Washington DC Photographer

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welcome to rmn photography

Welcome! My name is Rachel Naft and I have been an experienced professional photographer in the Washington DC area for the past 15 years. I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients, diverse in background, and ranging in sphere from individual families to Fortune 500 companies.  I love what I do, the people I meet, and the vast array of projects that come my way.

My style is a combination of traditional photography, photo-journalistic, and modern photography developed through my life experiences with film, travel, and fashion. With my camera I create a visual narrative of events and capture lifestyle portraits with a boutique focus on customer service. Focusing on the client and their needs I use a mix of these photographic styles for different subjects to help capture each client’s unique personality. I have been fortunate enough to be able to mix my passion with my work to provide a range of wedding photography, engagement photography, family photography, headshots, and corporate services for both personal and corporate clients.

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Since I work within many areas of professional photography my site is divided into pages for each category. You can link to each of those pages below or scroll down for an overview.




Professional Wedding Photography

My approach to wedding photography is telling the story of your day through emotion, details and lighting.  I aim to create memorable images that make you relive everything you experienced, and even a few moments you may have missed. For a majority of the day I use photojournalistic wedding photography; letting the day unfold organically without feeling staged.  Using your venue and  unique personalities I work to make the bridal party feel comfortable in front of the camera, all the while having fun. However, it is during the formal portraits that I am front and center organizing and giving you pointers to look your best. This way we get through the photos you want quickly while missing none of the party. I personally work with each couple to create a list of formal photos and customized a timeline to fit your specific needs. My years of experience shooting weddings allows me to adjust and be flexible for just about any situation that may come up.  


I strive to be an Affordable Wedding Photographer

Quality, affordable wedding photography is something desperately lacking in the DC area. This is why I strive to offer affordable wedding photography packages with exceptional value. I believe that everyone should be able to afford high quality images they love along with great customer service.

Looking for the Best Engagement Photography?

Engagement sessions are a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day. You can also use the session to take photos at a location you may not be able to get to on your wedding day. The images can be used for your invitations, save the date, wedding website, and social media. I always include full resolution digital files with any session! Engagement sessions can be scheduled individually; regardless if I photograph your wedding or not.


Corporate Photography


modern Corporate Photography

Build your corporate brand with professional photos of your employees and events that will stand out. Corporate photography presents your business with a professional modern look to help your customers distinguish you from your competition. I work with companies of all sizes on headshots, trade-shows, awards, galas, conferences, and even material for social media.


Family Photography


Lifestyle Family Photography

It is said that the best wedding photographers make the best family photographers because of their ability to work with an assortment of people among a million distractions. My years of experience with weddings helped to develop my career into an experienced lifestyle family photographer. One of the best parts of my job is getting to document families grow and develop over the years. My style of taking your family photo combines traditional portraits along with more candid lifestyle imagery. I offer sessions starting at maternity through newborn and infant as well as large family and group packages. 


Travel Photography


Experienced Travel Photography

Since I took my first trip abroad at six years old I have loved to travel! I am captivated by differences in culture from around the world and am always seeking out a new adventure. Just about nowhere is off limits for me. I have travelled to over 50 countries and, while I am always asked, I do not have one favorite. I adore them all. Each place has its own traditions, food, architecture and faces that make it unique. I use my time off to explore my passion of travel photography. I have been fortunate enough to combine my work with some of my travels and am always looking for new opportunities that allow me to visit and photograph in new locations.  


Washington, DC,the burbs AND BEYOND


Being based in Arlington, Virginia I primarily serve clients within 30 miles of Washington, DC, but I love to work outside of the area as a professional photographer in just about any worldwide location you can come up with!

2600 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
We couldn’t have found a better photographer! Rachel makes everyone comfortable, she’s take-charge in the most professional and helpful way, and she was (somehow) always in the right place at the right time to take a fabulous photo. We’re extremely happy with our photos and would highly recommend Rachel for your big day!
— Lauren
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