Rachel has become one of my best friends throughout my time living in Charlotte, and I am so excited to encourage all of you to take part in this wonderful gift Rachel has been given. Anyone that knows Rachel can see that she truly comes to life when behind a camera or creating art. Rachel also has a Master of Arts in art therapy and mental health counseling, which make Rachel unique in her ability to capture the moment, while truly being a support throughout your birth process. Check her work out, it's so honest to the process - a true memoir to this moment in your life.
My name is Rachel Crawford and I am a birth photographer based in Charlotte, NC. My style is very real and my work emulates that of photojournalism. I like to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly (but from a flattering angle, of course). In addition to birth photography, I have chosen to advocate for maternal mental health through the exploration of postpartum photography. As a partner of a pregnancy, parenting, and postpartum support community, I have been given the opportunity to empower women as they walk through the vulnerable weeks and months after giving their all to produce new life. I also happen to be a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counseling Associate currently working at a day support program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In my down time, I can be found painting, trotting the globe, throwing punches, playing piano, tending to succulents and air plants, and listening to 90’s and contemporary rap and hip hop.