Sunday, December 26, 2010

Beautiful Christmas, Beautiful Snow, Beautiful Family

I had the awesome opportunity of photographing this amazing family. These are just a sampling of the many moments I got to capture. They truly showed a joyful, Christmas spirit.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Wedding Accessories

Here is a sneak peek of my accessories for the wedding. I found the necklace at an antique store up in Ohio and made the earrings to match.

The hairpiece I also made; the rhinestone piece comes from a vintage earring that I found in an antique store as well. I'm thoroughly enjoying putting all these details together.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Big Lights Will Inspire You

I got to go to NYC last week with my art buddies from school. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent up there getting inspiration from every gallery, building, and street corner.

I'll be putting posts up periodically of some pictures I shot of art,
street fashion, or just overall coolness.

But one to whet your appetite—I shot this photo at the MoMA. I love the contrast of the Chuck Taylor's next to the Christian Louboutin's.

Let's hear it for New York!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Babies are so much fun to be around. Especially this one. Of course I am a bit biased since she is my best friend's daughter. But this little girl brings joy to everyone she comes into contact with. If a 9 month old can do that, why can't we all?

Monday, October 25, 2010


I drew this for my illustration class. The criteria was "Building, Road, and Tree." I've decided I want to live here. In my whimsical little dream tree house.

Imagination is a powerful gift. I'm really trying to learn to exercise my imagination and stretch it farther. Thankfully I have good art buddies (thanks Beau) that always push me to dream outside my comfort zone. People like that make me a better artist and an overall better person.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I am happy (actually extremely overjoyed) to announce that I recently got engaged to my best friend. It's crazy to me because right now is the time of my life that I've been waiting for and now I'm living it.

I mean seriously, I've been planning my wedding since I was in elementary school.
And now I'm doing it for real.

Jake's and my wedding is a celebration of our love for each other and to praise God for how He brought us to where we are now. I want to communicate the idea of celebration to the friends and family that will be celebrating with us through the decorations that I am making for our wedding. So after many scrapped ideas and many changes of mind (yes, I am female), Jake and I are doing the most fun and whimsical kind of wedding we could think up. So as I create decorations and such I may post pictures on here every once in awhile just to give you a teaser of what our day will be like.

Jacob, I am thrilled to be your fiancee. I love you.
Our day can't come soon enough.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dapper Ink Catalog Shoot

To express my creativity in the realm of nature is possibly one of the best things in life. This past Saturday I spent 9 hours at Paris Mountain State Park photographing my lovely friends for the Dapper Ink Catalog. Not only did we get some awesome photos, we had an absolutely wonderful day. It couldn't have been better. Thank you God for a creative mind and for the joy You give in expressing that creativity. You are the ultimate Artist and Creator and it's the coolest thing to be Your image bearer.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Punk or Preppy?

Lately I’ve been disappointed in the fashion trends heading back to the homemaker days of the 50s. Now it’s all about glamour and being ladylike.

Who wants to be ladylike? Not me.

For the past couple years, the punk inspired leather pants and jackets have reigned. Suddenly people are “tired” of it. Tired? I think they just can’t pull it off and they’re tired of TRYING. So what to do but head back to the basics. Mid-calf length skirts. Blousy blouses. Can you see me in a cardigan and loafers? The thought is laughable. There is a right way to pull off that look but overall it’s pretty boring and expected.

I dress how I feel each day. Some days I do feel more “preppy” but I always have some sort of punk element in my outfits. Otherwise I’m not comfortable. I look in the mirror and don’t see me.

One designer I can always count on to be true to himself and stay with a punk/rockstar look is Christophe Decarnin of Balmain. When asked about his Spring 2011 RTW collection, Decarnin stated, "It's a look I've always liked. I keep pictures of it all over my office." The critiques of his work are always so negative. But I’m one to go against the flow and stick to my personal preferences just like Decarnin. Decarnin’s show was drastically different from most other shows for Spring. But maybe that’s why I love him so much.

Dapper Ink Catalog

Last night I shot some product photography for the first ever Dapper Ink catalog. All day tomorrow I'll be shooting photography for the entire catalog. Excited to be a part of this endeavor.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Indie Craft Parade 2010

On September 10 & 11 my good friend and business partner, Julia Bastine, and I were a part of the 1st annual Indie Craft Parade held in Greenville, SC. We had a BLAST getting to sell our art, meet new people, get inspired by other artists, and just have a fantastic weekend!

Our awesome booth that we created with all our little goodies.

Julia and me

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Graphiticity—The Art of Change

Graphiticity? Is that a word? Now it is.

Hi. I'm Rachel. Artist. Fashionista. Photographer.
I love my God, my friends and my family. I love the fact that my God has made me to have a creative mind, to think the way I think, to be the passionate person that I am.

Graphiticity. I made this word as a fusion of "graphic elasticity." That's what art, fashion, and photography are about. Ever-changing. Always new. So what else is there to do besides start a blog and talk about the evolution of these topics?

A friend once told me that life is about the journey, not the destination. This statement has forever changed the way I think about life. Change. Newness. Creating.

Graphiticity. Ever-changing. Always new.