Hey, i'm Rachel

I'm a wife of 10+ years  and officially a "mama" for almost 8 years to 2 hilarious and beautiful daughters. Our home is full of loving chaos between our two kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats but we wouldn't have it either way.  
I really started to dig deep in my child photography journey when my oldest, Ellie, was born. My husband was leaving for his deployment to Afghanistan just 3 months after she was born. I KNEW how important capturing her first year would be. He wouldn't come back home until she was 13 months old, but thankful, nonetheless, he came home. 
Since then, it's been hard pressed to witness a moment I don't have my camera with me. Kids grow so quick and change so much, I never wanted to miss a beat.   They're only little for so long.  While my kids are sure sick of seeing my camera, I wanted to help other families capture these keepsake moments for their own family albums. 

Thanks for visiting! 

I believe people are inherently good. 
Nature keeps us grounded & we are all made of stars. 
I believe all animals  deserve love but that we don't deserve dogs.  
Its never too late to start something new
& to chase what makes you happy.
I believe in the beauty of the individual & everyone deserves love.
I believe all beliefs are worthy of respect.
What is meant to happen, will happen.



I have a deep appreciation for psychology which resonates within my work. I aim to find moments of genuine expression and interaction for each and all my clients. I want to bring back the idea of flowing playfulness to each session rather than a strict list of posing.

post malone

my kids fav dance music

INFJ here! 

introvert or extrovert?

camping with my girls

my favorite adventure

I keep candy on hand for a reason

do I believe in bribes?

Gluten-free desserts

I'm obsessed with

Coffee and fluffy blankets

I can't live without

the fun facts

camping in the  moutains

my favorite adventure

gluten free desserts

i'm obsessed with

fluffy blankets

I can't live without


red wine every night!

coffee or wine?

proud extrovert over here!

introvert or extrovert?

at the beach

my perfect day will be

the fun facts

oaks and ivy studios
 Is based in Staunton, Va.