My name is Racheal Pulver, photographer and owner of Rae of Light Photography. One of my nicknames, besides Rach, is Rae, hence the name Rae of Light Photography was born. I am originally from Mertzon, Texas, but now reside in Round Rock, a suburb of Austin Texas. I am married and have 3 energetic children ages 12, 10 and 8 years of age. You’ll see them on the blog quite often. It is never a dull moment with these 3 around, and with my camera in hand, I often catch some memorable moments that I have to share.
I’m a county girl at heart & grew up on my family’s ranch in a small town of less than 1200 people. I attended a high school that was built in 1909, not many people can say that these days. I had all of 28 people in my graduating class. Needless to say, everyone knew EVERYTHING about everyone else. Not many secrets in a small town….. but I wouldn’t change a thing; it was a great way to grow up. Everyone knows your name and no one locked their doors at night.
Besides photography, I love to cook, play guitar, and digital scrapbook. I already have 13 scrapbook albums and at this rate, I will need an extra room in my house to hold all my books by the time my kids are grown. I graduated Southwest Texas University (now Texas State) with a bachelors degree in Exercise Sports Science. Once an avid track and field athlete, I now enjoy a simple jog or hike in the park with my kids.
I am a memeber of the Texas Professional Photoghers Association ( since 2008) and also the Austin Professional Photographers Association (since 2009). I became a volunteer photographer with the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Organization back in 2008 and have felt so blessed to be able to help families who are grieving the loss of a baby. I have also been recognized locally by the Round Rock Area Art Council for several of my photographic works entitled: Childhood Days Gone By, Reading Rainbow, Ovum, and End of Day Embrace. Through out the past few years, I have attended photography workshops & seminars as well as countless hours of on-line education and training to keep on top of all the latest photography techniques and trends. I’m always striving to be the best photographer that I can. You never stop learning with photography & I love that!