Hi, I'm Rachel This is me, in my natural state. A little wind whipped and not 100% put together but genuinely happy. I’m from Gary, Indiana but I’ve been in San Diego for a long time now. Still, I like to think that Midwest moxie and aptness for a little elbow grease has stayed with me mixing with an open, unjudging curiosity that is so much a part of the culture here in California. I talk a lot, love to tell a good story, laugh loud, get sentimental, work too much and sleep too little. Meet the FamBam This is my family. Moving clockwise: Guy, Harper, Sadie, and Scout. They are crazy and awesome . My husband is so supportive of my unmistakable need to be creative in nearly every aspect of my life. I wasn't sure I was supposed to be a mom until Harper was born and then I knew it was going to be the biggest adventure of my life. She proves me right daily. And the dogs are truly knuckleheads. Their terrier spirit makes them loyal to a fault and a little stubborn. I'm a Canon Fangirl People ask me all the time what gear I shoot with which I think is a really neat question. This is what I typically bring to a session. Canon 6D Canon 7D 85mm Prime 35mm Prime 28-135mm Zoom Fujufilm Instax Mini 8 (Not pictured) And if you are wondering why Canon, it's because I started with film and the first camera I had was a Canon AE-1. When I switched to digital I wanted to keep my lenses. Addicted 'Nuff said. I'm a Stress Baker When everything seems like too much I make cookies so if something terrible happens I won't be able to do anything useful but I will feed you. My favorite recipes include my grandmother's kuchen, Toll House chocolate chip cookies, and strawberry ricotta scones. Sushi is my favorite food. I didn't try it until I was in college and now I try to eat it on every possible occasion. If you really want to make me happy, give me anything with salmon, eel, or tuna. I'm a Potterhead I'm an unapologetic geek and perhaps the pinnacle of that is my love for Harry Potter. As a kid I lived in books and Harry Potter was one of the most magical universes I ever experienced. Netflix We don't have cable and we haven't for 5 years so Netflix is our entertainment saving grace.