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About Me

Hello! Thank you for visiting my photography website! I'm so excited to share my passion with you, which is a gift I thank God for! I've always been extremely passionate about photography and have been blessed with a natural eye thru the lens; I have been told I get this gift from my grandpa. Everything I lay my eyes on is a photo in my mind!​ 


​I love close up portraits, capturing the beauty in a person's eyes. I also love to capture expressions that communicate a person's unique character and emotions. Therefore, I'm drawn to capturing candid shots displaying interaction between you and your loved ones. My wish is that when you gaze at the photos I create, it brings overwhelming joy to your heart and your special memories come to life in a way that cannot be expressed in words.

I do not shoot in a studio; I love to shoot in natural light and take advantage of the amazing scenery God has blessed us with! There is nothing more natural than photographs taken in your own environment surrounded by your lifestyle choices and those little details that are part of your everyday life. This is a wonderful way to capture your family at play, relaxing and having fun. Little ones love this and forget that there is a camera involved. My lifestyle photos come alive and create a special feeling in your heart that will last a lifetime; nothing is more precious than memories! I also love to get creative with props and themes in my shoots, when clients are interested! 

I live in Castle Rock, Colorado and am a proud momma of my two beautiful children Selah (8) and Denali (6), and fur-baby (Boston Terrier) Toffee.  I started my photography business about 13 years ago and juggled it on the side of being a new mommy and working a full time corporate job for the first 10 years.  I am excited to say that God has closed the door at my corporate job so I can pursue my passion full time!  Sharing my gift of photography with others brings me so much joy.  I can't wait to meet you and capture special moments with you and your loved ones!!  

My website is constantly being updated with new photos, so feel free to stop by often! If you would like to see more of my work, I post many more photos from each shoot on my Instagram (@PetraNovaPhotography) and Facebook (at Don't forget to follow me on these social media sites so I can keep you in the loop with new photos and any discounts I'm offering.

I look forward to meeting you sometime soon!

Contact Me

Rachel Marie

Petra Nova Photography, LLC

Mobile: 303-551-2701


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