Hey, I'm Rachel!
I'm a Canadian published & award-winning photographer based in Port Perry & the Muskoka Lakes, with a passion for documenting adventurous and authentic memories. I am a tea addict, avid thrifter, music enthusiast, plant-obsessed, pet momma, and adventurer.
I have been obsessed with art from a young age and received my first little film camera around the age of 10. I later received my first digital point and shoot camera which I took outdoors to take pictures of my backyard and neighbourhood. When I got my first job, I saved money to purchase a DSLR so I could have a camera of my own for my high school's photography program. I learned how to shoot in manual on a film camera, how to develop film and create final photographs in a dark room. My graduating year, I won the Henry's Photography Award for my class at the Port Perry High School's 2014 commencement ceremony. Other than my two semesters of high school photography classes, I am completely self taught which has allowed me to be very hands-on since day one.
Since 2014, I have upgraded my DSLR twice, leaving me with the professional set up I own today. Over the past 9 years, I have avidly been growing my business into what it is today, I have been published on multiple occasions, I've had the privilege of traveling as a photographer on business, and have met many new faces I'm proud to call clients.
Explore my website to learn more or head directly to the inquiry section to say "Hi!". I'm always available to chat if you have any questions and I look forward to meeting you!
Allow me to introduce you to my FIANCÉ, Justin
Justin and I have a mutual love for music and vinyl collections, although our tastes can sometimes clash. When we have spare time, we like to adventure together, and we recently went on our first international trip together to Utah, and he proposed to me at the salt flats (if you are a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, the salt flats are where the crab scene in At World's End was filmed). We've been together since 2015 and are currently living together in Gravenhurst, Ontario. If you ever get the chance to meet him, try to make him laugh, it's contagious!
Fun fact: Justin's last name is Green, so when we get married and I take his name, I will become Rachel Green (If you know, you know).
Tetley, Dasha, Bowie + Finley
Tetley is our little hedgehog that we named after my favourite brand of tea. He is the first pet that Justin and I brought home together. Tetley enjoys running on his wheel late at night, insects, chicken snacks, and bath time. In March of 2021, we started fostering Dasha (Dash) from Cavan Hills Vet Services, but I couldn't let him go back, so we of course adopted him in June 2021. You will often find him sleeping belly up, begging for the tap to be turned on, or grooming & playing with his BFF, Bowie. In October 2021, after the news of our offer was accepted to purchase our first home, we brought home Bowie (as in David). He is a stubborn, playful Corgi Bichon Frisé mix, and he is the sweetest boy ever. Our newest addition, Finley, is a terrier mix with some brain damage who came all the way from Turkey. His favourite thing to do is cuddle up with Justin or I on the couch, or play with his new brother Bowie.
In loving memory of Squirrel, our pretty girl - July 2022.