I'm Rachel, wife to Josh and mom to 1 year old Cantor. That's us pictured above. My love for photography was born from my love to travel and desire to document those adventures. When not traveling, you can usually find me at home in my comfy clothes snuggling my husband and baby, reheating my cup of coffee for the millionth time.

I'm a storyteller that's obsessed with light, connection and authentic emotions. I've always valued photography, but now that I'm a mom, I treasure photos more than ever. Photos are memories, and those memories are part of the legacy we leave behind for our children and grandchildren. It's my honor and privilege to get to pursue my passion and use my skills to capture images that tell every families' unique and beautiful story.

 

First photo by Erin McCall Photography, second by Whitney Jade Photography, and fourth by Chris and Nancy Photography. Rest are by me!


Kind Words


 

"We love our photos and had a great experience with Rachel! She is super sweet and was so helpful through the entire process. She has location suggestions, which is great when you're indecisive like me. She helps with outfit ideas and even encouraged me to text her examples of what I was thinking of wearing if I needed suggestions. Rachel was great with our almost one year old son, even though he was approaching bedtime and a little cranky. I wish I would have found her prior to my son being born. I would have done maternity session and then newborn, 3, 6 and 9 month pictures with her too."

 -Dawn

 

"My husband purchased a family/newborn photo session with Rachel for my birthday and we could not have been more pleased. Rachel was very friendly, professional and responsive to our needs. She took her time when taking pictures of our 3 week old daughter and allowed us to take breaks as needed (which is a must with a newborn!). She also did an amazing job capturing the spirit of our 2 year old son. We love the photos she took and look forward to having her take more in the future!"  

-Lauren

 

"My husband got me a present :) " Maternity photo session with Rachel" I was so touched but also a little shy, I don't feel super comfortable in front of the camera :) Plus, it was January, can't really wear a dress :) 
But Rachel made it absolutely wonderful experience. She explained what to wear and picked gorgeous places for us in Old Town Alexandria. She talked us through every pose . We had our puppy with us and she would catch just the perfect time for the picture when he would also look at the camera:) in one hour we took so many great pictures in lots of different spots that she planned ahead ♡♡♡
And after all Rachel was a true professional and finished the pictures so fast :) We didn't have to wait to show one of them to our parents since it was ready same day ;)
Thank you, Rachel !!! You were amazing !!! 
We can't wait for our son to get here and we will definitely have another session :) 
And we would absolutely recommend Rachel to all of our friends."  -Daria

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"I was looking for a natural light photographer to capture my son's 6 month photos and some family photos. I am so happy I found Rachel's website and that she was available for our shoot. Rachel was professional, flexible, and a pleasure to work with! We wanted outdoor photos in the middle of winter, so we knew there would be some risk associated with the colder temperatures and an unpredictable infant! Rachel made us comfortable during the photo session, and even went out her way to change the location last minute. She was also able to secure a permit to take photos at a park on short notice. The photos turned out wonderful, and the turn around was very fast. I would highly recommend Rachel for family photos and look forward to working with her in the future!"  

-Simone

"We were looking for a photographer for our maternity session and found Rachel's pictures on Pinterest. We contacted her and she replied right away. Before the session, she sent us a link to her client lounge where we were able to get styling tips for our session and different location options of where to shoot, which was great because we were struggling trying to decide where we wanted our pictures taken. The day of the session she was super nice and made us feel comfortable in front of the lens. She knew very well the place where we shot, which was great because we were able to spend more time shooting than looking for the right spot! After the session, she posted a couple of pictures on her social media pages as a preview, which we really appreciated because we were dying to see the pictures. After a week and a half, we had all our pictures delivered via an online gallery. I couldn't recommend her enough <3"  -Ximena

"We love our photos and had a great experience with Rachel! She is super sweet and was so helpful through the entire process. She has location suggestions, which is great when you're indecisive like me. She helps with outfit ideas and even encouraged me to text her examples of what I was thinking of wearing if I needed suggestions. Rachel was great with our almost one year old son, even though he was approaching bedtime and a little cranky. I wish I would have found her prior to my son being born. I would have done maternity session and then newborn, 3, 6 and 9 month pictures with her too."

 -Dawn

 
 

"I cannot say enough great things about Rachel, she is simply fantastic and we would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!! Rachel did a 1 year photo session for our daughter's 1st birthday which included us taking some family pictures, solo shots of our daughter, and a cake smash session (which was so fun!!). Prior to the photo shoot, I sent Rachel several long emails and she always took the time to respond very promptly and thoroughly; she was also so patient with me as I asked her a lot of detailed questions. She was INCREDIBLY helpful to us in figuring out where we should take the pictures and helping us decide what to wear for the photo session. She even took the time to scout out some outdoor locations in advance of our photo shoot (as we told her we specifically wanted to take some outside pictures) to make sure she was well prepared, which we really, really appreciated! We met Rachel the day of the photo shoot. She arrived 5 minutes early and was incredibly warm. We immediately felt very comfortable with her and she did an amazing job of capturing candid moments with everyone in our family, including our dog who was very afraid of the camera! We really had a lot of fun doing the photo shoot and our daughter loved Rachel! She did a great job of being able to capture our daughter despite her constantly moving around and putting her fingers in her mouth!! After the photo shoot, Rachel turned our pictures around SO FAST and we absolutely LOVED all the pictures she took. All in all, Rachel is absolutely fantastic and we will definitely be recommending her to all our family and friends and be using her in the future!" -Nisha