A big part of my wedding planning included growing out my hair! When I first met Michael, I had just cut my hair pretty short. Growing my hair out long enough for my dream updo, while also maintaining my hair’s health was really important to me.
Over the past 5 years, I’ve been making an effort to introduce more non-toxic products into our home. Everything from cleaning supplies to beauty products, I’ve tried so many and feel like I’ve finally found ones that REALLY work. I’ve tried many products in all categories because I really did not want to sacrifice the product’s purpose just because it’s non-toxic. Beauty products were by far the hardest swaps to make! Even if you are happy to use any type of product, I promise these are actually good!
A stolen moment. The kind that almost feels too sacred to capture. I like to step back, to observe. Us knowing each other first gives me the ability to better anticipate these moments, to wait, and allows you to be comfortable with me waiting in the distance with the camera to my face. This applies for all of my sessions: fashion, family, engagements, and weddings. Especially weddings. Us being comfortable, already friends, I can stand close by during those intimate moments and you already know I'm going to make photographs to tell your story and you can just be present in the moment.
I’ve received a few emails and direct messages on Instagram asking about what to wear for a family session or just beautiful dresses for summer. So I thought I would round up a few- 18 to be exact- of my favorites! I also wanted to include a few criteria I look for in choosing dresses to be photographed! Click here to read my 4 tips for finding the perfect dress for you!
If Rachel Parcell wears a swimsuit and a gorgeous dress to a family session, I know it’s a great idea! Some of my favorite inspiration pieces for beautiful beach dresses, swimsuits, and sandal that would be perfect for an organic and elegant beach session.