We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachael SaBell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachael, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
I decided to show up for myself, everyday. Even when I don’t feel like it you have to continually be your biggest fan.
Believing in myself creates my success and vision for my future.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My photography journey started in college when I visited other countries. I’d always have a camera with me and it was a fun and unique way to capture the culture and landscape around me. Post college I was working in labs and wasn’t happy. I decided to pick up my camera again and I was hooked and determined to learn all about photography and make it my trade.
Fast forward I have now been a professional photographer for 5 years and self employed for 1.5 years.
Being self-taught there was a big learning curve and now learning to run my own business is full of different challenges.
Despite the challenges I have had to face along the way I wouldn’t change anything for doing what I’m passionate about.
Which is helping people and brands share their most authentic self through visual story telling.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would start the morning off at Huckleberry Roasters off Pecos st. the vanilla latte is my favorite and they have Bonfire burritos to die for! I’d then head to Golden for a hike at South Table Mountain. It’s tucked along the foothills and overlooks the downtown area. Golden is also filled with many breweries and local eateries with a view.
If you’re more into the arts I’d recommend the Denver Art Museum. They’re always have amazing exhibitions! After you can head over to City O’ City for a vegan bite with a cool vibe.
If you’re feeling thrifty Denver has some amazing thrifted/up-cycled gems like Goldmine Vintage off Broadway. If you shop til you drop I’d head over to RiNo, where the restaurant Mr. Oso will help you unwind with a handcrafted margarita and tapas.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many supportive Denver creatives I would like to thank that have helped me in some way along my business and life journey.
Two people that stand out are Kayte Demont and Halle Madeleine. They are fellow Denver photographers and creatives that took me under their wing through mentorship, workshops, and just their genuine friendship. You don’t always see that in my industry.
my personal image of me was taken by -Samantha Neill