About Rachel

photo ninja | insomniac | badass mama

"Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things."

- Kurt Vonnegut -

Born and bred Philly girl. Traveled the world, but always knew Philly was my home. In fact, we recently renovated and moved our family into my childhood home in Graduate Hospital, and intend to stay in this house until one of our kids kicks us out to raise their family in it.

I found my love for photography studying film in Italy. Found my love for portraiture when a friend admitted that my maternity photos of her finally made her feel good about her changing body. I love what I do so much that I was still photographing rambuncious toddlers through all of my pregnancies up to the week before I went into labor!

I've been known to climb the furniture (I'm only 5'1"!) or lay down on the ground to get the shot, and I pride myself on my clients having such a good time that they regularly tell me they forgot I was even taking photos.

When I’m not working with a camera in hand, I’m running around with my three amazing, crazy kids, and my awesome hubby. And when I’m not with them, I’m teaching prenatal yoga at Mama’s Wellness Joint. And when I’m not doing any of those things… I’m maybe sleeping, but you can imagine that doesn’t happen often. No two days look the same for me, and while I’ve never known tired like this I’ve also never been happier.

photographer on a rooftop in Philadelphia
family of five snuggled in bed together, mom making faces

Photo credits: top - Yana & Chita Photography, left - Deanna Francis, right - Elaina Borchelt