Women's Portraiture

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Rachel is amazing. Her shots aren't just "pictures" - they capture the emotion and the life of the subject and the moment. Truly special photography. - Tylan G.

Feel beautiful, celebrate your spirit

We wear so many hats as women, don’t we? We are mothers, daughters, employees, business owners, managers, wives, girlfriends, confidantes, caretakers, friends, and individuals. In so many of those roles, we’re focused on someone else’s needs, and it’s so easy to fall to the bottom of our own to-do lists. Custom photography is a gift you can give yourself, a chance to feel beautiful and to celebrate the strong, amazing woman that you are.

Is it self-indulgent? Absolutely, and in the best way possible. It’s important to focus on yourself every now and then. I understand how hard it can be to do that (or to even believe that you deserve it), and that’s why my women’s portraiture is crafted to deliver both a product that you’ll love and an experience that you’ll cherish. We’ll laugh a lot. You’ll remember what it’s like to feel beautiful, and you’ll remember that beauty isn’t based on your size or your age or any other transient thing. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do this sooner, and you’ll vow to do it again someday.

There are so many reasons to celebrate yourself with portraits. Maybe you just got a job or a promotion and you need some new images to share. Maybe you just retired and you want to kick off the start of a new part of your life. Maybe you’re a mom who just realized that when your kids grow up and look back at family photos, you won’t be in any of them because you were always the one behind the camera. Maybe you’re a bride wanting to surprise a new spouse with a boudoir album. Maybe you want a boudoir album for yourself, so you can remind yourself that actually, you look pretty great. Maybe you need new photos for a dating site, or to market yourself because your headshot is too corporate for who you really are.

Whatever your reasons, and whatever your story, the time is now. Don’t wait to put yourself first on your list this time. Let’s remember how deserving you are. Do something beautiful for your beautiful self.

Feel beautiful. Celebrate your spirit.  It's time to be seen, for your strength and vulnerability, your talents and your fears, your passions and your story.  I empower women through portraiture.

About Your Portrait Photoshoot

On this page, you'll find information about my women's portrait sessions, including collections and pricing, as well as images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare for your photoshoot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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Our Portrait Photoshoot Process

Consultation

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We will discuss wardrobe and preparation, and I'll answer any questions you have about what to expect from your session.

Photo Session

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Sessions take place on location. I'll guide you through poses and help draw out your authentic personality.

Editing

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After your session, I'll custom-edit your photos, highlighting your best features.

Ordering Session

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Once your images are ready, you will have a ordering session where you can view all the edited photos and choose what products to purchase.

I’ve been out on shoots with Rachel. She has amazing gifts. It’s not just her photographs that are beautiful, but the way she arrives at the end result, stunning image after image, is a thing of beauty itself. Her ability to connect and make others instantly comfortable shines through in each picture. Rachel has that special “something” that cannot be taught. High recommendations for this talented photographer. -  Patti G.

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A world-class photographer, and a pleasure to do business with—a truly great combination! - Leslie C.

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Collections

Your custom portrait experience begins with a $200 session retainer that covers an initial consultation, your portrait session, custom editing of your images, and a reveal and ordering session. We’ll view your proofs together and I’ll help you narrow down your favorites. I’ll go over available sizes and product options with you, and you can choose the artwork and display options that best suit your needs. I will never pressure you to purchase more than you wish; I want you to be happy with your choices! And because I know you want to share your images through email or social media, purchased prints include a social-sized digital file to share as you wish.

Keepsakes & Wall Art

Your Family Heirlooms & Printed Art

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Your Reveal & Ordering Session

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We’ll view your proofs together and I’ll help you narrow down your favorites. I’ll go over available sizes and product options with you, and you can choose the artwork and display options that best suit your needs. I will never pressure you to purchase more than you wish; I want you to be happy with your choices! And because I know you want to share your images through email or social media, purchased prints include a social-sized digital file to share as you wish.

Portrait Pictures

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Black & White

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Studio

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Posed

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Rachel is amazing. Her shots aren't just "pictures" - they capture the emotion and the life of the subject and the moment. Truly special photography. - Tylan G.

Portrait Photography Resources

What to Wear for Your Family Portraits

You’ve done it: you’ve hired a photographer and chosen a location for this year’s family portraits. Now you’re staring at your closet trying to decide what in the world to wear. Don’t worry! There are lots of options that will look great in your album and on your walls. Here are a couple of things to think about.
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How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall for Your Home

Looking for a fun way to display your family photos? Gallery walls are a simple way to create visual interest in your home, regardless of how much space you have. It’s the perfect way to make a design statement and a natural conversation-starter. To help you get started, we put together a few tips for […]
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The Psychology of Holding a Printed Photo

Our world today is definitely digital. From Instagram to streaming TV and movies and even reading the news, everything we do is online. We even store our documents and photos in the cloud, rather than take the time to purchase prints or create scrapbooks. Be honest: How many times have you taken photos on your […]

About Rachel Smook Photography

I’m Rachel, and I’m a wedding, portrait, and Bar Mitzvah photographer based in Massachusetts and willing to travel as far as your dreams will take you. As the parent of teenagers, I’ve learned that everything is better with some humor thrown in, and I’ve also learned how FAST life goes by. Photography gives me a way to stop time, both for my family and for yours. I’m a sucker for the little details: those tiny fingers wrapped around yours, the way he looks at you when you come down the aisle, the way you laughed at that little shimmy she did on the dance floor. It’s the little moments that make the sweetest memories, and I’m a feelings junkie, so I am THERE for them. I believe that laughter is good medicine, that love is love, and that memories are worth keeping.

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