In the Nitty Gritty

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This episode is a first! I”m so excited to have my first client guest on the podcast. And as any teacher worth their salt will say, we always learn from our students. I love the nuggets that Rachel shared in this episode especially about learning from others. From mama-ing her four kiddos to diving in and learning from all walks of life. Rachel is a genuine lady who makes who laugh and feel like a million. She’s a photographer, mama, wife and keeps it real with her messy bun and coffee in hand. My kinda of lady. I think you’ll enjoy this gem of a person!

Show Notes

Rachel Gaetz is a Twin Cities portrait photographer who is based out of Hudson, WI. Her business Ray & Grace Photography specializes in family portraits, wedding photography, and boudoir photography. She thrives on creating candid, joyful imagery and prides herself on conducting her sessions in a way that's fast, fun, and actually enjoyable.

Rachel is originally from Oak Lawn, IL and moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota. She earned a degree in journalism and also found herself a husband while in college. Shortly after getting married and becoming a mom to her first daughter Cecelia, she started a blog documenting her little family's life. That blog eventually spurred a successful photography business and her family grew to include four kids.

On any given day, she has a coffee in hand, a baby on her hip, and a big messy bun on her head... after all there's work to be done and a big, beautiful life to enjoy. When not photographing clients, she enjoys reading, cooking dancing, pretending to be a home design expert, and wine and coffee of course (not mixed together).

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What is In the Nitty Gritty?

Speaker, Educator, Writer and Mama - Melissa Rose is known for her resilience and no nonsense approach to life, business and relationships. From farm girl to six-figure plus entrepreneur, this single mama of five kiddos has a few lessons she’s learned along her crazy journey. So hoosh up your leggin’s ladies, grab your coffee and let’s get real!