Rachael Caddell Photography

Rachael Caddell Photography Wedding photographer located in the Greenwood/Greenville area.
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Y’all!! I just hit 1,000 followers on Instagram. Something I never thought that I would do! I can’t believe that 1,000 p...
02/05/2020

Y’all!! I just hit 1,000 followers on Instagram. Something I never thought that I would do! I can’t believe that 1,000 people follow me on Instagram, if you’re not one of them, head on over and follow along!! ❤️

Joy, love, peace, laughter, butterflies, goosebumps...these are all the feelings (+ more) that I want YOU to feel during...
02/05/2020

Joy, love, peace, laughter, butterflies, goosebumps...these are all the feelings (+ more) that I want YOU to feel during our session AND when you look at your photos from your session.


Let’s be honest, when you see a photo of you and your s/o, family member, baby, etc., you start thinking about all the emotions that are wrapped up in that one photo. It’s timeless and important. So why leave those emotions just sitting on Facebook or on an Instagram post?


Being able to offer heirloom art to my clients has been a game changer for myself and my clients! They are able to walk into their living rooms or bedrooms and see their beautiful portraits on their walls. It makes a home so much more inviting and brings instant smiles to everyone who visits!


Portraits should have a life longer than just your newsfeed, it’s time we sit down and customize your session and heirlooms just for you. ❤️
The Ridge Asheville

Rachael Caddell Photography's cover photo
01/31/2020

Rachael Caddell Photography's cover photo

I’m gonna go ahead and let y’all know that 2020 is NOT going to be my year. This year I’m letting go of the reins and gi...
01/30/2020

I’m gonna go ahead and let y’all know that 2020 is NOT going to be my year. This year I’m letting go of the reins and giving it all to God. It has never been more evident that I am not the one running this business and that He is. A business run without God, is not one that I want to be in. I can only control things for so long and realizing that His plan is far better than mine ever will be (or can imagine) is more than I need to jump right on over into the passenger seat. I’m looking forward to some big changes this year and I can’t wait to see where God takes me. Are you along for the ride? 🛵🛵

I’ve always dreamed of shooting with Alpaca’s and this past weekend that dream came true. ••Y’all it literally still giv...
01/28/2020

I’ve always dreamed of shooting with Alpaca’s and this past weekend that dream came true.


Y’all it literally still gives me goosebumps knowing that this is real life. That this job that I have is so much more than a job and then I get to wake up every single day and do something that I’m passionate about. I want nothing more than to be a light for my clients, vendors, and just help make their dreams come true.


I keep looking back at last year and seeing how much has changed and I don’t even have words for how I feel. It’s insane to me at 23 years old that I’m able to help make a difference in my clients milestones.


Listening to a podcast on the way home from Asheville the other day, I nodded my head in agreement when the girls leading the podcast talked about chasing their dreams and what it took for them to get there. And I just want people to know that whatever that thing is that you want to do and that you keep pushing off, you can do it. And if you need help doing it, I’m right here to help you.



Photographer | @rachaelcaddellphotgraphy
Designer | @ritzynrey
Dress | @angelakimcouture
Suit | @mitchellstuxedosavl
Hair and Makeup | @blushasheville�Venue | @theridgeavl
Florals | @your__special__day
Jewelry | @katefurmanjewelry
Pies | @amys.bakery.asheville
Stationary | @prettywrittenthings
Models | @maddiekuzi
Event Rentals | @tricountyrentals
Alpaca | Last Penny Farm Alpacas

Just some Sunday inspiration to get out of your comfort zone!!
01/26/2020

Just some Sunday inspiration to get out of your comfort zone!!

Last year at this time I didn’t even know that any of these girls existed. Well hallelujah I do now!!! Honestly so thank...
01/24/2020

Last year at this time I didn’t even know that any of these girls existed. Well hallelujah I do now!!! Honestly so thankful for each one of these girls and the joy and amazing talent they bring to my life!! I’m looking forward to another great year with @christa_rene , being on her team, and serving amazing brides!! Cheers to many more laughs, The Office jokes, and endless taco dates!! ❤️❤️ #communityovercompetition #greenvillescphotographer #charlestonscphotographer

I used to take photos of birds. Yep. That’s right. Birds. If you scroll wayyyy back through this account, you’ll see the...
01/21/2020

I used to take photos of birds. Yep. That’s right. Birds. If you scroll wayyyy back through this account, you’ll see the time I took a trip to a local farm, Emerald Farm, to take photos of the animals. I thought the picture you see to the right was the BEST photo I EVER took. I was amazed at how well my bird picture turned out and walked into my photography class the next day to show my professor.

The same professor that told me I could do a LOT better and that he could tell I rushed, etc. I wasn’t upset, I was proud of my little bird photo but he was right. He pushed me to do more and I started doing portraits, something I was absolutely terrified of. I thought, “omg I’m so awkward I cannot take photos of people”!! I even swore after I shot my first wedding that I “would never EVER do weddings again”. Well, here I am making a living out of shooting weddings. Point is, don’t be afraid to listen to the people telling you to get out of your comfort zone. Push yourself because deep down you know what you’re capable of doing. If I can do it, so can you. Don’t stop pursuing your dream and every now and then, look back on where you came from and where you started, take a moment and be proud. Love you guys.

Hello hello! I’m back from my vaca and have been answering emails and messages all day long, which I’m super pumped abou...
01/20/2020

Hello hello! I’m back from my vaca and have been answering emails and messages all day long, which I’m super pumped about because guess what that means?!?! People are getting married!! 🥰🥰 I honestly love client consultations because that’s the first step we take into working together and it is so fun!! To think that I’m only booking 5 more weddings this year is crazy! If you are a 2020 bride, let’s talk!!

01/12/2020
I have been CRAVING color lately. All the bright colors, all of them. Literally every single color I’m just obsessed wit...
01/11/2020

I have been CRAVING color lately. All the bright colors, all of them. Literally every single color I’m just obsessed with it. Reflecting on this @thecraftedspace workshop from May of last year and just so in love with all of the color. Who else is a HUGE color fan?!

Laughing all the stress away while I go on vaca for the next week!! I’m headed to Disney to spend some much needed away ...
01/10/2020

Laughing all the stress away while I go on vaca for the next week!! I’m headed to Disney to spend some much needed away time and cannot wait! What’s your favorite treat at Disney?! 🍭🍬🍿🥂

A true Charleston dream. Loving this session SO much from my time with Kendra and Aaron back home!! All of the Spanish m...
01/09/2020

A true Charleston dream. Loving this session SO much from my time with Kendra and Aaron back home!! All of the Spanish moss is GORGEOUS. My mom told me once about a time that she threw Spanish moss on her head and chased her brothers and sisters around like that to scare them!! Anyone else have a funny story with Spanish moss?!

Just announced a giveaway over on my Instagram!! Go check it out to win a couples session or portrait session!!
01/09/2020

Just announced a giveaway over on my Instagram!! Go check it out to win a couples session or portrait session!!

ONE DAY AT A TIME | Going full time honestly scared the 💩 out of me. Since going full time, it’s been a rollercoaster of...
01/08/2020

ONE DAY AT A TIME | Going full time honestly scared the 💩 out of me. Since going full time, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and planning. It doesn’t help that now it’s 2020 and the goal planning has never been more real. It’s easy to look at another creative and think, “THAT is what I want to be doing by the end of the month/season/year.”

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BUT what you may not know, is that what that person is doing was NOT an overnight success. They may have been working on that goal for the past 5+ years and it is just now coming into fruition. They may have worked over 60+ hours a week at a full time job, then come home and pull late night hours to get their creative work done.

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The hustle is just as real off instagram as it is on instagram. You don’t always see the hard work that goes into a job being completed. You may not see the sick days or vacation days that they take, or the family events that they miss while being on the job. So while you plan your 2020 goals or just life in general goals, remember to take it one day at a time. (And don’t compare your path to anyone else’s. You are YOU.)

Straight out of a Hallmark movie. ❤️❤️❤️ I’ll never get tired of this wedding!!
01/08/2020

Straight out of a Hallmark movie. ❤️❤️❤️ I’ll never get tired of this wedding!!

It’s the first Monday of the year and I am probably the only one still in bed. OOPS, yeah I said it. I just woke up abou...
01/06/2020

It’s the first Monday of the year and I am probably the only one still in bed. OOPS, yeah I said it. I just woke up about an hour ago after allowing myself to sleep in even with the mile long to-do list that I have. Working from home allows me to create my own schedule but I still have to be very disciplined. Sleeping in like this is not a normal routine for me, but if I haven’t learned one thing in this industry, it is to REST.



Take the time to sleep in, watch a movie, paint your nails, turn your phone off, etc. #selfcare is SO important in this industry so don’t be too rough on yourself. I’m lucky to be able to take the morning off and then pick work back up in the afternoon! So don’t worry, work will be done today!



Some things I’m going to start implementing in 2020 is the following:
1. Putting my phone down on Sunday’s (unless I have a session/wedding).

2. Creating more of an 8-5 hour in regards to answering emails, messages.

3. Make two 1-hour meetings with myself daily for the gym, quiet time, any sort of #selfcare activity.



What is something YOU could start implementing today to help you rest?!

This weekend I drove down to Charleston for Kendra and Aaron’s engagement session! This morning was so beautiful (and co...
01/05/2020

This weekend I drove down to Charleston for Kendra and Aaron’s engagement session! This morning was so beautiful (and cold)!!



My mom road down with me and the whole way up and down we talked about our family’s history and where we came from. All of my family is from Charleston and were farmers! My mom and I talked about the farmhouse that my great-grandma grew up in and discussed the history of the people I’m named after. I love talking with my parents and grandparents as they get older to soak up all of my family history. What’s something cool that you’ve learned about your history lately?

I just noticed that 10/14 weddings I have in 2020 are back home in Charleston....and I’m not mad about it one bit!! Sinc...
01/02/2020

I just noticed that 10/14 weddings I have in 2020 are back home in Charleston....and I’m not mad about it one bit!! Since I’ve moved to the upstate but am a Charleston native, I’ve started to wonder when I get married where I’ll get married at! Would I choose an upstate venue or a low-country venue? Such a hard choice!!! (Even though my heart is definitely leaning towards home.) Where is your ideal place to get married?!

Happy New Years!!! I am SO ready for 2020 and the start of a new decade! When the last decade started I was just going i...
01/01/2020

Happy New Years!!! I am SO ready for 2020 and the start of a new decade! When the last decade started I was just going into high school with an awful haircut (that I ended up frying from trying to straighten (swipe to see)) and not really realizing that it was a new decade. This time around, I am pumped up and looking forward to a whole new year and decade!! Especially walking into this year as a business owner!! 😍 What’s your favorite memory from 2019?! @ Greenwood, South Carolina

2019 was an absolute game changer. I walked into this year not really sure of what was going to happen in my life. I was...
12/31/2019

2019 was an absolute game changer. I walked into this year not really sure of what was going to happen in my life. I wasn’t going anywhere in photography, just stuck in a pit and felt so confused. I was working at a job that didn’t serve me anymore and a lot of death and illness surrounded my family.



This year I’ve learned to say no to things that weren’t giving me any life, and to walk away from things that were long finished. I learned that it’s more important to be happy than to be “secure”, and that the only one you can truly count on is yourself.



This year I grew up a LOT and made my own way into the real world. As I walk into 2020, I am so happy and at peace with how this year has gone. I’ve entered into a new relationship, the healthiest relationship I’ve ever had, and I own my own business. These two alone are things I would’ve NEVER imagined for this year.



I am so thankful for each of my clients that have supported me and booked me. 2020.... I cannot WAIT for you. I’m so pumped for where my business is headed and for the clients, friends, and family that are walking into this year with me.

A little sunset session to welcome you into the LAST Monday of the decade. How are you feeling about starting a new deca...
12/30/2019

A little sunset session to welcome you into the LAST Monday of the decade. How are you feeling about starting a new decade in two days?! Excited? Nervous? Drop the emoji you’re currently feeling below!!

These last two weekends have been straight out of a Hallmark movie and I am not mad about it one bit. Congratulations Mr...
12/29/2019

These last two weekends have been straight out of a Hallmark movie and I am not mad about it one bit. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. HALL!!! Such an amazing, beautiful day at The Inn on the Square in Uptown Greenwood!! They had a true Christmas wedding and it was gorgeous!!! Ange Gargano

Hey Ange , let’s go get you MARRIED!!! Today is Ange and Logan’s wedding and guess what guys, it is full out Christmas t...
12/28/2019

Hey Ange , let’s go get you MARRIED!!! Today is Ange and Logan’s wedding and guess what guys, it is full out Christmas themed!! We have a first look planned in Uptown Greenwood with all of the beautiful Christmas decorations and honestly I’m stoked. This wedding means so much to me, Operation ‘Make Today the Best Day Ever’ is a GO!!

Hey guys!! I’ve been stuck on the couch ever since Christmas Eve with a cold but hey, can’t complain, I had an amazing C...
12/27/2019

Hey guys!! I’ve been stuck on the couch ever since Christmas Eve with a cold but hey, can’t complain, I had an amazing Christmas!!! I’m resting before my last weekend of 2019...and the last wedding of the DECADE!! WHAT?! I’m so excited for tomorrow’s wedding and I know it will be so, so special. What are you up to this last weekend of 2019?!

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!!!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday, Jesus!!!

This Christmas has been different. This Christmas season I have had the lowest budget for gifts and absolutely no plans ...
12/24/2019

This Christmas has been different. This Christmas season I have had the lowest budget for gifts and absolutely no plans for seeing family besides my parents.



This Christmas I truly realized how important family was and how unimportant gifts were. Gifts are fun to give, especially if you’re a 2w3 and have always been on your game for gift giving. But this Christmas, that wasn’t possible for me.



This Christmas I really wanted to see all of my family back home in Charleston as well as my sister who lives in FL. When my mom called to tell me my sister was flying home for Christmas and that we would be going back home for a couple of days, I was ecstatic. I teared up realizing that I was about to get the biggest gift ever this year.



On Sunday I sat on my apartment floor sticking the few gifts I bought into last years Christmas bags and using super glue to wrap my gifts instead of tape. I packed everything up and headed to meet my family for the trip to Charleston.



Last night we sat down around a restaurant table with majority of my family members and it just hit me, THIS is what Christmas is about. It’s not about the gifts you give or receive, or what deal you got on Black Friday, but who you have around you. It’s about being present in the moment and laughing with your loved ones. It’s about rejoicing in the Savior’s birth and celebrating Jesus. That is what Christmas is about, and I’m so so glad for this Christmas season.



Now I’m headed to the upstate for Christmas movies, puppy cuddles, and some hot cocoa. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

HELLO MR. AND MRS. BISHOP!!! These two are a dreammmm!! Currently at the reception and took a few minutes to edit some s...
12/21/2019

HELLO MR. AND MRS. BISHOP!!! These two are a dreammmm!! Currently at the reception and took a few minutes to edit some sneak peeks for the newlyweds!! How gorgeous is Makaela?! They look like they are straight out of a Vogue magazine!! Makaela Alexis

Today is Makaela and Billy’s wedding day and I seriously could not be more excited. These two are so sweet, funny, and c...
12/21/2019

Today is Makaela and Billy’s wedding day and I seriously could not be more excited. These two are so sweet, funny, and caring. I’ve loved getting to know them more and today is going to be amazing. We’re in Lake City, SC for a small town Christmas wedding!! Stay tuned for more!!

In the next 4 days, I’ll be going to 5 different cities!! I love when my job takes me to new places and when we have sur...
12/20/2019

In the next 4 days, I’ll be going to 5 different cities!! I love when my job takes me to new places and when we have surprise trips planned for Christmas! 😍 Can you guess where I’m going for Christmas? It’s somewhere I didn’t expect to go this year!

Is anyone else extra cold today?! I’ve been freezing since I woke up and am currently bundled up binge watching KUWTK wi...
12/19/2019

Is anyone else extra cold today?! I’ve been freezing since I woke up and am currently bundled up binge watching KUWTK with my puppy snoring next to me and my Christmas tree lit up. If someone could bring me the biggest mug of hot cocoa and a large pizza, I’d be a happy girl!! What’s your go to when it’s freezing cold outside? Also how beautiful is this December themed wedding from @thecraftedspace ?!

Tonight I sat down with a fellow creative to talk about a styled shoot and honestly y’all...it was just so refreshing. B...
12/17/2019

Tonight I sat down with a fellow creative to talk about a styled shoot and honestly y’all...it was just so refreshing. Being able to be creative and bring ideas to life is just what my soul needed. I’ve been distant on here the past couple of weeks and today I realized that at some point I started trying to do what worked for everybody else....instead of what worked for me. I started to think, “well so and so does this so I need to do that as well”, and I feel like I just kind of lost some spark to me. It’s so easy in this industry to forget your reason why and get lost in the hustle but tonight I was reminded to just be creative. This photo here is one of my favorites from Will and Jordan’s engagement session because it’s almost like this photo lives up to how they felt. And at the end of the day, that’s what I really want for my clients. For y’all to feel the emotion and relive these memories. It’s more than just a photo to me.

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