Welcome and hello!
My name is Rachel and I am originally from WA State and have now lived in sunny San Diego for 5 1/2 years. It has been a nice change of scenery and it's great not having to deal with the rain and cold weather most of the year.
I come from an amazing family that includes my mom, two older sisters, and twin brother (I'm 1 min older!). I also have a sweet rescue pup Madi that came into my life two years ago. I grew up traveling with my family and it has always been an eye-opening experience. It's been wonderful to see new landscapes, taste new foods, and experience other cultures. I especially love capturing memories and the beauty from our travels, so having a camera on me usually isn't a surprise.
Before I made the move to California, I was working in a photo studio capturing photos of families and children. I've always been an artistic person but it was there that I realized how much I enjoyed photography. When I made the move I started a sales job but also decided to eventually go back to school to learn more about photography. I graduated and right away started to reach out to people who wanted photos so I could build up my portfolio and gain hands on experience, to see what did or didn't work.
As of two days ago, I just reached 3 years of officially having my photography business which has seemed to fly by. I now focus on photographing families, children, maternity and couples. I am based in North County SD and have many beautiful spots that I recommend to clients. It's a passion of mine to be able to freeze time for families to look back on. It makes me happy to know my photos bring them joy, so if you need new photos for the new year please reach out to me!