Family Photographer, Rachel Cantong Photography Logo, A graphic of mountains and flowers
Family Photographer, Rachel Cantong Photography Logo, A graphic of mountains and flowers


Thank you for being here! I am Rachel, photographer, wife, mama to three littles, and dahlia lover. I am a Californian at heart, but have made Chapel Hill my home for the last ten years now. I specialize in photographing families, newborns, couples and motherhood. My approach to photography is using my lens to freeze time, and to capture moments of connection and joy. Every session is unique: a reflection of you and your humanity. I want my images to reflect the beauty of those everyday moments that shift and change before our eyes.  Learn more about me and my photography here:

Chapel Hill Family, Maternity & Newborn Photographer

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
-Jennifer Lee
“You capture my child the way I see her. There is a feeling of magic. I am so blown away by how you take ordinary moments and make them so intimate and stunning. You take the FEELING of the moment/relationship and make it something we can SEE. It’s incredible” -EG


Documenting your family memories is a worthwhile investment. The investment is mutual; I give my all to every session, with my goal to provide a meaningful yet fun experience. All of my session types include client wardrobe assistance and intentional location planning.
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“We knew we had wanted to work with Rachel because she has the gift of capturing candid, heartfelt moments in families. Rachel made our family feel so at ease, getting us all to laugh and feel comfortable immediately. Plus, she was so good at interacting with our kids- they seriously loved her. We can’t wait to hire Rachel again.”
– SL

Family, Maternity & Newborn Photography in the Chapel Hill area