It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding vendors is so important on your wedding day. The vendors help create the backdrop of every moment, every picture and every memory. It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s venue spotlight, Rachel Doyle from Rachel Doyle Photography.
How long would you say you’ve been doing what you do today?
I have been photographing weddings for over 10 years! And LOVE it!
How did your work evolve to get you to where you are today?
I have evolved to tell the entire story of the day, their are so many little moments during the day that tell a beautiful story and I love to get to document each of those!
Tell us about your most memorable moment so far and why it was.
Photographing almost 200 guests in one group photo was definitely one of my most memorable moments! I was nervous to pull it off in the little amount of time and light I had available but it is one of my favorite wedding portraits ever!
What motivates you to do this every day?
I love to capture peoples story and I enjoy putting people at ease in front of the camera. I love when they love their portraits, that is a huge motivator for me.
What fun-fact would people be surprised to learn about you?
I LOVE Disney days with my family, especially my daughter who is my roller coaster buddy! I also enjoy doing yoga!
Tell us about your ideal client.
My ideal client has a vision of their wedding but have hired me to be the expert in photography, and trust that I will guide them in the best direction I can!
Why do you think your business is successful?
I think I have been successful because I love to make my couples happy! I want to provide the best service I can and capture the best and most beautiful moments of their day so they can relive it when ever they choose!
What is your best piece of advice for someone that just got engaged?
Enjoy your engagement and when searching for a wedding photographer plan an engagement session to get to know each other! Also ask for full weddings to view so you can see an entire gallery, not just one or two pretty pictures!
What current trends have you seen at weddings that you personally like the most?
I love food stations, I hope this is a trend that lasts! Poke bowl and avocado bars are my favorite!
Tell us 3 venues that you enjoy working and why.
Central Florida has so many amazing venues to choose from! Some of our favorites are The Highland Manor in Apopka, Florida. I adore their bridal suite, the lovely tree to get married under and their ballroom is great. The staff there are also amazing!
The Historic Dubsdread Ballroom in College Park is also one of our favorites! It has so many beautiful portrait options and I LOVE the way they take care of their couples!
The Alfond Inn is also a venue we love! It is beautiful, with endless indoor and outdoor portrait options and the food is amazing!
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“Best photographer ever! I don’t have words to describe how amazing and talented Rachel and her team are! I was obsessed with one of her signature pictures “the one with all of the people in front of the Highland Minor Venue” before I met her…and little did I know she was one of the vendors I had the chance to meet during my catering tasting! I’m in awe with the quality of the pictures taken and she was able to capture every single detail of my wedding. Even though we had a minor set back in time (from our part, not hers) she was flexible and was able to get the shots I wanted. I was so thankful with her calm demeanor during that time. Totally recommend her!!! You won’t regret it!” – Leslie & Adam, The Highland Manor
“My friends always told me to be careful picking a photographer for your wedding because this is all you will have to look back on. Rachel’s attention to detail, eye for composition, and ability to capture EVERY special moment throughout the reception was amazing!!! I chose Rachel first after reviewing her online portfolio and seeing how she could capture picture with great detail and clarity even in dim lighting. We spoke on the phone once and after we had decided to work together she set up a super easy client portal where I could go enter details of my family and pay portions of the bill at a time. She was super responsive to emails or calls if I had questions throughout the planning process and was all over my list of must have photos for the wedding with my family!! I’ve only received the sneak peek of photos thus far but they have far surpassed my expectations!! I highly recommend Rachel for your wedding day because she becomes family by the end of the night and I don’t know what we would have done without her!! Thank you Rachel!!! AJ and I are so appreciative of your amazing work and so happy you could help us celebrate our big day!!” – Stacey & AJ, The Garden Ballroom
“5 stars is not enough for Rachel and her team!! She was so nice and enthusiastic from our first phone call! She made sure to capture my husband’s and I goofy side and still manage to get some precious moments that I know we will cherish forever! She went along with our Game of Thrones theme and still got the classic bride and groom pics that everyone wants! Rachel made sure the lighting and spacing was perfect with all our group photos and made sure that all the details were correct like jackets buttoned/unbuttoned or if anyone’s hair was in their face!! She’s even been quick to post a lot of photos only a couple days after our wedding and I can’t wait to see the entire collection!” – Kelly & Kyle, Historic Dubsdread Ballroom