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Eloquent Storytelling Wedding Photography for authentic couples who desire to feel naturally radiant and forget they are even on camera!

The morning activities had filled the room with laughter but the day hadn't felt real till Vanessa's hand gently drifted down the banister, more to steady her heart and mind than her body.

Stepping outside she couldn't help but smile at the tension she saw in Derek's hands. A gentle tap on his shoulder, he turned to face her and their faces bloomed with passion, joy and love as the embraced, their anticipation melted into excitement!

These moments make me endlessly grateful at the honor of being their wedding photographer.

I never thought I'd be a wedding photographer but a close friend saw my work and asked, I took the leap.  Cultivating a comfortable environment for them to just be them and have stunning photos... I fell in love and never looked back!

I love creating editorial storytelling photos for genuine couples who desire to feel fabulous and relaxed while having a blast in the process! Vanessa, the bride, gazed in the mirror, the long curves of the satin slip gown traced the lines of her body. 

Her silhouette stared

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back at her...

I am excited to share I have been identified as one of the top Raleigh Wedding Photographers!!!

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Photographs that freeze your moments in a tangle of focus and frivolity that merge a devotion for honest moments, captured with a striking eye for remarkable beauty along the way...

Remarkable. True. delightful.

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Wind tossed my hair everywhere,  and the view took my breath away as I sat on this cliffside in Iceland.  Experiences like these not only fuel my soul but inspire me to bring a new level of art to your love story.

I focus on cultivating relaxed, fun editorial storytelling wedding photography. Enabling you to feel safe, confident, natural in front of the camera while you have a blast in the process!

Wanderer, Adventurer, Mother and
Wedding Photographer.

Hello, I'm 

Rachel Abi


You want to remember this day forever, and you want to look back and see more than just pretty details and posed family portraits. This wedding photographer is here to capture your love, your relationship, your friendships, and your family authentically, editorially and in the moment whether you are in Raleigh NC or beyond. The little moments, the in-betweens as I like to call them, are meaningful, let's make them last.

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Making memories

personal. natural. iconic.

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We all have our strengths and blessings. Over and over my couples speak to feeling relaxed, natural and loving the editorial nature of my candid imagines. I capture your wedding with editorial story telling images. I both cultivate the feel of a moment but also love photographing the moments as they are happening exactly how they are. But more than anything else when you look back wedding day I desire you to recall the amazing day that celebrated your great love and how much fun you and all you loved enjoyed!

relaxed. natural. candid.

"I have had an incredible experience using Rachel Abi Photography for many of the big moments in my life. She captured my graduation pictures, engagement and my wedding and did an amazing job. Not only is she great at posing you in ways that make you look and feel beautiful but she's also great at capturing the real moments and emotions in her photos. Rachel is great at taking away any awkwardness and making you feel like her friend! That was always my worry when doing photography sessions (me feeling awkward) but she makes it easy to relax and laugh and actually enjoy having your pictures done! I highly recommend her and have greatly enjoyed every session she's done!"
5 Stars


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"5 stars all around but I wish I could give her more!  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

"Rachel is an amazing photographer, but our experience with her was so much more. Everyone was absolutely in love with Rachel, very comfortable continuing to go about their business without feeling rushed or staged. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her to someone looking for a photographer."

eric and melissa

"My husband and I knew that we really liked the work we saw on Rachel's website; but when we got our own wedding photos back, we were truly blown away. Absolutely stunning photography, but so natural and so us! Rachel was a blast to work with and had us and our families laughing and fully enjoying our sessions."

jenn and david

"Rachel Abi is AMAZING! She was always one step ahead as to what shot, pose, location was next. Rachel made us feel very relaxed, and I think it showed when we got the photos back. They were simply stunning. I could not have asked for a more professional and fun photographer."

stephen and brandi

"Picking the person who will document your wedding is a SUPER important decision. With Rachel, it was a no-brainer. Every smile, every kiss, and every meaningful moment was captured with such beauty! Thank you thank you thank you for everything you did to make my day so special!!!!!!"

brittany and chris

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Rachel Abi is a Wedding photographer in Raleigh NC specializing in candid wedding photography as well as natural looking posed wedding photography in Raleigh NC. As a Raleigh wedding photographer. I am very familiar with both Raleigh wedding venues, Durham Wedding Venues and most all wedding venues in NC. I am more elated to talk about options for wedding photography and I have been labeled as one of the top North Carolina Wedding Photographers. Open 24 Hours. 7 days a week

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