Interested in booking a Fall portrait shoot? Here’s some helpful info. and what to expect!

If you’re a return client, thank you for your loyalty over the years! It’s truly an honor to document your growing family. After years of dreaming of offering a more full-service experience with framed prints, gallery walls and photo albums to clients, I finally am. Because of this, I'm taking on less clients this fall and focusing on delivering more quality over quantity. You’ll notice some changes on how pricing is structured. There’s one fee to book your session with me and all digital and printed products are sold separately.


After you fill out my contact form, I’ll send you my info packet for you to review. I’m booking portrait shoots Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays when available. The most ideal time of day for outdoor portrait shoots is a couple hours before sunset. Photo shoots are on-location and up to an hour long. I have a list of location ideas in my info. packet if you need some inspiration.

Once we decide on the date, I’ll send you an invoice to reserve your time with me and send you a questionnaire to get to know your family and your goal for your photo session. From the beginning, it’s helpful to visualize if you’re wanting a gallery wall of photos or a photo album so I can shoot with that in mind.


After your shoot is completed and photos are finished, I’ll reach out to you to schedule your photo premiere and ordering meeting. I can either come to your home with my laptop for this meeting, or you can come to the co-working house where I work in Germantown. During this meeting, I’ll show you a slideshow of all of the images and I’ll have sample products for you to see. All orders for printed products and digital photos are placed during the meeting and I’m here to help guide you through the process.




Is there an empty wall in your home that you’re looking to personalize and add some life to? I will have a Gallery Wall mock-up design for you to see. We can go through the options together and customize to fit your space and style. If you order three or more framed prints, I offer complimentary installation! Here’s an example below of a gallery wall I designed for a client.

Below is the finished installation in a hallway in her home between her son’s and daughter’s rooms. You can see this gallery wall right when you walk in the front door and it makes such a statement.


Below is another example of a gallery wall from a family photo session. This client knew going into the session that she wanted a gallery wall in her office, which you can see from the front door of their home. It was a huge, empty wall, that is now thoughtfully designed with photos of her family of four.



If you’d like have a series of photos that tell a narrative, photo albums are a great option. There are matching linen or walnut preservation boxes that allow you to display them on your coffee table but also keep them protected. Your heirloom album can consist of photos from one photo shoot or multiple if you’re doing a Baby’s First Year package. We have a photo album from our wedding and I do an updated family album every two years. I love being able to look back at how we’ve grown, and so does my little one.


If you can’t tell, I’m passionate about getting photos off of our screens, into your hands and on your walls for you to enjoy on a daily basis and for years to come. If you’d like to book your own portrait session, fill out the contact form and I’d love to hear more about you and your family.



Cheekwood Engagement Session

Cheekwood is one of my favorite locations to shoot in Nashville. They do require a fee to schedule a shoot on their grounds, but I think it’s worth it. I suggest booking it after hours, and then we have it to ourselves! There are so many beautiful areas that allow us to get plenty of variety. Kathy and Joby chose to book their engagement session with me here and they were a delight to photograph.

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Nashville Engagement Session Cheekwood Rachel Moore Photography
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Nashville Engagement Session Cheekwood Rachel Moore Photography
Nashville Engagement Session Cheekwood Rachel Moore Photography

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Behind the scenes: Welcome to where I work!

Welcome to the Coterie. This beautiful space was dreamed up and renovated by Colleen Locke of Alabaster Collective. During the day, it’s home to the Coterie, a modern day women’s social club and co-work space. At night and on weekends, it’s 1220, a venue available to rent out as an event space for small intimate gatherings like a rehearsal dinner.

This is where I get to come to work every day and meet clients for coffee! After working from my home office for years, it’s so nice to be able to get out and work in such a beautiful and inspiring space and community. If you’re interested in what it looks like to hire me for your wedding or portrait session, shoot me a message, I’d love to have you in, make you some coffee and chat!


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Katie and Marshall, Nashville Wedding

Marshall and Katie’s wedding was a special one, and we are honored to see it in Sophisticated Living Magazine. Read below to hear about the day from the bride herself!


What made you choose your ceremony or reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you?

We chose Marshall’s mother's house for our venue. It is actually the very spot where we first met 8 years ago. Where we stood in our ceremony was the exact spot where we first hugged each other and met for the first time. We have so many cherished memories there, and we could not imagine having it somewhere that didn't have any significance to our love story. We feel blessed to have had that opportunity.


For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife? Her patient heart.

For the bride - what do you admire most about your husband? His fun loving spirit. And how much he makes me laugh.


What is your most memorable moment from the wedding day?
The most memorable moment was definitely the ceremony. Marshall and I talked it over and it was both of our favorite part of the day. It was the most time we got to spend together all day. We really enjoyed reciting our own vows, and having his sister officiate for us. We were also surrounded by our best friends and family in a circle around us. It was one of the most spiritual things I have ever experienced. How often do you get to stare into the eyes of your loved one for 20 minutes with no interruptions? We were able to mindfully live in the presence of a sacred moment.


Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?

We chose to write our own vows because we have always enjoyed being at weddings where couples chose to do that. It really feels more meaningful and intentional. For me, my favorite part of my vows to my husband were: "You have given me the highest honor that anyone can give to someone- and that is, the safekeeping of their vulnerable heart. I do not take this lightly. And from this day forward, I will protect your heart."

 Marshall's favorite vows to me were: "I love you, but more so than that I am in love with who you are and who you can be.”


What was it like being in front of my camera?

Being in front of the camera felt easy and natural. Except for when we were taking pre wedding and family photos, I really forgot Rachel and her assistant were there. You have so much adrenaline that day that everything just falls into place and you don't have time to be nervous in front of the camera. Rachel is very calming and makes you feel comfortable. It also helps having your hair and make up done so you just feel amazing anyway.

Photographer: Rachel Moore, 2nd photographer: Lauren Stewart

Planner: Emily Piepenbrink with The Happy Ginger Co.

Florist: Stella Rose Floral

Invitation suite: Tenn Hens Designs

Ceremony Musicians: The Corwin Trio

Lighting: Bright Event Productions

Jane & Martin

You might recognize this couple from their Engagement session or their feature in my video on my about page. Jane and Martin were dream clients to work with. They knew exactly what they wanted and they trusted me 100%. Jane is such a natural, classic beauty with an effortless elegance and a refined taste. They were such a joy to work with as was their planner, Molly Sohr of the Cedar Lane.

What made you choose your ceremony or reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you?
Our Ceremony was at our church home in Nashville, West End United Methodist Church. While the church is a show stopper, it was the head preacher, Carol Cavin-Dillon, that won us over. She was our marriage counselor and we leaned on her as we prepared for our next chapter. She challenged us, prayed with us, and really got to know us throughout that time. It made for a personal and beyond special service that will stick with us forever. 


For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife?
I admire so many things about Jane. Her passion and drive are some characteristics that I admire. But most of all, I admire her ability to maintain such strong relationships with family and friends especially at a distance. Jane consistently takes time out of her day to check in on friends and family to see how they are doing. The people close to her mean so much to her and it is incredible to see how much she cares for those close to her.

For the bride -- what do you admire most about your husband?
Martin is the most kind and compassionate person. He listens and does not pass judgement. I admire his intelligence and his drive. He encourages and supports me but also challenges me to be / do my best at the same time. Most of all, I admire his dependability. He is my rock and his love is constant. I know his friends and family say the same thing – Martin is trustworthy and you can always count on him. 


What is your most memorable moment from the wedding day?
While so hard to choose a single moment, I think my favorite moment was our wedding ceremony. I remember locking eyes with Martin walking down the aisle (so relieved / grateful to finally see him!) and feeling like the happiest and luckiest human marrying him. Our preacher’s homily told our story perfectly and it felt like it was just the two of us and the preacher up on the altar. It was a feeling unlike anything I’ve felt before – pure joy as I married my best friend. 


Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?
We didn’t write our own vows, but we did memorize the traditional ones and made our promises to each other unprompted! (Martin went first and CRUSHED it!). My favorite line is “for better, for worse.” I am a Six, or a loyalist, on the Enneagram personality scale, meaning I am a “what-if” thinker. That’s a nice way of saying, I can be pessimistic. Knowing that Martin will love me and be my husband in the best – and worst – of times provides me with the security I need to be my best self. 


What was your favorite detail of the wedding?
I loved our invitation suite. It was timeless, classic, and elegant. The calligraphy on the envelopes was stunning. The combination really set the tone for our black-tie wedding. Oh, and my dress + veil. It’s in a league of its own. I felt like absolute royalty and I loved that I had a ceremony and reception look. -Jane

My favorite wedding detail was either the additional AC for the cocktail hour or our monogram. Jane’s good friend from high school custom designed it for us and it was a meaningful way to personalize our wedding. We used it at our welcome party, on our programs and on our welcome bag. -Martin

The band! Burning Las Vegas burned. The. House. Down. -Martin and Jane


Our Reception was at the Bell Tower in downtown Nashville. Our vision for the reception was to have all our guests in one room. I loved the balcony that overlooked the main floor, which allowed each guest to have a view of the big moments. The Bell Tower has beautiful wooden beams in the ceiling (it’s an old church itself) and a ‘tented’ patio (with a roof and AC which was clutch in August) for cocktail hour. The venue made for a gorgeous – and memorable – reception space. Finally, I loved the proximity to downtown so our guests could continue the party after our send off. Since 90% of our guests were from out of town, it was important to us to showcase ‘our city’!


What's next for you as a couple?
We are living and working in Nashville – Jane in marketing and Martin in healthcare IT. We’re getting settled in our townhome in Hillsboro Village and are very excited to newlyweds!

What was it like being in front of my camera?
Rachel makes you feel so beautiful, comfortable, and dare we say natural in front of the camera. Her eye, direction, and demeanor made for such enjoyable face-time in front of the lens. Rachel pays so much attention to detail and it shows. She coordinated with our planner Molly Sohr at the Cedar Lane to make sure our day-of-schedule aligned with our photo list. The photo list and must have shots Rachel knew backwards and forward, ensuring that she got every shot we wanted. She commanded attention for our large families (in the nicest way possible) and kept us on schedule. The best part was that we trusted her completely, which made for a relaxed wedding day. We love Rachel so much!

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2nd photographer: Lauren Stewart, 3rd photographer/assistant: Anna Garman

Planner: Molly Sohr of The Cedar Lane

videography | cardboard films

church | west end united methodist church

reception venue | the bell tower

band | burning las vegas

florist | LMA designs

linens | Bbj rentals

specialty rentals | please be seated

getaway car | matchless

Sam + Jamie's Maternity + Newborn Photos

I had the honor of photographing Sam and Jamie’s stunning fall wedding years ago, and I was so thrilled to hear from them again when they were expecting their first baby. Sam was a dream bride; she was intentional with all of the details involved and trusted me with her vision. To this day, she’s my “cover girl” for my wedding photography info packet.

My Baby’s First Year packages have become quite popular, so I wanted to share a glimpse into Sam’s Maternity and Newborn photo shoots. Both shoots took place in their beautiful home in East Nashville.


Interested in your own maternity or newborn photo session? Contact me here and I’ll send my info packet your way!

- Rachel Moore, Nashville Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Spencer and Lindsey, Scarritt Bennett Wedding

These two are the real deal. So genuine, so joyful, so loving and caring. They value their family, their faith and their friends. This day was such an honor to be a part of and Lindsey and Spencer made us feel like we were there as their friends. This a special one that I’m excited to share. Excerpts below are from the bride, Lindsey, telling about the day in her own words.

Spencer and I love the beauty of Scarritt Bennett. We both wanted to get married in a church setting, and since our church does not meet in a traditional church building, Scarritt was the perfect choice for us! Spencer grew up going to Richland, and we thought it was the perfect place to celebrate our marriage with our closest friends and family.


Q. For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife?

A. I admire Lindsey’s kindred spirit. She could have had a terrible day at work, but when she comes home, she shuts out this bad day she had and focuses on me. She is intentional and caring towards other people. She doesn’t give up easily and expects the same attitude in return. She pushes me to be the best version of myself that I can be.


Q. For the bride -- what do you admire most about your husband?

A. I always knew that Spencer was thoughtful and intentional, but I’ve seen those qualities in him even more since we have been married. Whether it be packing my lunch the night before I work, preparing dinner when he knows I’ll be coming home late, or making me laugh when I seem stressed, he is so attentive to me and those around him.


The most memorable moment for me was definitely seeing Spencer and my walk down the aisle. Since we chose not to do a first look, we both had so much anticipation and excitement leading up to the ceremony that it made for the sweetest and most memorable moment! His reaction is something I will never forget!


Q. What was it like being in front of my camera?

A. Rachel is the absolute best! Spencer and I are no experts in the photography department, and one of the first things I told her during our engagement shoot was that “we have no idea how to pose.” Rachel made us feel comfortable and relaxed without feeling like we were “posing” for the camera! During the ceremony and reception, we hardly even realized she was there (which made for the best pictures!). I was very picky in choosing my photographer, and I would choose her again any day!


Our favorite detail of the reception was the band! From the first dance to the last song, we had so much fun dancing the night away with everyone we love.


Q. What's next for you as a couple?

A. Right now, we are settling in as a married couple and planning lots of trips together! We want to focus our time by growing in our relationship with each other and with God. We also wouldn’t mind getting a puppy in the near future.

Photographer: Rachel Moore, Associate photographer: Lauren Stewart, Venue: Scarritt Bennett, Planner: Weddings by Helen, Flowers: Knestrick by Design, Calligrapher: Shelby Reece Design

Josh and Hillary's Refined, Timeless, Southern Wedding in Atlanta, GA

What made you choose your ceremony or reception venues? Did they have any special significance to you?
We picked the reception venue, Piedmont Driving Club, first. My parents are members at this club, and as soon as I walked through that ballroom, I knew it would make a beautiful space for a wedding reception! I really only had three requirements when looking for space for the ceremony - a church setting, stained glass, and a pipe organ! Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to have organ music as part of the ceremony. The music was beautiful and set an exciting, joyous tone. 


For the groom - what do you admire most about your wife?
I love that she's a go-getter who doesn't shy away from anything! She's never afraid to go after whatever projects are in front of her and does great work. 

For the bride - what do you admire most about your husband?
I admire his ability to handle whatever life throws at him with grace and peace. He does a wonderful job of leading us closer to one another as we grow in our relationship with God. 


What was it like being in front of my camera?
You helped make this time so calm and easy! We felt extremely comfortable and relaxed in front of your camera. It's very refreshing to work with someone like you who is both create and detail-oriented. Thank you for capturing the beautiful moments of our wedding weekend!


Being married in a church was important to us - we wanted God to be at the center of our ceremony. Also being surrounded by family and friends was very important to us. The pastor who married us has been part of my family's life for 20 years, all four of my grandparents were able to attend the wedding, and so many of our friends made the trip down from Nashville to celebrate with us.  


The moment that stands out to me the most is the pause right before I walked down the aisle. The doors opened, and I felt a wave of joy, gratitude, and most importantly confidence before undergoing one of the most sacred events of my life. For Josh, our first look stands out to him the most. The look on his face when he first saw me is something I will never forget. I'm so happy we have that moment in time captured on film! 


I will never forget walking into our reception for a sneak peak before our guests! Seeing something that had been so carefully planned for many months come together and be better than what you expected is surreal and magical. I'm in love with the escort card display, the details of lattice throughout the design (bar fronts, menu, watercolor invitation lining, balcony in the ballroom, patio & ballroom chair backs, etc), and how lush our flowers turned out. Molly's design really captured the look we were going for: refined, timeless, southern, and inviting! The candle light throughout the room and on the stage added a warm glow, which matched everyone's spirits. And when the band started up their first song for dancing - everyone rushed to the dance floor!


We took dance lessons together beforehand, which was really fun. Even after all the practicing, I still had butterflies dancing in front of everyone. Our reception was the most fun dance party, ever. We even got my dad singing Don't Stop Believin' with the band!


What's next for you as a couple?
We're continuing to fix up our early 20th century bungalow in Atlanta! We're slowly but surely turning this house into our home and taking on a lot of DIY projects.

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Wedding Video: https://www.joshgooden.com/2018/07/04/piedmont-driving-club-wedding-atlanta/

Planning, Design & Coordination: Molly McKinley Designs,  https://www.mollymckinleydesigns.com/

Florals: Flowers by Yona, https://www.flowersbyyona.com/

Hair & Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman, http://www.jennifercnieman.com/

Paper Goods: Foglio Press, http://fogliopress.com/

Chargers: Peachtree Tents & Events, http://www.peachtreetents.com/

Furniture + Seating Chart: Sejour Events, http://www.sejourevents.com/

Linens + Drape: I Do Linens, http://idolinens.com/

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church, https://firstpresatl.org/

Reception:  Piedmont Driving Club, http://www.drivingclub.org/

Band: The New Royals

Cake & Cake Pops: Piedmont Driving Club

Trolley: Marietta Trolley, http://www.mariettatrolley.com/

Videography: Josh Gooden, http://www.joshgooden.com/

Spencer and Lindsey - Natchez Trace Engagement Session

Our inspiration for this Engagement shoot was a drive down the Natchez Trace in the fall. If you live in Nashville you know that it's hard to beat. I really enjoyed getting to know these two and can't wait for their wedding at Scarritt Bennett!

When did you know that he was the one?

"This is going to sound so cheesy, but I knew that I was going to marry Spencer after our very first date in college. There was just something about him! Even though we broke up and got back together a few times throughout our several years of knowing each other, I always knew that Spencer was the man I was supposed to be with. I guess the saying “when you know, you know” was really fitting here!"


I know that part of your dating relationship was long distance, what did that teach you?

"Long distance was so hard and I’m so glad it’s over, but looking back I am so glad that we had to date that way for a year! We learned so much about communication. Between me working night shift and Spencer being an hour ahead in Cincinnati, we truly learned how to cherish every minute that we were able to talk to each other and didn’t take any second for granted! I think we really grew as individuals and also learned to love each other better."


What are your favorite qualities about each other? 

"Spencer is hilarious. His personality and smile can light up a room, and he always knows how to make me laugh. He is also very sensitive and thoughtful. Spencer always thinks of others and puts them before himself, and I really admire that in him. He pushes me to be a better person."

"Lindsey has a sweet disposition. She goes out of her way to help others. She’s kind and steadfast in her beliefs. She’s fun-loving and always up for an adventure. She loves the Lord and it shows in how she treats people."


Any advice for others planning a wedding?

"Don’t sweat the small stuff (I’m still reminding myself of this in the months leading up to our wedding)! Enjoy being engaged. After Spencer proposed, I remember feeling so overwhelmed trying to pick everything out and making decisions so quickly. We had to step back and refocus on the fact that the most important thing was that we were going to be married, and that it wasn't worth it to freak out over something silly like the color of the tablecloths—nobody is going to remember that anyway!"

What are you most looking forward to about marriage?

"We recently bought a house in Sylvan Park, and neither of us have moved in yet. Seeing it all come together as our little home makes me so excited for us to move in and start our life together! We are so excited for what lies ahead and to grow in our relationship with each other and the Lord together."

Rachel Moore Photography, Nashville Engagement Photography

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Lunden and Katie, Schermerhorn Symphony Wedding, Nashville Wedding Photography

As seen in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings Magazine:

Katie and Lunden met in 2011 at Texas Christian University. In the summer of 2016, both of their families went on vacation to St. John. On the fourth night before dinner, Lunden took Katie on a walk down the beach and popped the question. Lunden is an accountant for HCA PSG and Katie is the owner of Pure Barre Franklin. The newly-weds reside in Nashville, TN.


Katie and her mother brought a suitcase of thoughtful details and meaningful heirlooms for us to photograph. I know each one has a story. I love that Katie brought these to honor her family tree on the day that she's starting her own.

After numerous weddings at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, I was stuck with the task of how to make this one different. Katie trusted me to create an indoor arbor to be placed in the center of the concert hall. The large estate head table placed beneath seemed to go on for a mile. I was especially thrilled to incorporate a plethora of unique and colourful flowers. An exciting change from the years of shades of white and blush which have engulfed the nuptial world. Stunning chesterfield tufted banquettes flanked the perimeter of the room as guests dined under additional chandeliers we installed at the perfect height. Tall, leafy green trees worked especially well in this space creating a sense of warmth as well as height and coverage. They came in handy as we masked the stage with a combination of crepe myrtles and boxwood wall installations. The overall look was achieved and the bride and groom felt as if we had created a home for one night just for them.
— Hugh Howser of H Three Events

Planner: H3 Events, Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Florals: Branches, Wedding cake: Dessert Designs by Leland, Wedding dress: Pronovias, Photographer: Rachel Moore, Second Photographer: Lauren Stewart

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