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!
Summer Weekend – Fun MondayJune 26, 2017
It's Fun Monday! Certainly appropriate after the fun summer weekend I had! The weather in northern Virginia was spectacular for this time of year. A rain storm Friday night washed away the humidity & left us with low humidity & lots of sunshine. It was the perfect summer weekend! Saturday morning I made it to yoga, ran some errands, & ...
Mamie Davis Park Family PhotosJune 22, 2017
I love having the opportunity to capture multiple occasions in my clients' lives! These Mamie Davis Park family photos are the perfect example of that! You will remember Kandis & Daniel from their National Mall engagement photos this spring. Well Kandis & Daniel also wanted to take family photos with Daniel's daughter & Kandis' soon-to-be stepdaughter, Mya, just before Easter. ...
Your Perfect Wedding Photography PackageJune 21, 2017
Welcome to the second post in my series on wedding photography planning! Last week I told you how coordinating with your photographer to plan your wedding timeline will help get those amazing wedding photos you've been dreaming of, and today I'm sharing how thoughtfully choosing your perfect wedding photography package will help get those photos as well. So you've chosen ...
“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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