About me

Hi! I’m Rachael Boer. (And in case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced in one syllable, like ‘boor.’)

I guess you could say I’m a people person, a classic extrovert. Maybe you can relate. I get energized by being around people, I love hearing their stories, and since I’m a photographer, I LOVE telling those stories with my camera.

I have nearly ten years of experience working with families of all sizes, all ages, and all personalities, telling their unique stories through portraits. I have also photographed dozens of weddings with my incredible team of associates. I pride myself on offering top-quality images and assisting my clients with turning those images into works of art by partnering with the best printing labs in the country. To me, a portrait isn’t complete until it’s off the hard drive and on the wall, so it can be enjoyed every single day.

In addition to running Rachael Boer Photography, I have been fortunate to become a sought-after teacher, speaker, and mentor for other photographers.  I travel for workshops and speaking engagements, and host photographers from all over the country as they come to me for one-on-one mentoring here in Washington, DC. When I’m not working, I’m running after my four small children or spending time with my wonderful husband Ken, and occasionally I make time for my hobbies too, which include playing viola and and eating good food (mmm…. sushi!).

Just click “Contact” to drop me a line. My beautiful studio is near Germantown, Maryland, and I’d welcome you for a visit anytime! I look forward to hearing from you and creating some beautiful art for you featuring your very favorite people.