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Hi, I'm Rachel Rosenthal, a family and fine art photographer shooting my way around the globe. When home in Lake of the Pines in northern California, I love to capture casual family portraits and weddings.

I get to do what I've waited my whole life to do - traveling and creating images that transcend the moment with a touch of wonder. My goal is to make human nature tangible and provide a glimpse into our common experiences as individuals.

One viewer said, "You have such a way of transporting people" that allows the viewer to "paint with their own imagination."

Yes, that's it exactly.

Years spent in demanding careers as a community college president, math professor, and oil field engineer contribute to my work. The ability to be at ease in isolated locations, explore secluded backstreets, and engage with individuals from all walks of life all have origins in past life experiences. Recipient of multiple awards for my images, especially those from the collection, “One World - Many Faces,” showcases the shared humanity of men and women from around the globe.

THROUGH THE LENS: An interview with Rachel Rosenthal, engineer, college president, photographer, traveler


"After reflecting on our 1st anniversary, Xavier and I just wanted to say Thank You again for taking such beautiful wedding photos!'. J and X

.."we loved ALL of them!" J and K

"Thank you so much for these photos!... the first one made my heart melt!" R.A.

“You have such a way of transporting people” P. T.

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