Rachael Vanderhoeven was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She was first handed a camera at the age of six, where she began exploring the world through her viewfinder. After graduating from high school, she continued her photography journey at the University of Colorado Denver and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2023 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography. Partnered with her interest in photography, Rachael has simultaneously worked for the City and County of Denver as a Public Safety Cadet, interning with Denver Police and Fire. This dual interest has allowed Rachael to photograph a world that many will never have the opportunity to see. Inspired by documentary and landscape artists of the 20th Century, Rachael utilizes these styles in both her personal and fine art practice.