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 have been completely self-taught and learning every day using a very hands-on approach and multiple online resources.
Since 2014, I have upgraded my DSLR twice, leaving me with the professional set up I own today. Over the past six years, I have avidly been learning how to grow my business as a photographer, I have been published three times, 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!
Boy (& Best) Friend, Justin
We have a mutual love for music and vinyl collections, although our tastes can sometimes clash. We've been together since 2015 and are currently living together in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Justin also enjoys travel and adventure so, if you book with me, you may end up meeting him because he often tags along to assist me with reflectors or equipment when hiking, and on busy wedding days. If he does come, try to make him laugh, it's contagious!
Squirrel, Tetley, Dasha, & Bowie
Squirrel is our oldest pet. She has been Justin's cat for most of his life, and he is definitely her person. Since she's an old girl, she is often sleeping in her bed, or ours. When she's hungry, she is not afraid to tell you, and she loves a good brush. 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, stealing Squirrel's food, begging for the tap to be turned on, or grooming & playing with his BFF, Bowie. Bowie (as in David) is our most recent addition to the family. He is a Corgi Bichon Frise mix puppy. I have wanted a dog of my own forever, but it was never the right time being in an apartment. When we received news that our offer was accepted on a house, it didn't take long at all to find this perfect member to complete our family.