In high school she opted for choir, piano lessons and hand bells instead of yearbook, but her love for photography never waned. In college, while double-majoring in Music and English, she landed a job at Palomar College as the publicity and programs assistant, as well as the box office assistant, for the Performing Arts department. While there, she had the opportunity to intercept and use the marketing photos donated by the esteemed Hugh Cox, taken at theatre, dance and music production rehearsals. It was one of her favorite parts of the job, and she itched to be that person behind the lens someday.
Rachel finally took a digital photography class as a senior at California State University, San Marcos, learning Canon d-SLRs and lenses and processing with Adobe Lightroom. That’s when she decided she wanted to be a real Photographer. Life brought her to Pollock Pines a couple years ago, where she and her chef fiancé bought a house to raise their (now three) children close to her sister and her kids. She established her licensed photography business in October 2017, Rachel Fawn Photo.