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!

November 3, 2016

A Wedding in Latin Paradise

Carol & Brendt  Punta Cana | Dominican Republic October 2016          
October 25, 2016

A Southern Virginia Styled Shoot

Effingham Manor | Nokesville, Virginia October 22, 2016      
September 20, 2016

An Old Town Travel Themed Senior Portrait Session

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia     Carly’s Senior Portrait Session   September 5, 2016        
August 15, 2016

Lost Creek Winery Wedding

Lost Creek Vineyard | Leesburg, Virginia Kristen <3 David June 4, 2016