and most recently an in home lifestyle session. Rachael and Jared make you feel extremely comfortable during your photo session, so they were able to capture genuine moments of my husband, and I during our lifestyle shoot. You will end up with unique photographs as they ensure they capture you and your lifestyle. "
- Kristin + Ron
 Couple kisses while swinging in hammocks on their Oak Island beach house porch
" The quality of Rachael's work on our lifestyle session went beyond our expectations. The session itself was fun and relaxed and I feel that is really evident in the end product. We look so happy! Rachael's style of photography is very warm and ethereal and it really complemented the coastal outdoor shots and indoor beach cottage shots. I am not a sentimental person but these images are something I will always treasure. "
- Garrett + Moira
 Korean Wedding at the Weathervane at Southern Season in Chapel Hill, NC

" We loved working with Rachael and her husband,  Jared! They are very easy going and professional. They made us feel comfortable and fun for our engagement session even though it was a very first time for us to take photos with photographers. They were patient and flexible for my wedding day. They really made it stress-free and I felt like they are doing best of their works. we are very pleased with our pictures. They are sincerely nice and kind. I highly recommend to work with these two wonderful people. "

- Sarah

 Bride and groom kiss on the sunlit grounds at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, NC

" I was so pleased with Rachael's photography! I checked out a lot of photographers websites to see how they captured color and emotion. Some of the photos on other sites looked kind of too formal and stuffy or flat. I really liked the pictures Rachael took and was happy that she was available on our wedding date.

First we did an engagement shoot and she had us both relaxed and laughing. I thought it would be strange to smile and walk and frolic with camera's following you around, but it never felt that way. She practiced with us to see what worked and what didnt and when the wedding came it was so much easier. I felt like I knew her and she was one of our guests.

Our pictures are amazing. I was hoping for a few great shots and some good shots to remember our day, but instead we got so many great shots I cant decide which ones to hang. She captured the beautiful colors and all the emotion and love and spirit of our special day. When I look at the pictures, I remember how I felt and how happy and beautiful our day was. Our personalities are in their and the emotions of our guests are too.

This was worth every penny and you will not be disappointed. A true gem. "

- Christine + John

 Fall engagement session at Historic Yates Mill in North Carolina
" My husband and I met Rachael and Jared through a mutual acquaintance. All I can say is that, it was the best decision we ever made choosing them for our wedding photos. The wedding package was very reasonably priced and not only did it include 8 hours on the day of our wedding, but it included our engagement photos session in the price of the package. In the future we will call Rachael and Jared anytime we need professional pictures done! They are awesome! "
- Amanda + Eric
 bride and groom stroll under oaks trees in the sunlight
" We love Rachael and Jared! They were so amazing and are so good at what they do. They blended right into our wedding and our family. They captured every picture I wanted and more. Rachael even had me make a Pinterest board for inspiration with all the must have photos so she could recreate them. They also gave us cute, little goodies in the mail before and after the big day which was such a special touch. We want to have her capture our family pictures and maternity pictures when the time comes. Thank you Rachael for everything!!! "
- Olivia + Ryan

" I honestly can't say enough good things about Rachael and Jared! They were both SO SWEET with tons of ideas and were always so flexible. Our wedding was in June so it was hot as expected but they never complained once and delivered the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. They even sent us the cutest Christmas ornament with one of our wedding pictures on it for Christmas. It's the little things like that that mean so much. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better photographer. I promise you will not be disappointed if you use them! "

- Amber + Johnathon

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