Photographer Rachel Hadiashar provides Artisan Portraits for Portland’s Creative Class, co-creating spirited and elegant images to showcase one’s authentic self.


I make portraits that will stand the test of time and feel fresh in this moment. Legacy images.

I believe every woman should have the opportunity in her adult life to be seen as herself – spirited and authentic. I specialize in fine art portraits that capture that essence.

Whether your portraits are a meant for private viewing, or for a large audience on social media, or even for the family mantle, I will provide a collection of images that will give you confidence and excitement because they reflect your unique spirit and elegance.

I photograph women of all shapes and sizes.

Please see below to learn more about boudoir, beauty, and branding work in Portland, Oregon.

You can also message me directly to set up a consultation.

meet the artist


I make portraits of brilliant people being fancy.

I found inspiration for doing glamour and intimate portrait work from an unlikely source: a photo of my grandmother. Now 70 years old, this elegant black and white image not only shows off my grandmother’s personality, it makes her look like an understated movie star. The clothing and makeup, so tastefully applied, give the image a timelessness that make it difficult to date – was it taken a few weeks ago? Twenty years ago? See bottom image on right.

In a time of endless digital imagery, that singular printed portrait of my grandmother was proudly displayed on the living room wall. She was a woman whose life was truly filled with adventure and beauty and it became a prized possession. Incredibly, in a household full of original art and treasures, that portrait of her was the one thing that every one of her daughters and granddaughters wanted to remember her by when she had moved beyond earth.

I wish for every woman to have a portrait she will hang on the wall with pride. An image that her family considers an icon of a powerful and unique person. A symbol of a life well considered and boldy grasped.


bottom photo © 1950 Jack Richburg (Houston, TX)

Hi – I’m Rachel.

Photographer Rachel Hadiashar
a glamorous portrait of my grandmother!



“When I need a reminder that I am vibrant, courageous, and beautiful, I look through my boudoir photos.


Portland, Oregon