hey!! i'm rachael

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA.
Current town: Baltimore, MD. 
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Pronouns: She/They
Photography Style: 
feel-good, artistic, and expressive

I've tried a lot of different things over the course of my life, but I've always come back to photography. Why? I just love it! I'm always learning new perspectives that constantly further my appreciation for this craft.
I started out pursuing photography for the artistic and career freedom it could provide. Then I gained an appreciation for the tech, history, and science side. Now, after years of struggling with mental health, I understand the emotional significance of photography and wedding photography in specific. Sometimes, you just need any excuse to feel good about yourself, any reason to have fun!

A mental-health survivor and advocate, it took me a long time to gain the confidence to follow my bliss. That's why I aim to spread themes of joy and acceptance in my work, and to make my subjects feel like a work of art!


"I want people to fall in love with themselves and to be really proud and full of joy for the space they take up."

-Jonathan Van Ness

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i believe

Love is love. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves. Making time for new experiences is essential.

i enjoy

hiking, road trips, and spending time in nature as much as I enjoy sleeping in and playing video games.

currently listening to

the encanto soundtrack, hozier, or hamilton

first concert

my chemical romance

dream vacation

van trip throughout New Zealand

when I'm not doing photography-related things i'm

playing the violin, rock climbing, hiking, volunteering at the Walters Art Museum, or playing Stardew Valley

fur babies

a cat named Kami and a pup named Ziggy (both rescues and deeply obnoxious yet perfect creatures)

interview with VoyageBaltimore