rachel fugate


The Basics - ISFP, Hufflepuff, type 9 on the enneagram. Married, dog-mom, natural redhead, I love food and I love to travel. National parks are my jam and I look forward to long plane rides so that I can catch up on my true crime podcasts.

Education and Experience - I studied film photography at MTSU for 2 years, but ended up graduating from UT with a degree in marketing. Much more boring but now I know how to run a business in addition to making pretty art. ;) I've been shooting weddings since 2012, so I've seen it all - timelines running behind schedule, storms delaying the ceremony, bridesmaids dresses ripping...I'm prepared for whatever may happen and I'll be by your side to remind you that you'll be married at the end of the night, and that's a pretty great day in my book. Past clients have said that I bring a quiet calmness to wedding days (that and awkward dad jokes).

My Philosophy - I think weddings are great, but marriage is more important. I make photos for future generations to look at and say, "DAAANG, Grandma and Grandpa were HOT". I want my clients to look back on their photos and remember how it felt. My editing style is clean and bright and I stay away from trendy presets. I want my photos to look just as beautiful and timeless in fifty years as they do now. Remember early 2000's wedding photos with sepia tones and selective coloring? Yeah, gross.


But don't take it from me - see what past clients have to say:

"Rachel is AMAZING! She did both our engagement and wedding pics, and every single photo had me teary-eyed and in awe at how beautifully she captures moments just as they happen. She is incredibly kind and always incorporated things we wanted while still portraying her amazing style that is both authentic and fun. We loved every single moment with Rachel! She made us feel so comfortable and we had a ton of fun just being ourselves while she did her magic. Everyone book her now!!!!" - Sarah and Jacob

"Rachel did our engagement and wedding pictures, and I don't think I could've imagined them turning out any better! She was super organized as well as very accommodating and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. She did such a wonderful job on our pictures, and I'm so glad we chose her as our photographer!" - Amy and Kristian

"We could not have asked for a better photographer! She was perfect." - Carly and Jesse

"Rachel is the best! She is so easy to work with, very organized and made sure we had everything buttoned up and a plan weeks before the event. She did a beautiful job in documenting our special day for us to look back on for years to come!" - Pruitt and Dylan

"Having Rachel as our engagement and wedding photographer could not have been any more perfect. She captured us beautifully, and was like having a member of our family, or a close friend handle our photography; she blended in seamlessly with our event and Iā€™m so thankful to have found her." - Allie and Robbie

Think we'd be a good fit? Get in my inbox, yo!