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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Classic Capitol Hill PortraitsJuly 11, 2019
It's so fun getting to work with married couples and kind of see the other side of things from the sessions I'm usually doing. Alyssa and Brandon were in D.C. for work and wanted to commemorate their time here with a classic Capitol Hill portraits session, and I just loved getting to work with them! History buffs Alyssa and Brandon ...
Great Falls Park Engagement PhotosJuly 10, 2019
I think the circumstances behind this session have made me that much more excited to share Samantha and Ryan's Great Falls Park engagement photos with you today! Who they are Samantha and Ryan love to travel and go hiking (and hike while traveling!) together, and were looking to incorporate their love of the outdoors into their engagement session. They actually ...
National Arboretum Surprise ProposalJuly 9, 2019
Susan and Blake are engaged! Blake popped THE question this weekend during his National Arboretum surprise proposal, to which Susan of course responded with a resounding YES! The plan... Blake put so much thought into creating a special experience for Susan at their National Arboretum surprise proposal and it was so much fun to photograph! Blake currently lives in Florida ...
“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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