Hello, Rachel here! I really love to chat, so consider yourself warned.
Growing up, I lived on the South Side of Chicago and also the suburb of Oak Lawn. (Go Hawks! Go pizza!) I attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. After several editorial internships, I found myself in a retail adventure at American Girl for three years. During this time, I did some grown-up things. I got married, my husband and I welcomed our first daughter Cecelia, and we also bought our first home.
Shortly after Cece was born, I made another career change becoming CEO of domestic affairs (aka, stay-at-home mama). I purchased my first "real" camera and began blogging about our life as a way to stay connected to my family in Illinois. Blogging became my gateway to photography as friends and family began asking me to take photos for them. One session would lead to another and then another. And now my hobby is a small business and I couldn't be happier about it.
When I'm not snapping pictures, you can usually find me building spaceships or having tea parties with my daughters Cecelia and Rosemary, taking a Zumba class, power shopping at Target, scaling a rock wall with my husband, or enjoying a big book and a good cup of coffee. (Or glass of wine. Whatever the situation calls for!)