Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Lawrence.
Hi Rachel, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My photography interest budded when I would see other photographers take such spectacular pictures, and I wanted to recreate them! At first, I only had a dog and a husband who were reluctant to model for dozens of photo shoots, so I put photography on the back burner and focused more on teaching. It wasn’t until I left teaching and became a stay-at-home mom that I was able to dive back into photography. I posed my daughter every month for each holiday and milestone, and it wasn’t until my friends and family started telling me how adorable the pictures were that I realized I could do this for other families. So I started perusing other photographers’ websites but noticed immediately how expensive photoshoots were! So, I made it my goal to start up a small photography business to capture milestones and family portraits at a reasonable price! And here I am, three years later, with clients that have been with me from the start and that I’ve been able to watch grow along with me and capture those precious moments for them to have for a lifetime.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been fairly smooth?
I’m fortunate that my husband is the primary breadwinner for our family, allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom while also doing photography. This has allowed my schedule to be less hectic and kept the road to building my photography business running smoother.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
My small business is Rachel Kate’s Photography. I specialize in outdoor family portraits and milestone pictures. I think 1 of the main things that set me apart from other photographers is my turnaround time because, for 99% of my photoshoots over the past 3 years, I have been about to finish editing and provide the photos in under 48; hours! I am most proud that most of my clients are repeat customers who love the results from our photo sessions and value our client/photographer relationship.
Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
I think most fondly back to my family vacations to our good friend’s cabin in Pennsylvania, where we’d vacation every fall and enjoy the fall festivals, pumpkin carving, hiking, and just spending time with friends away from the distractions of day-to-day life.
- 2022 $85 for 30 minutes, 10 digitally edited images, no props
- 2022 $95 for 30 minutes, 10 digitally edited images, with props
- 2022 Holiday pricing $105, 8 digitally edited images
All the images included were from my portfolio (watermark on images). The last picture I included is a photo of myself, which a family friend took, using my camera.