Professional Photographer in Washington DC – Baltimore MD – Northern Virginia
HI THERE, I’M RACHEL!
If you were to take a peek at my everyday life, you’d probably find me working from home with a lapdesk, my Mac, a can of La Croix (my fav is cran-raspberry!), and Netflix on in the background.
My favorite thing to do is snuggle with my five pound Yorkipoo, Milli. She truly does make every day sweeter! I’m also a prosecco lover, pun aficionado, photographer, blogger, fashion lover, and someone who is still surprised by how much I enjoy business. I love yoga, J. Crew statement necklaces, traveling, trying new food, making my friends laugh, and yes — I do love taking photos, even in my spare time. It’s still my favorite hobby!
I’m a believer that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s why using photography to tell your story is a joy for me and I want to pass along that feeling whenever I can! I want to tell the truth of your story and capture who you are in an authentic way. I want you to thoroughly enjoy the experience as well! When you look back on your images, I want it to be with joy, warmth, and a big smile on your face!
I love shooting photos outdoors, in natural light! (Don’t worry – I can use flash too, for your indoor ceremonies and receptions!) I schedule many of my sessions around magic hour – either the first two hours after sunrise in the morning or in the evening during the two hours before sunset. Magic hour provides the best light and will give us the highest quality images! You know what I’m talking about: that beautiful glow that illuminates the earth right after the sun rises and right before sunset. That’s the light I like to play in and believe me, you’ll love it too!
read my recent blog posts, feel the joy!
Autumn Weekend – Fun MondayOctober 16, 2017
Happy Monday and happy autumn! It's finally starting to feel like fall here in the D.C. area. Chillier temps? Check! Gloomy skies? Check! Periodic rain? Check! Leaves on the ground? Check! Lots of family photo sessions? Check! Can't wait to share some photos taken over the autumn weekend! I kicked off my autumn weekend on Friday night when I was ...
Columbus Day – Fun MondayOctober 9, 2017
It's Columbus Day! Oh, and it's Monday too. Monday's go a little easier when it's a holiday... I had a busy weekend so this Monday is like a lil' vacation haha You never really hear that, do ya?! This weekend was the kickoff to my mini session marathon weekends and I got to meet some wonderful local families! I started ...
Centennial Park Engagement Photos – Azeezat & JeremyOctober 5, 2017
Sometimes this job seems like I'm getting away with something. Are you really allowed to have this much fun while doing your job?! I pinch myself and realize, yep - not only is it allowed, this is real life! I had the *best* time with Azeezat & Jeremy during their Centennial Park engagement photos shoot in Clarksburg, Maryland this week! ...
“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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