If you’re looking for the cheapest option with a “1, 2, 3, cheese!” experience, then we may not be the best fit. However, if you find yourself drawn to the candid moments as much as the posed, want to feel like you're the star of your own romance movie, and desire to look back on these photos reliving the emotions each time, then you've come to the right place. These photographs are the art that preserves your most cherished moments turning them into the memories that tell your story, time and time again. When you work with me, you work with someone who values connection above all else. My approach is more than just showing up with a camera in hand, shooting, and leaving. It’s about creating an experience from the moment you inquire to the delivery of your gallery.

an intentional moment.



outer banks north carolina wedding photographer


Your wedding day is a celebration of love, joy, and the beginning of a beautiful journey together. My mission is to preserve every precious moment, turning them into timeless memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. With a blend of artistic vision and documentary style, I aim to tell the unique story of your special day.

Pricing starting at $2000.


Preserving the moments when life moves quickly. I love to adventure out and do sessions of all kinds - your memories aren't limited to one thing. Portraits include seniors, maternity, family, branding. Reach out for more details. 

Pricing starting at $350.



Documenting the unique connection and shared moments that honor your love story. Let's go adventure and plan a session that feels more like a date night than a photoshoot. I'd love to plan a session that feels exciting to you! 

Pricing starting at $400.



& Elopements

"the second I saw Rachel’s I was so excited and absolutely fell in love with her photos. She was very quick to respond! She did a quick call with me and my fiancé about what we were looking for and how the process worked. At the shoot Rachel was very kind and patient, she played music and made us as comfortable as possible! She gave us poses and prompts but also let us just hang out and captured who we are which was exactly what I wanted! She got our photos back to us pretty quick and they were gorgeous and more then I could have asked for! Her Gallery site was super easy to use and navigate, the whole thing was incredible and I would 100% recommend her to all shoots in OBX!"



"She gave us poses and prompts but also let us just hang out and captured who we are"

- lena & marc

"Jake and I are both introverts so we were a little nervous for the photo shoot. Rachel made us feel so comfortable and played songs by one of our musicians (Jack Johnson) on her mini speaker. We felt so natural to just be ourselves. The pictures came out beautifully. Rachel was able to capture every single moment of that morning perfectly. When we look at our pictures we are just amazed at how she was able to take photos that represent who we are as a couple and the love we share for one another. We will have our favorite photos from that day on display at our wedding in 2024. We cannot say enough great things about Rachel!!:

"We felt so natural to just be ourselves"

- sammie & jake



""I’m so glad I found Rachel to take photos of our engagement! She captured the emotion of the moment and the day perfectly. We were blown away with how well all the photos turned out, and how professional she was. We also did an engagement session with her at the National Gallery of Art. We were so impressed with her creativity and artistic vision, and it was so much fun! She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and the photos turned out so great. I highly recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a super talented photographer!"

"Rachel captured the emotion of the moment and the day perfectly"

- nick and kaitlyn



Here are
the Answers

Have Questions?

If you have already booked your date with me, and for some reason you have to cancel, the retainer fee is non-refundable. If there is inclement weather then the retainer fee will go towards the rescheduled session. If there is another reason to reschedule, you can reschedule with me, but a new retainer will need to be paid, because I have already denied other clients for that same date.

what if we need to reschedule?

For weddings I require a 15% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar and the remaining 85% is due 30 days before your wedding date. For all other shoots, a 50% retainer is required prior to the shoot and a remaining payment is due by the day of the shoot.

how do payments work?

My shooting style is a mixture of posed and unposed imagery. I will always direct you when necessary, but will often rely on prompts and interactions between my couples over stiff posing. I am always watching for those quiet and in-between moments where you and your partner lose yourself in the moment and forget there's a photo being taken. I strive to capture each couple's love in an authentic and timeless way. 

What is your shooting style?




YES! I love to travel!

do you travel?

I always try to shoot during golden hour, which is 60-90 minutes before the sun sets or during the first hour of the sunrise. During this time, the lower position of the sun flatters skin tones and creates a beautiful soft light that looks stunning in images. Another lighting situation to consider is blue hour which is when the sun is below the horizon, and the surroundings take on a slightly blue tint. This lighting is low-lit and intimate- a perfect way to wind down a session.

when is the best time to shoot?



This is the most fun and memorable part of the whole process, where we get to create something beautiful together.

Enjoy the day!

Once your 50% non-refundable retainer is paid and the contract signed - your date is secured!

Make it official!

First thing - fill out my contact form! I will reach out via your preferred method of communication to schedule a quick call. To create and connect with my couples, it is important for me to get to know you before you even step in front of my camera. During this call, I take the time to get to know you and your story so I can best document your love in its purest form. I respect your time, so I will get to know your needs and expectations on your terms


The Process

documenting the tiny &


of your love story.