Areas of service include Towson, Westminster, Columbia, Annapolis, Bel Air, Silver Spring, and the rest of Central Maryland.

Rustic Life Photography is based in Reisterstown, Maryland, about 20 minutes west of Baltimore City. For questions regarding travel to the Eastern Shore, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or Washington DC, please email rachel@rusticlifephotography.com directly or use this contact form.

Looking for information about pricing and the booking process? Head over here for portraits or here for weddings.


Hello, friends!


I'm Rachel, the human behind Rustic Life Photography. Not pictured: my four cats who "assist" me at all times (especially when it's inconvenient) and who are actually relevant to this "about me" blurb.


So while I'll admit work of any sort is difficult to accomplish with a cat on one's face, the sneezing is a reminder of how inexplicably precious every moment together is. Over the years, love and loss has taught me that photos are the key to preserving the memories that matter most. My favorite picture ever is one of myself snuggling my soul-kitty, Orion. Our faces are smooshed together as I grin for the camera and he glowers darkly in protest. (Ah, cats...) That polaroid sits directly under my computer screen where I can look at it over and over. Because he's there, and I'm there, and I love him so very much.


Keeping memories safe means everything to me and I'd be honored if you'd entrust me with yours.


To read all the stuff I cut out of this blurb when shortening it, follow this link or click the photo. :)

Fundamental Beliefs

Rustic Life Photography is rooted in several basic truths, including that:
- Black lives matter (listen to marginalized voices!)
- LGBTQ+ rights are human rights
- No human is illegal

I believe that everyone deserves to have their story told. And damn, I'd love to be the one to tell yours.

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