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Rachel photographs women of all shapes and sizes. A session is relaxed and fun!


Hey Ladies! I know it seems early since we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet… but if you’re like me, the next month is going to FLY BY, and next thing you know the second week in December will hit and you’ll be researching gadgets and trying to find the next great gift for your partner.


I’m currently booking hotel sessions in Portland, Oregon on November 23-24.
You can contact me if you have questions, or just use the secure paypal buttons below to book your time. or would like to book a spot.

One outfit sessions are $250, and include light styling and a sexy little photo book (10 image folio). Three outfit sessions are $400 and take longer, but typically yield a significantly more diverse image collection. A longer session also gives you more time to come into your own spirit and power; it’s rare for a client to be ready to go from moment one. You’ll come out of either type of session with a renewed appreciation for yourself and excitement for this gift!

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good photos are magic!


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Allow me to indulge in showing a recent photo from our family portrait session with Kersten Green Photography. I spend so much time with my son every week, and even though I don’t distinctly remember the moment, I know that when she took this photo he was kind of mad and uncooperative, and I can tell I was speaking softly and sweetly to him as I do every day when he gets like that. Photos are magic. (And, it also helps to have your hair professionally styled.)

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Since I do not offer family photos, I have a few talented friends I do recommend depending upon what you’re seeking. For classic, beautiful images I like Kersten Green Photography. For super Portland, candid, and real photos go to Posy Q. For quirky, funny family photos check out Gwyneth Colleen Photography.

pardon the mess

the blog theme was hacked awhile ago by some dumb robots with links to spam sites, and we’re working to improve the presentation of the information – unfortunately a lot of the image links no longer work and the menus are wonky! so pardon the fact that this isn’t a flashy fancy site at the moment, I have a nineteen month old to go catch….


in the meantime, here is some of the main information you may want to browse.

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(I am typically a self-conscious and conservative person.)

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“I am typically a self-conscious and conservative person who does not like to be in the spotlight. Rachel and her assistant were great at helping me get out of my comfort zone, giving a good amount of instruction and laughing with me when I felt silly but also encouraging me all the way through. Even before the shoot, I had so many questions that Rachel was great about answering – what sort of outfits to wear, what sort of colors to pick, ideas for props or special items, etc. The best feeling was after the shoot – I felt incredibly empowered and confident. I gave the book to my husband on our wedding day – he was amazed and proud that I had the pictures taken, especially knowing my personality. I think that made the book even more special for him! We both loved how the books turned out – all the way down to the packaging that Rachel used. Everything was high quality and with a very timeless style.”
– Carol

it’s been quiet around here!

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Wondering why I’ve been so quiet? Becoming a mother changed my life! This first year has been truly challenging and all-consuming of my energy and creativity. At the moment I’m on sabbatical, but still photographing in the home. I am also collaborating with a few great people throughout this year – the musicians of Resonance Ensemble whose music continues to bring tears to my eyes with every program – plus the brilliant minds behind Portland Made to photograph makers and shakers in Portland. FUN!

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photo: Samantha Shorey