Professional Photographer in Washington DC – Baltimore MD – Northern Virginia
HI THERE, I’M RACHEL!
My interest in photography began
in high school while studying film
in dark room media before digital
was a thing.
I’m a natural and artificial light photographer currently residing in northern Virginia. After growing up in Maryland, attending college in South Carolina, and living in Virginia with the Nation’s capital in my backyard, I have developed an appreciation for the white marble of the monuments, the cool hues of sandy beaches, and the warmth of a hundred balcony sunsets. In my spare time you will find me snuggling my adorable yorkipoo, cooking, or traveling with my boyfriend, all the while following my passions through the lens of a camera. Whether it’s my trusty DSLR, a spunky point & shoot, or my versatile cell phone camera, I’m taking pictures!
My interest in photography began as a high school student while studying film and dark room media, before digital was a thing. My love for the medium transitioned from film to digital with the rise of social media and the ever-present importance of capturing moments to share online. I believe in making every photo a beautiful representation of the fleeting instant so it can be viewed with joy and interest no matter how many years go by. If a moment is worth remembering, it’s worth remembering beautifully.
read my recent blog posts, enjoy the beauty!
Full Weekend – Fun MondayAugust 14, 2017
It's Monday again! I hope everyone had a great, full weekend! I hit the ground running this morning, checking items off the ol' to-do list left and right! I'm kind of looking forward to looking back on the relaxing, friend-filled, rejuvenating, full weekend I just had. My calendar for August was filling up, so I made sure to schedule some ...
Modern Minimalist Wedding Inspiration – United With Love FeatureAugust 9, 2017
Back in April I had the honor of working with a group of vendors put together by Bryana King on a styled shoot showcasing her vision for modern minimalist wedding inspiration. Today I'm so excited to share the event after we were featured last week on United With Love! United With Love prides themselves on providing fresh inspiration for D.C. area ...
Texas Jack’s Party – Eva’s First BirthdayAugust 8, 2017
I've had the honor of being voted Arlington's Best Event Photographer for 2017 by the readers of the Sun Gazette (woot woot!), and if there's one thing I've learned about photographing events, it's that my cheeks are going to hurt by the end of the day! It's events like this Texas Jack's party for Eva's first birthday that really get ...
“My husband & I spontaneously
decided to go to the courthouse to get married & I thought saving those
moments would be important. I asked Rachel to be there to capture our ceremony & portraits. She was very kind & even though my husband hates to be photographed, Rachel was able to make him feel comfortable & relaxed, and the result – fantastic photos! I highly recommend her services & you will enjoy working with her!”
-Desi & Camilo
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