I’m Rachel! In 2007, I was a stay at home mom who had a knack for using my Konica Minolta camera to take photos of my own babies. That hobby slowly bloomed into a small photography business and I took up my first ever client via Craigslist in the spring of 2008. Fifteen years later I’ve photographed thousands of newborns and families, and since 2010 I’ve been one of the photography industry’s leading educators, both in person at workshops and conferences — and online with the Rachel Vanoven Collective and other digital resources.

My photography studio is based in a tiny town nestled in the hills of Southern Indiana, but I have clients in multiple continents — from Europe to Australia to South America, traveling is one of the best parts of this career! When I’m not working, my husband Nick and I stay busy navigating parenting teenagers, juggling all the high school sports, and renovating our 120 year old Queen Anne Victorian!
  I'm always cold, nearly always barefoot, passionate about newborn safety, oversized t-shirts and helping others. I hate cancer, working out and cucumbers (but pickles are cool).

Q & A 

1.  What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time?

I’ll read an entire book in a few hours!

2.  What first real job did you have in the adult world?

A. Tacos
B. Wacom board
c. Coffee
D. Monat dry shampoo

3.  Of the 4 below, which 2 could you not live without?

4.  On my days off I...

Sit on my back porch with a glass of wine with my friends + family!

Watching photographers really learn, grow and become
successful and see them grow their business.

5.   What’s the coolest thing about your job?

6.   What are your biggest pet peeves?

 People who chew with their mouth open

7.   What is the funnest nickname you have been given?

The Lord of Newborn Photography

8.   If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose?

I was a mulch hauler at a greenhouse

Mind reading for sure

9.  What’s an odd talent that you have?

I can blow air out of my eyeball

10.  Biggest fear?

Finding a cucumber in my salad (vomit)

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