love letters

Josh & Kennedy

As photographers, it’s their job to capture amazing and beautiful moments - but I also think that very few of them are truly capable of relating with their clients and making them feel as comfortable as possible. Rachel McDermott is one of those few photographers. Her bubbly and joyful personality made the sessions that I’ve had with her worthwhile, and her ability to beautifully capture every moment blessed me beyond belief. I highly recommend Rachel McDermott as a photographer.



How do I get my images?

I give you 100% of the images that I choose from your shoot! You get an online gallery that is not only gorgeous and easy to share with friends, but it also allows you to purchase prints or easily share to Facebook! I do not withhold images, I shoot a lot and often give 50-100 more than expected!

When is the best time to take photos?

The best time is the first hour or last hour of daylight! Which changes throughout the year! But I take care of looking all those times up to inform you when the light will be best to capture you the most beautiful in!

When can I expect my pictures!

1-2 day turn around for sneak peaks which are 30-60 images that will hold you over until the full gallery is delivered which is 4-6 weeks!

Do you travel?

I serve North East Florida and my preferred areas are St.Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Gainesville. although I am Canadian and also love to shoot in Montreal, Vancouver, and the Okanagan. I will travel if I can swing it ;)


I have a few friends who used Rachel for family sessions which turned out amazing, so I checked out her social media and absolutely loved her style. She has a knack for capturing pure, intimate, candid moments. What more could you want? Well, if you choose to entrust Rachel to capture your special moments, you will get a LOT more! She was incredibly responsive with emails and texts, and when I would forget to reply (occasionally ), she would send a follow up just to check in. Rachel blew away any expectations we had. She was honestly far more than just a photographer. Upon her arrival she got straight to work. She helped me get ready, arranged final touches, helped me form a plan, and kept every hair in place all night! Rachel captured so many beautiful moments throughout the entire wedding. She worked so quietly and methodically there were times we forgot she was there. She blended right in with all of our loved ones and immediately felt like part of our family. She was incredibly professional from start to finish. But she was able to read the room and knew when it was time to get down and boogie with us! Rachel went above and beyond to make us feel like we were her only worry in the world, and it truly shows in her work. We had to cancel our elopement to Scotland because of Covid. We decided to make the best out of the situation and have a small ceremony with loved ones in our backyard. Although this was not our original plan and we were truly heartbroken over the situation, Rachel made us feel like this was the plan all along. She was our cheerleader from the moment I contacted her. She knew what I couldn't envision yet, it would be the perfect day. Every image beautifully captures how perfect it really was. I cannot recommend Rachel enough. She was truly invested in us, our love story, and our big day. She has such a kind and caring soul and is truly selfless. She has become someone I consider a friend through this entire process. I will never stop singing her praises and recommending her to everyone I meet. I'm looking forward to Rachel capturing many more of life's special moments for us! She is worth her weight in gold. Do not hesitate to contact her. The moment you start communicating, you will understand how truly exceptional she is!