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!
get in on the good vibes, check out the blog!
Casual Capitol Hill Engagement PhotosNovember 14, 2019
When I think of Madeline and Alex and their casual Capitol Hill engagement photos, I think of laughter and sass! Maybe laughter because of sass! haha Better than Cellfies Madeline and Alex, like many couples I talk to, wanted to commemorate their engagement of course, and at the same time, were excited to get some 'good' photos of them together. ...
Running Hare Vineyard Surprise ProposalNovember 13, 2019
A really fun part of my job is seeing how people put so much thought and care into how they propose to their significant other. Such was the case with these Running Hare Vineyard surprise proposal photos for Ryan and Shayna! Proposing at a Vineyard Ryan reached out to me with the really sweet idea of proposing to his girlfriend, ...
Arlington Virginia Courthouse WeddingOctober 31, 2019
Kattia and Uday's Arlington Virginia courthouse wedding photos are totally reenforcing my love of elopements and my love for hosting photo sessions on Capitol Hill! Local Knot Tying These two love birds were recently married during their Arlington Virginia courthouse wedding ceremony and I was there to capture that plus these gorgeous portraits for them in D.C. Kattia and Uday ...
“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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