Photography is a big part of your day and I'm here make it enjoyable, natural, fun, and organized so you can focus on soaking up every memorable moment with each other and your loved ones.
It’s a joy for me to provide light and bright photography in beautiful outdoor locations and venues 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 make you feel at home in front of my camera and taken care of from booking to delivery of your images!
It’s an honor to be chosen to capture one of the most important days of two people’s entire lives—and a privilege to get to make that experience wonderful for my couples. The commitment I make to all #REHPlovebirds is that I will give you beautiful, timeless images alongside an easy, fun, organized experience focused on you as a couple that has you feeling relaxed, in the moment, and confident.
to capture joyful, timeless images of your love
I do my best to make sure all my couples and I are a perfect fit for each other before reserving your date. Connection is one of my biggest values, so I know it’s important for a couple 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 phone call. I get to answer any questions you have and we get to know each other!
Your engagement session is about more than getting dressed up for beautiful photos in a gorgeous location; it’s us getting to know each other and about you practicing in front of the camera before your big day. And maybe the best part - you get to include your four-legged friend(s) too!
I want you to have the best experience possible on your wedding day, and everything that’s included in your photography package reflects that. I love helping couples plan their timeline so you get to enjoy your day, each other, and your guests.
Once your wedding day arrives, everything will be in place! We will have everything planned beforehand so once I arrive I can hit the ground running and all you have to do is be in the moment to enjoy your day.
I love to include surprises along the way so you can enjoy your photos as soon as possible, but I’ll keep a lid on those surprise details for now. What I can tell you is you will have your final images gallery within 30 days of your wedding to delight in and share with friends and family!
Woodlawn Pope Leighey
Rachel made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. She worked SO hard to help us achieve our vision in a way that also highlighted her amazing artistic style. We were especially thrilled with the way she included our venue in the shots, and during the ceremony she caught SO MANY phenomenal photos but we didn't notice once that she was there, which was especially impressive given that our ceremony space was... a little crowded! The lighting and editing were spot on and the photos have a timeless, airy quality to them. They are STUNNING and will forever shape our cherished memories of our wedding day.
from REHP lovebirds
Your package will include a second photographer, eight hours of coverage, engagement session, and more. Let's chat about how I can give you a wonderful experience on your wedding day!
* Be sure to inquire about special savings if you're working with a wedding planner / coordinator.
Associate packages are also available at different investment points.
Are you having a smaller wedding, or maybe saying I Do with just you two? If so, inquire about my elopement (1-2 hours of coverage) or micro-wedding (3-5 hours) packages. We can cater your photography to your specific needs, and just include coverage for the most important events of your day.
Getting married out of town but want to take advantage of the beautiful scenery in Washington, D.C., for your engagement session? I would love to work with you! I photograph dozens of couples each year who live in D.C. but are getting married elsewhere. I have an engagement package just for you!