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Hi I'm Rachel Clare

I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a wedding and portrait photographer. I'm a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a 30-something Mom of three with a bow-tie wearing professor husband and a dog. I own a small photography studio. I love to cook and have people over. I get overwhelmed by laundry. I just ran my first marathon with my little sister and thrive on daily exercise. I long to be an organized person, but it's a daily struggle. I am happiest when I'm outside enjoying family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I've been Mormon my whole life. But that doesn't mean that I didn't have to decide for myself if it was something I wanted to be associated with. I was always encouraged to learn for myself if the church was true- it was never forced upon me, for which I am grateful. For me, the decision was easy. I've studied the scriptures, I've spent hours on my knees in prayer, I've taken the time to be introspective and keep journals. I know that good things happen when you make good choices, and I know that this church doesn't teach or preach anything that will put me in a bad place. One of the greatest things that has come with being a member of this church is that I've had the opportunity to be sealed to my family for all eternity. This is the greatest blessing I can comprehend- that death will not separate me from my husband, or my children, or my parents and siblings. I am a Mormon because by living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I am kept safe. I am a Mormon because my heart cannot bear the thought of being separated from my family after we die. I am a Mormon because it brings me a happiness and joy I know I couldn't find anywhere else. I am a Mormon because I know with a certainty that it's right.

How I live my faith

 It is my goal to live my faith in everything that I do. We pray as a family each morning and evening, and around each meal we eat. I teach my children the importance of being kind and gentle and helpful and honest. I never take portrait jobs or weddings if they fall on a Sunday. This isn't always easy for me, but I know that by making the decision to keep the Sabbath day holy, I'm setting an example for my children. Hopefully one day, when they have to decide whether or not to play in a sports tournament on a Sunday, they'll remember that Mom makes sacrifices to keep the Sabbath holy, and that it's important to do so. I work with the Young Women at church- girls ages 12-18. It's incredibly important to me to be an example to them. I want them to see how important it is for them to make good choices. I have a personal motto that I preach in our home and teach to those girls- I CAN DO HARD THINGS. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ isn't always easy, but it is always worth it.