Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Another New Year

I usually try to post a collage of my favorite photos from the past year as a way of saying thanks on New Year's Eve, but I realized in trying to do that today that I'm not only attempting to express thanks to people from this year, but from the last ten since we're saying goodbye to a whole decade tonight. How do you narrow down and choose when you're trying to pay tribute to the best decade of your life? How do you pick which images make the cut when you have a whole decade to sift through? I found that I just couldn't do it, so I'll say simply: thank you.

You've let me into your homes and your families and allowed me to document your biggest moments. You've allowed me to be with you during the most important times of your lives--I've gotten to be there with you when you said your vows, when you wanted to share the news that a new family member was on the way, and for some of you, when those new family members actually made their debut into the world. I've been able to witness and photograph as your families have grown and gotten more and more awesome every day. I've been with some of you during moments of tragedy, and I've hopefully been able to provide some comfort in times of sorrow with photos of those who are no longer with us. You've cheerfully followed me underwater and helped me to develop a whole new arm (or fin?) for my company, putting your faith in me that I wouldn't let you drown. You've given me your business, your loyalty, and your trust, and even though you may not have realized it, every time you've chosen me to photograph something for you and every time you've been willing to lend me your hand or your face or your time, you've made every single moment of this weird, sometimes extremely stressful, always crazy rewarding, bizarre yet wonderful job of mine worth all the effort.

So, to sum it all up: thank you for making the past ten years phenomenal. When I took the leap to do this full-time, I wasn't completely sure what to expect, but all of you and your unwavering support have made Rachel Sullivan Photography an adventure I never could have expected in my wildest dreams. If I've never told you before, please know that I'm grateful.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of new years...please be safe tonight, however you choose to welcome 2020. I can't wait to see what the next decade brings.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Halloween Mini Sneak Peek!

Like spooky Mother, like spooky Daughter.

Finished and delivered the final galleries from this year's Halloween mini sessions today, and it was a crazy undertaking to get them all done and out this fast! I will be putting up a gallery of my favorites tomorrow, but check out how amazing these two ladies look. Miss Artemis and her cool mama were able to join us for this year's event at super-short notice, and they absolutely nailed it with their costumes even though they only had a handful of days to prepare. So so cool!

Loving how these sessions came out and can't wait to share the rest with everyone on Tuesday!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hey, look! It's me!

Recently, The Lens Depot, an awesome local camera equipment rental company based right here in Orlando, featured me in a customer spotlight--it was really fun getting to answer the questions they asked and kind of hard narrowing down which of my photos I wanted to share with them for the feature! This is the link, if you'd like to take a look:


I've rented from the Lens Depot for many years and always have a great experience with them. Their selection and customer service are top notch and I'm lucky to have them basically right in my backyard. They're actually the place where I first rented the Ikelite underwater camera housing and equipment when I was getting my feet wet (pun intended) with underwater photography. If you're ever in need of rental equipment for photography or videography, seriously look no further because these guys are great.


Thanks again for featuring me, Tom and everyone at TLD! You guys rock!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sneak Peek!

No wind, rain, or stupid hurricanes could stop this amazing couple from saying their vows. I'm in love with how Ashlie and Gibb's wedding album is looking and am preparing to share more of their photos (and the story of their incredibly wonderful but slightly crazy wedding journey!) later on today. But for now, a sneak peek of the happy couple on the beach, umbrellas in hand and ready for anything the sky could throw their way, after saying I do and celebrating all day with their family and friends!

Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Bennett...can't wait to share more of your album with you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hello, Fall!

Autumn has arrived! Which is to say, it has arrived as much as it ever does in Florida. We are still sweltering in the 90+ degree temperatures and keeping an eye on the tropics, so essentially, it's business as usual here in Sunny Florida.

Tons going on here as we wind down from our summer events and sessions and kick off all the fun of fall, including a handful of weddings, a bunch of portraits, our annual Halloween mini sessions, HHN, and even an underwater session here and there. (Now, THERE'S the benefit to the everlasting summer...we don't have to worry about running out of chances to shoot outside or in water, which is a silver lining to the crazy heat that I will absolutely take!) I'm in final stages of booking for the very last spots we have open for 2019 and just about full for the Santa Jim mini session event dates, so if you haven't yet secured your date or if you've been meaning to reach out to book, time is growing shorter and shorter and your chances are dwindling!

While I play catch-up on some editing and gear up for the true zany nature of this most busy time of the year, enjoy some of my faves from a few of our recent sessions and weddings. Much more to come soon, and as always, stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for more photos and info as autumn rolls on!

Happy fall, y'all!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Coming soon...Ryley and Chrystal!

So excited to share some sneak peeks from Ryley and Chrystal's wonderful wedding day with you all...letting the newlyweds dig into their preview album first, but I'll be posting a handful of my faves here soon!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Introducing Miss Olivia!

This sweet lady is as adorable as the day is long and as snuggly as can be. Miss Olivia Quinn is here! She came into the world on April 24th, and I got to meet her for her very first session last week. I could cuddle this cutie all day, let me tell you.

More to come soon from her newborn session, but oh, I just couldn't resist sharing this teaser.

Welcome to the world, Olivia! You're already loved more than you can know!