Raquel

The Process

One of my favorite elements of photography is getting to know the individuals I have the pleasure to work with.

I love the feeling of a growing relationship & some of that to me involves getting to know your likes, dislikes, visions & thoughts. That’s why the experience can begin with a phone chat, e-mail or if you’re like me & really love coffee & pastries, I would love to meet you in person! My treat :)

Part of my goal is to create a comfortable, relaxing environment where individuals can always feel like they can express themselves verbally & visually.

About Me

Northern VA born & raised, a music fiend & live music show fanatic. A lover of the arts & film with dreams of traveling the world & to document every aspect of life & beauty along the way. As an eclectic & passionate soul, a romantic & imaginative dreamer, photography has allowed me the perfect medium to express myself.

My name is Raquel & I love everything photography. It’s not rare to find me chasing after the sunset & rays of light. I experienced the dark room for the first time in 2001 & from there, photography became a passion. I eventually decided to earn my degree in photography & after graduating in 2013 in Photography & Media, I took my love to a professional level.
Over the years I’ve grown from a fine art photographer to being a photographer who loves documenting people, love & special moments. My versatility has enhanced & is something I embrace.

I've been married for about 4 years & we both absolutely love the summers <3 We love going to the beach & hope to go to another tropical beach soon! I've always loved travel & yearn to do it as much as possible. I was lucky enough last year to visit The Bahamas, Punta Cana, Ireland & Amsterdam & I'm hoping that's just the beginning. I do have a huge sweet tooth while cheeseburgers are one of my top favorite foods. And of course I love coffee Lots of it.

I thoroughly enjoy working with individuals to make visions become a beautiful reality. It’s an honor to join the journey of others & to preserve their memories. It would be a privilege to be your photographer!

December 6, 2017

A Family Engagement

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Old Town Alexandria Wedding

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November 12, 2017

An Arizona Family Session

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November 8, 2017

Melissa & Jason

Melissa & Jason   Walney Pond | June 2017 Each time I have an opportunity to photograph any session or wedding is always significant for me. […]