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David Johnson

8 August 2019

Rachel has become our official family photographer: my sister's wedding 10 years ago, her kid's baby pictures, my then-girlfriend's sister's wedding...then my wedding to my girlfriend, our party several months later...and now our baby photos! Rachel is an amazing photographer who not only does a great job taking pictures but is able to organize everyone quickly, efficiently and stress free to get the photos you want. And she also had flexible pricing fit to your needs and time frame More...

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Chrisdiona Guy Clarke

5 August 2019

There are not enough words to explain the talent, and professional Rachel exudes! Beyond that she is a pleasure to be around. She kept things moving, dealt with all kinds of dynamics. She pinned boutonnières, helped with my dress, kept me calm, and was just fun to be around. I 1,000% recommend her. My entire bridal party, family loved her. Best decision we made!!! 5 stars is not enough!!! More...

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Kristin Morrison

4 August 2019

I came to Rachel for my wedding photographer via a friend's recommendation. I was not disappointed. Rachel listened to my needs from the first conversation. The day of she was phenomenal. Her attitude and ability to keep folks happy and on point during photo sessions was impressive. She kept Chris and I calm and comfortable during our bride and groom photos and it shows in the end results. I have a beautiful collection of photos to remember the day by. The variety is amazing and I'm thrilled with the collection. She captured the moment perfectly. More...

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Allison Shapiro

16 July 2019

Rachel photographed our wedding. She does beautiful work and was upbeat and focused through it all. Would recommend highly.

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Jane Stone (MOB)

15 May 2019

RMN Photography and Rachel Naft are phenomenal! From the first moment we met Rachel we knew we wanted to work with her for our daughter’s wedding. She has amazing vision, talent and is the ultimate professional, not to mention her photos are AMAZING! There were many challenges on the wedding day, not to mention the least of which was pouring rain. Rachel was able to snag an hour window without rain and get gorgeous outdoor shots. I especially like the candids she got of the wedding party – so fun! All our friends and family kept raving about her on the day of the wedding and how engaging and friendly she was. I also loved that when someone was taking a pic with their personal phone she was right there to take a professional shot, as well. To our delight, Rachel posted some select photos on Instagram and Facebook the very next day – the likes and comments just kept coming!!! I honestly cannot recommend RMN Photography enough. They are the BEST!!! More...

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Heather (Langham) Fernandez

7 May 2019

If i could give more than 5 stars I would! Rachel was absolutely perfect in every way!! She was sweet, great with the kids there and professional!!!! I have seen some sneak peaks and cannot wait for the rest of the photos. If you are getting married or need a photographer, go with Rachel. More...

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Minhae Sohn

27 December 2018

Rachel was amazing to work with! Both my husband and I are very camera shy but she made us feel really comfortable and captured the best moments of our special day. She was very pleasant to work with starting with the first conversation till the after the wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! More...

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Jessica R.

21 December 2018

Simply said, Rachel Naft is awesome.  She has a great personality and makes wonderful suggestions that only make the pictures better.  She is very easy to work with, great with wedding guests and works seamlessly throughout the event.  Although wedding photography is expensive, we thought the money spent at RMN Photography was more than reasonable and the quality of what we received was outstanding.   An added benefit, was that we were having a jewish wedding and Rachel fully understood the important moments and was able to cue for our music to  coincide with those moments.   Rachel's turnaround time for posting both a preview and the wedding pictures were prompt.  Communication with her was very easy.  Calls and e-mails are promptly returned.    You will not be disappointed if you hire Rachel. More...

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Jane

7 November 2018

Great to work with, friendly, high quality, quick turnaround, perfectly captures special moments.

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Sukanya

7 November 2018

Rachel was so much fun to work with. She was easy going and really good with people. I loved how she got everyone to pose and do what she wanted so she could get all the shots she needed. Our videographer and Rachel met each other for the first time at our wedding and one would think they knew each other. I'm still amazed at the way they worked with each other, almost like they have worked together before. I was really impressed. She was always on time, super enthusiastic and very professional. She also sent us our pics really fast and in a very nice package. I would highly recommend her, she's so talented and took so many pictures and didn't miss a single thing. I am very grateful! More...

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jessica

7 November 2018

Rachel is a wonderful photographer and very professional in every aspect of the services that she provides. She blends in well with the guests and puts everyone at ease. She has a great personality. She showed up early for our event and provided deliverables in a very timely manner. I would absolutely recommend Rachel. She is great! More...

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Amber

28 July 2018

She goes well out of her way to make sure you get what you want. Her passion shows well in her work.

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Melissa Joy

25 July 2018

We've worked with Rachel 3 times now and always recommend her! She has the best attitude, direction, lighting, and photo angles. They always come out better than I expect. She's always quick to give you a sneak peak which is always appreciated. We wouldn't use anyone else in the area. Thanks Rachel for capturing our family moments!!!! More...

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Pia Carusone

25 July 2018

Rachel is the exclusive photographer for our distillery, Republic Restoratives. She gets far better shots than any photographer that I've ever worked with in the half the time. I wouldn't use anyone else.

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Marcy Howard Jessup

25 July 2018

Rachel is the best! She was the photographer at my daughter's recent wedding. All of the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Rachel is an amazing and true professional who has a special talent for capturing those special moments on film. More...

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Paige Skrickus

25 July 2018

Rachel shot some maternity photos and my daughter's newborn photos, and she was fabulous! She was so patient during the newborn session, which I really appreciated as a new mom. She was quick to turn around the photos, and for the amount of edited photos we got, her pricing is a great value! More...

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Jackie Geralnick Budilov

25 July 2018

Rachel was so great to work with! She was very responsive before hand, she remained relaxed during the hectic photo session with both sides of my family right before the ceremony, and took so many great photos. Plus, she was really quick to turn around a sneak peek and online gallery. She was a wonderful photographer and all of my guests thought she was great. Very highly recommended! More...

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Kelly Fainter

25 July 2018

Rachel shot our wedding almost 3 years ago and she was wonderful to work with. Her turn around time was incredibly fast and she offered a variety of package options. Loved the candid shots she got during the reception. I wish we had a few more pictures of just the two of us, but the weather was not cooperative and neither was my husband during dinner hour :) More...

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LeiLei Chaw Huffman

25 July 2018

We have had her capture our important memories since our wedding many years ago. Always a pleasure to work with, very caring, artistic, flexible, and so great with the kids! We can always depend on her to provide beautiful photographs that we will cherish always! More...

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Jamie Stephens Hiles

25 July 2018

We have two great experiences with Rachel taking pictures of our little girl and our family. She is very good with children and very patient. She has great ideas and we always love the finished product. She also got us our pictures very quickly. We will definitely use her again in the future! More...

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Allison Mandich

25 July 2018

Rachel has worked with our family for several years now, and her photographs are fantastic! From large extended family portraits to individual shots of our little ones, Rachel has a superb eye for detail and endless patience with her subjects! The value of her photography packages is unmatched in the DC area, her knowledge of great shooting locations is impressive, and she is genuinely a pleasure to work with. We can't recommend her highly enough! More...

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Lynn Alexander Lewandowski

25 July 2018

Rachel shot our wedding. She was fantastic to work with, before, during, and after our big day. My in-laws are notorious for not ever smiling in photos--Rachel got them to smile, laugh, and everyone looked fabulous in our photos. Rachel is professional, calm, friendly, and upbeat, which are all very important characteristics on stressful wedding days. She was a blast to work with! I get tons of complements on our photos all the time, and we love reminiscing with her gorgeous pictures. I highly recommend her for any event photo needs. Thank you again for the fantastic photos Rachel! - Lynn & Rob (and now, Ada) More...

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Elizabeth Reitz Johnson

25 July 2018

Rachel is SUPERB. Her photos are beautiful. My sister and my husband's sister both used Rachel for their weddings. Our day was perfect, definitely in part to Rachel's beautiful pictures. Thanks again!

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Emily Brodhead

25 July 2018

At our wedding, Rachel had an energetic personality that was somehow completely calming. Her energy helped bring out my husband and I’s best smiles.

Rachel took full advantage of the fully bloomed garden at St. Francis monastery, as well as the beautiful arches that adorned the path around the perimeter of the monastery grounds. Many of our favorite photographs from our wedding were with members of our wedding party and our family under the arches. She got everyone to display beautiful smiles, including my husband, which is not easy since he is extremely camera shy.

During the ceremony we did not even notice her presence. During the reception, she captured excellent candid shots. I think she took photos of every guest. She captured every key moment of the reception.

However, what most impressed me about Rachel was her accessibility and promptness. During our first meeting, she spent nearly two hours with us going over all of the photographs we would want at our wedding. She was quick to respond to emails and her turn-around time with our photos was incredible. She had prepared a sneak peak of 125 photos just five days after the wedding. We had all of our photos within two weeks of the wedding. Each photo was beautiful. The hardest part was picking out the 20 that she will print out; 10 5x7 and 10 8x10. She will give you a flash drive of all the photos she took, so you can print out any photos you would like. I highly recommend Rachel. The quality of her work is outstanding. When my husband and I have children, we intend to hire her again to photograph them.
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Sherri Berggren

25 July 2018

Rachel did a family session with us for my son's first birthday. She was a joy to work with considering we were shooting outside at the end of February with a chilly, tired, cranky, nearly one year old and a 2.5 year old Labrador who doesn't want to be in the same immediate location as the toddler. Despite the challenges of our family she got some amazing photos that captured our family perfectly. We adored the final results! More...

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Laura Huff

25 July 2018

Rachel takes beautiful photos! She took shots for some family photos last July and was able to work with our two small kids and bring out some great giggles and smiles. She has a fantastic eye for capturing the moment. We had some black and white and color photos and really love the different effects she created with her camera. All our family have raved about the photos! Rachel was awesome to work with too. Her rates are very reasonable and we hope to book her again soon! More...

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Stefanie Garcia

25 July 2018

Rachel is truly the best photographer in the DC Metro area. Whether it's wedding pictures, engagement photos, pregnancy shoots, new baby pictures, or anything in between, Rachel's work is stunning. Her natural talent is coupled with her attention to detail, and it makes her a joy to work with. She'll confer with you on an overview of the day and suggest shots that may not have occurred to you. Ultimately, whatever you want out of the session, she'll make sure you get. All of the photos she's taken for me and for my friends & family have been exquisite, and everyone raves about her. 5 out of 5 stars, every time! More...

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Camille A. Galdes

25 July 2018

Rachel is the best photographer I've ever worked with. She is truly an artist--even under less than ideal conditions, she gets the most amazing shots! She works so quickly and efficiently, and is truly fun to hang out with in that time. She knows how to work with kids, who can be so difficult in photo sessions. She's patient and creative, always going with the flow and getting excellent shots no matter the circumstances. I cherish the photos she taken of my son and I won't use anyone else!! More...

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Mel N Helentjaris

25 July 2018

Rachel is an amazing photographer. We hired her to do our baby announcement photos. She was so fun to work with and so easy to get along with from the moment she arrived. She made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole session. Her attention to detail is amazing and she is so creative. We loved how all of our pictures turned out. Thanks again Rachel! More...

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Sukanya Roy

25 July 2018

Rachel did our engagement pics recently, in Old Town, Alexandria, and we had so much fun with her! First, she was there on time, my fiancé and I were in fact a few minutes late. She knew the area well, took us to all different pretty locations, she helped us with different poses, told us what to do, made us laugh. This was important because we had never taken pictures like this before and it was daunting, but she made us feel very comfortable. Rachel kept fixing my hair and dress and making sure I looked perfect for all the pictures, so very thoughtful of her! After the session was done, she kept asking us if we wanted to do any more, if we could think of any more poses or ideas for more pictures. She wanted to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted, and I really appreciated this about her. I really liked being around her and working with her. Our engagement pics are amazing, by the way. Rachel is very creative and very good at what she does! She is also our photographer for the wedding, and I'm very excited to see what else she has in store for us. Highly recommend Rachel for your special photographs. More...

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Marisa Luciano

25 July 2018

Gorgeous photos , fabulous photographer!

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Beth Sarah Newton

25 July 2018

My family loves Rachel Naft! She has photographed us from our engagement, to wedding day, and recently as a family with a little one. She is super talented, has reasonable pricing, and is fun to work with! We plan to have her capture our milestones for years to come. More...

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Sarah

16 July 2018

We booked Rachel based on a recommendation from our venue coordinator who had worked with her on several other weddings. Rachel was immediately responsive, friendly, informative, and she went above and beyond to assist us with securing the necessary permits for our photo locations. Rachel was able to remain calm and get the group through a very aggressive timeline...and we got every shot on the list including three different locations.

Rachel's professionalism and customer service was phenomenal. We saw a sneak peak of our photos within a week (off-peak wedding season) and she delivered the rest in an expedited timeframe. She certainly has a vision and got some really amazing shots.

We couldn't have been happier.
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Lauren

15 July 2018

We couldn't have found a better photographer!
Rachel makes everyone comfortable, she's take-change 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! More...

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Brieanna

2 July 2018

Rachel was a fantastic photographer from our engagement session until the end! She went above and beyond to make sure that all of our pictures turned out wonderfully!! She captured so many great photos of moments from our wedding we will always cherish! We plan to use her for our future photography needs! Highly recommend!!! More...

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Lauren

5 February 2018

Rachel was a delight to work with from beginning to end. She was kind, promptly responsive, and listened to what we wanted. From our initial consultation meeting, to her site visit, to the wedding itself, we enjoyed working with her and trusted her. She captured amazing candid moments as well as gorgeous portrait shots. We will treasure the images forever. She extended her time on the night of because we realized we wanted her to capture more of the party More...

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Kelsey

26 December 2017

If you are looking for the BEST photographer ever here she is!! Rachel is FANTASTIC and AMAZING to work with. Her pictures come out so BEAUTIFUL! My husband and I highly recommend Rachel to anyone we meet.
She made our day possible and a dream come true !
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Beth

26 December 2017

When you make a list of all the qualities you want in a wedding photographer, Rachel is at the top of every category:
Responsive: Throughout the wedding planning process, Rachel responded to all of my emails quickly and helpfully (I can't think of a time when she took more than 48 hours to respond)

Knowledgeable: We had a fall wedding with an early sunset. Rachel knew exactly the time we would need to arrive to get quality shots before the sun went down.
Efficient: We had a time crunch (see above), but Rachel was still able to get every group shot we wanted - and more!
Quick turnaround on photos: Our "sneak peek" (of about 90 photos!) was up on her blog 4 days after the wedding. She mailed us a flash drive with all the day's photos (about 2000) about 2.5 weeks later.
Fun: Rachel has such a great personality - you can tell she loves what she does! She puts everyone at ease.
Value: Rachel's pricing is the best out there!!
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS: I cannot put into words how wonderful the photos came out. Rachel has such a creative eye and comes up with some breathtaking shots. We were lucky to have our reception during the Atrium at Meadowlark's holiday light show, and Rachel took STUNNING photos!! I also love her pictures of the guests dancing - if you want fun candids of your guests getting down on the dance floor, nobody does it better than Rachel.

My husband and I have found a photographer for life in Rachel - we can't wait to work with her again!!
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Elizabeth

26 December 2017

Rachel is AMAZING. We could not have asked for a more professional, knowledgeable photographer. We also love her a la carte pricing. Rachel was my sister's wedding photographer as well as my husband's sister's wedding photographer. We can't say enough good things about her. More...

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Chrissy

12 November 2017

We can't recommend Rachel enough. A friend referred Rachel to us and we met to arrange an engagement shoot. From the start, Rachel was wonderful, putting us at ease and working with us to ensure we got the engagement photos we wanted. We were blown away when we got the results, which captured a range of styles, lighting, and settings. We then chose to hire Rachel to shoot our actual wedding. She knocked it out of the park again, capturing all the key moments we wanted. We love the finished product, both the digital album and touched up hard copies. Rachel consistently tailored her approach to our input throughout the entire process, adapted to our needs, and responded quickly to any outreach.

Friends of ours who had just gotten engaged hired Rachel because they liked our engagement album, and were equally pleased with their own engagement/wedding photo experience.
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Sarah

9 November 2017

Rachel is every bit of professional, creative, and energetic. Her photos convey the spirit of the moment and she works tirelessly to make sure she has everything covered on your big day.
I went to college with Rachel and she was happy to travel to Wisconsin to be our photographer (well, UW-Madison is our alma mater!) but the acquaintance aside, she loves to travel and always has a camera by her side.
She is very communicative and keeps you on track, and did a great job giving everyone direction when it came to herding everyone for the group portraits. Rachel will be extremely well prepared but leaves room for spontaneity: we had an on-the-fly photo shoot on the way back from our planned post-ceremony excursion that turned out super cool, and she even captured a shot of a car my husband saw driving by. She's quick!
Our sneak peek photo album arrived in our inboxes very soon after our wedding, and she sent the USB of all the photos very promptly. I have actually yet to pick out which shots we will have her print out for us, which is included in the package; there are so many good ones!!!!
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Allison

8 November 2017

Rachel was AMAZING. From start to finish she did so much to make us comfortable and to create amazing photos that we'll cherish. I'd recommend her wholeheartedy.

We love the pictures (that we've seen so far—she gave us lots to look at!) SO much, and we're thrilled to have them quickly too. They really look amazing. It was awesome that she worked with us to get a sense of who we are and get photos that helped to show that and make the photos different and special rather than just going for the same shots (though of course she worked well with getting some of the traditional photos for the fam too!). She was fantastic/kind/patient when directing us and our large families for portraits, making what could have been a stressful situation really fun. Her total commitment to getting great photos was evident from the start—she came to our venue walkthrough to check out the lighting and come up with portrait ideas, she helped coach us gently when our smiles were getting fake or one of us looked awkward, and she kept a positive attitude throughout—our guests loved her too, she was just game to roll with anything we threw at her. Ultimately the incredible, gorgeous photos she took are proof that we got a great photographer. 12/10 stars, would hire again!
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Angela

16 October 2017

Rachel was very easy to work with from our first meeting with her when we were unsure if we would select her as our wedding photographer. She worked with us to customize one of her packages so that we received everything we wanted within our budget. Her photography and editing skills are great and she is friendly but she will also ensure that your most photogenic moments are captured especially when working with family. She always followed up with us on any questions or concerns we had and provided suggestions during our engagement and wedding shoots. Her quality, reliability and professionalism is top notch. If you select her as your photographer, you won't be disappointed. More...

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Uma

4 October 2017

Rachel was an amazing photographer. She was organized and upbeat and helped everyone stay on track the day of our wedding.

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Christine

4 October 2017

Rachel was one of my favorite vendors to work with. She was fun, insightful and full of great ideas that helped get some of the best pictures of me and my husband we have ever had taken. She is everywhere at once and does not miss a beat. Many guests mentioned how much fun she was to have around without being "in the way". I cannot say enough great things about my experience from start to finish. Thank you so much Rachel!! More...

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Steve

4 October 2017

Rachel did a remarkable job with both our engagement photos and wedding photos. We had two ceremonies for the wedding and decided to extend her evening with an extra hour of service which she accommodated. Overall, patient, outgoing, attentive and fulfilled all our requirements and requests. Most importantly the photos she took turned out beautifully! More...

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Mary

21 August 2017

Rachel Naft is an amazing and delightful photographer! She captured every special moment in my daughter's recent wedding. She has a gift for making those being photographed feel comfortable in front of the camera. Rachel knows how to get in and take photos quickly and professionally. She will also try to work as best as possible to keep within your budget. We recently received proofs from the wedding and are overjoyed with the quality and number of photos. We highly recommend Rachel! You will love her and her work. More...

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Sarah

19 July 2017

Rachel was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for. Very accommodating and made us very comfortable. She got every shot we could have wanted both posed and candid. She is patient and gives ideas for photos you would not think of asking for, but also gets all the photos you do ask for. She is very knowledgeable about her field and gave us thorough answers to all of our questions without hesitation. More...

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Diane

7 May 2017

We highly highly recommend RMN Photography for any and all photography needs. We recently used Rachel for our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner party, and wedding. We could not be happier with the wonderful images she produced for us. Rachel is a joy to work with- very professional but fun- and she goes out of her way to make sure you get the photos you're looking for. We could not recommend her more! More...

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Ami

9 April 2017

We contacted RMN Photography about a year before our wedding, and are so happy we did. Rachel was a pleasure to work with, extremely friendly, and professional. She answered all our questions and was flexible with meeting us several times before the wedding. She helped us plan our wedding day timeline and made sure she had a list of all the most important “shots” she needed. Her services were also priced very reasonably for the DC area.

On the day of the wedding, Rachel arrived on time and made sure we kept to our schedule, without being pushy. She was great at getting people to look natural and try different poses. She was also wonderful working with kids. While she was taking photos for over 6 hours, we never felt that she was intrusive.

About a week after our wedding, she posted a sneak peek on her Facebook page and then two weeks later sent us more than 1,000 photos. We loved the colors, the artful staging, and just the overall tone. She was able to capture many candid moments of people having a great time. We couldn’t recommend Rachel more!
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Reavey

27 November 2016

Rachel is so great to work with! She has a great attitude and keeps everyone on schedule and looking good! And her pictures are amazing!

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alicia

27 November 2016

Rachel is wonderful, cheerful, a great photographer. She photographed our outdoor wedding in August. She did a great job of capturing the day, and making it possible for us to enjoy our wedding (as one getting married knows there's more to do besides just party on your day). It's wonderful to look back at the photos and remember the day or see things that I completely missed!! More...

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Atilia

16 November 2016

Rachel was such a pleasure to work with, just absolutely amazing! Her professionalism was remarkable and her prices very reasonable and affordable. The quality of work she provides is impossible to sum up with words but needless to say we will be utilizing her services for all of our future events!!!! We have no regrets when we made the decision to hire Rachel for our wedding photography needs! She is the best!!!!! More...

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Brenda

16 November 2016

My now-husband is not a fan of having his photo taken, which was a huge concern for me when selecting a photographer, but he really enjoyed working with Rachel! She documented our preparation, attire and decor, and captured many great moments throughout the day without being intrusive. Rachel was well-prepared, very accommodating, open to requests, and my wedding party & family members were very impressed with how quickly she was able to pull groups shots together and make everyone feel comfortable. The day flew by so quickly, so I am thrilled to able to look back at her photos and see many details and moments that I would have otherwise missed. I highly recommend RMN Photography! More...

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15 November 2016

Rachel has such a great eye for photography ! She made our wedding photos such a fun experience and the pictures came out better than I expected ! She is awesome I definitely recommend working with her ! More...

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Loema

15 November 2016

Book her! Rachel is the best and her photography is always stunning.

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Veronica

15 November 2016

Rachel was a pleasure to work with. She made me feel comfortable from the moment I spoke with her. She was very accommodating and took time to discuss my day of and timeline. We received Rachel's name from a friend's recommendation and i would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my friends getting married in the future! More...

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Meredith

15 November 2016

Rachel was amazing. She took charge when we needed her to and was consistently a calming influence through the entire planning process and the day of. The pictures turned out beautifully too! Couldn't be happy with her services! More...

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Marissa

15 November 2016

Rachel was absolutely the best vendor of our entire event. Incredibly cheerful, focused, professional, and talented. She navigated our wedding jitters and made sure we got all the shots we wanted, and she was so fun!

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Mary

11 September 2016

I would highly recommend Rachel Naft for your wedding photography! She really is incredible at what she does and very reasonably priced! She is such a pleasure to work with, pretty hilarious , organized and works well with a lot of different personalities. Prior to the wedding she sends a list of potential photo combinations that you can chose from. She meets with you personally, as well, to go through the timeline and assesses how to get all of the photos done efficiently, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the wedding. It was amazing watching her, because I know my family can be difficult to manage at times. She would gracefully coordinate some very large shots and have everyone laughing by the end of it. She has a really good eye for pictures and makes sure everything looks good, as she would swiftly fix my dress, veil, or flowers prior to the pictures and explain how she would like the pose. After the wedding she posted a “sneak peek” of the photos on Facebook. I was absolutely amazed! I think all of my guests that had a picture taken of them at the wedding changed their profile picture to one of her photos. They are really phenomenal! She later sent us a link to the photo gallery and a really nice logoed USB drive that included all of the photos as well. She did the most amazing job capturing some really great moments at the wedding that we will cherish forever. We truly are so grateful to her for everything and would recommend her to anyone and everyone! More...

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Cristy

22 August 2016

We were thrilled to have Rachel photograph our May wedding at St. Francis Hall in DC! We met and booked Rachel well over a year before the wedding, and at that meeting I told her how anxious I was about being photographed, and that "no offense to her", but I wasn't looking forward to that part of the day. Fast forward to our wedding and Rachel couldn't have made it any easier on this photo-shy bride! From the moment she arrived at the hotel, to the end of the reception, Rachel was there when I needed her (and out of sight capturing all the wonderful moments I missed when I didn't.) She was a total pro leading up to the wedding, and in dealing with our last minute changes due to weather - as well as navigating family, friends and a rowdy bunch of groomsmen. We could not be more thrilled with the photos we have received and would 100% recommend Rachel to friends. Having seen her final product, I'd say Rachel chipped away a bit at my fear of photos! More...

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24 June 2016

Rachel was a complete gem to work with! She is very friendly and personable, but maintains professionalism throughout the entire process. Her photographs absolutely capture the atmosphere of the evening, and she has a very artistic eye. I would recommend her to anyone searching for an event photographer! More...

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23 June 2016

My mother-in-law is actually the one who found Rachel for us and Rachel was amazing. At first, my mother-in-law is the one who felt really strongly that we needed to do an engagement shoot in addition to the wedding photography. I was hesitant--but Rachel really made us feel at ease and I'm so glad that we did it! It was definitely worth the time and a little extra money. Having an engagement shoot is like the rehearsal dinner part of the wedding&reception main event. Rachel is really open to getting you the best possible experience; and in our case, the theme of our engagement shoot kind of tied into the theme of our reception. Our engagement photos and wedding&reception photos look amazing, both on our walls and in our photo albums! More...

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Leonard

23 June 2016

Rachel was amazing! Not only was she a pleasure to work with, but our pictures also came out great. She was able to handle all the personalities involved and still take all the pictures we wanted (even when I had to take a break because of a migraine). I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion. Thank you so much for everything Rachel!! More...

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Julie

19 June 2016

We loved working with Rachel! From the first meeting she was friendly and accommodating, she answered all of my questions, and had plenty of photos to show us of different weddings and engagements she had done previously. She drove out to meet us at our venue before the big day and we walked through the entire place to discuss our options and visions, she also made a complete list of the group or candid photos we wanted to have for the day. The day of she was on time and was snapping photos constantly. She was polite but firm and kept everyone on schedule. She also made everyone laugh and feel at ease, everyone in our family and bridal party thought she did a fabulous job. During times when nothing in particular was happening, she was off taking candid photos of guests, or of the decor, or even pulled us aside to take a few more photos of Tim and I together while we waited for the guests to be seated in the reception area. I highly recommend working with Rachel, and I hope that we have an event in the future we can hire her for again. More...

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Jenny

17 June 2016

Rachel was great at making sure she got all of the pictures we wanted. She was excellent at getting guests together to get the shots she needed so the couple didn't have to think about it. Plus she captured some amazing moments during the reception! She was affordable, professional, talented and a pleasure to work with! More...

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17 June 2016

A friend recommended Rachel and we are so happy that she was our wedding photographer. Not only is Rachel highly skilled, personable, and flexible, but she was also the most affordable photographer that we contacted. She took really great group and candid shots. Rachel offers different wedding packages as well as hourly services. She was truly a pleasure to work with and we will definitely book her again for future events. More...

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Christine

20 January 2016

From the moment I got engaged I just knew I had to have Rachel as my photographer for my wedding! I only have excellent things to say about her and her work! Rachel is approachable, upbeat, and a true professional. She is also very supportive, I’m not a big fan of having my photograph taken but I knew she would make us look good! She really listened to us about which shots were important and gave good advice about how we could fit everything we wanted into the day. Overall, we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone as their wedding/special events photographer. More...

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Christine

10 December 2015

Working with Rachel was a phenomenal experience from start to finish! Rachel is professional, upbeat, and delivers fabulous photographs! We were especially impressed by -
*Rachel worked so hard at our wedding and was one of the last vendors to leave!
*She was bubbly and positive in every interaction, and she made my husband and I feel so comfortable about being in the spotlight that we ended up having a blast doing photos with her!
*Rachel's attention to detail is outstanding. She made sure we got all the photos on the list we provided her and after the wedding she double-checked our print list and helped us identify a mistake we had made!
We will recommend Rachel to friends and family and we will find reasons to use her for future photo needs!
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Julia

5 December 2015

I will recommend Rachel to every friend I have. She is amazing. She was so kind, helpful, supportive, and delightful to have with us during our wedding festivities. My whole family loved her. The photos turned out beautifully and truly capture the joy of the whole evening. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! More...

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Fraser

24 November 2015

Rachel was incredibly professional and courteous throughout the entire wedding process. We is bright and enthusiastic and brings great ideas to the table. We are very pleased with the final outcome and Rachel's involvement during the event, we highly recommend her for any event you may have. More...

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23 November 2015

Rachel is a great photographer and very fun to work with. She was easy to reach during the planning stages, and executed flawlessly on the big day. We told her the types of pictures that we wanted, and she was able to get them without being obtrusive on the dance floor. She had a great eye for candids/informally posed shots at the cocktail hour, and the formal portraits were done beautifully. The Dance Floor pictures are phenomenal, and Rachel was able to truly capture what we wanted to remember from our wedding.

Rachel was also able to wrangle our families to make sure the pictures we wanted took place. We cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Genessis

22 November 2015

Where to begin....

My husband and I found Rachel online-- craigslist to be exact. I found her post by chance- we were looking for a talented photographer, who was within our budget and quickly feel in love with the small portfolio she included in her posting. We reached out to Rachel and we quickly set a time to meet with her and ask questions.

Rachel is a PRO- we felt very comfortable with Rachel right away. She really understood what were were looking for and delivered more than we could have imagined. Asking her to be our photographer was an easy decision. Rachel is INCREDIBLE. Having a vendor relationship with her was effortless. She is very responsive- truly made sure we had our questions answered in a timely fashion and reached out often. She noted all of the images that were important to us (which she defiantly delivered on) and used her creativity to get images we didn't even know was wanted. Rachel captured great moments, yet- somehow remained in the background.

Our favorite moments with Rachel were the bride/groom shoot we did right before sunset. The pictures were so fun and really captured my husband and I as a couple. Our bridal party pictures would have easily been featured in a bridal mag-- UNREAL. We are VERY happy with the way our pictures came out.
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Lauren

21 November 2015

Rachel was fantastic. She met us in person to discuss all of our options clearly and with thorough details on options. For instance, she walked us through various packages of combinations of hours, photo books, consultations etc... The photos were amazing, and she had great ideas on different shots. All of the wedding photos looked very professional. Also, we received all the photos on a flash drive, which was great! No water marks, or any of that nonsense. Great photos, and highly recommend! More...

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10 November 2015

Rachel was PERFECT. We loved our engagement session but I was really blown away by the wedding photos she captured. I also really appreciated that she was out of the way for the ceremony and reception but was able to capture beautiful images. We received our sneak peak a week (!!) after our wedding, and all our photos were finished well before we were expecting them. There were so many good photos that we had a really hard time deciding which to print for us and our family and friends. More...

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10 November 2015

Rachel is the best in the area! She is a true professional and artist. I got married almost 2 months ago and I am still getting compliments on the photos.

Guests and the wedding party all raved about how nice Rachel is. She is super easy to talk to and the communication is great. She is so nice that my wife and I are sad that picking up our album will be the last time we get to work with her. We are probably gonna plan an anniversary shoot just so we can work with her again. Let me just say again her work is AMAZING and she is a great person.

She is also super fast. We had our electronic gallery in two weeks. We had our prints in a month and are picking up our album this week! Rachel gave us memories that we will truly cherish for a lifetime. I have nothing bad to say and am so glad we chose her.
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16 October 2015

Rachel is awesome. Besides being a great photographer with a keen eye to good shots, she uses time effectively and is really great at communicating. She was everything we could ask for in a photographer and more. We loved everything about our experience with her! More...

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Jeff

12 October 2015

Put simply, Rachel was fantastic. We picked her because: 1) her pictures looked fantastic, of a very high quality; 2) she captured people having fun and cutting loose, which was important to us; 3) we got along with her very well when we met, she was very easy to be around; and 4) the price was competitive.

Rachel was a total pro from the start. We are thrilled with our pictures, and she made wedding day pictures go very smoothly. It is our pleasure to recommend her to anyone!
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Jackie

22 September 2015

Rachel was so great to work with! She was very responsive before hand, she remained relaxed during the hectic photo session with both sides of my family right before the ceremony, and took so many great photos. I got married on September 5 and she had a sneak peak online with over 150 pics by September 10, and our online gallery of all photos was ready just over 2 weeks after the event. She was a wonderful photographer and all of my guests thought she was great. Very highly recommended! More...

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17 September 2015

Rachel was incredible! I have nothing but great things to say about her and her level of expertise. She is a true professional and if you are trying to decide whether or not to hire her, hire her! We chose Rachel to photograph our wedding and my husband (an amateur photographer) and I were blown away at the story she told. She has a Facebook page RMN Photography that you can see all her work and check out the sneak peeks, which she posts within a week of your event. The payment plan is wonderful, you pay in three installments...upon booking, prior to the event, and at the end when you receive your album, so it's very affordable. Actually, that is one of the greatest things. You pay for the quality you are receiving. For me, photography was more important to me than some of the other details, because I wanted to remember the day and the story of our day. Rachel's photography is amazing and so is her customer service. She was willing to Skype, call, meet in person and there was never an issue with email. She responded promptly and always worked with us to address any concerns that may have popped up. On the day of the wedding she was great in coming to both locations (very early in the morning) to get pictures of both of us prior to the ceremony. When the album was being developed, Rachel met with me to make sure the album was exactly what we wanted. I cannot have asked for a better person or photographer. I will be calling Rachel for our next photography session! :) More...

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17 September 2015

Working with Rachel was great. She was very accommodating and made sure everything was taken care of the way we wanted with out making us make too many decisions. She took great pictures, especially actions shots during the reception. She has a great personality that generates more excitement and makes better photos. More...

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Angela

2 August 2015

Where to even begin!? Rachel was an absolute God-send for our wedding, and worth EVERY penny! She helped me in the planning process with a detailed photo list and timeline. Then, when things didn't go quite as planned she helped me roll with the flow, make sure a few guests stayed out of her way, and my husband and I cannot WAIT to see the rest of the photos. We got home from our honeymoon to a "sneak peak" album of 175 perfect photos!!!! We could not have been happier with our selection of photographer! If you don't hire her, you're crazy! More...

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12 June 2015

Ms. Naft provided the photography for my event. Her photography packages that she provided were excellent - she was a lot more flexible about pricing than many of the photographers I contacted, and her photography skills and style were exactly what I was looking for. My relatives were very pleased with her professional demeanor - she was very nice, and my grandmother had high praise for Ms. Naft when she told me that "she seemed like one of your wedding guests." I received photos quickly and exactly as promised. More...

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Jenna

26 May 2015

For the money you will spend, you will get AMAZING photos! Rachel is a gem, and her work far exceeds her price point.

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15 May 2015

Rachel photographed our April 25, 2015 wedding in downtown Washington D.C. I cannot say enough great things about Rachel. First, the photos are gorgeous and we LOVE them. Second, Rachel was very helpful throughout the planning process and gave us pointers about things we had not thought of ourselves. Third, Rachel was so wonderful on our wedding day -- both my husband and I have said so many times how much fun we had with Rachel and how grateful we were for her patience throughout the day and how terrific she was with both kids and finicky grown-ups. We have also received many compliments from our guests about how Rachel was always present without being intrusive, and how much fun she was to have around. We could not possibly be more pleased that we found Rachel Naft and we give her the highest recommendation! More...

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Marjorie

15 May 2015

Rachel was easy to work with and made us feel very comfortable, even though we'd never been professionally photographed before. I love our wedding photos!

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Whitney

12 March 2015

Rachel was absolutely amazing. Our first meeting with her put us at ease about the entire experience. We clicked immediately and she was truly the best choice. She was able to round up my wedding party and get fabulous pics. I highly recommend Rachel Naft Photography. More...

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Anna

23 February 2015

Rachel is absolutely amazing! Her work blew us away. She did both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. The engagement session really helped me to get comfortable. Rachel was very helpful, very accommodating, and not at all pushy. I can not recommend her enough. My husband loved her, my family loved her, and everyone raves about how great our photos look. She has an incredible eye. I had to get an extra large album to fit all of the photos that I just had to print! When I had an issue, which my husband shared with her, and she went above and beyond to make us happy. Rachel managed to capture every part of our day. So many moments that I missed on the day-of, I got to enjoy afterwards in looking at the pictures. More...

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User3773283

17 February 2015

Our wedding photography by Rachel Naft from RMN Photography was excellent. We wanted photos that would really tell the story of our wedding day. And we desired a photographer who could capture timeless, beautiful images. RMN Photography had so many good reviews, and we were sold based on how sensitive and photojournalistic Rachel's photos on her website were.

Rachel met with us at our church for a consultation and to get to know us. Based on our phone conversation with her and the meeting, we knew that her laid-back but professional style was the right fit. She listened for our creative input. She kept us organized by managing our must-have photo list by email.

At our wedding and reception, Rachel came off as a skilled photographer. She took full advantage of the natural light, fall foliage colors, and architectural details at our venues. Rachel also captured really fun, candid photos with smiling and laughing faces, without tons of awkward expressions. She was efficient in getting through our formal shots. She worked with the children in our ceremony in a way that made them feel comfortable. She gave really helpful direction about poses for all of us to look our best. She also did some great night photography of the two of us.

Delivery of photo files was prompt. We liked Rachel's Facebook integration and sneak peek previews of our photos that we could quickly share with friends and family. We look forward to getting our bound photo album. To summarize our experience with our photographer, the words are: stylish photos, personable interactions, and experienced professional. For the quality of the experience and product and price point for Washington area photographic services, we very highly recommend RMN Photography.
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Jennifer

19 January 2015

Rachel did an amazing job with my son's 5 month photos! She was so easy to work with and quick to respond. Everyone loves his photos and they were wonderful gifts for our family. She accommodated my quick turn around time request and I am very grateful! I have recommended her on numerous occasions to other friends as well. I can't wait to use RMN Photography for family photos this summer! More...

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12 December 2014

I cannot say enough wonderful things about RMN Photography! Rachel was a pleasure to work with, corresponding with both my mother and myself throughout the wedding planning process and afterwards as we received our photographs. We had 200 people at our outdoor wedding and reception following and Rachel shot the entire event without an assistant and no detail was overlooked. She is amazing! We met prior to the wedding to review the shots I wanted, and Rachel was great with advice and suggestions and help trouble shooting day of logistics (even helping me troubleshoot things not related to the photography). My groom and I didn't see each other prior to the ceremony and Rachel did a great job of juggling before pictures and was also a big help keeping everyone on schedule. Rachel was a pleasure to be around on the day of my wedding, she was calm and funny and the perfect person to share such an amazing experience with. And the photos....are amazing. They look like prints from a magazine! Everyone who has seen our photos is beside themselves with the quality of Rachel's work. You won't regret booking her for your event! More...

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Suzie

7 December 2014

Rachel did an excellent job! With the short notice she was extremely flexible. You always hear that you should go with a photographer that you connect with and Rachel definitely understood what we wanted for our pictures. Some of our favorite shots were the impromptu ones. Her turnaround time with editing the photos and providing them to us was short and in perfect timing for Thanksgiving. I would definitely recommend her to our friends!! More...

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13 November 2014

Rachel is a fantastic photographer and so pleasant to work with. We have incredible wedding photos thanks to her talents. Friends have remarked on the exceptional color and lighting of our photos. We had a Hindu ceremony and she did a wonderful job capturing the ceremony. More...

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User3967376

31 October 2014

Rachel is awesome. Our wedding photos turned out beautifully. I really couldn't have asked for anything better. She was a pleasure to work with from start to finish: so responsive to emails, always willing to answer questions. She's extremely personable and professional; she was courteous and friendly to all of our guests. When she noticed my elderly aunt waiting outside our venue for the shuttle back to the hotel, she took the time to find out when the next one was scheduled so that the old lady wouldn't be waiting for too long. So sweet. Rachel somehow managed to get pictures of everything and everyone without us ever feeling she was in our faces. I really barely noticed her most of the day, but she got so many fantastic shots. Best of all, her prices are reasonable. If I have another event where I need photography, I'd definitely hire her again. More...

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User3598529

7 October 2014

If I could give Rachel ten stars I could!

Simply put, the pictures were FANTASTIC, she was easy to work with and the price was good.

Prior to the wedding date, Rachel was the one making sure I was organized which I really appreciated. On the wedding day, she was always there when I needed her, yet was never in my face if that makes sense. And, I got a lot of feedback from my often pushy family that they loved her! After the wedding we got a preview album IN 3 DAYS (over 100 photos), AND all of our pictures on disk within a month. We have not yet finalized our album, but it is us that has to get back to her (we've just been too busy!).

In summary - I would not only recommend Rachel, I would say you need to pick her, cause she's the best!
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Rachel

23 August 2014

Rachel did great job. She helped rally everyone together, when relatives were trying to chat and walk away during photos. She was direct, but polite and professional. Here pictures turned out beautiful and were delivered to us sooner than we expected. AND compared to many other photographers we interviewed, she was definitely the best value. More...

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Vanessa

22 August 2014

My husband's and my overall experience with Rachel was top notch -- not only were her services/photos impeccable, but her warmth and easy-going nature made our wedding day (and the planning before it!) a very good experience. We interviewed quite a few photographers before meeting/deciding on Rachel, doing research online and asking friends in the area who they used. We went with Rachel for two main reasons: 1) Her photos are stunning, both candid and more "posed." We not only loved her samples online, but also what she showed us in sample albums when we met her in person; and 2) Her price point. The package she offered that INCLUDED prints (very hard to find in the DC/NOVA area) were unbeatable. Further, my husband and I were impressed when our photo DVDs were shipped to us just 2 weeks after our wedding in early May. Based on what we'd heard from friends who had recently got married, we anticipated a month (at least) of waiting time. As expected, the photos were gorgeous -- Rachel captured our day perfectly. We would certainly hire Rachel if we had to do it all over again. To us, what's important from a vendor are his/her personal touches, and showing that your wedding isn't just "another wedding," but something they also think is special. The morning of our wedding, Rachel was so helpful - she put boutonnieres on the groomsmen; carefully took my wedding dress out of its garment bag to begin taking pictures as the ladies were busy getting ready; and, most importantly, checked in as the morning progressed to make sure we were on schedule (it's so easy to let time slip away as you're enjoying your big day!). After the ceremony, Rachel rode in the wedding party limo to take pictures around DC -- on top of taking beautiful shots, she was so much fun to have along for the ride! On your wedding day, you want to enjoy every last minute, not only with your family and friends but also with those you hire to capture your day -- Rachel did just that, and more. More...

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Jennifer

21 August 2014

Not only was Rachel professional, etc., etc., but she was sweet and nice and did everything my daughter/bride asked and then some! Loved her!

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Emily

15 August 2014

Rachel is AMAZING. She was fantastic when shooting both our engagement and wedding photos. With both sets of photos we were provided with sneak peeks a couple of days after she took them and they were beautiful. Our wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous and there are more than 2,000 of them. Rachel is incredibly responsive, answered all of our crazy questions and managed to take all of the family photos we needed with two sets of divorced parents. She also got all the little details. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos also sings her praises -- and we couldn't agree more! More...

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Mar

21 July 2014

We loved working with Rachel. She was easy going and had great ideas to help make our wedding day perfect. She really understood our wedding style and what types of photos we were looking for. I loved seeing our sneak peek album 3 days after our wedding, and we received the disk of all our photos 2.5 weeks later! I would highly recommend Rachel as a great, local photographer! More...

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Karen

13 June 2014

Rachel runs a top-notch service. My daughter found her on the net...so I was a little anxious--but she quickly built my confidence and trust in her services. Rachel is willing to do the extra above and beyond her photography. We had a difficult day to adventure into DC on a limo run---Rachel was willing to squish into an old time cramped car and she was a huge help to where to go, who needs permits, and great parking spots for the limo. She also called to cue us into the couples arrival at the reception site. All those extras in helping to make our day smoother is where she earned my trust and confidence. At the church and reception, I was used to photographers "being in your face" --poising people, jumping up on chairs, standing in front of guests--not w/ Rachel. She quietly and efficiently is taking pictures without interrupting the event. Her manner was so pleasant, we enjoyed her being around, she felt like another guest at our party--and she was always patient, never pushy and receptive to our ideas of --"hey this would make a neat picture."
Now, as for the END PRODUCT! We are absolutely WOWED!!! She surprised us with pictures back w/in a few days for us to see. She is one talented photographer--- the work is everything from poised to artsy, color to black and white/sepia, to capturing the fun at the party, to the glimpses of love being shared between our young bride and groom. She really captured the essence of our whole event and seemed to snap everyone to their best advantage!
Can't go wrong w/ Rachel and RMS photography! I'd hire her a gain in a heartbeat!
I can't wait to see the final portfolio of pictures--we know we won't be disappointed!
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Shelley

30 May 2014

We absolutely loved working with Rachel! All of our photos are amazing and we appreciated how quickly she posted "sneak peeks" of our engagement and wedding photos on her website that we could share with friends. Since we were married on a Friday and did a reception the next day, we asked Rachel if she could send us a couple photos that we could print and display for friends and family. She sent us photos that very night so that we had plenty of time. Reception attendees commented that she wasn't obtrusive and took group photos and individual candid shots with professionalism and a sense of humor. My (now!) husband dislikes having his picture taken and Rachel was fabulous with getting great photos of him and us that we now have to cherish forever. We highly recommend RMN Photography! More...

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12 May 2014

I could not be happier with Rachel's product! She is warm, friendly and passionate about her work, and gave us the best service on our wedding day. She has a unique style of photography that I loved, which is one of the main reasons we chose her to be our wedding photographer. It also helped that her prices are very reasonable! When we got the proofs back, we could not be happier! She made us look amazing. I would definitely recommend her to friends. More...

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Kelly

7 January 2014

Rachel was so great to work with. She took time to ask me what kind of photos I wanted, ask questions about family dynamics, and offer her suggestions. Even though it rained almost all day on our wedding day, Rachel still got some beautiful pictures. She kept everything on our determined schedule and took a lot of great posed and candid shots. She was very flexible and not pushy on the day of about getting x-number of shots-she went by what my husband and I wanted. Highly recommend! More...

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Rynae

6 January 2014

Rachel was the photographer for our fall wedding in Alexandria, VA. While searching for a photographer, we randomly stumbled across her site, and are so incredibly happy we did! After our first meeting, we instantly knew we had to have her as our photographer. Not only is she kind, professional, attentive, extremely talented, affordable and flexible, but she got 'us' as a couple. Her artistry and professionalism was present throughout our civil union and wedding celebration. Her turnaround with the photos was unbelievable, and the photos were just AMAZING! We couldn't have been more pleased. Our families and friends loved her as well. We can't wait to have her shoot the future events in our life! More...

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Betsy

24 December 2013

Rachel is the best! Not only do I love her style of photography and the pictures she took at our wedding, she helped me so much throughout the planning process and the wedding day itself. Rachel walked through our entire wedding day timeline. We have so many family members, and so many pictures to take, in not enough time. But Rachel scheduled it all out, to the minute, and it worked. She was really flexible with me and our time -- and everything turned out really lovely. I would recommend her in a heartbeat! More...

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10 December 2013

Rachel was great. We chose her because our friends had used her for their wedding and loved the pictures. She has a great personality that makes you feel at ease. She was totally willing to go along with some of the silly ideas we suggested for photos, and we got a great variety of shots, particularly dance shots and some fun group photos. More...

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Lindsay

8 December 2013

Rachel was absolutely incredible from our first meeting to final prints. Communication was easy and quick, and I felt totally prepared when our wedding day arrived. Rachel had a wonderful way of making everyone completely comfortable being photographed and truly captured the essence of our day. The photos were truly works of art, her eye is fantastic. We had so many incredible shots to choose from and everyone who attended was prominently featured. I can't say enough about what a dream Rachel was, her work is amazing and her warm personality added so much to an already wonderful day. More...

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Stacey

22 October 2013

I was super pleased working with Rachel. She did our engagement photos and our wedding. We brought our daughter to our engagement photos, and she wasn't in the best mood. Rachel went with the flow and made sure we still got great photos. The photos turned out great! During the wedding planning, Rachel provided great tips and was always responsive. On the wedding day, she showed up early and was patient as the timeline wasn't going as planned. I was SUPER stressed and Rachel was able to calm my nerves and promise we would get all the photos we wanted. She worked right through the schedule changes and made sure we got everything we wanted. She was fun with our bridal party and we have gotten so many compliments from our "sneak preview". Rachel also is very affordable and let's you make three different payments to spread the cost out. This was very helpful as weddings are expensive! More...

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14 October 2013

We had Rachel Naft of RMN photography do both our engagement and wedding photos, and we have been extremely pleased with what she's given us. She was professional, attentive, and we already have ten of her photographs hanging up in our hallway.

Our wedding was right by the water in Annapolis, and the colors of the sky and water were really vibrant, with some shots almost over-saturated and others with a more muted, classy look. She takes a lot of photographs with a variety of lenses, so if you like the way a shot is framed, there will probably be one with the perfect smile or gesture. I'd absolutely recommend Rachel for anyone's wedding.
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megan

26 September 2013

I loved working with Rachel Naft. She was punctual, professional and FUN. She was very organized and open to my ideas as well! Before the wedding, she had us fill us all the combinations of pictures we wanted family, step-parents, kids, etc. It was time consuming but definitely made pictures go a lot smoother. As time was getting close and closer to the wedding, I would send her little ideas of pictures I wanted. She was very accepting to the ideas and also added her touches as well. It's a stressful day, but taking pictures is definitely one of the highlights and memorable parts of the day. I loved how she put a sneak peak on her facebook page and I would send the link to my family and friends. She made the pictures enjoyable and I would definitely recommend her! More...

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Nina

17 September 2013

Rachel and RMN Photography was amazing to work with. Rachel took time to answer my questions and meet prior to the wedding to understand the day and cultural events tied to the wedding. Rachel also was able to be flexible with our large wedding party and family picture requirements and suggest such amazing shots prior to the reception. Not only does she have an amazing attitude and talent, but she is also fast with the product and has such high quality... we received the Sneak Peak and full set of pictures all under 10 days! To top off all these great qualities, RMN is also by FAR the most reasonable price we came across and the best quality. We would recommend Rachel and RMN for any events in which you need a photographer. More...

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Erin

4 August 2013

Rachel was my favorite vendor. Her photos were absolutely outstanding. She was great with the kids and had great suggestions to maximize her time when we were ahead of schedule. In the end, we got many more photos than expected and have received lots of complements. She excels in both the formal/traditional portraits and the casual photos. Even people who are traditionally anti-photo looked great in her photos. The online photo gallery was up in well less than a week and the pictures were delivered in 2 weeks. I cannot recommend Rachel enough and plan to use her for other events in the future. More...

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Lynn

17 July 2013

Rachel was an amazing photographer for our wedding! She was so comfortable to work with, and did an awesome job directing everyone and making sure the photos all turned out beautifully. Her work with light is spectacular -- I have several professional photographer friends who commented on how beautiful the lighting and angles are in our photos. Before the wedding, she was extremely helpful in getting us organized and making sure we got all of the photos we wanted on our list. She was very easy to get in touch with, flexible in setting meetings, and wonderful to work with. We didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. Our preview photos are all gorgeous. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos and our albums! She is an absolute gem, and I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer. More...

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mayra

9 July 2013

We used Rachel for our engagement pics and wedding. I have a very nerdy husband that hates to take pictures yet she managed to make him feel confortable to take great pictures. We still have friends commenting on our engagement pics eventhough it was over 3 months now. We are currently waiting for our wedding pics and i know i don't have to stressed. She takes great pictures. Our wedding was only 5 hours long and she actually had a package that was the exact thing we wanted. We plan on using Rachel when we get pregnant and of family pictures. She provides a first look on her FB a week after the wedding and then a week later on a DVD. We liked we had full control to print out the pictures or send to family. We can't wait to order oour photo album from Rachel. More...

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Sarah

27 June 2013

Rachel did a fantastic job photographing our big day. From our initial consultation, she was professional, informative, and enthusiastic about working with us. We worked together to develop a list of "must have" shots for the wedding day (family, college friends, work friends, etc), which is super useful, as the day of the event is super hectic and those types of things can easily be overlooked. She has a great eye for the types of shots that will look good in pictures and is a pro at getting everyone to look natural in their shots. The posed shots were great, but my favorite pictures were the candid ones that really captured the emotions and essence of the day. She seamlessly blends into the event, almost to the point of being invisible while capturing awesome shots.

Within a few days, I had 100 preview photos delivered. Two weeks after the event, she had posted all of the photos and sent a CD of all images. She offers album-making services as well, which I will be using.

Overall, Rachel is a fantastic photographer, and I highly recommend her for any wedding or event!
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Cecelia

18 June 2013

Rachel was an absolutely wonderful photographer to work with. I initially met with her because of her much more affordable rates, and when I saw her in person the deal was sealed by her portfolio. I appreciated, too, her payment schedule - 1/3 as a deposit, 1/3 at the wedding, and 1/3 after you receive the photos. (I'm still waiting on the final CD, but I'm SO pleased with the "sneak peek.")
Some photographers can be very pushy and insistent on getting certain shots - Rachel was not. I told her we didn't want to spend a huge amount of time during the cocktail hour taking pictures, because we wanted to mingle with our guests. She respected our timing and didn't try to push tons of photos we didn't want. She also produces great quality work on her own. Some photographers will insist on having an assistant (which can raise the price significantly), but Rachel didn't miss a beat.
My ONLY qualm was that I had requested for her to not be at the front of the church during the ceremony - she ended up getting one shot as my father walked me down the aisle, but otherwise respected our request and only took pictures from the back.
I am so pleased with the pictures I've seen so far though, and can't believe I got them at such an affordable price. Yes, you can find affordable photographers that will only give you 4 hours of photos - but Rachel was there for the whole day. She handled last-minute large family photo requests with patience, had a wonderful blend of color and B&W shots, and was friendly the whole time. She was great!
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Mary-Margaret

15 May 2013

I cannot say enough about Rachel and the pictures she takes!! My husband and I used her for our wedding and engagement pictures and they were amazing! She had photographed several of my friends weddings so I knew in advance how wonderful her work was, but I could not fathom how great she'd make the two of us look! =)

She was so professional and fun to be around both during our engagement session and on the wedding day. She captured so many of the sweet and fun moments we would have missed or forgotten about otherwise. She has the ability to blend in to the point you wonder how she was able to get "that shot" when you didn't even realize she was around.

She was absolutely fantastic! We have already talked about using her for a family photo shoot in the future!!
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Diana

8 May 2013

RMN came highly recommended from a co-worker and once I saw her engagement photos, I knew I wanted to book RMN. We met with Rachel at her office and she showed us some samples of her work and my husband was impressed with everything. Although we had originally decided to skip engagement photos, we booked a session with her anyways and are SO glad we did. We were a little nervous since we had never had professional photos taken but Rachel made us both feel very comfortable during the engagement shoot and the pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. Some of the best shots were the ones where she joked around with us and got us to laugh and feel relaxed.
We received our wedding sneak peek photos last week and are thrilled with what we've seen so far and have received a lot of compliments from friends and family. Again, she made us feel relaxed even though we were running late due to a late starting ceremony but she managed to stay on top of things and get in all the shots we wanted and she accommodated some photos I wanted of certain groups of friends. I highly recommend her to any bride/groom wanting quality photos from a very talented photographer. She's amazing. Thank you Rachel for all your great work and I look forward to working with you again!
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Cesse

1 May 2013

We hired Rachel because we heard only positive feedback from two of our friends that hired her. We never even met her before we signed the contract, but her professionalism, responsiveness and friendliness in her emails, plus her great gallery that you can find on her facebook page was all we needed. Most wedding photographers packages start off twice as much as Rachel's, but Rachel does just of good as a job as they do. The most important part I think of her packages, which I think many other photographers don't offer, is that she gives you all of the digitals on CD. Rachel was great to work with on the day of, handled all of our requests perfectly, and dealt with all the hiccups exactly as we would have wanted. Definitely recomment Rachel! More...

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Katya

19 April 2013

Rachel Naft is a superb photographer with an eye for detail and an artistic touch. My husband and I were fortunate to book her for our wedding and we could not be happier. We booked Rachel for a February wedding and did not know until that afternoon how the weather would turn. It ended up being sunny and just over 15 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill. My husband and I decided to make the most of our special moment and spent over an hour outside walking the grounds at Meadowlark to get the best wedding photos possible. Despite the cold, Rachel worked with us the entire time with absolute professionalism and good cheer. Not only that, but she also managed to get stunning pictures that captured the beauty of a sunny wintry day. The time we spent outdoors was well worth it. Rachel took amazing shots that will be up in our home for years to come.
Do everything you can to book her. It will be worth it.
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3 April 2013

Hiring Rachel Naft was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Not only is she a phenomenal photographer, but she was a pleasure to work with -- she gave directions without issuing any orders, and created what are probably the best photos of my husband and me that have ever been taken.

Right away, we knew that Rachel was a find. While other photographers we considered arrived at our meetings with carefully curated albums of their best work, Rachel shared with us untouched prints from a recent wedding (I was quite surprised to find out they were raw photos!), in addition to a larger portfolio of her work. She was very professional, and actually took notes during our meeting. Rachel's pricing is incredibly reasonable, and she's willing to customize packages to make sure your needs are covered. In terms of communication, Rachel was very responsive to my emails and always willing to offer suggestions and answer questions. A few days after our engagement session and wedding, a sneak peek of our photos were posted online, and we received discs of the images shortly thereafter.

Honestly, all you need to do is look at Rachel's photographs to see just how talented she is. Her style is photojournalistic; she takes wonderful candids and detail shots of all the little things that make your wedding yours. Looking back through our photos, I'm amazed at how well Rachel captured the emotions and essence of the day, and I know that we will enjoy her work for years to come.
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Whitney

26 January 2013

Rachel was perfect. She was easy to work with and our pictures were everything we hoped for. I highly recommend her.

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Kate

3 January 2013

Rachel was absolutely amazing and the best wedding decision I made! I have received so many compliments on both my engagement and wedding photos. I interviewed several other photographers and her prices were also the best in the area. She did so many stunning bridal portraits and gorgeous couple photographers in the evening. I am thrilled with how all of the photos turned out.

She went above and beyond her job as a photographer on the wedding day and helped me stay calm when we were running a little late in the beginning. I barely noticed she was there at all during the reception and she did a great job of taking couple portraits at several different locations before the ceremony and throughout the evening. I would hire her again in a heart beat!
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Curls &

18 November 2012

Our best friends were married last year and used Rachel as their photographer. The pictures she took and the laughter she brought into the day were remarkable. We were thrilled to have the chance to hire her to shoot ours this October. She didn't disappoint! Rachel was organized and thoughtful and working with her was a delight. She made sure that all of the important shots were taken (including many that we forgot to think of!) and navigated our schedule, families, and the site skillfully. Her photos were beautiful and creative. We highly recommend her! More...

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Kevin

10 November 2012

Rachel was excellent! We spent a lot of time looking for a photographer and had narrowed it down to Rachel and a husband/wife team. We decided to go with Rachel because at our first meeting she showed up dressed professionally and with a variety of albums showcasing her work. I felt confident that I was dealing with someone who took her job seriously. My new mother-in-law and several friends commented on how nice and helpful she was during the wedding. She was even understanding and complied when I asked for our preview pictures to not be on FB. Our pictures were ready to view shortly after we returned from our week long honeymoon, and the disk arrived a week later. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I cannot say enough nice things about Rachel! Oh, and did I mention that out of 1,400 pictures I don't think there was one bad picture!! More...

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Shannon

1 November 2012

Rachel was super nice and got a ton of photos. She was very easy to work with and she made the experience fun. The photos are beautiful and artistic and I and my husband are very happy with the results. We highly recommend her for weddings and engagement shots. More...

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Ashley

30 October 2012

Rachel was an amazing photographer for our wedding. She kept all my family organized (which isn't an easy task) and was able to get our photos done in a very efficient manner. She also did an engagement shoot for us and we could not be happier with all our pictures. She had a sneak peak of our pictures up within days of our wedding! She is an amazing photographer and I highly recommend her. More...

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27 October 2012

Rachel is extremely friendly, professional and talented. She was very responsive to email and took the time to meet us and show us many examples of her work before we signed on with her. She also is able to adjust her photography style to your needs and personalities - understanding some people are looking for silly vs. formal. She has a great eye for interesting shots that make taking all those photos fun! On our wedding day, Rachel was a dream with our loud, large New York families. She kept us on schedule, but got all the shots we asked for. During the ceremony and reception, I hardly remember her being there, but she was clearly in the thick of everything as we later saw in the photos! She sent a sample of about 30 photos just a couple days after the wedding, and then we got all the digital photos to us within a week and a half of the wedding. All of the shots felt personal, as if someone in the family took them. She does not heavily edit them but does add effects to view similar shots in a few different ways. Thanks for everything, Rachel! More...

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Stefanie

26 October 2012

Hire RMN Photography immediately. Don't wait. If you hesitate, she'll be gone before you know it, and believe me, you want her to photograph your wedding.

Rachel's work is extraordinary. The technical quality of her photographs is unbeatable--her ability to fine-tune the colors of photographs ever so slightly to create a different look for the same shot, the angles she chooses to shoot from, the creative poses she comes up with, all of these things and more result in beautiful photos. They don't look touched-up: they look just like you, but at your very best.

But you'll want her for more than just her photos. Working with Rachel is a delight. She is just as excited as you when it comes to making your wedding day a success. She spends as much time as you need to go over all the details, leaving nothing out. You never have to worry if she knows what she's doing--she has it down cold.

Another plus for a photographer: you don't even notice she's there. She makes herself invisible, and you are not at all distracted. I completely forgot about her until it was time for the posed pictures. She slips in and out, getting the best shots without disrupting the goings-on.

Bottom line--in 5, 10 years, you won't remember what songs the DJ played. You won't remember what kind of sauce was on the chicken. But you will have amazing photographs that remind you of just how happy the day was, and that you can cherish forever.

HIRE RMN PHOTOGRAPHY!
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Amy

26 October 2012

We first did an engagement shoot with Rachel in Washington, DC and found her very easy to work with. I grew up taking portraits every year, like a good southern child, but my fiancee was less comfortable in front of a camera. He liked Rachel and her style of direction and felt very comfortable with her, which showed in the pictures. They were beautiful. We then asked her to come to Alabama to shoot our wedding. She was ready to go the moment she arrived, was very professional, and always looking for a great shot. She made suggestions for rearranging the shot list when we got behind schedule, which kept me calm and still got us the photos we wanted. As I requested, our photos were a great blend of formal group shots, couple portraits, and candids of people enjoying our wedding. The salon where we got ready and our wedding planner both wanted Rachel's information because they found her easy to work with, responsive, and professional. Rachel posted a Sneak Peek of our photos on Facebook 5 days after the wedding, and we got our full set of wedding photos back less than two weeks after the wedding. The images are beautiful and we look forward to working with her to build albums for our families and ourselves. Friends, family, and co-workers have been telling my mother and me repeatedly and without prompting how wonderful the photos are. More...

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Rebecca

10 September 2012

We're so happy with our decision to hire Rachel to photograph our son's wedding! She combines a great artistic eye, a relaxed and easy-going temperament, incredible stamina (even in what felt like 100% humidity) and tremendous professionalism and efficiency. Working closely with our day-of coordinator, she helped keep everyone on schedule and moving in the right direction, dealt diplomatically with requests for additional family-group photos beyond those on "the list" and caught so many beautiful moments ... as well as every detail of the MANY personal touches my son and his bride planned for their celebration. Her unobtrusive approach and photojournalistic style were exactly what we were looking for: she got wonderful candid shots, and she's a genius at capturing personalities in her photos. (She was also one of the few photographers we spoke with who was willing to share with us *full* shoots of several different weddings, not just the images she deemed portfolio-quality.)

Less than a week after the wedding, we received an incredible 90-photo "sneak peek" online. As excited as we are to see the rest — and we're VERY excited — there are so many wonderful images in this first batch that we'd probably be happy even if that's all there were. We couldn't be more delighted with Rachel's work.
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Lauren

29 July 2012

Rachel was extremely professional throughout our wedding process. She has a wonderful, engaging personality that really enhances your wedding day. We were so pleased with our engagement photos, wedding photos, and album. We would highly recommend her! More...

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20 July 2012

I had found Rachel online, and with only 2 months remaining until the wedding day! We had previously had a photographer with whom we had done engagement photos, and thought we were all set for the wedding, but we ultimately found them unreliable and had to scramble. We were so fortunate that Rachel was available that day! During our first meeting she was very personable, outgoing, but more importantly listened to our preferences for photography. My husband is not one for posing for photos, so right from the start she understood that we wanted really natural, unobtrusive photos. She arrived on the day of the wedding and started working! She had the groom and his party really having a great time during their session, as did the bridal party. Even though she didn't have an assistant, she was efficient and coordinated to jump between the two parties beforehand. She worked around the fairly strict rules of our Catholic church and still managed to get some great shots during the ceremony. Afterwards, she was efficient about the posed group photos, and lastly, captured some amazing spontaneous photos of the reception and dance party that ensued. It was a pleasure working with Rachel and the fact that here rates were more reasonable than most was just a bonus! Thanks again for the priceless memories!!! More...

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26 June 2012

Rachel is AMAZING! We booked her 1.5 years before our wedding and it was worth it. I had guests in the professional photography business come up to me to say how amazing she was.

We had a Catholic mass and she was very respectful and quiet. Its amazing to look back at the pictures and realize she was EVERYWHERE but no one noticed! Rachel listened to my laundry list of pictures and then some. I don't think her finger stopped clicking the camera once in the 8 hours she was working.

Rachel is extremely professional. We got our pictures (over 2000!) within a few weeks. I plan to use her in the future for family photo shoots too!
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Stella

8 June 2012

If I could give Rachel more stars, I totally would! A wedding photographer was something we researched for MONTHS before we made a decision and we know for a fact we made wonderful decision. Rachel is so talented and just a NICE, fun person to be around! You feel like you've known her forever and that is important when this person is with you for 8-9 hours on one of the most important days of your life! She got my sneak peeks to me in just over a week after the wedding and I just received my complete wedding pictures on a disc just three weeks after the wedding. I am so thrilled with the pictures and my new husband and I cannot pick out a "bad" picture out of the nearly 1800+ she took that day. She's making it so hard to choose pictures for our album :-)~ Everyone that came across Rachel had nothing but great things to say about her--she was everywhere yet you never noticed her! I was thrilled to see all these pictures of things I missed as the day flew by in a blur. She knows all the little tricks to make you look your best--turn your hips out a little more, tilt your chin down a bit lol. She is super responsive, professional but best of all, just a pleasant, calming person to be around. We would/am recommending her to other couples and I think her photography speaks for herself. She's so busy but you can tell she takes real pride in her work and you never feel like you are just another couple. I could go on and on about her! :-))))))))) More...

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Robin

3 May 2012

My husband and I loved working with Rachel! She is so FUN! We loved her creativity and her personality so much. She came highly recommended, having already photographed the weddings of four of my friends (soon to be five!). What drew to me Rachel was the fact that I didn't remember SEEING her at those weddings. She was discreet but got the job done! We had a general idea of what we wanted but nothing rigidly set in stone so it was great to have her experience as our guide. Our family and friends enjoyed her personality and professionalism during our bridal party portraits. One of our groomsmen said he planned on contacting her for some family portraits later this year. Her prices are a welcome sight considering the DC area, too! More...

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Mel

21 March 2012

Where do I begin? Rachel definitely gets a 5 out of 5 in every category! She's so professional, so talented, so friendly. She blended right in with my family and friends during the wedding and the photos were BEAUTIFUL!

From the moment my husband and I met her, we knew she was our photographer-- it was her positive attitude that sold us. We had about 180 guests and she shot everything on her own with no assistant and didn't miss a THING!

I loved her editing and how she maximized our tricky indoor lighting, and she really knows how to showcase people of color in her photos (which was important to us). We were married in an office building which was beautifully decorated inside, but pretty boring outside-- but Rachel scouted photo op locations for us beforehand and made it work! She made a brick wall look like a wedding mag editorial shoot! Choose her for your wedding photography and you won't regret it!!!
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Heather

23 February 2012

Rachel photographed my Valentine's wedding and she did an incredible job -- there are so many good images that I don't even know how to narrow them down! In addition to being a talented photographer, Rachel was extremely professional and easy to work with -- she was good natured and willing to traipse all over the National Mall getting various photos. Thanks, Rachel! More...

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Erin

23 December 2011

We have recently moved to the DC Metro area and did not know anyone to ask for recommendations when it came to engagement pictures. I had previously reached out for information from about 10 different photographers, most did not answer me back or replied with very little information. I found Rachels business card at the gym and once again reached out (almost expecting very little in response) Rachel responded that same day answering all my questions and even offering more suggestions!

Through out the process of planning our pictures she was wonderful, suggested ideas and was very accomodating and highly responsive.

During our seesion she immediatley worked to make us feel at ease and enjoy the experience. We really had a great time. The turn around time for our CD and images was very short and I could not of asked for anything better!

We are so happy and will definitly be back again for some family photos!
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4 December 2011

Rachel Naft was not only a joy to work with, but she also does wonderful photography. We are thrilled with the results and now have several hundred photos to cherish for years to come. Our closest friends are getting married next year and they just signed a contract to work with her. Rachel is very open and understanding, also patient and professional. I would absolutely recommend her to other couples seeking great photography. More...

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Charlotte

22 November 2011

In addition to taking very classic-looking and beautiful photos, Rachel is the kind of person you want to be around. She has a very calming effect on you (which is exactly what a stressed out bride needs!). She is professional, thoughtful, creative, and punctual. She could charge three times as much for her expertise, but she doesn't. My husband and I are going to use her for our first set of family photos! More...

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Umang

20 August 2011

Rachel was awesome! When we started looking for a wedding photographer, we realized that there were two things that were most important for us:


1. Personal connection
2. Quality of pictures

We met about 4-5 photographers and as soon as we met Rachel, we knew that we both liked her a lot. We still wanted to do our due diligence and as we had thought, ended up asking her to shoot our wedding and engagement pictures. Here are some of the things why we rate her services so highly:

1. Quality of pictures: Rachel asked us for our preference, i.e. what kind of pictures we liked and were comfortable taking. Besides that, she suggested what she thought would make for great pictures. When we saw the results from our engagement and wedding pictures, we could not have been happier. My wife still believes that hiring her was the best decision. We have also gotten a lot of compliments on our pictures from a lot of people (from all walks of life).

2. Her personality: She is very laid back and not a control freak. She never rushed us and was very patient with our friends and family. We also appreciate her taking control of things during the time between wedding and reception. She was not only getting people together and organized, but also made sure that no one was getting late and we were getting the most from the limited time we all had. Although not her job, she helped out with directions and was just great.

3. Communication/Responsiveness: We had no problems getting in touch with her. Since we live in a different city, a lot of our communication was over email. However, this was never an impediment.

We both highly recommend Rachel. Weddings end up being a more stressful than they should be. It is great when you have the right people there. With Rachel we were always certain that she would take great pictures.
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Lauren

9 August 2011

Rachel was a pleasure to work with. She took nearly 1,500 photos at our wedding and they all look beautiful. She captured all the feelings and memories in the photos and did them in a variety of color, black and white, and vintage looks. She was very flexible, even when our timeline didn't go according to our plans. We had to do the wedding inside the hotel because of the heat, but she found some great photo spots inside. She did a great job working with the rowdy groomsmen! I received the pictures online just after returning from the honeymoon. I highly recommend Rachel! More...

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G and L

7 August 2011

Rachel was one our absolute favorite people we worked with throughout our wedding. She is so creative and sees things in a way that made our pictures come out beautifully. Not only is she a great photographer, her personality makes her a joy to work with. She was always responsive, was early at our wedding, and seemed to be having a great time (the few times I even noticed her during the reception). She went out of her way to make sure that we would have beautiful wedding memories! Go with Rachel, you won't regret it!!! More...

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Ria

2 August 2011

Rachel Naft is a phenomenal and artistic photographer. Highly recommend her. She did our engagement photo session and was our photographer for the entire day of our wedding on Sept 18, 2010 in Springfield, VA. She did an amazing job and we love the pictures! She is easy going, fun to work with, and professional. Her packages are reasonably priced. The wedding album she designed for us turned out wonderful and we will cherish our beautiful photographs for years to come. More...

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Sarah

28 July 2011

We loved working with Rachel. I was feeling a little under the weather and not as into taking pictures as I might've been. Rachel kept me motivated and reminded me in 2 weeks I'd be glad I sucked it up. She was right - the pictures are gorgeous! More...

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Tim

18 July 2011

Rachael Naft was fantastic as our photographer! I cannot recommend her highly enough. Call her now!

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Jessica

14 February 2011

Rachel Naft was awesome. She did a great job. We had so many pictures and she captured all of the important moments. The best part was she was never in the way and managed to get all the important pictures without disrupting the experience. Her quality and artistic creativity were amazing. Someone from work had used her and I looked through all of the pictures and knew right away she was the photographer for our wedding. I was not dissappointed. She was helpful and professional. It was great to work with her and I could not be happier with the finished product. More...

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Jenn

14 February 2011

I can not say enough about the positive experience we had with Rachel! From our first meeting, she was approachable, professional, and very reassuring, which was extremely important for me, as I really don't like having my photograph taken. She really listened to us about which shots were important to us and gave good advice about how we could fit everything we wanted into the day. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early and took amazing photos all day long. Our guests were very impressed by how professional and unobtrusive she was during the event, yet she managed capture everything important!

After the wedding, her follow up was awesome. I had mentioned that I was still considering creating parent albums, so she sent me a reminder a few months after the wedding so I could take advantage of a discount offered by the printer. I thought I might do an album on Snapfish or something similar, but I am so glad that we had Rachel do the design--the parent albums are so beautiful, my mom carries hers everywhere! I could never have done something that professional myself, and Rachel made the design process very straightforward.

All in all, we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. We highly recommend Rachel Naft for any special event--she's a great value for a great price!
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Jessy

15 December 2010

I interviewed many wedding photographers and we are so HAPPY that we chose Rachel as ours! She was personable, friendly and took absolutely beautiful pictures. Many of my guests expressed how wonderful she was and she blended in so well at the wedding. She took 1000+ pictures and I didn’t even realize she was snapping pictures! Also, I am not the greatest at posing and taking pictures and her direction was awesome! She also, stayed on my timeline and even helped me stay on track with making sure I got all the pictures I wanted.

Her turnaround time is impressive - we got our pictures within 2 weeks. She is very responsive and I truly felt like she cared about us having a wonderful wedding and beautiful pictures. If you are looking for a professional and personable wedding photographer who will take amazing pictures - Rachel is it - she will not disappoint! :-)
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Erin

14 December 2010

Rachel was by far the best vendor we had for our wedding. We planned our wedding from a distance and met with her once. She stayed in contact with us and kept us on task before the wedding. She also kept us on task during the wedding, fit into the mix well, and was very professional. On top of all that, the pictures are amazing! Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but having a vendor like Rachel, that can be counted on, brought a sense of ease to the event. More...

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Kristi

5 December 2010

Rachel was fun and professional. She provided fun, beautiful photos and was very flexible. If you truly love photography, you'll love working with her and becoming part of a beautiful photograph that you'll surely want to enlarge and frame!

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Lynley

30 November 2010

Rachel was absolutely AMAZING! She was alwaya available by email or phone whenever I had questions- she even met with me in New York (my wedding was in D.C.) And I got back from the honeymoon and all my pictures were already up- I could not be happier. The pictures are breathtaking. I definitely recommend Rachel to anyone who is looking a for a professional, but fun photographer! More...

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28 October 2010

Rachel is a outstanding photographer, very professional and easy to work with (before, during and after the wedding). She was very helpful posing, arranging and making sure eveyone looked their best- from the shy little flowergirl to the not-so-shy groomsmen. The pictures came out PHENOMENAL- she has a great eye and didn't miss a single shot. I couldn't have asked for anything more- she even had the pictures to us long before the contractual 60 days. Her online galleries speak for themselves, but in addition, she is person you can trust on your wedding day to make sure things go as they should. More...

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Christine

26 October 2010

Rachel was wonderful! She captured the emotion of the day and everyone was blown away by the pictures. They were artistic and romantic and exactly what I was looking for. We got many comments from guests that she seems to blend in with the background and never seem intrusive during the ceremony. The turn around time was great too. More...

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Rashanda

17 October 2010

"Rachel, Marques and I love you". You have been blessed with an amazing and unique talent to capture wonderful photos. You continue to impress me with your artistic eye, creative ideas and suggestions in making a photo extra special. I remember when Marques and I were photographed for our Engagement Pictures at the National Arboretum and you told us to do many movements to make our pictures even more beautiful. We have recieved and continue to recieve compliments about our engagement pictures thanks to you.

Rachel, you were simply awesome during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, you made sure to capture every single photo I requested and still wanted to make sure that you had gotten all the pic's that we requested before you departed the venue. I am so glad that Marques and I found you on Wedding Wire. You were the pefect match for us and I am glad that you were there to be a part of our special day.

Looking forward to working with you again!
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Melissa

11 October 2010

I found Rachel after hearing so many great things about her on the Knot forums. I had met with many other photographers before I met with Rachel, and when I met her I knew that she was the one. Her personality was very much a huge part of my decision, but her work is absolutely amazing. The stories she tells through her photography just blew me away on her website and in her sample albums. I was so glad that she had my wedding date available (although I did book her over a year in advance), so I reserved the date right away. Rachel showed up exactly on time. She took over 1200 pictures through the day and we receieved our photos online in 8 days. The disk came shortly after. Her communication is excellent through email. Many guests at my wedding told me how much they loved my photographer. The pictures turned out amazing and I can't wait to see what the album will be like. Her prices are very reasonable. I would HIGHLY recommend Rachel to anyone as their wedding photographer. More...

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jenna

25 September 2010

Rachel is wonderful!! I only have excellent things to say about her and her work! She is a true artist! She took over 1,700 pictures at my wedding and they are all absolutely beautiful! She captured things I never would have thought about and they turned out awesome! She gets so many great angles, even if your not photogenic she will make you look great! She was also a lot of fun to work will and I am positive that you will not find anyone who does as great a job as she does for as cheap as she does it! GO WITH HER YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!!!!!! More...

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Gabriella

31 August 2010

Rachel was very professional and organized in our meeting and correspondence prior to the wedding. On the big day she did such a great job of making me and the rest of our family and bridal party feel totally at ease. She completely understood my vision of how I wanted our photos to feel, and came up with so many great ideas. The finished product is just amazing, and the price is a steal compared to the exorbitant rates most other DC area photographers charge for much lower quality pictures. More...

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Andrea

20 August 2010

Rachel was a pleasure to work with on our wedding. She was organized and responsive both in advance of the big day, and on the day of. She made sure to capture all of the images we requested, and many more that weren't on our list. The photos are gorgeous and will be a wonderful remembrance of our wedding. Rachel has a real gift, and I'd recommend her highly. More...

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Angela

28 June 2010

Rachel is wonderful! Beyond being professional and talented, she is a lovely person to work with. She clearly has significant experience shooting weddings, and was highly competent and organized, as well as creative. I feel so lucky to have found her and recommend her highly! More...

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Lindsay

24 June 2010

Rachel photographed my brother-in-law's wedding last year. We immediately liked her when we met her at the reception, and decided we wanted to hire her for our wedding. Rachel is wonderful! She was all over the wedding and reception, and got pictures of everyone. She took tons of pictures, and they look gorgeous! She made sure we got all of the "must have" photos on our list, and she was really creative with other photos as well. We are so happy with our photos and with Rachel. We will definitely use her again for our next special occasion. More...

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Kelli

1 June 2010

Rachel was absolutely fantastic! I couldn't even begin to think of one thing negative to say. Rachel did a bang-up job and took over 2000+ photographs for the evening, which is an amazing job to do for one photographer.

Rachel is very personable and easy to work with. Beforehand we coordinated the must have photographs, but afterwards you wouldn't have even noticed she was there.

Rachel is great value with regard to the service and final products you receive!
I received the online portfolio by the time I got back from my honeymoon and am in process of ordering a few albums now.
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La Tosha

10 May 2010

She's great although she made me get my dress dirty! No seriously she finds the best most unusual and unique places to shoot pictures. She thought I places at the vineyard I would have never even thought of and they all turned out great. We also used her for our engagement pics and will use her for our trash the dress session too. She has a way of setting you at ease and during the wedding I have proof she was everywhere, 100s of pics, but she was never in the way or obvious. She was also one of the easiest vendors to deal. More...

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Jen

19 April 2010

Rachel did an excellent job for our wedding at Raspberry Plain. She was great with the guests and very fun to work with. She has a great eye for good photos and was able to capture everything that my husband and I wanted. I would absolutely recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a great photographer at a great price! More...

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Hilary

26 December 2009

Rachel is an amazing photographer. She not only has the talent, but has a great personality, making working with her very easy. She was very helpful with pre planning and suggesting shots. During the actual wedding, she got great shots without even knowing she was there. All of our guests love our photos and all even commented to me afterwards on how much they liked her. Two friends have also booked her since then. We highly recommend Rachel, for her talent, value for cost, and easy working style. More...

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Katie

15 December 2009

Rachel is absolutely fantastic. She is personable and great to be around - very important on your wedding day! She is a very talented photographer, she took a variety of classic and candid, artsy and posed shots, and they are all wonderful - the worst part is narrowing them down to the ones we want in an album! My whole bridal party and our families really enjoyed working with her on the wedding day. One of my bridesmaids is actually going to use her for her own wedding in a few months! We got our photos very quickly - all 1600 of them! I know other couples who got married around when we did who are still waiting for their pictures. I would highly recommend Rachel to any couple looking for a talented, personable wedding photographer. More...

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Julie

13 December 2009

Rachel was a true delight to work with for our wedding photography. She was always personable, approachable, flexible, and professional. In our planning meetings, she listened to our needs and met them on the day of the wedding. We felt so at ease with having Rachel document our big day. And the pictures! They were fantastic and Rachel didn't miss a shot from my long list of details I wanted documented. Rachel also had some great ideas to give us some more artsy shots-- we look like movie stars in these pictures!!! Rachel was extremely patient and easy to work with as we developed the album and went back and forth on changes. I can't say enough good things about how willing Rachel was to make even the smallest edit as we developed the album. She was always accessible and answered our emails quickly. We are so thrilled with the final products and have received so many compliments! We highly recommend Rachel Naft for wedding photography! More...

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sabrina

7 December 2009

I would wholeheartedly recommend Rachel to anyone looking for an excellent wedding or special event photographer. She is so easy to get along with and makes you feel comfortable working with her. Her prices are extremely reasonable, especially for the quality of her work, and she is very accomodating and flexible (take it from me, since we had insane change-by-the-minute wedding day events due to weather and illness). Rachel was by far my most impresive wedding vendor, and I am a very particular and demanding customer. She captured so many precious moments on our wedding day, and now we have discs with 1300 high resolution images. That's right, she took 1300 pictures on our wedding day!! She is thorough, creative, and just an all-around amazing photographer. My friends and family all LOVE the pictures we gave them and those planning weddings have asked for her contact information so they can use her too! We also used Rachel for our engagement photos and are thrilled with those pictures. I would give her 6 stars out of 5 if I could!! More...

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Bernadette

7 December 2009

Rachel is a truly gifted, professional, and affordable photographer that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion. Rachel is such a delight to work with. Her passion for photography is clearly evident in each and every photograph she takes. The attention to detail and the ability to capture those intimate moments really makes Rachel a cut above the rest.

Out of all the vendors I had to work with, she was the most responsive, creative and all around fun to work with. She is truly a rare gem!
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Holly

3 October 2009

Rachel came highly recommended, but she exceeded my expecations! Her pictures attest for the quality of her work and the end product, but they don't show you how incredible she is to work with.

Rachel was organized and easy to reach during wedding planning, and the same held true for the day of the wedding. She has a very calming presence, and was a true joy to be around (these are VERY important qualities a photographer should have, because they are going to be capturing a lot of personal and intimate moments!). My husband, our families, our wedding party, and our guests had a lot of fun with Rachel. Further, she kept us on track! Rachel was incredibly concious of the wedding day timeline I had provided to her, and made sure she was getting our requested shots while keeping our very large wedding party on schedule.

After the wedding, Rachel had our photos (all 800+ of them!) posted online within the next week. She also provided CDs and gave me the right to re-print all of her pictures. I was so happy with the photos!

Overall, I was 100% satisfied and would highly recommend her!
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Liah

1 October 2009

My husband I loved both our wedding and engagement photos. We found Rachel to be a class act from the moment we met her. During our consultation with her, she showed us an extensive portfolio and all of our pricing options. We were impressed and decided to have her take engagement and wedding photos of us. The engagement photos came back beautiful; she photographed us out at the National Arboretum and the way she worked with light and angles was spectacular. Then for our wedding ceremony/reception photos, we were equally pleased. She captured lots of details and provided both candid and modern pictures. We highly recommend RMN Photography! More...

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Jackie

28 September 2009

Rachel was the best! I love her work and am absolutely certain I picked the best photographer in the area. She's fantastic.

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Jackie

28 September 2009

Rachel was fantastic! I would recommend her for anyone that needs a photographer for any reason.
My wedding day went very smoothly - she was on time (early even) and started taking photos from the moment she arrived. Most of the time, we didn't even know she was there, but when we did, she got along beautifully with everyone. She is so easy to work with, has a wonderful personality, and is an incredible talent. My photos (over 1200 of them!!!) are all gorgeous and I have received dozens of comments on the originality and artistic beauty of her work.
After the wedding, I recommended her to another two couples (both are using her!) and she will be doing my pregnancy photos next year.
My husband and I have decided that Rachel is our exclusive photographer for all of our life's events. I promise, you will not be dissapointed.
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Laurie

28 September 2009

Rachel is exceptional. She took a lot of beautiful pictures. She maximized the time we had for pictures. She spoke with us to ensure that she captured the pictures we truly wanted.

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Samantha

26 September 2009

We highly recommend RMN Photography! We loved our wedding photos. They were absolutely wonderful! Rachel is great to work with! Very personable and flexible. Her prices are great! Best we found! Her photos are amazing! She gets all the traditional shots but is also very creative and photojournalistic! We are so happy with our photos! More...

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Shaquita and John

26 September 2009

This was the best experience EVER! My wedding pictures came out AMAZING! The level of service, attention and professionalism brought forth by Rachel Naft was EXCEPTIONAL! Ever time I view my pictures it brings back the feelings i felt on my wedding day:) We are truly grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her. Thanks Rachel for everything :)

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Ashley

25 September 2009

Rachel was great! Her pictures were amazing, because she truly loves what she does!! For what we got the price was the best I could find! We even got a CD with ALL our pictures so I can make Christmas gifts for our parents!!! She was amazing, very helpful and willing to work with me since I hate pictures of myself! She basically gave me a list of the "MUST HAVE" posed pictures and got rid of the ones that weren't essential so I didn't feel super self conscious. I have already recommended her to multiple friends who are either just starting the planning or about to get engaged. Everyone that has seen our online photo album agrees that she is extremely talented!! She was great, and I would highly recommend her! More...

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leanne

15 September 2009

Rachel was fantastic. We met with her more than a year in advance and she was exactly what we were looking for. SHe was responsive and helpful leading up to the wedding, and arrived on time and got straight to work. She was a pleasure to have around all day, fun, laid back and relaxed. We barely noticed her during the ceremony and then had a blast doing couple shots with her at the Bishop's Gardens. Again, barely noticed her during the reception. She was also able to wrangle our family and wedding party for all the group shots. The best part was we got the online gallery of our pictures a week after the wedding! Overall we are very pleased with our pictures. I think choosing a photographer is quite personal and depends obviously on what you're looking for and your budget. And your photographer's personality is a lot more important than I would have thought before getting into wedding planning, and he or she needs to be the right person for you and your wedding. I'm glad we chose Rachel for ours. More...

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Julie

25 August 2009

I learned about Rachel from a friend at work, when I'd been complaining to her that all the really good photographers in the area were wayyyy outside our budget. My friend was right--Rachele's packages were much more reasonable (starting at $1500 and going up). Total cost for the package we got with Rachel was about half or what another local photographer offered us! We got a very robust package (including an engagement session), and also a second shooter for a few hours the day of.

What made Rachel so great to work with was that she was totally normal; since so many wedding vendors can be over-the-top, having someone around who's normal on the day of was really nice. She's definitely a lot of fun, don't get me wrong, but I think people will know what I mean. :) She was also really unobtrusive during important parts of the wedding day. I knew she was around during the ceremony, etc., but she was careful to stay around the edges, so as not to distract from the event itself. I honestly don't even remember her being there as I walked down the aisle, but she must've been, since we have photographic evidence! Also, while we only requested the second shooter for 3 hours (from getting ready through the ceremony), he stayed all night, and Rachel did not charge us for the overtime (we figure it was good experience for him?). While I wouldn't assume this is the "norm," we really appreciated the extra coverage!

Rachel was super responsive to all of our questions, and to getting stuff turned around for us. In fact, she had to pester me more often than the other way around! She was very on top of things--making sure she had a list of all the shots we wanted for the wedding day, making sure she knew which prints we wanted, etc. And we had wedding pics up online when we got back from our honeymoon, less than 2 weeks after the wedding.

Most importantly, though, the pictures she took were great. If I can ever manage to get back to her on edits for our album, I know it will be a beautiful work of art. We ended up with nearly 1500 shots from wedding day, and I had a terrible time narrowing it down to the 80ish that would fit in the album! Rachel has a good eye for portraits and details, but also got a lot of great candids. We're getting a bunch of prints from her in our package, but we also have the DVDs and printing rights, so I'll probably get about a bazillion prints online to share with friends and family!

All in all, not a single complaint! I'd highly recommend her to others, and if I ever want professional shots in the future (pregnancy, family portraits, etc.), Rachel will be tops on my list to call.
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Lisa

13 July 2009

Rachel is amazing. The day we returned from our honeymoon, just eight days after our wedding, we already have access to the 1400 pictures she had taken on our wedding day. Rachel found a way to capture every moment of the day without being intrusive at all. She knew how to get the shots we were looking for, and kept the mood light and people happy so folks didn't stiffen up during the array of formal poses. We got a little behind schedule, and Rachel sped up the process without compromising the integrity of the photos she took. She has an amazing talent of capturing the emotion behind the photo, and getting people who may not be naturally photogenic (including myself, the bride!) to relax and look amazing. I plan to use Rachel for any future photographic needs, as she is simply phenomenal. More...

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Julia

7 July 2009

Rachel was our photographer for not only our engagement photos but also our wedding! After you look through her photobooks, it's easy to see why you want to book her! Her prices were fantastic and my hubby and I really loved the photo journalistic pictures that she took. We got so many amazing shots and she uploaded our wedding images SO FAST, we got them while we were on our honeymoon! So many of our friends and family were impressed with her quality of pictures and quantity of pictures! I can't wait to pick our 100 pics from the 1700 she took which will go into our wedding book that she is making! I would definitely use her again for big events! More...

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Zoya

29 June 2009

I love Rachel Naft! Her work is stunning. I am not the best picture-taker but she made me look absolutely beautiful. The shot of my dress hanging in the window is breath taking. The shot of our rings is stunning as well. I looked at all my pictures and there is definitely a storybook feel to the shots. I heard from so many guests about how much fun had, and when my husband and I were looking at the reception shots it was quite evident that everyone did have a wonderfully fun time. The hard part is picking the shots for an album :-) Rachel was also very responsive to my questions and emails and she made sure that she took every shot on my must-take shot list. She did an excellent job keeping us on schedule and she made sure that we had enough time to take all the group shots, while still reserving time for Sieam and I to take our couple portraits. Rachel was wonderfully polite and yet she was able to corral all the various groups of people and keep them only as long as needed. My family and my bridal party were able to enjoy some of the cocktail hour, which was also very important to us. Finally, she as enough options for every budget and she is very flexible so if there is something you really want – she can make it happen. My husband and I met Rachel and afterward our meeting we knew she was the photographer for us. I highly, highly recommend her. More...

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Eryn

13 June 2009

Rachel was professional, organized, on time, easy to work with, and took beautiful photographs!

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Meghan

9 June 2009

Rachel was amazing during the planning for our my wedding and during the day of. She was fun, energetic, creative and understanding. She was extremely professional and everyone loved her. Our guests kept telling us how much they liked Rachel and how comfortable she made everyone feel. She also took a TON of pictures and was EVERYWHERE. Her finished products were beautiful and we could not be happier with her. More...

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Golzar

9 June 2009

I simply cannot say enough about Rachel. My sister hired her for our courthouse wedding in Rockville, MD last year (2009), and we were so thoroughly impressed and in love with her style and personality that we hired her for our full-fledged reception in Santa Monica, CA this year. It was the best decision I have ever made.

Long before she picked up her camera, Rachel sought out our wishes and put together a mental picture of what we wanted to capture on our wedding day. Her singular punctuality, compassion, diligence, and follow-through make her a hands-down dream to work with. From the first email asking her about her prices and availability to the last picture she took at the reception, Rachel was just as I remembered her a year before: genuinely friendly, incredibly flexible, consistently sensitive to our needs. She was the only non-CA based vendor flying in for the wedding, and yet she was the first to arrive, early, on the day of!

The last person I spoke to before our ceremony was Rachel – I felt compelled to tell her that she had done more to sooth my nerves and make me happy than anyone else that day. A few hours later, when we had to abruptly change venues for our portraits and had only 45 minutes to regroup, Rachel was more concerned and committed to making sure we had our portraits than my husband and I were. She moved mountains to make us happy and never stopped smiling as she did it.

And the pictures!!

She’s like a speed of light, capturing moments – actual tangible moments – that I didn’t even realize were happening, with such unique style and character. I never imagined our pictures could look this stunning and so rich with texture and emotion. We had an ethnic ceremony without a single word of English, and it was like Rachel had done a hundred of them before – she was focused, creative, and infinitely engaged. She was front and center when we wanted a particular shot and quietly working her magic otherwise. It’s no surprise that our entire family fell in love with her by the end of the wedding. On top of it all, we received our pictures in two weeks (!!) after the wedding – I wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t been as quick to make them available the year before.

I had my doubts about wedding planning and dealing with vendors. But Rachel was tried and true - her unsurpassed professionalism, kindness, and talent made it more than worthwhile. If you’re looking for gorgeous wedding pictures and peace of mind before, during and after your wedding when it comes to your photographer, Rachel is for you.
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Amanda

19 May 2009

I give Rachel a 5 star on everything, except professionalism. Not becuase she wasn't professional-- actually, she was better than professional. I had some finicky bridesmaids, who hated to have their photos taken. She went beyond the call of duty to spend a few hours (2 days before the wedding) to just sit down with them, hanging out at a local cafe. She made them comfortable with her as a friend, not a "vendor" at the wedding-- it was amazing. As a result, she caught some beautiful photos of my bridesmaids acting their most natural-- so much so that one bridesmaid's mother thanked me for finally giving her a good picture of her daughter.
I absolutely recommend Rachel-- she did a beautiful job.
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Sarah

20 April 2009

Very professional but fun, just what I was looking for, portfolio was very accurate representation of final product received. Would recommend to everyone!

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Sarah

8 February 2009

Rachel's work was absolutely amazing! We really can't thank her enough for capturing all the happy and wonderful details of our event. She was very professional, very flexible and SO SO cooperative that I recommend her to everyone. More...

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Margaret

5 February 2009

Rachel is a wonderful photographer! She was upbeat and willing to do anything on our wedding day! That's the type of photographer you want for you wedding! She's very professional yet fun! She is highly reccommended! :) More...

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Siobhan

5 February 2009

A+: Rachel was an absolute joy to have around in the morning and throughout the day. Her positive, calm, sweet presence was wonderful to have in the morning as we were getting ready. She risked getting yelled at by church and hotel staff for taking pictures in places they might not have liked. :-) She was also able to be commanding and authoritative for GM who were not cooperating in pictures. She did her best to take interesting pictures despite the fact we were forced to stay indoors because of the torrential rain. She took great candid photos, and we barely remember her being there; she was very discreet yet seemed to be everywhere at once. Highly recommended! More...

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Beth

10 January 2009

Rachel was fantastic! She showed up early and did a fantastic job! During the getting ready portion her personality fit in so well with my family and friends we hardly noticed that we didn't know her before that day! The portraits went so well and she came prepared with my extensive list of pictures that I wanted and executed the list with such efficiency that they were over before we realized it. During the ceremony and reception she blended right in. I was so pleased to see all the great moments that she captured. Even better, she sent us our pictures the day we got home from the honeymoon. The final result was amazing, now we have to narrow down our favorites! More...

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Joanie

22 December 2008

Rachel was amazing to work with! It was a joy and the photos look wonderful. I am thrilled with how they turned out. I highly recommend Rachel as a photographer.

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Lindsay

18 December 2008

Rachel was fantastic to work with. I am an event planner in the area and hired Rachel for her personality, professionalism and the fantastic quality of her photos. We've recently received our wedding album and are blown away by the quality of work! Rachel was a joy to work with the day of the wedding. When I didn't think I could possibly smile one more time for a posed photo, her humor always made me laugh and our guests enjoyed her as well. More...

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Jennifer

1 December 2008

Rachel is just an above-and-beyond photographer in every single way. I'm a photography buff, so I looked at many, many wedding photographer portfolios before finding Rachel. Her work is outstanding, and she runs the gamut from photojournalism to portraits to some really fun & creative stuff. We had tons of fun doing wacky poses. She was our favorite vendor to work with, hands-down. Highly, highly recommend. More...

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Stefanya

16 November 2008

I don't even know where to begin. Rachel Naft was the first photographer we met with and we just loved her right off the bat. She was down to earth yet professional and her packages offered so much at a reasonable price. She was ABSOLUTELY my savior during the whole wedding process and calmed me down on numerous occassions. Rachel was more on the ball than I was, she was CONSTANTLY in touch with me returning emails and phone calls immediately. The day of the wedding Rachel was prompt and I was the one who was 25 minutes late but she was so understanding, got me focused and we got the job done. I was a nervous wreck about everything EXCEPT for how the photos would turn out because Rachel's work just speaks for itself. During the reception, I did not see her take a break, she worked her butt off and when anything was happening at the reception she was johnny on the spot getting the picture. The guests ABSOLUTELY LOVED HER which was so important to me!! Here I am 2 months after my wedding and people are still telling me how amazing Rachel was. She has the patience of a saint and rounded up the families for pictures in a calm and assertive way. I'm sure she got frustrated at times but she never let it show. The pictures were ready online by the time we got back from our honeymoon and they were just breathtaking!!! She gave us such a beautiful variety of pictures to choose from and I am having the hardest time deciding which pictures I want. Most brides have to hound their photographers for the pictures but Rachel was the one contacting me to keep me on track. There were so many things that I was unhappy with on my wedding day except for the photography. Rachel was my saving grace - her work ethic - the quality of her pictures - her personality - her talent - I was completely blown away. I wish I could have had five Rachel's to take the place of the vendors I had then everything would have been perfect. Thank you Rachel for being a part of our day and making our memories absolutely beautiful! More...

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Melanie

15 November 2008

We are so happy we chose Rachel Naft as our photographer. She was very professional, easygoing but really helped us get organized for the day of the wedding. She made sure everything ran smoothly for the posed photos, but then we honestly barely noticed her the rest of the wedding, she was so unobtrusive. The photos came out beautiful. We recommend her highly. More...

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Jenny

5 November 2008

Rachel was TERRIFIC! She captured our wedding perfectly. We had around 100 guests at our evening wedding. I had some concerns based on comments from others about only having one photographer present but she didn't miss a thing. Even during the posed pictures after the ceremony she was so efficient we finished in no time and could join the party! The best part about it was her ability to blend in and just capture what was going on around her and not need to stage a bunch of pictures.

I would recommend her to anyone who wants excellent photos!

Jenny & Andrew
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Pam

9 September 2008

Rachel's energy on my wedding day was great! She had wonderful ideas for pictures and her professionalism was outstanding! I am very thankful that we had her as our photographer! More...

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3 September 2008

Photography was phenomenal - pictures turned out great, and Rachel was extremely flexible, helpful, and worked hard to understand the flow of the wedding. Highly, highly recommend RMN - the pictures speak for themselves. More...

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Megan

2 September 2008

Rachel did an absolutely fantastic job taking pictures of our wedding on July 25. She showed up early and she was taking pictures every second, I didn't even see her take a break. She got so many amazing pictures, I don't think anyone else could have done a more perfect job. She got the pictures online in a week and has been very responsive to emails. I like her because she takes photojournalistic pictures in a creative different style and she took pictures of every little detail. I didn't really have any idea on certain shots I wanted but she came up with her own ideas that turned out great. Everyone loved my pictures and has been asking me who took the pictures. I would recommend Rachel to anyone, she is very talented and professional. More...

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Laura

2 September 2008

We loved working with Rachel of RMN photography. She was very professional, she worked with our budget, and she was a lot of fun. Her prices were extremely reasonable for the D.C. area but there was no compromise on quality. We were really pleased with the pictures and that she gave us a disc of the images. We would recommend her without hesitation! More...

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Elizabeth

2 September 2008

My husband and I found Rachel through a referral from a friend of ours and were very pleased with her work. Her photographs of our wedding turned out absolutely beautiful! She got all the right (and by right I also mean flattering) angles and was in the all the right places capturing so many photos. Her creativity and professionalism were very impressive and earned her compliments from all of our guests! More...

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Bridgid

8 July 2008

Unbelievable! Rachel was fabulous to work with and got pics that were fantastic. She was everywhere! Guests commented how friendly she was and she was extremely professional. I would highly recommend her. We took advantage of the 8 hour day, and as a result we have photos capturing the whole event. She took a combination of photojournalism and portraits. She posted the pictures right away and we had the DVD of all the pics as soon as we picked out the photos we wanted prints of. More...

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Erin

23 January 2008

Rachel was wonderful to work with. Very professional and attentive. We couldn't have asked for better pictures.

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Robert

16 January 2008

Don't disregard this review just because the ratings are all 5-out-of-5 stars...

It was a real pleasure working with Rachel. This was for our wedding in early October out in western Maryland (about 3 hrs from DC). We also hired her for a one hour engagement photo shoot in August in Silver Spring, MD. That worked out well for us because we felt it helped us get to know her before the wedding. (But she is so personable, don't feel like you shouldn't hire her if you don't have a pre-wedding photo session.)

We were extremely satisfied with her pictures. I really felt that Rachel was everywhere at once. She worked nonstop from the moment she arrived until right before she left.

She was great at organizing people for posed photos. This was a particular challenge for us because I have a large immediate family (20+ w/ parents, 5 siblings, their spouses & kids) and other relatives that called for juggling a lot of different people around when everyone just wanted to hit the cocktail hour... Rachel also arranged a group shot of everyone (all 95 guests and wedding party) on her own initiative, which was really awesome... She also pulled me and my wife out for a few moments during the reception to get some great shots of us on this long gravel road just outside the venue that had some trees with fall colors -- all her idea and some of our favorite pictures are from that moment.

While we had looked at several photographers through their websites, Rachel was the first one we met with and we didn't feel like we needed to see anyone else after her. Hire her and you have one less thing to worry about.
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Megan

14 January 2008

First and foremost, Rachel takes amazing photos and gets the shots that you want for your event. She is professional, flexible and has a wonderful disposition.

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Cheryl

18 August 2007

Rachel is an amazing photographer! She was very personable with my family and produced amazing photos of our wedding. Every time someone looks at my wedding photos they are blown away. She has a great artist eye! We used the pictures to make a coffee table book; Rachel took so many photos that it tells the story of our day PERFECTLY! Initally when we booked her we only booked her for 5 hours, as the weeding approached I decided I would like her there 8. I was nervous she wouldn't be able to accomodate the change but she did! Thanks again Rachel! More...

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Cheryl

13 August 2007

Rachel has an amazing talent. She caught so many "moments" for us at our wedding that will be cherished forever. I would highly recommend her to any bride because she will not disappoint. I have also seen her work in many other areas (other than weddings) and she truly has a gift. More...

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Amanda

12 August 2007

Rachel provided a great service at a very reasonable price. She was always prompt in responding to any questions or e-mails we sent. She had a great attitude and was very friendly to everyone at the wedding. Many of our guests commented on what a great job and nice pictures she took. We came away from our wedding with so many special moments captured by Rachel. Also, she was very quick to get our pictures and prints to us, less than a month. Overall we were happy to have chosen Rachel as our photographer. We definently recommend her services! More...

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Janice

7 August 2007

RMN Photography provided photography services for my daughter's wedding in June 2007. Rachel was great to work with. She is very flexible. We added a bridal shoot at the last minute and she was wonderful to accomodate our request. On the wedding day, she came early and stayed later than expected. She was great in capturing candid moments before, during and after wedding/reception. We were very happy with her services and the value of her wedding package. The photos were very well done. She provided a lot of creative touches in development of the album. We liked her very much and would recommend her to anyone. More...

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Juliana

7 August 2007

WOW is all I can say about Rachel! She is out of this world! Totally professional and catered to a brides every wish! I have to tell you that when I saw the images posted online -- holy cow! There wasn't a single bad image! EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL! The hardest part was picking 100 of our favourite! She was totally unobrtusive, she was always available, either by phone or by e-mail and was always on top of things. She didn't nag and took the most AMAZING images. She did exactly what I asked for and I couldn't have asked for more, she's just perfect! I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend her. She also is EXTREMELY reasonably priced! More...

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Kira

6 August 2007

Rachel is a great photographer, very upbeat, always willing to work with you. The return time for our photos after the wedding was pretty quick and we also got a copy of all of our photos for no extra costs. Highly recommended!

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Megan

6 August 2007

Rachel was fantastic! The price was awesome, and all the photos came out so great! My husband and I are very impressed and extremely happy with all of our wedding pictures. All of our family and friends have commented on how much they love the pictures. I would recommend Rachel to anyone wanting great photographs they will cherish for a lifetime! More...

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Lori

6 August 2007

Rachel was absolutely one of my favorite wedding vendors. She was a pleasure to work with, both prior to the wedding and on our wedding day. The photos that she took were perfect! She really captured the spirit of our wedding. I don't know how many times I've heard "Your photographer was amazing" from all of the people who've looked at our pictures. I just can't recommend her enough. More...

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Shelly

6 August 2007

Rachel was the absolute best! She was easy to work with the day of the wedding; as well as before and after. The pictures we got were beautiful and really captured the feeling of the day. The best part was she captured so many details and moments I did not even remember myself. It is like re-living the day everytime I go through my pictures..which is very often:) I give her my highest rating and would recommend her to anyone I meet..and already have. Great personality and even better photos! More...

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Lisa

6 August 2007

Rachel Naft was great the pictures came out excellent and she did not miss a moment of the event. She is very professional and the quality of her work is excellent. I would recommend her service and work to anyone her work is wonderful I still get compliments on my daughters Sweet 15 pictures all the time. More...

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Shawnice

6 August 2007

Rachel is amazing. She provides the best service and is a true professional. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.

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