Ok, so when I decided to do this monthly challenge this year with a group of amazing photographers, I kind of cringed.  You see, self-portrait + me are not my cup of tea. I am super uncomfortable doing it.

But, I figure, that is the best way to challenge myself and push outside my comfort zone.

Hopefully as the year goes on, I will get more creative instead of hurrying at the last minute to grab a shot like I did today ha ha.

So yeah…here is my January self portrait shot.

utah photographer rachel nielsen

Here is the list of the other lovely photographers who are doing this monthly challenge as well! Head on over to their blogs and see their self portraits for this month!

Minnesota Wedding Photographer Amber Fischer

State College Photographer Lara Koppmann

Northwest Arkansas Wedding Photographer Krista Campbell

Lifestyle Photographer Casey V Photography


Wow you guys, you are SO sweet! Totally making my night! <3

Absolutely beautiful. Inside & out :)

Oh my heavens, Rachel. You’re so beautiful. And the edit you did on this just enhances your beauty. So lovely.

Rachel Nielsen is a Salt Lake City, UT photographer specializing in modern weddings, engagements, and bridal photography.
Serving Northern & Southern Utah, Park City, Utah County, Logan, St. George, Ogden, Bountiful, Utah Valley, Davis County, and Manti.

Available for travel worldwide for destination weddings.