washington DC wedding photographer

for the modern and elegant bride throughout Washington DC, Charlottesville, all of Virginia, and beyond...

are classy but love to have fun

pay attention to the details

want images to pass down for a life time


Our Couples...

The wedding experience

As a Washington DC Wedding Photographer, it is my job to not only capture your day but to also give you a stress-free and high-end experience you'll remember for a lifetime. You've been counting down the days, dreaming of how magical your wedding will be. Your photography experience should be no less. When you work with me I will ensure that you have images to hang on your walls and pass down to your grandchildren. I will be your wedding day bestie, cheerleader, and there for comfort when the happy tears start to flow. I cannot wait to be a part of your biggest day saying I do! 

telling your love story

You've looked through my website, love what you see, and have sent over an inquiry! Because no two weddings or couples are the same, we will chat via email, where you can send me all of the details- from your wedding venue to how many guests you are having. 

I will then send over a custom package with my recommendations so that all of the important parts of your day get captured!

01. let's chat 

We have chatted and are a great fit! I highly recommend booking with me as early in your wedding planning as possible. It is not unusual for couples to book me 8-15+ months out from their wedding date. 

In short, I'd love to be your Washington DC Wedding photographer. So book as soon as you can to reserve your date- there's only one of me. Let's make sure I am there for your big day!

02. Save the date

If you booked an engagement session with me now is the time for it! Engagement sessions are great for practice before your wedding day, plus you'll get some amazing images for your save the dates! 

Not a posing pro? No worries, I'll guide you through everything, step-by-step! From picking the perfect location, to your outfits and posing. You won't ever have to worry about feeling awkward or where to place your hands! 

03. Engagement session

Around one month before your big day I will send you a questionnaire and family list to fill out.  Once you have been able to fill that out, we will schedule a 30 minute phone call to discuss those final timeline details.

Thinking about having a first look, or not sure how much time you should save for getting ready photos? Don't worry, I have experience planning many timelines and can help give you the best advice to keep things running smoothly and stress free, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us. 

04. Wedding TImeline

Your wedding day is here! The timeline and questions have been completed, and there is nothing else for you other than to have fun! I will be there by your side capturing the best moments of your life for you to cherish forever. 

Today is your moment. Savor ever bit of it with your new wife/husband. Congratulations! You're married!

05. Your wedding day

After your wedding day, the excitement is real!

You can expect an email in your inbox within 8 weeks of your wedding with a link to your full gallery! From there you will be able to download, share your your images with friends and family and order prints directly through your gallery. All products will be shipped directly to your home where you can show them off for years to come.

06. Image delivery


The process

Let me make this really easy for you -- choose Rachel!!! we would definitely choose to work with her again!

Let me make this really easy for you --- choose Rachel!!! She is professional, creative, so fun to work with, and just so, so sweet. We had these pictures taken for our 15th wedding anniversary and are over-the-top pleased with how they turned out. Here are just a few of our favorites. Our experience was incredible and we would definitely choose to work with her again!

Becca + JJ

Rachel’s keen sense of style and level of professionalism is unmatched! 

Rachel’s keen sense of style and level of professionalism is unmatched! She did an amazing job not only catching the memories of our big day but some of the smaller more intimate parts of the wedding that people may not have seen or noticed! If you or anyone that you know is looking for a photographer wheather it’s weddings birthdays senior sessions call Rachel! She is a modern day artist and she will not disappoint!

Raven + Rj

Rachel is the most talented photographer I've ever worked with

She truly creates such magical photos. My husband and I connected with Rachel for annual family photos to celebrate our time in Virginia before we move out of state - and I honestly love her photos more than my own wedding photos!! She's so kind and such a bright light to work with making it a wonderful, happy experience. She went above and beyond in every way and we are so thrilled with the memories we have in these photos! Thank you Rachel!!

McKinnon + Colin

Rachel is the most amazing photographer, and I recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Before my husband and I got married, we booked Rachel for our graduation/engagement photos., The photos turned out better than we could have even imagined! A few weeks later, we had a private marriage ceremony followed by a reception with family and friends, and Rachel captured the joy of the day AGAIN better than we could have ever asked for. She is the nicest person you will ever meet and an incredibly gifted photographer!

Miranda + Walker

She always makes us feel comfortable in front of the camera and wonderfully captures our true selves in her photos!

Rachel is simply amazing! She has photographed our engagement session, our wedding, and we recently booked a mini session with her. Her photos are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She always makes us feel comfortable in front of the camera and wonderfully captures our true selves in her photos. She is also just an incredibly sweet human and we always have so much fun working with her. We can’t wait for our next session with Rachel!   

Hayley + Gary

if you’re looking for a photographer who you can rely on for capturing your sweetest moments Rachel’s your girl.

Rachel is beyond talented in her work and she creates a fun and comfortable atmosphere. If you’re feeling camera shy or unsure of what to do Rachel knows how to put you to ease and capture beautiful moments. My significant other  and I had a couple session with her this fall and she knew the best time and place to go. So, if you’re looking for a photographer who you can rely on for capturing your sweetest moments Rachel’s your girl.

Lizzy + Pat

We absolutely LOVE our wedding photos and will cherish these beautifully captured memories forever.

If you’re looking for a professional, talented and reliable wedding or event photographer, Rachel is your girl! She and her second photographer, Nathan, did an outstanding job on our wedding day (and for our engagement photo session)! Rachel is very easy to communicate with, fun to be around, and she made our day so special by going above and beyond for us!! We highly recommend Rachel to anyone seeking professional and gorgeous photos and who is looking for the best in a wedding vendor. We have gotten so many compliments on our photos and cannot stop looking at our wedding gallery. Thanks so much, Rachel. You are a true talent and a gem!

Kelsey + Matt


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