Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Hey friends, I am SO excited about all the new things coming this next year! I'll be revamping my business and step one was a new website! Head on over to from now on to see what I've been up to and all my session information. This blog has been good to me but I needed an upgrade! ;) I'll still keep this one up for reference sake but everything NEW will be over there. Don't forget to change your bookmarks/readers to the new site! THANK YOU!

Once again, the new site is

Here's to new and exciting things! 

Be Blessed,

Monday, November 25, 2013

Give + Thanks

So lately I've been feeling an overwhelming amount of gratitude, and not just because it's trendy to do so this time of year. ;) First and foremost as a follower of Christ I've felt an overwhelming thankfulness for the love of my Savior- the love that saved me in my worst and best moments, and all those in between. His provision and faithfulness in my life continually blows my unfaithfulness out of the water, and I have so been cherishing the knowledge that I belong to HIM. Secondly, I have been obviously so incredibly thankful for my son and our new family. There truly is no way to describe the feeling unless you are a parent, which I was always told and knew that I could never fully grasp understanding that specific love until it happened to me, and boy it has! Seriously, I have cried so many time rocking my sweet baby just overwhelmed with thankfulness for this blessing that I did not deserve. To have a sweet, happy, healthy baby light up every moment of the day is a gift that can only come from the Creator. I've felt His presence more just from realizing that it is from him, the giver of life, that we experience such love. And what is unbelievable to me is that the love that I've been feeling for my sweet little babe doesn't even compare to the love the Father has for him, or me for that matter. Through all of this I've realized that thankfulness is an attitude of worship for our Lord, and the joy that can only come from Him is so graciously given when we have a Spirit of thankfulness, no matter what the circumstance.

So, all this to say...I'm THANKFUL. And like I said, not just because it's 'that time of year!' But, because it IS 'that time of year'! (insert cheesy smile here), I would LOVE to hear what you are thankful for! AND since Thanksgiving is this week, and we've already covered the 'thanks' part, let's get to the GIVING! Here's the dealio...

1. 'LIKE' Rachel Sweatt Photography on Facebook...(click here)
2. Tag someone that you're thankful for in the comments under the post about thankfulness
3. Enter your name and email in the comment section here under this post on the blog, and hey while you're at it (if you feel like it) tell us what you're thankful for or what you plan to do to be a blessing to someone this season!

And then for ALL that work, sit back, eat a cookie- you deserve it! AND I will automatically give you 15% off your next session (which is why I need your email)! This offer is for sessions booked from January-March, well just because all good things must come to an end. ;) Booking for next year is available now, and to get the date that best works for you (and the discount!) contact me to set up your session ASAP!

Hope you're having a great Monday!
Be blessed,


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Clark + Family (+1!)

When Sydney messaged me about doing some family photos I was instantly excited--they are an incredibly sweet, beautiful family that loves and serves Jesus wholeheartedly-I knew our time together would be blessed! When they showed up with their adorable (then almost 2 year old) boy Ben, I knew we were going to get some GREAT pictures, and be very tired when we were done! ;) Boy was he busy! But nothing beat the excitement I had when she told me that they were expecting their second child, and wanted a reveal picture!! :D I'm pretty sure I jumped up and down the rest of the session out of pure joy for this sweet family. Having just had Emmett my excitement level was at like 1 billion for Sydney and her family! Thank yall so much for giving me the honor of being part of this incredible season in your lives-our time together was such a blessing to me, and CONGRATULATIONS! :D


 Adding a little pumpkin to their sweet family! :) SO MUCH LOVE!