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Welcome to Rachel D. Photography!
Here you'll find happy moments and love stories. If you enjoy classic images filled with whimsy and light, then you're in the right place. Whether you are a joyful  mother expecting a new baby or a romantic bride planning your dream wedding, I'm SO glad you're here! Stop and stay awhile!

filled with joy and light




I'm Rachel Ballard! A Kentucky girl with a heart for documenting weddings and motherhood! As a former teacher, I left the classroom to grow my business and family; I've now been in the business for EIGHT years. At my core, I'm passionate about my family, faith, and business - I am so blessed to call this passion my "job." Chances are you're here embarking on a huge milestone where photos are the ONE aspect you don't want to skimp on. You're in the right place! I can help you get those dreamy images you envision in a personable yet professional way. I want to cheer for you, celebrate with you, and keep the planning process simple! I can't wait to hear from you!

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR those who love timeless images

I'm Rachel

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For the mamas who want to pause these fleeting moments. I'm here to make the shooting process fun, stress-free, and to celebrate this season in your motherhood journey. Family sessions include maternity, mama-and-me, and newborn sessions either outdoor or in my studio. 

Family Photography

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For the elegant and romantic bride who is full-of-life! I aim to give each couple a "boutique" experience where we form a personal relationship and make your vision come to life. For this purpose, I only take around 10 weddings per year, booking an average of 8-12 months in advance. I'd love to hear about your dream day!

Wedding Photography

I need

Choose Your Journey

Paula Marie, Bardstown Majestic Memories

Rachel was AMAZING to work with and my wedding photos were everything I'd hoped for! I love that she spent time getting to know me and my husband before our engagement photos and wedding day through questionnaires to make sure she was able to capture everything that meant the most to us on our wedding day. If you’re looking for a photographer that truly gets to know you, takes bright and romantic photos, and works with you to get the wedding photos of your dreams, Rachel is the perfect photographer for you.

Rachel was amazing to work with and my wedding photos were everything I'd hoped for!

Ashetin, Barn at Mcall Springs

Rachel was a dream from the beginning! She knew just how to direct us with poses, helped me with the wedding day timeline, and made suggestions for family formals. The day of the wedding, as soon as she arrived I felt peace of mind! She is so personable and everyone involved raved about how kind she was. Every single photo we received is absolutely beautiful. I can promise without a doubt, Rachel is the best choice you will make for your wedding day or honestly any occasion.

"Rachel is the best choice you will make for your wedding"

Shannon, Hawks Nest Wedding and Events

We couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Rachel! Rachel did the photography for our wedding and she was so great to work with. She made the whole process so stress free and was thorough with the planning, the details, and all the shots. The photos turned out better than we could have ever expected. She captured our wedding day perfectly.

"you were the wedding vendor we just couldn't possibly do without!"

So much love here


Love Story

I believe this is the beginning of something good!

Life is worth celebrating