HI THERE, I’M RACHEL!
A friend recently described me as the type of person who you’re talking to as you’re walking, and you look over to find me 30 paces back taking a photo of a flower. She said, “you value beauty and want to take it along with you.”
Professional Photographer in Washington DC – Baltimore MD – Northern Virginia
Hence why I’m a photographer! And if you want to see me at my happiest, look no further than behind my camera during magic hour. There’s seriously always a smile on my face in that situation!
My favorite thing to do in my down time is snuggle with my yorkipoo, Milli. She really makes my life sweeter! I’m a proud pup mom, Type A creative, lover of the outdoors, Top Chef fan girl, and photographer, of course. I’m someone who loves to cook (OK, maybe I just love to eat), is slowly trying to decorate my entire house in black and white, who appreciates the finer things like a nice dinner out just as much as snuggling on the couch watching Netflix. I love sentimental touches, traveling, trying new food, trying new food while traveling, making my friends laugh, and yes – I enjoy taking pics in my spare time. It’s still my favorite hobby!
I love taking photos of brilliant, elegant people who love to laugh because I love to laugh and I want all of us to be enjoying ourselves! You will thoroughly enjoy the behind-the-scenes stuff as well, from booking your wedding or session to receiving your photos. I pride myself on giving a high end and happy experience to every person who graces the front of my camera!
I love taking photos at beautiful outdoor venues and locations, but even if we have to be indoors, my goal is to give you light and bright images that mimic that natural light look. I schedule most of my sessions around magic hour, which 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!
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Belvedere Hotel Baltimore WeddingOctober 10, 2019
Oh my goodness am I excited to share some of my favorite photos from Annie and David's Belvedere Hotel Baltimore wedding!! Yes! I'm so excited! Friendly Connection I got to know Annie and David through their friends, Claire and Corey, (who you may remember from their August wedding - they've introduced me to so many wonderful people!). The cool thing ...
Sunrise Old Town Alexandria Engagement PhotosSeptember 19, 2019
Oh, guys, I am *so* excited to share these sunrise Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with you today! Vanessa and Sal chose Old Town Alexandria as the location for their session and I'm so glad they did! I'm even glad they chose sunrise (even though early wake ups are not my fav...) because that morning magic hour light was so ...
Shrine of St. Anthony Engagement PhotosSeptember 18, 2019
I'm excited to introduce you to #REHPlovebirds, Nicole and Chris' Shrine of St. Anthony engagement photos in Ellicot City, Maryland! Wedding Connection I met Nicole and Chris through their friends, Cecilia and Stephen, who you may remember from their classic winter wedding this past January. Cecilia and Stephen were sweet enough to refer me to their friends after their engagement ...
“Rachel is amazing! My husband and I decided to have a small and spontaneous courthouse ceremony in Virginia, and Rachel even helped us choose the location for our portraits. She is talented, kind, flexible, funny, responsive, professional, and we couldn’t be any happier with our pictures!”
– Mari & Ishan
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