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About Rachel

Rachel is a self-taught photographer who started her business in 2010 after working for 6 years in the interior design and sales industry.  As the daughter of a professional photographer, she grew up in front of the camera, but found her purpose was behind the lens once her first daughter was born.  Since then, she has been living her dream building a successful business photographing the beautiful people in and around the Des Moines area.  She specializes in babies, children and families and also loves to photograph high school seniors and weddings.   Her objective during your session is to capture the moment in a fun, unique and candid atmosphere; to see you as you are, naturally. While she greatly appreciates a beautifully posed family portrait, she aims to capture the in between moments that make a baby, a child, or a family the distinctive individuals that they are.

Rachel lives in Urbandale with her husband of 14 years, 3 children and house full of pets.  Speaking of which, furry family members are always welcome at your photo session!


"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.  -Aaron Siskind