California Fall Mini Sessions

Mini Sessions! You asked… we listened! That’s right, we’re coming back to Cali (for a few days that is ), and while we’re there we are offering MINI SESSIONS! Our favorite time of year is almost here… FALL! We can’t wait to bring out our scarves and tall boots, feel the crisp cool bite in the […]

Fall Family Mini Sessions | California Mini Sessions | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Charleston Maternity Session | Zachary & Katherine

Being a Charleston photographer has opened our doors to so much more than just weddings. Here in the Low Country, Babymoon’s are such a huge thing! What’s cuter than just before a momma-to-be can’t travel anymore, enjoys one last relaxing vacation… a.k.a. Babymoon. Zach and Katherine traveled all the way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, […]

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Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach | Elizabeth & Jeremy

A dream Charleston engagement session! This session has nearly every element of why we moved here. The historic mossy tree lined driveways, white long sandy beaches, fence and sea grass filled sea shores, and sunset light that will leave you breathless. Elizabeth and Jeremy flew all the way from Texas for us to capture their […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Big Sur Engagement Photographer | Alison & Johnny

The magic of Calla Lily Valley brought us back for this Big Sur engagement session. It’s uncommon for blooms to last though March, but with the amount of rain California has had this year, we were pleasantly surprised to see valley completely in bloom in May! The day was slightly overcast, yet still warm, it […]

Big Sur Engagement | San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Pebble Beach Engagement | Natalie & Dominic

A Pebble Beach engagement session at sunset?!?! Yeeeesssss please! We met Natalie and Dominic though a mutual friend and knew right away we were going to be best of friends. When the topic of wedding planning came up, we talked for hours! From venues to favors, dresses to bridal party… we could have gone on […]

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Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding | Mitchell & Lauryn

A Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding. Talk about years in the making and we’ve been dying to share this one! It all started back in 2016 when we we hosted the Pottery Barn Bridal Runway Show and Lauryn was the raffle winner for a free couples portrait session. We were instant friends! We hadn’t yet met […]

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Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Samantha & Drew

Oh friends, this Charleston engagement session has our hearts swooning for more! Historic buildings, ancient mossy oak trees, white sandy shores, and a PUPPY! Now this is our love language! With our feet planted here in Charleston for six months now, we’ve had the time to explore and get more acquainted with the area. There […]

Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Puppy Engagement Session | Charleston Wedding Photographers Laura & Rachel Photography

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Santa Lucia Preserve Wedding | Robert & Alexandra

In 2011, when we started to photograph weddings, we created a long list of all the dream wedding venues we wanted to capture weddings at, and felt if we were able to book a wedding at each of these venues, we had officially “made it.” It’s so funny for us to look back at this […]

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Intimate Charleston Plantation Wedding

A Charleston plantation wedding is what southern girls hearts are made of. There is something completely magical about the light, mossy trees, waterfront docks, lush woods, all intertwined with the incredible history. Tucked away deep in the woods of Charleston, a Low Country wedding is what we’ve dreamed about capturing for years! Getting ready in […]

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Big Sur Engagement Session | Kelly & Christopher

A Big Sur engagement session… dreamy light that turned to slightly overcast skies, a beach cruiser bicycle, an energetic couple, and FILM! This was such a fun and BEAUTIFUL engagement session! This is one of our first sessions we’re sharing that’s a true hybrid session, meaning captured with both digital and film images. The way […]

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Carmel Valley Maternity Session | Big Sur Maternity Session | Rachel & Paul

This is one excited mamma to have the opportunity to photograph her own daughters maternity session AND that Inspired By This wanted to do a full feature of it! With the announcement only a few months ago Rachel and Paul we’re excepting, then the big news it’s going to be a girl, my Granna heart […]

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Kimberly & Josh’s Rehearsal Dinner

We couldn’t have envisioned a more gorgeous location for a rehearsal dinner than along the 18th hole at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Kimberly and Josh’s family went all out, reserving the entire Stillwater Grill restaurant to celebrate with friends and family the night before their wedding. Lavish florals, a dinner set for kings, and […]

The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Rehearsal Dinner | Laura & Rachel Photography

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We’re Having a Girl!

IT’S A GIRL!!! Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Baby shower plans are in full effect and we now know to doctorate with pink (rose gold to be more accurate)! Today marks 28 weeks and we’ve entered the third and final trimester. In only 12 short weeks we’ll […]

Laura & Rachel Gender Reveal

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Charleston Wedding Photographer | Charleston Bridal Session

  Officially a Charleston Wedding Photographer… someone pinch us! That has been a dream of ours for years to actually say out loud. With the whirlwind of emotions lately with the announcement we’re moving to Charleston, South Carolina and that Rachel’s pregnant, reality has set in that we’re moving our business cross country. Not a […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Picnic Proposal | Willie & Peony

A secluded beach, one filled with driftwood and seashells, right at sunset. We were on the beach looking like average tourists, in position and waiting for Willie and Peony’s arrival. We spotted them along the top of the staircase, leaning against the railing taking in all that the Carmel coastline had to offer. Crashing waves […]

Carmel-by-the-Sea Proposal | Carmel River Beach Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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True Love on Valentine’s Day | 55 Year Anniversary Session | Gerald & Patricia

It’s 1961, Jerry is a local police officer in his early twenties and can’t help himself to notice the city’s secretary Patricia, as she walks down the hall past his office each morning. Jerry’s Sargent confronted him one morning, smiling shaking his head, saying he didn’t stand a chance with her. After a five dollar […]

True Love Anniversary Session | Valentine's Day | Laura & Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachel.com

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Carmel Engagement Session | Carmel Photographer | Kate & Andy

Carmel Engagement Session. A quick flight to Carmel for the weekend to escape the freezing Chicago winter, was exactly what the doctor ordered! We met Kate and Andy through our friends at La Bella Wedding, who instantly knew we would be a perfect fit. We planned their weekend getaway to include the most romantic engagement […]

Carmel Engagement Session | California Wedding Photographers | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Paris Anniversary Session | Paris Wedding Photographer | Paul & Rachel

A Paris Anniversary Session. We are shaking with excitement right now! Literally trembling as the adrenalin runs though us! Imagine us dancing and spinning circles around the room, fist pumping in the air, and blasting the music (and by blasting I mean wouldn’t disturb the neighbors). That could sum up what we feel like right […]

Paris France Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Big Sur Anniversary Session | Big Sur Wedding | Scott & Ane Marie

A Big Sur Anniversary. These two are the some of happiest people you will ever meet and have the most genuine love to live life everyday to its fullest! We met Ane Marie a few years ago in Austin while teaching a photography workshop and were instant friends. A few months later we were introduced […]

Big Sur Anniversary Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Andy & Allison

A Big Sur Proposal. Escaping the sub-freezing temperatures of Chicago for a mild mid-sixties California winter is just what they had in mind. Andy reached out to us a few weeks earlier, having grown up in California and visited Monterey before, wanted nothing more to share the beautiful California coast with Allison who had never […]

Big Sur Proposal | Laura & Rachel Photography

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2017 Best Engagements & Anniversaries

Best of Engagements & Anniversaries 2017 | What a dream year! Engagement sessions took us up and down the west coast from Seattle to Big Sur, and Anniversary sessions took us as far east as Washington D.C. and practically the other side of the world (drum-roll please), PARIS!!! Traveling is something we knew we wanted […]

Paris Anniversary Session, Paris Engagement Session, Eiffel Tower | Laura & Rachel Photography www.lauraandrachel.com

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Carmel Wedding Photographer | Carmel Engagement | Chris & Michelle

A Carmel Engagement Session. They met at Michelle’s sister’s bachelorette celebration in San Francisco years ago. Chris was at the same bar that evening with mutual friends, and when Michelle’s sister slipped and grabbed onto the nearest thing, it just happened to be Chris’s shoulder. Being a good sister, Michelle stood near and watched this […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Carmel by the Sea Engagement Session | Cameron & Sonoma

A Carmel by the Sea engagement session. When you’re home for the holidays and getting married on the beautiful Monterey coast, you just have to make time for an engagement session! When these two arrived dressed perfectly for their fall setting, Sonoma said it was all because of the beautiful engagement session style guide we […]

Carmel Engagement Session | Badgley Mischka Dress | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Showit United 2017 | The Best Conference Yet!

Four years ago we were babies in the photography industry and wanted nothing more to attend a conference and surround ourselves with those we admired and looked to for educational and business expertise. The ShowIt United Conference was in southern California and in driving distance, so we talked ourselves into going because we had each […]

2017 Showit United Recap | Laura & Rachel Photography

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We’re so thankful for YOU! Black Friday Sale

 Today is Thanksgiving, a day of rest, to spend with friends and family, and to reflect. 2017 has been a year full of adventures and we love and feel honored you have shared so many of these with us! We want nothing more than to see you grow both in business and in life, and […]

Black Friday Sale | Black Friday Deal | You're the pumpkin to our pie | You're the pumpkin to my pie | Thanksgiving Quote | Table Setting | Thanksgiving Table | Laura & Rachel Photography

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2017 Holiday Sessions | Monterey Family Photographer

Holiday Sessions. We don’t typically capture family sessions, but so many of our couples from the past years are having babies (YAY!), plus we’ve received a ton of inquiries this year asking if we would, so we decided to open up for one day only! Of course we couldn’t stop there! We’ve partnered up with […]

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Pebble Beach Anniversary Session | Jon & Michelle

Michelle and Jon traded the Texas summer heat, to celebrate their marriage in California with a Pebble Beach anniversary session! Leaving three children at home, taking a few days to just themselves, we couldn’t have been more honored and excited they choose us to capture their continuing love story. The weeks leading up to the […]

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Paper Flowers & Event Design | Flores De Papel by Angie

You have no idea how excited we are to share this blog with you! Let me back up and tell you, a few months ago Angie of Flores De Papel by Angie, and her husband Ramon, came to one of our TuesdaysTogether gatherings. We went around in a circle doing introductions and our talked about […]

Wedding Paper Floral Wall | Laura and Rachel

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Gender Reveal | First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage | Megan & Morgan

A gender reveal is one of the most exciting things to capture! Everyone knows the nursery rhythm… First comes love, then comes marriage, them comes the baby in the baby carriage! Megan and Morgan are the dearest of friends of ours and we’ve had the honor of capturing just about every huge milestone of their […]

Gender Reveal Ideas | Gender Reveal Photos

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Monterey Senior Portrait Photographer | Anna from Trinity Christian High

We always forget how much we love capturing senior portraits until we do it again! This year, amidst our crazy busy wedding season, we had time for a very selected few portrait sessions. Anna was the perfect senior, so bubbly and joyful, full of energy, brought numerous outfit changes, and we just played for hours! Katrina Michelle […]

Monterey Senior Session | Trinity Christian High School | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Monterey Senior Portraits | Hayden

It’s not every week we get to do senior portraits, weddings and engagements have become our life, but every time we finish a senior portrait session, it reminds how much we love them! Hayden found us via Instagram a few months ago when we were in Austin helping teach the Artful Chaos workshop. It just […]

Monterey Senior Session | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Obsession with Big Sur | Amandarose & Jonathan

It’s become our most requested portrait location, people come from all around the world to see it, we too have an obsession with Big Sur. Last week we drove the gorgeous coastline with Amandarose and Jonathan who wanted couples portraits just because, and we loved that! There doesn’t need to be a reason to celebrate […]

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Carmel Valley Proposal | Bernardus Lodge Engagement | Adam & Torey

Hidden deep within the the vineyards of Bernardus Lodge, a romantic table was set up for an afternoon of wine tasting. Adam has been planning this Carmel Valley proposal for months, and could not wait to surprise Torey! Thank goodness we were on site, because Adam started 20 minutes early! Boy was he excited! Rachel and I […]

Bernardus Lodge Proposal | Carmel Valley Winery Proposal | Bernardus Lodge Engagement | Bernardus Lodge Wedding | Carmel Valley Winery Engagement | Laura & Rachel Photography

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Glamology Beauty Lounge

Glamology Beauty Lounge. Monterey Peninsula’s first mobile beauty bar is HERE and AMAZING!!! Let me back up for a moment and tell you why this is so near and dear to our hearts. Nearly five years ago, I met Aime working behind the counter of a beauty salon. My hubby being the talkative one, mentioned […]

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Stanford University Classic Hayley Paige Ballerina Session | Bethany

Along the steps of Stanford University, we dreamed in blush Hayley Paige, point shoes, and tutus. Watching a ballerina session come to life right in front of our eyes, is a dream we’ve had for years! It was so elegant and beautiful, and completely took our breath away. We left the stunning Stanford campus with our creative passion […]

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Desert Fashion Shoot with Girl-Lee Boutique | Las Vegas, Nevada

Let’s not only dream big this year, let’s make it come to life! Let’s put every ounce of our energy into making a difference. Let’s not live life for ourselves, let’s strive to lift up others, let their light shine, and to watch them succeed. This has been our 2016 motto, and we are putting it […]

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