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Art & Life with Rachel Stone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Stone.

Rachel, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My parents got me my first camera when I was in 7th grade after I had been BEGGING them for years to get me one. I had a huge fantasy of becoming the next biggest YouTube star. When I realized that it wasn’t very easy to become an overnight YouTube sensation, I started using my camera to do photoshoots of my friends. We’d been doing little photo shoots on our iPods since 4th grade, so this camera was a big game changer. Not long after, girls around my school wanted in on this whole photo shoot thing, and that’s when I realized I could possibly fund my Starbucks addiction off of this. In the years that proceeded, @rachelstonephoto was born and grew into what I had always wanted it to be. Outside of @rachelstonephoto, I love making content for my personal Instagram, and I also just started a podcast with my best friend @okaytruepodcast, which is something I have DREAMED of doing forever. That’s probably as close as I will get to a YouTube star…for now.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Photography has been my job since I was 12, and I’m really hoping it’s my job for the rest of my life. I shoot families, couples, and the occasional wedding but seniors will ALWAYS be my favorite. My goal during portrait sessions is to always make my girls feel confident and beautiful and provide them with photos they’ll always want to look back on. I want people to look at my work and recognize the beauty and individuality of each person I shoot.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities, and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
This is something that is SCARY when you want to make your art your job. It is so tricky to know whether or not it can work when it comes to paying the bills. I would say to put your all into your work and create the best content possible, and you will get out what you put in.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can support me and see all of my work by following me on Instagram @rachelstonephoto send me a message and let’s be friends! And if you really want to know more about me listen along to my podcast Okay True on apple.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.rachelstonephoto.com
  • Email: rachelamstone@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @rachelstonephoto
  • Personal Instagram: @rachelstoneeeee
  • Podcast: @okaytruepodcast_

 

Image Credit:
Izzy Opfel

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