Windsor, Ontario
Portrait of Rachel Lake


I’m Rachel and I take pictures.

In 2011 I graduated from university with a degree in English Literature in one hand and a plane ticket to Japan in the other. My love for telling stories, which began in childhood when I used to write my own plays and force my younger sister to act them out with me, had expanded and evolved into a love of travel, connecting, and sharing.

From 2011 to 2014 I lived and worked in Japan, travelled Asia, and blogged and photographed my entire adventure – all loves and frustrations. Photography became an important part of my story telling process. I brought my camera everywhere and loved documenting both the perfect and imperfect aspects of life around me –

Moments that evoked emotion, transcending language or culture.

This was the best way to share my life in Japan with my friends and family back home.

Since returning to Canada in the summer of 2014, I haven’t put my camera down. I believe in the power of photography – for your friends, your family, and for yourself. Photographs are powerful and one of the most important tools in telling our story to the world.

Let’s tell YOUR story:

Get in touch with me via email ( or the form on the contact page. I can’t wait to connect with you.

– R