JOURNAL

MY POSTS FROM THE HEART

Thank you for stopping in and taking a peek at my journal. here you’ll find recent sessions, notes from my heart to yours, and resources for clients and photographers alike. i hope you like what you see!

Rachael xo

Mount Ida Farm Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

Mount Ida Farm Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

If you know me at all, you know I’m what you could call “complicated basic”. I have taken a photo of myself holding a Starbucks cup, I love Fall and anything autumnally scented or flavored, I squeal when I see cute things, and still maintain an unironic love of...

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Northern Virginia Lake Wedding | Charissa & Taylor

Northern Virginia Lake Wedding | Charissa & Taylor

I don't know about you but unless I'm on a beach where people bring me drinks and fresh towels, I hate the summer. I tend to not take very many (or any) summer weddings but when a couple like Taylor and Charissa comes along and wants me to be a part of their Northern...

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Emily and Ryan | Shenandoah National Park

Emily and Ryan | Shenandoah National Park

Emily and Ryan recently celebrated five years as a married couple and asked me to take some photos to commemorate their anniversary. I said yes with my normal amount of enthusiasm but this time it came with a side order of nervousness. Emily isn't just someone who...

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Moffat Family At Home

Moffat Family At Home

One of my favorite sessions so far this year is the family session I recently did with the Moffat family at home. I met the Moffats when they hired me to do a session in their home just outside of Winchester, VA after their oldest son August was born. Now August is...

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Engagement Session in Old Town Winchester

Engagement Session in Old Town Winchester

Something I started doing this year with my couples is having them fill out a questionnaire prior to their sessions. This helps me gather information about their personalities, their past experience with professional photography, and a bit about their relationship....

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