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Rachel Walisko Photography
Rachel Walisko Photography

Rachel Walisko Photography

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Introduction: Genuine. Organic. Intimate. Personal. I’m interested in giving you an experience and memories in addition to beautiful photographs. Together, we’ll make the most of dramatic natural light, candid moments, and organic settings to capture your essence. After refined post-production, I deliver cinematic photos, stills from the story of your life. You live a unique story that should be told. Let me help you capture it with a personalized portrait session. I have a BFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I'm based in the Mid-Atlantic area, but happy to travel! Check out my Instagram @rachelwaliskophoto to see my latest work and please contact me directly through my website.
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Hired 72 times

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Jan - Jun

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99 photos

  • First Birthday Family Portraits

    Portrait Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

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Tess L.

Wedding and Event Photography

Rachel did a beautiful job of capturing our wedding. She was super responsive, easygoing, and flexible, but most importantly she has a really great eye. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos. Highly, highly recommend!
May 14, 2021
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Cheyenne T.

Wedding and Event Photography

I wish I could give 10 stars! Rachel was amazing. She laid out all of the details and answered any questions I had. She is extremely skilled, and her photos are amazing. We had a short ceremony with no reception but she still managed to get so many amazing shots. I’m a bit of a control freak but she was so patient with all of my picture lists. She kept my stress levels down for sure! I cannot thank her enough for all of the patience she had with us. And the pictures were just perfect!
May 7, 2021
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Anna N.

Engagement Photography

Rachel was fantastic to work with! She has such a creative eye, she knew what lighting worked for us and knew exactly where all the good spots were. She made us feel so comfortable, as this was our first time having professional photos taken. We highly recommend her to anyone!
Apr 12, 2021
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Tammy K.

Portrait Photography

Rachel was very enthusiastic and patient with me throughout the entire process - all the way from booking to the actual day of the photoshoot. She arrived early on the day of the photoshoot to scope out the area and was very pleasant to work with. I would recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a professional photographer. -Tammy
Apr 6, 2021
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Kari S.

Engagement Photography

My fiancé and I booked a session with Rachel to capture some photos on our one month anniversary of moving to DC from Washington State. Rachel was extremely responsive before the day, something I really appreciated having booked her while we still lived in Seattle. On the day of the shoot, she spent time with us in various locations so we have a wonderful variety in the photos we got back. She was also so, so patient with our pup who was afraid of the camera sounds, even managing to capture a photos in which he looks like he’s behaving. I would absolutely recommend Rachel Walisko photography to anyone in the DC/NOVA area!
Mar 22, 2021
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Typically, my sessions go as follows: If you haven't already decided on a shoot location, I work with you to find select an area that's most convenient or best fits the aesthetic you're going for (I'm happy to help make suggestions as needed). During our session, I work with my subjects to make them feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. I'm a big fan of capturing the candid and in-between moments, when you're feeling most at ease and natural. After our time together, I edit all the images and send them back within two weeks. I email my clients a link to the digital album where all of the final high-res images can be downloaded and prints can be ordered easily.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a BFA in Photography in Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've worked with all kinds of people, ranging from individuals needing headshots, couples celebrating engagements, intimate weddings and elopements, to family reunions. No matter where you're from or who you love, I want to be there to capture your own unique story.

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