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Ultimate MMA Magazine-Urijah Faber-Cover-Story-MMA Workouts

It has been a long wait to finally release more images of this magazine.  In February, I was given a huge opportunity to shoot some media work for Ultimate MMA Magazine and Beckett Media LLC.

WHO??  The one and only, elite multi time champion of the world…and our very own “The  California Kid” Urijah Faber.  WOW!!  HUGE …..yes!!.  The job originally came in the me as a bit smaller and as the details were finalized…it suddenly turned into something much bigger.

The staff/PR/designers at the magazine…so pleasant and wonderful to work with…and our fighter…i cannot express how wonderful Urijah is.  Kind, simple, easy going, funny and really up for anything as far as direction of shooting we had to stay within and also I was given quite a lot of “Rachelle, you shoot what you think works…and just run with it”.  We did, we nailed it…and literally got a ton of my images in the May/June 2013 issue.  I have a few magazine covers under my belt and I gotta say, I was surprised with “the chosen one”.  I think shooters think it one way, and media/designers another.  When I saw the logos and graphics on my image….man it truly was just meant to be….GORGEOUS!!

There are quite a lot of images here….the actual cover, magazine files, more of my personal fav’s and some candids of myself, Kaela, and Kirk helping out with the lighting details.  Hey, who gets the chance to shoot such an american icon…so you bet…im posting them!

I hear through the grapevine I should be shooting more work with this publication…I am super excited about that!!

“Reprinted with permission from (Ultimate MMA, 2013).”
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Macy’s Make a Wish Santa Tour at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got a call from the event director in San Francisco to shoot the annual Macy’s Santa Tour Make a Wish Foundation for 2012.  This was on December 1, and for me personally…it truly started my own feeling of Holiday Festivities.  We had El Camino High School start off playing some amazing music from the band team.  Gosh, these kids sound great!!  Despite the rain and very cold weather that day, it was a great turn out and the faces of these kids light up when Santa and his elves arrived on his super cool rockstar red bus.  Santa started off reading the children a story, then every child that came got to see Santa, sit on his lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.  The kids could write their very own letter to Santa and drop it in that pretty red mail box.  It really really was a great day of holiday festivities!!