I love getting to know and work with diverse families and their unique interests.. My only goal is to capture what makes you authentically you, all while having fun in the process. My style is playful, bright, yet with a down to earth approach to keep positive energy flowing and the focus on my couples and families.
I travel to all parts of VA, DC, MD, & PA and love being on the road! Let me come to you!
I'm the person behind Oaks and Ivy Studios where my main focus is capturing weddings and babies up until their first birthday cake smash.
Originally from the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania, I now call Staunton, Virginia my home with my husband, two girls, and fur babies. However, I'm frequently caught traveling between the two.
" Rachel was the perfect pick for our wedding photographer! The engagement shoot we had with her gave us an opportunity to get to know each other and get comfortable before The Big Day & all the nerves that come with it. . . . We LOVE how the pictures came out— high quality, expertly edited, well-framed shots that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. "
" Rachel was the most wonderful photographer! She was really great a capturing us at our most relaxed and confident selves. She photographed 2 separate engagement sessions and our wedding for us and was so creative with incorporating our LGBT+ rainbow theme. If you’re looking for a photographer who really takes the time to get to know you and brings out your authenticity, Rachel is the one! Honestly, the photos speak for themselves. "
" Rachel was our wedding photographer. She is sweet and super willing to work with you and your vision for the big day. As a bride, I had no idea what I was doing and she helped navigate through poses and pictures. Our pictures are absolutely beautiful! We definitely recommend Rachel as your photographer! "
" We had our wedding photographer back out within a few months of our wedding, and Rachel was our saving grace! She was so incredible to work with. She handled all of our requests, would always respond quickly when I'd reach out, was incredibly fun to work with the day of, and our pictures turned out even better than we could have imagined. She truly captured the beauty and the love from the day. I have and will continue to recommend her to everyone who is looking for a photographer. I can't say enough good things about our experience! "
" Rachel was amazing, from start to finish. Communication was awesome, answered every question I had. Rachel was so patient with my bridal party. THE PHOTOS I don’t even know how to put into words how much I love the photo's. I would most definitely recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a photographer, and I would absolutely use her again. "