If you're excited for beautiful photos AND an easy, fun, guided experience; if some of your best friends have four legs; if you value your time as much as your investment; and if you want your photographer to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, then we are a great fit and it's wonderful you're here!
Proud pup mom, type A creative, lover of the outdoors, Top Chef fan girl, and D.C. area and beyond photographer of weddings, portraits, and surprise proposals. I love to help my clients feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. And if you're a dog-lover, I already know we're a great match! It's so great you found me and will be even better when we get to know each other!
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Photography is a big part of your wedding day. Let's make it easy, natural, enjoyable, and create beautiful images at the same time!
I love working with couples who value spending time together and with their guests on their big day, and make a plan to do so.
When couples feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, the results are genuine, joyful images reflecting who you are as a couple.
It's an honor to be chosen to capture one of the most important days of two people's entire lives - and a privilege to get to make that experience wonderful for my couples. The commitment I make to all #REHPlovebirds is I will give you beautiful, timeless images alongside an easy, fun, organized experience.
I photograph weddings because it's what I love to do... and if I'm having fun doing what I love, I know you will be too!
from REHP lovebirds
"Rachel is a phenomenal photographer, a warm person, and her thorough planning help really helped us put together the best possible wedding day. She helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera for our engagement shoot and we felt like pros by the time our wedding day came around. Her photos turned out absolutely beautifully and she turns them around very fast! Because we had to scale down our wedding due to the pandemic, it has been a joy to send her blog post to friends and family who were not able to attend, and so many have commented that they feel as if they had been there because her photos really evoke the day and place."
"Rachel truly went above and beyond to not only make our engagement photos perfect, but to make sure that our experience was special and positive. Rachel truly does tailor each session based on the couple's wishes and wants. She listened to our requests of pictures we had in mind, and was also so effective in giving us directions about posing. By the end of the session, my fiance (who hates pictures) looked like a natural! She has such a calming presence that puts you at ease when she's shooting. Her confidence is comforting, not intimidating. We are so over-the-moon with how these pictures came out!"
"All the couples in Rachel’s pictures seem genuinely happy and relaxed. This was big for my (now) husband and I when choosing a photographer. We aren’t naturally comfortable in front of the camera, so we wanted someone who would make us feel at ease. I met Rachel once and I hired her without having to meet anyone else. Rachel was superb. She did an amazing job of being there at all times without making you feel like she was there. Everyone enjoyed her. She was professional and fun… The best part, she captured the most beautiful pictures! She really took the time beforehand to understand what I wanted captured, and she nailed it! I couldn’t be happier!"
"The part that mattered most to me while working with Rachel for my surprise proposal, was an immediate and continuous feeling that I could trust Rachel with this moment. Rachel called the shots from beginning to end in terms of poses and the end result looks even better than we could have imagined. It's clear that Rachel is an experienced pro, supportive voice, and someone you can trust to get it right."