I'm Rachel.  Welcome to LifeSketch Photography currently based out of Austin, Texas.  LIfeSketch is about capturing the truth of the moment.  I love kids.  It may have something to do with the fact that at heart, I am just a big kid myself.  I love to play. I love to laugh. I love to see the joy in the simple things.  Perhaps that is why childhood is my favorite age to photograph.  Don't get me wrong- babies are adorable and teens and adults can be very fun as well, and I am always happy to photograph them.  However, that age that often gets skipped by photos fascinates me. No longer an infant and not yet ready for graduation photos.  It's an age when personalities are developing.  They are no longer just learning about the world around them, but interacting with it.  They are creating opinions, explanations, and stories that are unique, often unfettered by societal expectations or scientific limitations.  Creativity and excitement abounds.  It's amazing and I strive to capture those emotions in my photographs.  Gap-toothed smiles, pensive looks, and yes, even tears all have a truth to them.  The kids will grow up, leaving behind their explanations of what the moon is made of and why it should be called an 'armbow' instead of an 'elbow'.   Hopefully these photographs will be a reminder of the innocence and creativity of childhood, and allow all of us to remember what it was like to live and love each moment in life.  

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