My name is Rachael Bernstein, founder and photographer of Uriel Photography. Let me tell you a little bit about myself, I have been in love with photography since I was little, I started out modeling when I was young because my mom was a photographer and she would always have me be in front of the camera. As I grew older I started to appreciate the Photoshop aspect of photography. I was the editor for Legacy Portraits CA for a few years before I started taking pictures of my own. My lovely boyfriend bought me my first camera, but I never could have imagined where it would have brought me today!
You may be wondering what all this "Uriel" stuff is about. well let me tell you, its actually very interesting. I stewed in my room for months and months about a name for my business. I had to be something that reflected my personality as well as my companies values! I was about ready to give up and call it "Rachael Bernstein Photography" very original! I cam across the name Uriel and everything I stood for was in the name.
The reason I have chosen this name for my photography business is because Uriel is one of the seven Archangels that stands at the throne of God the Creator and one of the four major Archangels that serve humanity. Uriel rules the mental plane, our thoughts and ideas, creativity, and insights. his name in Hebrew means “fire of God,” or “light of God.” I would like to be God's light through my photography and show the love of God through what I do.
Now what's up with the Pineapple!? I hear this from everyone who see's my logo! Well... I have an obsession with pineapples, if you have seen the show "Psych" you would understand. There is more to my brand than just an obsession though. A pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, I want you all to feel like your at home! I am a very out going person and I want everyone to have fun and enjoy their sessions with me! Another reason I picked the pineapple, besides my love for them, is because they remind me of summer, which make me think of endless possibilities! FUN IN THE SUN! it just bring so much joy to my heart I want to share that joy with everyone around me!