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Rachel Carrillo

Updated: May 17, 2019

Mother/Photographer/Student and Owner of L.A. Momma Photography


Tell us about your career and how it all started?

My career started at a very low and new point in my life. I was a single mother to two kids under two! At the time I was working sales for a telecommunications company, but couldn’t go back to work after my daughter was born because I couldn’t afford too. So I picked up my camera. I have always had a camera in hand, but never believed I can actually do it professionally. Sometimes we set limits for ourselves and tell ourselves “ I can never do what it is I really want to do. Let me play it safe and work for someone else which bring consistency and a guaranteed check”. So this low place that I speak of, was the biggest blessing in disguise. It led me to where I am now photography for some of the most badass women I know who are not only passionate about what they do , but with helping others as well.

What does sisterhood mean to you?

Sisterhood means being surrounded with women who support you and at times help you see what it is you don’t see in yourself. It means sharing good times and bad times together, that is what makes a sisterhood.

What's your personal mantra?

The journey, not the destination is most remarkable.

What is your superpower?

My superpower is that I’m a single mom raising my two kids and doing a good job at it. My superpower is that I have the drive to continue my education even in the most difficult of times. My superpower is striving to better my business by doing and being the best I can be. My superpower is remaining kind and loving to all regardless of being touched by those with mal intentions.

Tell us about women that inspired you and your female role models:

The community I surround myself in now are women who inspire me. Most of whom I met the past two years and are just so helpful and motivating and most important kind. There are no limits to what they can do and achieve and that in itself is incredibly inspiring.

What would be your advice for women who are building careers in your industry?

Do not compare your work with others. Keep your eyes on your own work, be critical of it and know there is always room for improvement. Always aim to do better and never stop shooting.

One piece of advice for your 18 year old self?

You are worthy of so much more than you think. You are capable of so much more than you know. Think out of the box, don’t try and fit in. Remain authentic.

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