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Behind the Lense with Photographer: Rachel Taylor

Article Written by: Jevon Armstrong

Professionally photographing since 2018, Rachel Taylor was involved with photography for about ten years. It began when she went on a trip to New York, at the age of 14, and loved taking photos of the skyline and Central Park. Her art "represents different creative experiments as I try to find my niche. I don't stick to one style for very long, but I think it's because I'm still learning and trying to figure out what makes me happy. I've definitely developed more confidence through the past year, even though I'm still doubtful of my own creative process sometimes. I think my work has grown more true to what makes me happy."

Nature helps Rachel find the creative zone and where she gets the most inspiration. "In West Virginia, there isn't a ton of city-scape to use for shoots, so locations are usually in the woods or a park. It's nice to be out in nature using natural light and the elements around you as inspiration!" Rachel also gets a lot of her inspiration from her friends and "all the other gorgeous women I work with on a regular basis!"

"Surrounding yourself with creative and supportive people, down-time from your work, and rest! The last is so important, and I don't take my own advice enough."

The Halloween sets that Rachel photographed in 2020 are loved but hasn't entirely made the cut for favorite. "I ended up doing over 30 different shoots (it was EXHAUSTING, but so worth it), but I don't think I can choose a favorite!"

"There is no right or wrong way to make YOUR vision! We all have to start somewhere. Yes, there are correct ways to do technical things like not blowing out your skies or not over-contrasting your edits, but as long as YOU'RE happy with what you're creating, you can't be


Followers can find Rachel on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

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