After picking up her Dad’s camera at the age of twelve, photography became Rachael Short’s passion to this day. In 2000 this California native graduated from Carmel High School and moved to Santa Barbara to study photography at the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography.
Over the following decade Rachael established a thriving wedding photography and portraiture business. In addition, with an artist colleague she launched EXPOSED Gallery of Photography in the heart of Carmel. Her formal shooting pursuits ended abruptly in 2010 when her neck broke in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.
Rachael now divides her time between physical therapy and capturing images with her iPhone. Photographs of nature, people and places allow her to explore the relationship between light and shadow—images she transforms into platinum prints. She currently serves on the Board of the Center for Photographic Art.