Hiya! My name is Raina, I graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a BA in Art, emphasis in Photography. I currently reside in Minneapolis, MN where I work as a freelance photographer.
My uncle once told me, “You never want to turn down a photography job because you don’t know how, but because you don’t want to”. This is something I took to heart, and have been working on perfecting my craft in multiple areas for years. From photographing my friends graduating schools, to traveling the world and documenting each location, I have dipped my toes in all kinds of photography. My absolute favorite is landscape/nature, because waking up at 3am to hike to the top of the mountain by yourself gives you a sense of accomplishment that cannot be replicated in any other style of photography (personal opinion).
When I’m not out shooting, I am either doing something out in nature or knitting at home with my a-hole cat. This will be my second winter in Minnesota, and I am personally amped for the snowmen, snow angles, snow shoeing and all other snow-something activities that my Californian self is not prepared for. Stay tuned!