There’s a belief that pursuing the arts professionally means constantly struggling to find success–the “starving artist.” Over the years, I’ve debunked this myth. Artists struggle when they think work will come to them simply because of their talent. In reality, artists must seek out opportunities, not idly wait for them to suddenly appear. Your talent is why you get hired, but it’s not how you get found, or why clients stay. It’s about wearing different hats, making yourself discoverable, + delivering an amazing product. My goal is to help you figure this shit out.
My name is Rachel. I’m a wedding + lifestyle photographer based out of Brooklyn, NY. When I started my business eight years ago, there was no education widely accessible for photographers. It was all trial + error + figuring it out for myself. After completing a degree in Art Direction and Advertising at Boston University, I decided to take my passion full-time. I feel grateful every day that I wake up to do what I love + I’m passionate about guiding other photographers on the path to do the same. If you’re in need of tips for building your business, strategies for reaching new clients, guidance on the creative process, or just need a reason to feel re-inspired, this mentorship experience is for you.
"If you’ve been contemplating investing in yourself + your business, contemplate no more. Rachel is the kindest, most generous soul who also happens to be one of the most talented + seasoned in the industry. She brings a fresh + artistic eye to wedding photography and her client experience/marketing is something that she truly has down to a science, so learning from her is unparalleled. From start to finish she made sure the topics we discussed were relevant, and the information was always new and helpful. The entire session was curated to me and my unique + specific needs which I’m so grateful for. I came out of our session feeling revitalized and re-motivated to take control and apply everything I’d learned. On top of her boundless knowledge, she is the kindest advocate for everyone’s success— there’s truly nothing else you could ask for in a mentor."
“I did a mentorship with Rachel and if you are on the fence of doing one, I’m here to tell you – do it. I’ve followed Rachel and her work for quite some time now, and I just love her approach to documenting and her photojournalistic style. As soon as I reached out to learn her ways, she was so incredibly warm and just as excited as I was. It feels so nice when you immediately know someone is going to give their all, and seriously, Rachel did. She sent me over her mentoring starting guide with loads of helpful information along with a questionnaire that would get to know me better and what I wanted out of the mentorship. On the day of our 3 hour zoom call, she was prepared with an entire PDF walking me through everything she does to prepare her clients, all about the sessions and how she goes into each session and wedding. She took everything I wanted to know and made it easy to understand. I asked lots of questions and she was so approachable. I learned so much about her approach to things and I’m beyond excited to use everything I learned from her this year.”
"Investing in a mentorship session with Rachel was revitalizing and easily one of the best decisions I have made for my business. She is an open, honest, and, most importantly, genuine soul who goes above and beyond to tailor a mentorship session for you and your needs. Not even 24 hours after our session together, I had an engagement photoshoot and was able to implement all of her recommendations. I felt so proud of myself to be able to photograph and provide the client experience I’ve been yearning for! None of that would have been possible without Rachel. I am so fortunate to have learned from an industry leader because the care she puts into her work is beyond awe-inspiring. No matter where you are in your business journey, learning from Rachel is an eye-opening experience. She is the best mentor you could ever ask for."