No matter what the occasion, you deserve to document your life! And it's exciting and fun to celebrate your milestones and accomplishments with professional photography. Especially when we get to work together!


It’s a joy for me to provide light and bright photography in beautiful outdoor locations in D.C., northern Virginia, Maryland, and beyond, for brilliant, elegant folks who love to laugh! I know the most joyful, timeless images are created from a wonderful experience, so my goal is to help you feel at home in front of my camera and taken care of from booking to delivery of your images!


I pride myself on giving a high end and happy experience to every person who graces the front of my camera! I'll show you my favorite locations with gorgeous light and beautiful backgrounds, from gardens to secret hikes to our nation's most iconic monuments. I schedule all of my portrait sessions around magic hour, which provides the best light and will give us the highest quality images!

to celebrate your milestones with timeless, joyful images


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STEP ONE: connect

I do my best to make sure all my clients and I are a great fit for each other. Connection is one of my biggest values, so I know it’s important for a client to connect with and trust their photographer, and be excited about working with them! The first step to forming that connection is through an initial email (& phone call in the off season). I answer any questions you have and we get to know each other!

STEP TWO: Plan & Prep Your Session

This is where my creative and type A sides really get to mix! I will help you plan for your session with everything from suggesting a location to giving you guidance for outfits planning. I also give tips through customized blog posts and a logistics email the week of your session. I even help you plan how to include your pet!


My mission is to help everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera so we get beautiful, genuine images that highlight who you truly are. I’ll talk you through poses and give you plenty of instruction. We’ll walk around the location looking for beautiful light and picturesque backgrounds, and you’ll get a mix of wide-view shots, close-ups, and traditional portraits. 


You’ll receive a personalized (private) digital images gallery with dozens of photos you’re gonna love! And before that happens you’ll get sneak peeks to tide you over shortly after your session.

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"Our engagement photos on Capitol Hill in DC came out looking amazing! Not only is Rachel an awesome & knowledgeable photographer, but she is also kind, friendly, and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I would recommend Rachel a million times and am so excited she’s taking our wedding photos in 2021!"

Vicki & Alex


*Extended sessions with multiple locations available. Inquire for more details.

Your experience includes 60 minutes of photography*, style guidance, an online gallery of your edited images, printing rights, & more.




I'm here to make your proposal the romantic and magical moment you and your soon-t0-be fiance have been dreaming of! You already have enough on your plate, so I've created a package with lots of personal touches that will make your proposal experience easy and enjoyable. And think of the brownie points you'll get for taking this experience to the next level by having your proposal photographed!

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