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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 Anchorage, AK 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 simply don’t want to shoot that subject”. 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 3:00am for a hike to the top of the mountain 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 getting lost in nature or making chocolate at one of my jobs. This will be my first year in Alaska, and I am personally amped for the fresh caught salmon, snow-capped mountains, and all the nature-filled activities that my Californian self is not prepared for. Stay tuned!

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