Sunday, November 22, 2015


Since the blog is being rejuvenated, I figured I would answer some Frequently Asked Questions about me. I wanted my new and old readers to be able to get to know me a little better.

How long have you lived in Vegas?
I was born and raised in Vegas so I've been here my whole life basically... Excluding my short 6 months that I lived in Kanab Utah when I worked at Best Friend's Animal Sanctuary.

When did you start doing Photography?
I started messing around with a camera in 2010 after years of loving to take photos of my friends and family. In January 2013 I purchased my first DSLR and started my business, JessRaquel Photography. I taught myself everything I know by teaching myself editing and reading lots of tutorials... Not to mention constant practice plus trial & error. I haven't looked back since and thoroughly enjoy every shoot I do. 

What camera do you use?
I have a Nikon D3100. My lenses are currently a Nikkor 55-300mm for wildlife and nature and a Nikon 35mm that I use a lot for portrait work.

What editing software do you use?
Photoshop CS6

Who takes your head shots and outfit photos?
See that remote in my hand in the above photo? Question answered!

Are you in a serious relationship?
Yes, my boyfriend's name is Johnny and he's been a good friend of mine for years before we ever started dating. We have been an official couple since July 2014. I'm lucky to be in love and living together with my best friend.

How many pets do you have?
I currently have two living with me. Murderface is an 8 yr old border collie/husky that I've had since he was 8 weeks old. Jasper is my 5 yr old Italian Greyhound that I adopted from the local animal shelter. Nymeria is a border collie/german shepherd mix that I rescued from a power plant about a year ago that is adopted by my grandparents. Some of you may remember that we had a Siamese cat named Sinatra but he unfortunately passed away a few months ago from kidney failure. 

What animal rescue are you currently involved with?
I'm a full time Adoption Counselor at Animal Foundation and I'm doing a lot of work with The Churchill Foundation. I would love for you check them out and support them! I also still utterly support Best Friend's Animal Society and hope we can end Breed Specific Legislation. Power to the Pitbull <3

Why do you love British stuff so much?
When I was little I basically was raised on PBS TV because we didn't have cable. They had a Saturday night lineup of British Comedies and after being exposed to Mr Bean and Fawlty Towers... I was hooked. It basically blossomed from British Comedy to all things British which was encouraged by family and friends.

Can I see your Fawlty Towers sleeve and who did it?

I've gotten the bottom part mostly done and need another session for the top/background.
Vic Vivid is doing this piece and he's hands down amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite posts that best represent me...

Do you have anything you would like to ask or know about me?
 Feel free to comment with your questions!


  1. Serendipitous timing with the FAQ post - I just started following not long ago. :) I love that you work in animal rescue! I have such a soft spot for critters in need of help. My husband and I take in strays pretty frequently and try to find them homes... or adopt them ourselves because we're softies. We have 7 permanently adopted babies right now - two dogs, three cats, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon!

    I'm curious - what do you do at the rescues you work for? Are you a vet tech/something similar?

    1. It's wonderful to meet you and I'm glad you're following =) You've got quite the full household, I'm totally jealous. At Best Friend's I was a Dog Caregiver which was basic overall care as well as training and socializing and organizing volunteers. Now I mostly take photos of adoptable dogs for the rescue as well as fostering which is why I haven't expanded my furry family yet haha. I also still do training as well, clicker and positive reinforcement since I work with a lot of dogs that have particular issues. It's hard and challenging but I love every second of it!


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