Rachel Boekel Photography

My Mom sent me this photo the other day.
Apparently I was awkward from a very early age! Oh how not much changes as we grow older!

Photography has always been important to me. As a young girl I can say with honesty that I loved looking at pictures of myself.
These days I can’t stand getting photos taken of myself…it’s so awkward, but I still love having all those memories.
Growing up we had a darkroom in our house and I was lucky enough to learn the mystery and magic of developing my own photos
from a very early age. My Mom introduced me to photography and we have since swapped equipment and ideas back and forth.
(Lets be honestly, it’s mostly me stealing borrowing her gear)
Photography was something that was re-inforced in high school when I part-took in the “Through the Lens” program
under Craig Richards. There are not enough ways to describe what an incredible learning environment it was under Craigs instruction.
Being taught that it is okay to make mistakes is such a gift and that imperfection is actually perfect, and trial and error are necessary are great lessons.
If you ever get a chance to see a “Through the Lens” exhibit at the Whyte Museum in Banff, do not miss. It’s incredible to see what young people share.

So much learnt and yet still so much to learn.

Here is me in the beginning….

March 23, 2012 - 12:54 pm Marise Hendriks - Love the socks and sandals, Rachel!!

May 7, 2012 - 11:02 am maureen - I remember that little cutie pie!

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