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Liz Rachel Photography

Liz Rachel Photography Wedding & Portrait photographer located in the DMV area. Let's connect! Be bold, wild, and weird. Let's be friends like 1990's version before life was virtual. ;)

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I love when I completely click with my “clients” - rather, my friends. (As all my clients end up becoming dear to my hea...
07/11/2022
WASHINGTON, DC CITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION — Liz Rachel

I love when I completely click with my “clients” - rather, my friends. (As all my clients end up becoming dear to my heart). Bri + Micah are the perfect example of how extraordinary my job is.

A city engagement session at Ronald Regan International Building and the Capitol Building in DC. The couple wanted a "sexy" engagement session to show off their new status. 🔥

I'm looking for a Social Media Intern!! Please share if you know of anyone! :)Reach out via Liz@LizRachel.com if this so...
06/23/2022

I'm looking for a Social Media Intern!! Please share if you know of anyone! :)

Reach out via [email protected] if this sounds like you!

A wedding I'll never forget. I promise, this one will fill you with all those warm feels. ;)
06/22/2022
GARDEN-THEMED BACKYARD WEDDING IN CHEVY CHASE, MD — Liz Rachel

A wedding I'll never forget. I promise, this one will fill you with all those warm feels. ;)

A minimal, garden-themed wedding in a friend's backyard in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The couple shared a small ceremony with their closest friends and had a grand exit on a decorated tandem bicycle.

Recently blogged these cute thaaangs. Check it out!! One of my favorite sessions to date, no doubt.
06/09/2022
LEO CARRILLO STATE BEACH, MALIBU, CA — Liz Rachel

Recently blogged these cute thaaangs. Check it out!! One of my favorite sessions to date, no doubt.

A playful and intimate couple's session photographed on the sand and between the rock formations in Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu, California.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms I’ve photographed over the last 10 years. The unconditional love and support these wo...
05/09/2022

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms I’ve photographed over the last 10 years. The unconditional love and support these women give is beyond honorable.

And to my own mother, thanks for being my twin and my rock.

We love you, you beautiful women! 🥰

Simplicity speaks. 🕊 This is what I’d love for all my bridal sessions! Thank you to my beautiful friend,  for skipping a...
04/20/2022

Simplicity speaks. 🕊

This is what I’d love for all my bridal sessions! Thank you to my beautiful friend, for skipping around in the rain with me. I can’t wait to share more because… WOWIE.⚡️

Just a few of my favorites from Courtney & Ari’s wedding. 🤍 You’ll be seeing a LOT more from it soon (it’s taken me *a w...
03/09/2022

Just a few of my favorites from Courtney & Ari’s wedding. 🤍 You’ll be seeing a LOT more from it soon (it’s taken me *a while* to select only these for this post haha)!!

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Pro tip: Weddings may be your one and only time to crowd surf.To all the 2022 guests, I’m putting this task on you. Make...
02/27/2022

Pro tip: Weddings may be your one and only time to crowd surf.

To all the 2022 guests, I’m putting this task on you. Make their crowd surfing dreams come true! 😜🤘🏼

Also, shout out to for bringing along the sweet smoke machine!!!

 photographing me on film during a quiet fall evening (2021). The 2nd to last pic is my computer screen saver because I ...
02/24/2022

photographing me on film during a quiet fall evening (2021). The 2nd to last pic is my computer screen saver because I love it so much. ✨

2 posts ago I said I wanted to travel somewhere for my birthday. So here I am in Dallas, TX with two of my favorite peop...
02/21/2022

2 posts ago I said I wanted to travel somewhere for my birthday. So here I am in Dallas, TX with two of my favorite people, Lydia + Jordan.

It’s amazing to have friends in your life who you consider “family.” Those who are 1,000 miles away but always feel so close. A rare type of friend; one I hope everyone finds.

Here’s a few photos from a special day we spent together in DC before they moved. Soon I’ll post a blog because this session was one of my favorites.🖤

I know it’s almost over, but Happy Valentine’s Day!To all the married lovers I’ve photographed, it brings me so much joy...
02/15/2022

I know it’s almost over, but Happy Valentine’s Day!

To all the married lovers I’ve photographed, it brings me so much joy thinking of you all today. I remember the raw tears, laughter and excitement you’ve shared together, and I hope you’ve felt all that and more today.

To all the newly-blinged-out, cherish today as your first of many more to come! Spam post all those ring pics this week… why not?! 🤩

To all the hopefuls (like me), cheers to the excitement to come and the amazing experiences we’ll have along the way! 🥂💕

Big hugs to everyone!! Xo!

Any suggestions on where I should travel to next? My birthday is almost 3 weeks away, and I want to spend February trave...
01/12/2022

Any suggestions on where I should travel to next? My birthday is almost 3 weeks away, and I want to spend February traveling to at least one fun place!

I’ve been reminiscing on my trip to the West Coast last year when my cousin and I drove all around Southern Cali to take photos, eat gooood food, and meet up with friends I hadn’t seen in years. I don’t know about you, but I’m already mentally planning as many trips as I can take this year. I’ll legit try to come visit you if tell me when HAHA.

- Liz

California sunsets with my cousin + his beyond beautiful girlfriend. I really wish I could go back in time. 🤍Also,  we a...
10/30/2021

California sunsets with my cousin + his beyond beautiful girlfriend. I really wish I could go back in time. 🤍

Also, we are your biggest fans. 🤩

Their first look was in a magical flower garden. I don’t think it gets much better than that. 🌸, I have a feeling you’re...
10/28/2021

Their first look was in a magical flower garden. I don’t think it gets much better than that. 🌸

, I have a feeling you’re going to show up a lot in my feed soon… hehe!! 🤩🥰

Felt like I waited a lifetime for this wedding and, man, was it everything I expected and more. 🔥🥳
10/01/2021

Felt like I waited a lifetime for this wedding and, man, was it everything I expected and more. 🔥🥳

— I already cannot wait for fall & that extra warm golden hour light. Pure magic. ✨
08/06/2021

— I already cannot wait for fall & that extra warm golden hour light. Pure magic. ✨

— still obsessing over this shoot & music video. Oooooffff. 🔥 x .abigail x  🥲😍
08/05/2021

— still obsessing over this shoot & music video. Oooooffff. 🔥

x .abigail x 🥲😍

— A single shot that makes my heart feel a wave of emotions. These two have been a part of my life for a few years now, ...
08/03/2021

— A single shot that makes my heart feel a wave of emotions. These two have been a part of my life for a few years now, and in less than a month they’ll be heading to Texas on a new journey.

I knew I wanted to photograph them in an environment that made sense to both their relationship and all of ours. What’s better than their home? A spot where we cooked, laughed, cried, and prayed with each other.

Obviously, I can’t wait to share more, but this one hit me a little different than the rest. Love you two. 🥲💕

If you’ve never been to a Pakistani-Afghan wedding, put it on your bucket list. “Fun” doesn’t even describe the exciteme...
07/27/2021

If you’ve never been to a Pakistani-Afghan wedding, put it on your bucket list. “Fun” doesn’t even describe the excitement I felt during Wali + Noor’s 2-day celebration! 🤩

I can’t wait to show more, but for now, some of my favorite pictures from the Baraat (aka: the procession that escorts the groom to the site of the wedding). 🥳

— the last pic is there just in case you started taking me too seriously. ✌🏼🤪✌🏼 to when  and I wanted to take artsy fart...
07/23/2021

— the last pic is there just in case you started taking me too seriously. ✌🏼🤪✌🏼

to when and I wanted to take artsy fartsy photos in the middle of December. Oddly enough, I’m thankful his car broke down because we found this gem instead of driving 3 hours to our original beach plan. Lol!

+ hello to all the new followers! Wow, thank you for all the love! XO! 🥰

✖️Editorial bridal bo***irs are my new favorite sessions.Truthfully, I never thought I’d photograph a bo***ir session be...
07/14/2021

✖️Editorial bridal bo***irs are my new favorite sessions.

Truthfully, I never thought I’d photograph a bo***ir session because I feel they’re a bit too sexual for my personal preference. However, I finally found my niche within this corner of photography, and I’m digging it.

More insanely gorgeous photos to come, but for now just a few simple shots of my gorgeous friend and bride-to-be. 🤍

Shoutout to for the perfect minimalist lingerie set.

Cute moments in b&w. 🖤
07/08/2021

Cute moments in b&w. 🖤

Cute moments in b&w. 🖤
07/08/2021

Cute moments in b&w. 🖤

✨ Happy one week of marriage to these two! ✨When my beautiful friend, Gabriella, asked me to photograph her wedding in T...
07/03/2021

✨ Happy one week of marriage to these two! ✨

When my beautiful friend, Gabriella, asked me to photograph her wedding in Texas, I was beyond excited. I met her pre-Covid (February 3, 2020 to be exact) while visiting Dallas as a birthday gift to myself. I remember seeing her behind the coffee counter, thinking, “UM OKAY. She is stunning. Maybe I can make a friend here!”

I’m not always confident enough to initiate a conversation with a stranger, but the Lord definitely gave me the “Eh, YOLO” attitude that trip cause I ended up asking her to celebrate my bday with me at Dave & Busters (she did!). 🤣

As Covid went on so did our friendship. I remember her FaceTiming me with an update on her relationship status, saying, “So there’s a guy.”

Jackson.

As she talked about him, her determined tone of voice and way she described him made me pretty darn hopeful for a future wedding. (And I secretly hoped to photograph it, too). 🥰

So here’s a preview of their wedding day. I’m sure when I edit the rest, I’ll be posting even more. Love you two! 💕

When it’s comes to bridal bouquets, the bigger the better. Who’s with me?! 🙋🏼‍♀️💐
05/26/2021

When it’s comes to bridal bouquets, the bigger the better. Who’s with me?! 🙋🏼‍♀️💐

Nick + Tarah // Two humans I freaking love. T-121 days ‘til your wedding but who’s counting, right?! 🥰💖
05/25/2021

Nick + Tarah // Two humans I freaking love. T-121 days ‘til your wedding but who’s counting, right?! 🥰💖

It’s me! — I wanted to show my face on here to say hello & share a bit about myself!-I’m silently chuckling as I write t...
04/12/2021

It’s me! — I wanted to show my face on here to say hello & share a bit about myself!
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I’m silently chuckling as I write this because a lot of my photos are so dramatic, including this photo of me, yet I’m a huge jokester.
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Oddly enough (though I love it), groomsmen frequently tell me, “You remind me of Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec,” and one time a bride’s grandfather said, “You remind me of Charlie Chaplin!” (Yes, I too had to research more about him to fully grasp the compliment, LOL!!)
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Pretty much, I take life seriously and lightheartedly all in one.
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R A N D O M F A C T S:
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⭐️ My love language is quality time and acts of service. That’s why I’m in this service biz because it’s how I feel and show love in this world.
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🌸 I believe in giving yourself grace to fail + find yourself. They say, “The world waits for no one.” So let it run! When you’re ready to sprint, you’ll catch up. There’s no such thing as “too late” if you work hard.
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⚡️I’m always excited to meet new people + make friendships! I don’t believe you’re “too good” or “not good enough” for anyone.
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Thanks for always sticking around + supporting my art (aka: my heart)! 🥰

Loving others shouldn’t be a second thought. There’s value in everyone regardless of our differences. Let’s choose to no...
04/01/2021

Loving others shouldn’t be a second thought. There’s value in everyone regardless of our differences. Let’s choose to notice it.
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you are magic.✨ These photos still hit as much as they did last year. XO! 🥰

Photographing kids is one of my favorite parts about weddings.~There’s something about the way kids observe a wedding da...
03/30/2021

Photographing kids is one of my favorite parts about weddings.
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There’s something about the way kids observe a wedding day that intrigues me. Their minds are always processing what the day means, why they have to sit quietly for a 1/2 hour, why a random stranger with a camera is up in their face...
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Plus, they’re all dressed to the nines with mud or chocolate lingering somewhere, yet they could CARE LESS. 🤣
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As a photographer, you have to develop trust within seconds of meeting children, and if you do, dang you get some pretty cute portraits.
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The front image is during the first few seconds of meeting this little Serbian girl. You can tell she’s suspicious of the stranger who hadn’t yet said “hello.” 😅💖

〰️ There’s beauty in 𝘮 𝘰 𝘷 𝘦 𝘮 𝘦 𝘯 𝘵.My cousin, Louisa, absolutely killing it... as always.
03/23/2021

〰️ There’s beauty in 𝘮 𝘰 𝘷 𝘦 𝘮 𝘦 𝘯 𝘵.

My cousin, Louisa, absolutely killing it... as always.

Jass, I know keep saying this but you are absolutely stunning! To everyone: I will be spamming this wedding all year so ...
03/02/2021

Jass, I know keep saying this but you are absolutely stunning! To everyone: I will be spamming this wedding all year so be prepared. 🤣😍

+ a big shout out to the vendors shown in these pics!!! ✨

⋗ Venue:
⋗ Dress:
⋗ Makeup: .suazoo
⋗ Earrings:
⋗ Florist:

A sun-kissed, desert goddess. 💫⭐️Wow, pulling this masterpiece out of the hard drive to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my f...
02/28/2021

A sun-kissed, desert goddess. 💫⭐️

Wow, pulling this masterpiece out of the hard drive to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite sister-cousin, ! It blows my mind how incredibly beautiful you are both inside and out. I’m beyond blessed to have you in my life not only because you’re the closest thing to a sister I have, but also because man is it amazing to have someone who understands your humor and loves the same things as you. Have an incredible 23rd year. Love you infinitely! ♾💛

Ireland never disappoints. 🤩 C’mon ladies, we all deserve a bridal session somewhere incredible, right?!
02/23/2021

Ireland never disappoints. 🤩 C’mon ladies, we all deserve a bridal session somewhere incredible, right?!

⚡️MAJOR UPDATE⚡️Things are gonna change around here. Aka: Liz is *finally* coming back to Instagram. Some of you may be ...
02/23/2021

⚡️MAJOR UPDATE⚡️

Things are gonna change around here. Aka: Liz is *finally* coming back to Instagram. Some of you may be like, “Wait, you’ve been gone?” LOL, well good. I slid out perfectly then.

Since 2018, I cancelled my social media. Not completely- I’ve posted here and there since then but take a second to scroll down my feed. You’ll notice it tends to be my birthday frequently. 🤣

The reason why I dipped out is a longer story. Ultimately, the Lord and I had some healing to do internally. YA’LL!

👉🏼 For whoever needs this: there is only one YOU. You have something special that NO ONE else can give!!!👈🏼

With that said, I have an insane amount of content I’ve never shown to anyone. I’m talking well over 100,000 images and at least 75 sessions. *Breathe Liz* LOL. 😅 So, I’ve been sorting through them and can’t wait to share the work I’m proud of!

I’m also looking into sharing more fashion, travel, and personal work on my new account . That’ll be in progress once I finalize planning this one out.

Thank you all for supporting me through the years. If I could invite you all over for a home-cooked meal, I would. You appreciating my art means the world to me. 🥺❤️

One week ago I turned 25, and today my girl, Rosie is 7 months old. 🥳When I was a kid, I always dreamed of what my 24th ...
02/12/2021

One week ago I turned 25, and today my girl, Rosie is 7 months old. 🥳

When I was a kid, I always dreamed of what my 24th year (2020) would look like. I imagined I’d be married and possibly have started a family. Funny enough, PART of that became true just in a slightly different way than lil’ Liz planned.

Mid-2020 I started fostering puppies. Two in total. I didn’t get very far before adopting one, even though I had ZERO intentions of doing so when I signed up for fostering. I felt it wasn’t the “right time,” but isn’t that what we all say about some of the best things in life? Haha!

Rosie came to me all the way from Texas where she had been rescued from drowning in a hurricane flood. She was only 6 weeks old, extremely malnourished, housing lots of worms and parasites, and suffering from the WORST virus dogs can have (I call it “Covid for Dogs” since no one has a cure and there’s a rough survival rate).

Mind you, I was a N00B at understanding what fostering entailed. So wow, wasn’t she quite the gem! You think fostering is all about squishing little puppy bellies, but I was over here the first 3 months feeling like a single mother who had the world against her. For the first month, I couldn’t hold her without scrubbing myself down and bleaching my clothes after since her virus was that contagious to other dogs and hard to eradicate!

With that said, man, the process was rewarding! I came out finally feeling like someone loved me as much as I loved them and more. If you’ve ever been interested in fostering, please chat with me!!

Also, if you want to hear more of her story 👉🏼 . LOL! I HAD TO!!

Anyways, HERE’S TO 25 AND 2021. Lord if you wanna bring me that man now, let’s GOOO!!! 🤣🤣🤣

10/30/2020

Still hits the same.

Here’s the only selfies I’ve taken this year bc my hair was overgrown for most of it (lol).  gave me this incredible s**...
10/29/2020

Here’s the only selfies I’ve taken this year bc my hair was overgrown for most of it (lol). gave me this incredible s**g so of course I had to have some photo fun. 😉

Thanks to Covid, these two celebrated their marriage 4 different times. 1. When they signed their marriage certificate. ...
10/28/2020

Thanks to Covid, these two celebrated their marriage 4 different times.
1. When they signed their marriage certificate.
2. Their traditional Ghanaian wedding.
3. Their venue wedding.
4. The day-after session you see here.

Maybe Covid isn’t all that bad, right?! LET’S PARTY PARTY! 🥳🤩

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Venue: Glen Ellen Farm
Design & Planning: Ashley Henson Design
Florals: Ashley Henson Design
Decor: Ashley Henson Design
Catering: Simply Fresh Events
Photographer: Liz Rachel Photography
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Real bride Jassmire stunned in this long sleeve off-the-shoulder trumpet style wedding dress! 😍🙌Covered with intricate lace appliques and embellished with dazzling sequins, this dress is perfect for the bride looking for a showstopping dress! 👗Tap the link to book your bridal appointment today! https://bit.ly/2QFuU4X

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