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My passion for photography started at age 16 when I was gifted my first real camera. Over the years, I shifted my focus from landscape to family photos. I was instantly drawn to capturing human emotions and connections. 

I was born and raised in the Hereford Zone. My childhood was filled with dirt bike riding, camping, and lots of outdoor activities.

I live in White Hall, Maryland with my husband of 6 years, our two sons and our two pups. Our weekends are filled with home renovations, spending time with family & friends, and lots of walks.

I have extensive nursing experience in the pediatric intensive care unit and outpatient rehabilitation. I currently care for children with feeding and GI disorders. I am comfortable with medically fragile children and adults including those with G-tubes, trachs, and special equipment. 

hello. I'm RACHAEL!



cooked sushi


real moments


gorgeous florals

Raising a family is hard. Family photos don't have to be! I will walk you through everything - outfit guidance before the session, prompts & poses during the session, and printing options after the session. My goal is for you to have family photographs decorating your home for you to see everyday to remind you of the beautiful life you have created.

mothers hold THEIR children's hands for awhile but their hearts forever.

rachael serra photography's Philosophy

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