Rachel | Hitchcock Creative

Washington DC Photographer

Weaving Inspirations into Powerful Visuals Spanning Portraits, Landscapes, and More

Immerse yourself in a world of captivating imagery crafted by Rachel Hitchcock, the visionary owner of Hitchcock Creative. Drawing inspiration from her beloved grandmother, Rachel's passion for photography is evident in her diverse portfolio, which encompasses an ever-expanding range of captivating portraiture, landscapes that document the essence of places, Washington DC news and photography, and global fashion that showcases elegance, style, and ingenuity. With each frame, Rachel channels her creativity and keen eye for detail to create powerful visuals that capture the essence of the world around us.

GRADS! Reach out today about scheduling a graduation shoot! 

It's that time of year to take a moment for yourself and acknowledge your amazing accomplishments! 

Washington DC Documentary Portrait, Fashion & Landscape Photographer

Proposals & EngagementsFamily & Pet Photography

You don't need a special occasion to have beautiful photos taken with your loved ones that you will cherish for a lifetime. But, if you do have those special moments coming up, Rachel is here to help you capture anything from proposals and engagements to elopements and family photography with your partner, kids, or dogs. 

Fashion & Editorial Photography

Rachel has photographed designer collections at New York Fashion Week and New York Men's Day, working directly with designers and fashion agencies. In addition to runway and presentation shows, she produced editorial photographs for VIM Magazine, capturing ingenious fits with relevant fashion commentary.  

Corporate Headshot Photography

Whether your company is made up of 1000 people or 1, Rachel offers headshot photography for companies of most sizes, and individuals, in all industries.

Real Estate, Landscape & Travel Photography

Rachel is an experienced architectural and landscape photographer, producing work for the love of nature and design. She is available for commissioned work and sells framed prints of her images. 

Washington DC Photo Walk Instructor & Guide

Private groups can be booked here. Public groups are available through AirbnbIf another time works better, message me directly and request another time.

All you need is a camera and a little bit of time! Walk along the National Mall with me and witness the constant movement and grandiose architecture that fills the land in between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the Monument Walk, and the space in between the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument on the Smithsonian Walk. Seasonal Cherry Blossom Photo Walks are available in late March. 

Whether you’re just visiting Washington, D.C. or are a local looking to see their backyard in a new way, this photo walk will teach you how to take beautiful and unique pictures with your camera. All skill levels welcome!

Over the course of about 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will walk along the mall together taking photos. I will be photographing alongside you, providing tips to take great photographs that you’ll want to share with others and print for your home. You will capture the beauty of each monument and memorial while learning about DC's history. 

Let’s go explore the city with our cameras!

Author of Those Who Told The Story

Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

Rachel is a trained photojournalist, documenting news unfolding in her backyard of Capitol Hill and previous home at Michigan State University. She is the author of a newly published book about the community of journalists who documented the USA Gymnastics and Michigan State sex abuse scandal. 

Those Who Told The Story: Journalism, Trauma, and the Act of Witnessing a Sex Abuse Scandal  is a story about second-hand trauma which manifests in unique and variable ways based on location, age, and life circumstances. These stories unite in this project to start a conversation about the act of witnessing and covering traumatic stories specifically related to sexual abuse against children and how it affects journalists personally and professionally. 

Through the use of portraiture and still-life imagery, readers will experience, in variable ways, the impact of these stories on journalists.

Outside of professional documentary work, Rachel continues to document her own life in transition with her Sony camera and film cameras from her great grandfather and grandmother. 

About Rachel Hitchcock

Hi! I'm Rachel Hitchcock, a photographer and visual journalist based in Washington DC, and the owner of Hitchcock Creative LLC. I am creative by nature, a photographer by trade, and a visual storyteller at heart.

My grandmother, Joanne, was a photographer. Having spent years of my life in front of her camera, one day, I was inspired to get behind it.  

My photographic style takes an outsider, insider approach seeking to document the world and people around me with open-mindedness, genuine interest, and respect. My work examines the complexities of personal identities and relationships to one another and the spaces we occupy. I seek to connect with those I photograph and teach, empowering people to practice documentary photography in their own lives.

I'm always excited to work with new clients, and on new projects. If you have an idea you'd like to share with me, even if it looks outside the scope of my work, send me a message and we'll get in touch! I'm always open to trying something new and expanding my knowledge of all things creative. 

Outside of photography, I'm interested in immersive storytelling in the VR space and am currently working on a team developing a travel and exploration Virtual Reality app. I'm interested In all visual media and art forms. I'm a lover of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I enjoy gardening, running, watching tv, and spending time surrounded by nature and the wonders of this world. 

I'm currently watching Masters of the Air and reading two books – The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir and The Exvangelicals by Sarah McCammon. I'd love to hear your book, tv, movie, or music suggestions!

I have a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from Michigan State University with minors in media photography, peace and justice studies, and women's and gender studies. This knowledge and practice of photojournalism and documentary photography continues to guide my work.  

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