Author Archives: Rachel

About Rachel

Hi everyone! I’m Rachel and I am a lifestyle family photographer as well as a wedding photographer based on the Central Coast of California. I live here with my wonderful husband and two adventurous little girls. I’ve always had a love for photography hiding within me but it came bursting out when I had my first daughter. My love turned in to a career a few years ago when I started offering sessions to other families in our community. I have since developed a blossoming business and my life has been enhanced tremendously by sharing my passion with others. You can contact me at the following resources: Website Facebook Instagram

How to Use The Radial Filter in Lightroom Today I want to discuss my all-time favorite tool in Lightroom – the radial filter. The radial filter is a tool designed to allow you to make edits to an isolated area of your image. Its functions come in handy particularly when I want to add an additional …

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In the first portion of this blog series I discussed how to obtain correct exposure in your camera by following the guidelines of your integrated light meter on your DSLR. Today we will take the process one step further by metering isolated areas of your photo, and discussing the various metering modes. The previous metering …

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When working in automatic mode on your DSLR, your camera will make the decision for you regarding what it thinks the correct exposure settings need to be by using its internal light meter. So, what exactly is light metering? Light metering is how your camera decides what your exposure settings should be based on the …

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Wedding ring photos – one of the most symbolic images you will capture on a wedding day. While every detail from the nuptials is extremely important to photograph, there is nothing that signifies marriages more than a photo of two perfectly polished eternal wedding bands. Shooting photos of the rings is also your turn as …

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As a family photographer there are very few things that make me happier than feedback from a parent telling me I did a perfect job of capturing their child’s personality. The main reason I approach my family sessions with a lifestyle method is that there are so many things in this digital age distracting us …

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