One of the (many) fun aspects of owning a business is my newfound involvement in the community where I live – Arlington, VA. From participating in a local networking group to exploring the area on my outdoor shoots to meeting local families, it’s all been so eye opening! The opportunities I’ve had to do all of those things – and to do them well – has landed Rachel E.H. Photography in the runner up spot to Arlington Magazine’s Best of Arlington 2017 list for the Family Photographer category!
In my experience, Arlington is quite a melting pot, which is one of the things I most love about the area. People from all over the country and all over the world wind up here. They usually come to the area for work and end up staying to make their home & raise families. I am one of those people who moved to the area for work and ended up settling in. I’ve been living in Arlington for almost 11 years (whoa!), but it wasn’t until I launched my photography business that I began to feel like a true member of this community.
Through my business, and through photography, I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many local families. They invite me to their homes to capture the precious first moments with their newborns. They let me follow them around area parks where they play with their kids while I take holiday photos for them. They brave the crowds in D.C. for images with the cherry blossoms! And they kindly vote for me in local polls to say I’m one of the best family photographers in the area <3
Late last week, I was so honored to hear I’d placed as a runner up in the Best of Arlington poll. It means so much that in a short period of time, I’ve been able to touch so many lives through photography. And if being a part of the Best of Arlington list helps me connect with more families to provide them with tangible memories to last a lifetime & a fun experience for all involved, I’m totally excited to be a part of it!
I also want to congratulate the official winners in the category (click here to see who won)!! Way to go y’all! And no offense, but I hope to see my name at the top of the list for 2018! haha
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who voted!!