Manifesto

 

We love marriage. We love couples that are real and raw and honest that life isn’t always perfect, but they choose to walk through this life together. We believe that two people in love have been given one of the greatest gifts life has to offer, and that gift deserves to be documented in creative and beautiful photographs that tell your own unique story.

We love the raw, authentic moments that can’t be staged. Like us, our couples love to laugh, goof off, and don’t take themselves too seriously. We love bright, bold colors and lots of sunlight. Want to see if we’d be a good fit? Let’s grab coffee or a pint.

 
Photo by Carly Jade Photography

Photo by Carly Jade Photography

 

About Us

 

We’re SO glad you’re in our little corner of the internet. We are Jacob and Rachael Carter, a husband and wife photography and videography team.

We both went to art school at the University of South Carolina, went to the same church, and had lots of mutual friends for years but our paths didn't actually cross until October 2013. Rachael had just started her first year teaching elementary art and Jacob was homeless (kidding, but he was living in a transitional house as the house leader for men coming out of homelessness).

One of our first connectors was photography. Rachael had just been given her first Nikon and was scheduled to shoot her first wedding later that month, so Jacob offered to help her out with some tips for shooting a wedding. So our first (sort of) date was taking photos at the Horseshoe, and the adventures never stopped since!

Jacob has 10 years of wedding videography under his belt. Rachael started assisting with his videography in 2013, and fell in love with the wedding industry. Jacob continued to photograph and film weddings while Rachael was teaching elementary art and doing wedding photography at the same time, until jumping in full time in the spring of 2019.

On any normal day you can find us drinking coffee, watching The Office (Jacob can pretty much quote the entire series), hanging out at a brewery, or playing with our mini schnauzer! We also love hiking and exploring small towns, and get overly excited for any kind of breakfast food.

We love doing life together and that we get to share this passion together. We believe photography is relational so we want our clients to know us as who we are and our stories and not just someone holding a camera! We look forward to getting to know you too :)

Our full day wedding coverage package starts at $2,750. Ask us about our other packages and prices!