Rachel E Ligon

Rachel E Ligon

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Since founding Rachel E. Ligon Photography in 2004, capturing life's biggest celebration has not only been a profession, but a passion.  
My creativity and entrepreneurial spirit blossomed while pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Photography from Northern Kentucky University. Traveling and studying abroad let me photograph people and their environments in a very natural way. These opportunities, and my years of experience since then, have honed my unique style. 
To this day, my work highlights people at their most authentic. Getting to know a couple before the big day is vital to my process as a premier wedding photographer. Observing their dynamic through phone calls and meetings prepares me to take photos that reveal personalities and emotions naturally. I have an eye for capturing those extraordinary moments - intimate, surprising, and joyous - that make each wedding so unforgettable.  
Rachel E. Ligon Photography attracts clients seeking more than just generic wedding photos. I like to blend classic approaches with an artistic vision and playful, personalized twists, and colorful Key West is the perfect backdrop. This island is a magical place to begin a marriage, and my goal is to provide equally vibrant, true-to-life, high quality photos to treasure for a lifetime.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Key West and travel WORLDWIDE

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes! Come visit the studio in downtown Key West, Florida!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a Bachelors Degree in Arts- Applied Photography

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2 Real Recommendations

My husband and I decided to Elope in Key West in May 2019. Hiring Rachel for our elopement wedding in Key West was literally the best thing we ever did! She is absolutely amazing.
We were so overwhelmed trying to find the right photographer (and all the other elements to make sure our day was just perfect). Photography was one of the most important factors for me (aside from my dress of course ha!) because the photos were how we were going to remember this day for all of lives!
When I found Rachel’s page on Instagram, I knew instantly she was the person for us. I reached out to her and she Read More was very responsive and accommodating. She calmed me instantly when I spoke with her on the phone. She knew exactly what we wanted and sent us samples of locations she suggested (my husband and I have never been to Key West – I should mention that part. We hired Rachel for 1 hour and received over 250 photos, which by the way she took us to 5 different locations, picked us up from our hotel, drove us to the ceremony location and took us back to our hotel! She is a PRO and not to mention has the best personality, which made our time with her so enjoyable and stress free!

If you are searching for a photographer, just stop and hire her already!
Thank you again Rachel!!
- KASSIDY + ESTEBAN - May 2, 2019
Where do I even begin?!? I told Rachel I wanted a simple beach wedding but little did she know..... I was that Bride who already had a power point with all my wedding details......Rachel E. Ligon ... Amazing. Fabulous. Unique. FEARLESS. A true one of a kind sweetheart of a photographer who not inmy knows her business but makes choosing her to capture our destination Key West wedding is nothing short of fairy tale dream! Rachel made me feel so comfortable from the minute we spoke on the phone to all our subsequent emails and texts prior to our Big Day!! I can’t truly express how awesome our Read More pictures came out but she clearly captured every special moment and all the “quirks” every one in our wedding party had.not only did she capture me in such gorgeous images as well as my handsome groom...she took each person and made them shine which was important to me!! She captured everything I wanted and then some!! Now every time I look at our wedding pictures it brings me back to THAT day and catchy HOW I felt at every moment!! Thank you for making everyone so comfortable as if you were our dearest friend and now ..... you will always be a part of our family!! Truly if you don’t use Rachel, you will really be missing out!! Thank you for capturing our fairytale dream Key West Wedding!! Love & Kisses!!
- BENJAWAN + EDWARD - November 24, 2017