I recently paid a visit to my friend, Rachel Rosenthal, and her super sweet 7-year-old twin daughters, Ellie and Marin, at their home in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the session was two-fold: to update the family’s photos as well as to create some lifestyle photos that could help represent her growing professional organizing business, Rachel & Company.

Rachel and I first met briefly several years ago in a networking group for women entrepreneurs and our paths crossed again more recently when we both became members of another organization, Her Corner. Her Corner is a community for women business owners looking to collaborate with others to help grow their businesses. About a year ago, we ended up in a smaller peer group together within the organization where we’ve gotten to know each better during our bi-monthly meetings.

Recently Rachel’s business has been featured in various media outlets such as the Washington Post, and Better Homes and Gardens. She was in need of updated images she could distribute for publication as well as for her own marketing collateral showing her as a mom and as a professional, with and without her daughters at her side. I’m pleased Rachel came to me for help to create high-caliber, professional photographs that could flawlessly represent her brand.

To give Rachel’s portraits versatility, we worked our way through a number of different scenarios, outfit changes, and settings throughout her home. Her girls, Ellie and Marin, couldn’t have been in better form – they were naturals in front of the camera, whether embracing mom or each other. As for Rachel, she easily conveyed the cool confidence of a seasoned business owner.

I’m excited to see how Rachel will work these newly-polished images into her business, website, and beyond. And I can’t wait to see the photo artwork that she’ll incorporate into her own lovely home.

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Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.


About the Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!