PhotoGiftsByRachel

Photo Gifts by Rachel

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 33 Sales

PhotoGiftsByRachel

Photo Gifts by Rachel

Albuquerque, New Mexico 33 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Fabulous gifts to give yourself or others, all made from my original photos. Jewelry, coasters, iphone cases, mirrors, framed and matted photos. Check out my facebook page, www.facebook.com/PhotoGiftsByRachel.

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Fabulous gifts to give yourself or others, all made from my original photos. Jewelry, coasters, iphone cases, mirrors, framed and matted photos. Check out my facebook page, www.facebook.com/PhotoGiftsByRachel.

Rachel Giunta

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Rachel Giunta

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Rachel Giunta, Photo Gifts by Rachel

Rachel Giunta is a photographer specializing in outdoor images, capturing nature, beautiful buildings, monuments, and animals. She loves bright colors, flowers in bloom, and seeing her subjects from an unexpected perspective.

She was awarded a blue ribbon in the New Mexico State Fair in 2010 for her photo, “Spring Poppy.” She first made her photos available for sale in December 2012 at the Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market in Alexandria, VA. The same month, she began selling her work at Show of Hands, also in Alexandria, and opened her Etsy shop, Photo Gifts by Rachel.

Although her formal education is in Materials Engineering, Rachel stopped working as an engineer in 2006 to raise her daughter. Rachel received a Digital Photography Certificate from the Continuing Education department of the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, in 2010. Born in Fredericksburg, VA, Rachel attended Virginia Tech and the College of William and Mary. She lived in Albuquerque, NM from 1999 to 2011, and has since resided in Alexandria, VA.

Personal Statement:
As the daughter of an avid amateur photographer, I have always been exposed to quality photography. However, it was not until a tragic event in 2006, my father’s sudden death, that I had the desire and resources to pursue photography as a hobby. Photography became a way to process my grief while staying connected to my father. Initially my goal was simply to have his equipment continue to be used, but it quickly became clear that I shared with him the love of creating beautiful images.

As a photographer, I am happiest when I am able to capture an image from a perspective that is different, original, and unexpected. I like to capture flowers so close that the viewer feels like they are inside the petals. I view buildings from dramatic angles, such as looking straight up from the base of a tall monument. I love blue skies and blurry backgrounds.

My best photography is outdoors, capturing nature, beautiful buildings, monuments, and animals. In most of my images, you can assume that somewhere nearby are my wonderful husband and my delightful daughter, waiting patiently for me to catch up to them. I am happiest when I can combine my love of photography with joyful adventures with my family.

In addition to framed and matted prints, I have recently discovered a love of making crafty items from my photos. I have created jewelry, such as pendants and bracelets, from my photos, as well as coasters, mirrors, iPhone cases, and holiday ornaments. I love the process of discovering new things to do with my photos, and the engineer in me enjoys solving the problem of how to create something that I see in my head.

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    Rachel Giunta is a photographer specializing in outdoor images, capturing nature, beautiful buildings, monuments, and animals. She loves bright colors, flowers in bloom, and seeing her subjects from an unexpected perspective.

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