Rachael Renee’ first picked up a camera in 1998 and began shooting on film. She photographed her ever changing hometown of Portland, Oregon, her solo travels to France and Russia, trips around Oregon with her husband, and touring the American West with her band, The Moonshine. Photography was purely a meditative act, and a way to fully absorb herself in the sights she saw in her travels.
Rachael loves helping architects, interior designers, developers and business owners grow their business by showcasing their hard work, and beautiful spaces and products. Rachael lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, Michael; her horse, Bella and two cats, Ruben and Cecelia.
Eventually, she fell into photography-as-career, when a realtor asked her to photograph his listings. She built a real estate photography business and was eventually shooting 400+ houses per year in the busy Portland, Oregon market, and along the way also transitioned into shooting architecture, food and people.
Rachael's other passion is horses. She began riding before she was born, showed horses while growing up, and worked at the race track for a time, grooming and exercising racehorses. Rachael loves training horses. It was only natural that she would eventually photograph horses.