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!
Snow Day! – Fun MondayDecember 11, 2017
Happy Monday! How was everyone's snow day this weekend? If you live in the DC/MD/VA area, you likely had some snow on Saturday. I'm not a fan of snow before Christmas because I like to enjoy every last bit of fall I can get a hold of, but I have to admit - it was beautiful! I kicked off the ...
Alexandria Christmas ParadeDecember 7, 2017
I'm so grateful for the busy seasons - for obvious reasons, but even more so because they allow me to fully soak up and appreciate the not-so-busy seasons. I will say, I'm usually kind of grumpy during the holidays; they're just not my favorite for various reasons. But this year I decided to totally be in the holiday spirit! After ...
October Family PhotosDecember 5, 2017
It's been so fun getting to work with lots of Arlington families this season for family mini sessions! I love getting to meet all the loving families who are excited to capture memories with their families during the precious stages of their kids' lives. Such was the case for these October family photos I got to take about two months ...
“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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