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Check out Rachel Leintz’s Artwork

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

Rachel, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I learned the physics of photography in graduate school at the George Washington University when I was working on my Master’s Degree in Forensic Science. Before I became a professional photographer, I worked for the Phoenix and Mesa Police Departments as a Crime Scene Specialist. But, working on the homicide division, and working 70 hour call-out weeks wasn’t exactly conducive to having a new baby. So I left the department when my son was about five months old. My husband, Travis, has been beyond supportive in allowing me to pursue my passion and art as a photographer. My wedding business has increased exponentially in the last few years, and I’m thrilled to be able to make a living doing what I love!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My style of wedding photography is one of drama and luxury! I love making my couple’s feel like movie stars on their big days. Why not!? Weddings are really one of the only rituals we have left as a society and people spend so much time (and money), making them memorable, beautiful events. Why not have beautiful, artistic images of yourself on this oh-so-important day? Beyond weddings, I love taking portraits of women. I love making women see how beautiful they are. There is nothing like showing a woman the beauty that I see in her.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think that the level of difficulty for artists throughout the past few decades hasn’t really increased; it’s just a different environment. With the invention of social media and the open platforms we have, it’s never been easier to put your art out into the public realm. But with that, comes an incredible amount of noise and it’s easy to get lost. I think cities like Phoenix can help artists thrive by showcasing their work and focusing on hiring locale artists for city and state events.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?

You can support my work by telling all their friends and family about my photography and booking me for their portraits and weddings. 🙂

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Rachel Leintz Photography

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