Saturday, August 1, 2009

Let's Meet {and Greet} Rachel Clare

It’s our first interview here at The Savvy Photographer…

and I’m thrilled to introduce her!

Rachel lives in Southern California with her husband and two children…and she is expecting number three.
You can check out her fabulous work at

Let’s Meet {and Greet} Rachel Clare~

Rachel...tell us about your photography?

"I love photographing children- they're happy, they're carefree, and
they're not intimidated by the fact that they're being photographed.
I love capturing their little spirits and personalities and my passion is getting those candid moments that parents can look back on to remember their child's true self. As well, I've recently started shooting weddings and I LOVE it. I was once told that you really shouldn't do both- you should choose- either children/family photography or wedding photography. In my world and business, rules like this were meant to be broken. I love photographing children. I love shooting engagements and weddings. This is who I am as a photographer and this is what I plan to continue building my business around. That's what's so great about being my own boss- I make my rules."

When you're not photographing, where can we find you?:

With my children and husband. He's a college professor, so he gets to be home a lot- we love spending time together. Lately, we've spent lots of time at the pool!

Ask your kids to describe you {tell us what they really say!}:

E says "My Mom is fun and kind. Sometimes we make funny faces and she likes to play with me. My Mom can drive me places because I don't have a driver's license yet."
R says "Rachel? Like Daddy?"

Huh. We'll have to work on her answers a bit.

Favorite drink? Cocktail?:

How boring am I?! I don't drink (alcohol, soda, coffee) and good clean water is my drink of choice. Always.

Do you twitter?

but to be honest, I'm more active on Facebook

Anthropologie or Ann Taylor?

Anthropologie!! In fact, I'm thinking of changing my pricing sheet to read, "We accept Credit Cards, Personal Checks and Anthro Gift Cards"!!

"The" movie that you can watch over and over:

The Bourne Series. Over and over and over. Also, I LOVED Angels & Demons, in part because my parents just moved back to the States after living in Rome for 3 years (so I can relate to all of the places in the movie!) (Okay, I admit, I just saw the Proposal for the 2nd time in a week and laughed just as hard the 2nd time... *shhh!*)

Do you blog stalk?

*Blushing*- yes, but only a few. I do limit the ones I look at, however, because I will not allow surfing the internet to take over my life! My kids are growing up too fast for that.

Blog's you love:

Jasmine Star,, Tara Whitney, The Pioneer Woman

Your Savvy Indulgence:

Oh dear. Just one? Here's a small list: SLEEP (when I can get it), Key Lime Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory, essentially any spa treatment, and easily my biggest indulgence- having my feet tickled. No, I'm not kidding.

How did you meet your husband?

In college at Northern Arizona University.
He actually dated my roommate which was weird for a little bit,
but we're still very very close friends.

Date night or family night?

Both!! Though admittedly, family night happens more often than date night. Ideally, every Friday or Saturday night would be date night... going to have to work on that one...

What are you doing on a typical Sunday afternoon?

Sunday is my day for family and church. I never shoot on Sunday. On a typical Sunday afternoon, we all take a nice nap and make homemade (real Italian-style) pizzas (read: fresh Mozzerella & basil) on our grill.
MMMmmm!! Makes me ready for Sunday!!

{some of rachel's favorite images}

Come back tomorrow for more of Rachel...
She will share with us some of her amazing self portraits.
The first picture of her is a self portrait...amazing, huh?
See you all tomorrow.

We are having our first giveaway...a fabulous camera strap from Pepper~ Spice up your Camera. These camera straps are designed by Lori Nordstrom and she is giving one away...head over to the sponsors page to find out how to enter. The winner will be drawn on Friday~August 7th...good luck!



  1. Congrats, Rachel! So excited to see you featured on here, and to see you doing so well! :)

  2. Love the interview and your work Rachel; congratulations on being number one! :)

  3. Great interview! I'm so loving this little place you've put together here and adore Rachel's images.


  4. Congrats rock!! Can't wait to see more of The Savvy Photographer!!!!

  5. Congratulations Rachel!
    I love all your photos!