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Thanks so much for stopping by. Before you get any further, I wanted to give a little background to this blog o’ mine. Here’s the deal - I consider myself a storyteller. To me, photography is the art of documenting people’s lives, the big moments and the little details!!! 

Pretty images are GREAT and all, but sometimes you want more than just a glimpse. That’s what these digital pages are for!! So if you’re the type that’s looking for the full scoop, read on my friend. Who knows… maybe your story will end up here next!!! 

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Hi sweet friends! It’s my 30th birthday this week, so to celebrate I thought I’d get personal and share a little more about myself with you all. Here are 30 silly/weird/mildly embarrassing facts about me. How many did you already know, and what surprises you???

  1. I’m a lefty!!
  2. I decided to pursue wedding photography after my own wedding.
  3. I’m much more night owl than morning person.
  4. I’m a cat lover (jk you already knew that!) But I’m actually allergic to cats! I have to take allergy pills every day and use an asthma inhaler.
  5. I was a gymnast in high school. These days I’d be lucky to do a cartwheel, so I’ve replaced tumbling with yoga!!
  6. I drive a Jeep Wrangler.
  7. As a child I cried every time people sang the Happy Birthday song to me. I still get embarrassed and blush like crazy!! 
  8. I have a younger sister. Her name is Madi and she’s my queen. When people say we look alike it’s basically the best compliment ever, and I low key copy her all the time.
  9. I listen to Christmas music all year round!!! 
  10. I’m obsessed with 90s fashions. Birkenstocks, mom jeans, tie dye… I’m so thrilled it’s all back in style!
  11. My lucky number is 11. I make a wish every time I see 11:11!
  12. My dream wedding to photograph would be Troy and Gabriella from High School Musical. 
  13. I have a candle obsession. My collection lives in our hutch and I switch candles out depending on the season and my mood. Keith gets so mad when I come home with more (but I know he secretly loves them too!)
  14. My nickname is Ray Ray. Only my closest family and friends call me this!!
  15. I have a witchy side. I love my crystals and am learning how to read tarot cards.
  16. 16. My favorite class in college was flower arranging (yes, it’s a legit class!)
  17. Lush bath bombs are my weakness.
  18. I grew up in a small town in Indiana and will always be a Midwest girl at heart.
  19. My dream meal would be mac n cheese (obviously), sushi, and chicken nuggets. And allll the desserts!
  20. I’m a neat-freak to the extreme. Keith calls me the Cleaning Fairy because I’m constantly buzzing around the house tidying something. It’s a blessing and a curse, really.
  21. I’m high-key obsessed with Tiktok! It’s replaced Instagram as my favorite social media app! 
  22. I sleep with my stuffed animal Lambie every night. He was my 1st birthday present and we’ve been through it all together! He’s old, tattered, and more grey than white these days, but I love him.
  23. I despise running but I completed my first half marathon two years ago. I’m not sure if I’d ever do it again, but it was a great experience.
  24. Photography started as my side-hustle. I used to work full time for an Agriculture company. The thing I miss most about it is my coworkers!
  25. I’ve never had a brain freeze!
  26. I was on the homecoming court in high school. I wouldn’t consider myself popular, but I did have a variety of friends across every clique! 
  27. I LOVE sending and receiving mail!!! Let’s be penpals?
  28. My favorite Disney princess is Pocahontas. 
  29. Despite my Starbucks obsession, I actually don’t drink much coffee!! I’m a refresher kind of gal (pink drinks are my go-to!)
  30. My favorite flavor of cake is vanilla!! With sprinkles obvi!

Well that’s all for now… I’m off to blow out 30 candles!! I have a feeling this new decade will be one to remember. Thank you all for being here!

Xo, Rachael

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4/23/2020

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