Rachel McMillen

Greensboro, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, Statesville, and surrounding Triad, NC areas.

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My sessions: no two are alike. 

I capture moments that reflect memories.

My style: I use simple soft posing guidance. 

 

 

My name is Rachel.

I’m a wife and mom of three amazing kiddos in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

I am mostly a natural light photographer! I will bounce a flash when I absolutely must, but I go crazy over some beautiful natural light! That is why if you schedule a session with me I will tell you it will either be an hour and a half after sunrise or an hour and a half before sunset. Do you go outside then? The beautiful warm golden light that time of day is to die for!

My passion has easily become birth photography. If I could shoot births only I think I would! However, I also love capturing your family in your own beautiful moments as well. Yes, I do some weddings also!

I LOVE coffee so don’t be surprised when you reach out to me about scheduling a session and I invite you to grab a cup with me!

Aside from photography… I homeschool, enjoy gardening, and adventuring!

If you bring me along on your adventures as a photographer, I will do what I love to do for my own family. Capture those little moments. Preserve a memory that you will be thankful for years down the road. I will give you some advice during our session about what to do with your hands, the best places to stand, and occasionally act a bit goofy with you to lighten the mood! I know photos can sometimes be stressful, but they shouldn’t be. I will do my best to help you engage with each other and enjoy the time!

If you bring me along to your birth, I will be a fly on the wall that preserves the things you will likely forget if I was not there …your partner comforting you…your strength and patience… the babies first breath…that look on Dad’s face when baby appears…the tears running down your eyes as you look at the life you carried for months finally..



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“I forgot she was there…”

“Rachel was absolutely amazing to work with for our home birth! She is really easy going and sensitive to what you want and are comfortable with and she did such an incredible job capturing the special moments of our baby girl’s birth! Honestly, I forgot she was there, which is a huge compliment because I didn’t feel “on display” or uncomfortable during this very intimate and vulnerable time. Thank you so much Rachel! You were such a blessing!!” - Stephanie

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“if she wasn't there to capture every moment of it, I would have never gotten to see everyone's reaction when I said ‘It's a boy"

“Rachel did our maternity pictures, birth photography, and newborn pictures. I was absolutely speechless every time I saw what she sent me. Everything turned out so beautifully; exactly the way I pictured it in my head. She's so wonderful to work with. Very calm and very professional. We opted to wait to find out the gender of our baby at birth and if she wasn't there to capture every moment of it, I would have never gotten to see everyone's reaction when I said "It's a boy". As long as Rachel continues to do photography, she will always be the one I call on to do any type of photos for us. She's very flexible and worked with us (including my energetic toddler�). She also has a quick turnaround time for getting your pictures back to you. Overall I had an amazing experience with all 3 sessions and would definitely recommend her to any friends, family, or strangers who need pictures done! 5 stars!”

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