I am a Wedding Photographer in Raleigh. I focus on storytelling in an editorial, relaxed, fun, and candid style of wedding photography. I desire to not only create beautifully crafted images but capture the moments as they are happening. Even more so, I want to help you be fully present so you can enjoy the celebration, and then, deliver images that draw you back to those amazing moments for years to come.

Serving All of North Carolina

I remember walking with my toes in the sand.  Watching Susan walk slowly up the beach with her best friend. Smiling and filled with joy, small words were shared as Brad looked at Susan like he just won the world. Susan looked at Brad, recalling their first date and first kiss.


Between the surroundings – beautiful groves, the mountains, the beach – and the tension of love, affection, and intimate moments, each photo I posed with them as they smiled and flirted was… beautiful.

When I got invited to be a part of Susan and Brad’s elopement… no greater honor! Being invited into an intimate moment, as the person who captures the feelings and emotions… I am overjoyed and endlessly honored!


See the full elopement at http://www.rachelabi.com/wedding-in-oahu

“5 stars all around but I wish I could give her more! Rachel is amazing and we’re completely in love with all of the photos she captured at our Halloween wedding last year! She listens to everything you want, places you into a picture perfect position, and has the eye for every little detail. Aside from the beautiful photos, Rachel kept us laughing and smiling the whole time. She is truly talented and I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!”

- Cara and Joel - 2020

Q: What’s your title/position in your business? 

A: Rachel Tatum, Owner

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself? 

A: I am an idiot savant at Dr. Mario

Q: What’s your favorite thing about elopements? 

A: I love the focus on the couple, on it being their day, the intimacy of the moment, and the honor of participating in that. It is a joy to be the means to share that moment with all the people who aren’t there the day of, so the couple has something to represent their memories and share with their loved ones.

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list? 

A: I would love to photograph a wedding on a cliffside!

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement! 

A: On the northeast beach of Oahu, Hawaii just the couple officiant and 3 of their closest friends