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    kay rodri says:

    "Rachael :)

    I'm shocked that I never took the time to write you one of these.

    It seems like years ago when I first stumbled upon the golden sunrays of your stream. But you were one of the very first people whose streams I checked constantly, and you were one of my favorite contacts. Look how far you've come. Your photographs are more stunning with each upload, you are on the staff of one of the my favorite young artists' magazines, and you are highly respected in the flickr and photography community.

    But most importantly, your photographs are each a piece of you and they show so much into your life and your soul. And that, in and of itself, is the reason why you inspire me as much as you do.

    Never stop.



    July 29th, 2011

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    rosa joy says:

    "Rachael, you have that elusive ability to capture life at its most beautiful. It's not just about being in the right place at the right time, with the right people and the right light; it's about knowing instinctively when to press the shutter. A feeling, not a skill. You have it, and I envy it, and your photographs teach me ways of finding it too. Thank you for being so inspiring, and so brilliant. x"

    July 24th, 2011

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    Light In The Air says:

    Your photos are stunning and amazing. I have no words to describe how beautiful your work is, and how inspiring. I know we barely know each other on flickr, but your work constantly inspires me and I know it will continue to do so."

    April 13th, 2011

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    Kelsey Dorgan says:

    "Rachel, your photos are stunning! I don't think I have seen anyone take a better self portrait the you. You are so talented and all of your photos capture real life and thats what I love the most!"

    April 8th, 2011

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    Donna Irene. says:

    "Rachel.... there's so much to say.

    I've had the honor to watch you grow here on Flickr. And boy have your talents grown. Some of your simplest photos are the most beautiful; you have such an eye for light and emotion. And with your recent photos that aren't self-portaits, you have continued to show that you can capture that in other areas. I know if you keep at this, you are going to go far."

    April 2nd, 2011

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    ashley s lee says:

    "Editing this testimonial again because she constantly amazes me. Rachael is an amazing photographer, no doubts about that. She can just go out to the park in the evening, a very casual thing to do, but she brings her camera and manages to take amazing shots everyday with the golden hour. Her golden hour pictures are spectacular, i'm seriously absolutely so jealous of them.
    I recently went through her project and I am utterly surprised and amazed (again) of her determination and creativity and she is amazing!
    keep doing what you do, rachael. (:"

    March 10th, 2011

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    swarfigaa says:

    "Rachael 303 up, 68 down

    the prettiest nicest kewlest hottest smartest and all around best girl ull ever meet!!!!
    boy: ayy u seen Rachael 2day????
    other boy: yes!!!! WOW is all i have 2 say

    "WOW is all i have 2 say" about your photos. rachael you are so incredible and amazing and ajkl;gssjdklgj fantastic that i keyboard smash because of my lack of words to describe how awesome you are. let's get down to business (to defeat the huns): you take some of the best photographs that i've ever seen, you draw and paint some of the best art that i've ever seen at school, and you are one of the coolest and friendliest people i've ever met. to put it in metaphorical terms,
    rachael hyde is to bow ties as bow ties are to cool."

    March 6th, 2011

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    sarah nieman. says:

    "peanut butter jelly time
    peanut butter jelly time

    okay, i dont know where that came from.

    rachel is the straw to my berry.
    the water to my melon.
    she is awesome.
    so you have to love her.


    February 25th, 2011

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    Maria Kaffa says:

    "Dear Rachael,
    I'm so happy I'm friends with you, you're a lovely person and an amazing photographer and one day your work will make you famous because you're fantastic like that."

    February 24th, 2011

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    velvetveins says:

    Your photos get even more incredible with each and every upload. I am so proud of you for finishing your 365. You continue to amaze me with your wonderful talent.
    Love, Jenna"

    February 15th, 2011

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    Reanne Li says:

    "Rachael's photos are always so full of honesty, emotions, and beautiful tones. She's so dedicated as a photographer, and has never failed to come up with one amazing idea after another, always growing and always taking my breath away. Thank you for being such an inspiration."

    January 6th, 2011

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    ..Juno says:

    "听着歌 重新看完你的365 ,感触很大啊!!! 的确,这是一个成长的过程。 真的很不可思议。
    很想跟你说谢谢 ,你可能没有意识到,你给大家带来了很多快乐和期待。你让我学会了很多,不管是生活还是摄影。也给我带来了信心 。
    加油 rachael !!你很棒!!!"

    December 31st, 2010

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    Lauren Maccabee says:

    "rachael hyde you wonderful, wonderful girl!
    i have been meaning to write you one of these for a long time but i guess day 365 couldn't really be a better day :) i have followed your stream for around a year now and i love that you experiment with every photograph. tiny tiny things make your photographs stunning. you are also crazzily beautiful!! so when you upload your final 365 today, i know it will be flawless because every other upload is. keep uploading, don't leave ussss!!
    lauren xxx :D"

    December 31st, 2010

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    stefanie.chan says:

    "dear rachael hyde (whose name doesn't rhyme with anything),

    when i found out you had a flickr, i waited two days trying to figure out how to tell you i loved your photos. should i just randomly say it in history of china? or just comment on one of your photos saying 'hey rachael see you in hoc tomorrow lawl". but then you posted on my wall so it's all good.

    your photos are gorgeous even when you say you don't try. my first reaction to seeing your photos was something like 'shit she's good i have to be friends with her'. keep on taking photos even after your 365 ends!!! or i'll come to your house and force your camera into your hands. i'm so glad we met because now then you can give me caramel candies everyday :)"

    December 13th, 2010

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    Ian Komac says:

    "Rachel, you are an incredible photographer and I'm always exited when I see a new photo of you. You're amazing! Please keep photographing!"

    November 30th, 2010

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    unwritten futures says:

    "rachael, your pictures are so pure and subtle. they emit so much warmth, happines, sadness or whatever it is you're trying to express. each picture speaks for itself and I think that's true photography, when no further words are needed."

    November 28th, 2010

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    karen jules says:

    "you walk the golden way between being extraordinary talented and having a wonderful personality. you're my inspiration, thank you."

    November 25th, 2010

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    shae*w says:

    "dear rachael,
    i've been waiting for a while to write your special 50th testimonial (;
    i just want to say that, after following your stream for a while, you are one of the most inspirational and talented young photographers i have ever seen on flickr.
    you have the motivation and perseverance to keep at your 365, all of your ideas are beautiful and end up perfectly composed, and you're also such a lovely and beautiful person. (: everytime i get uninspired, literally all i have to do is click on your stream and look at some of your photos. you work with light and life and color and everything just so incredibly well, and you never fail to surprise me every time you upload. your style of photography is so unique and it's just breathtaking.
    please don't ever stop your amazing photography, i am sure that you will go extremely far."

    November 24th, 2010

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    agneszka* says:

    I'm so glad I am your contact, you are a lovely person.
    And I love your 365 days project :)
    You are very tanlented girl, never give up your dreams ;)"

    November 23rd, 2010

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    Olivia Paige. says:

    "Oh goodness, Rachael.
    I don't even know where to begin. You are such an incredible photographer, and very inspiring. I love following your stream. :]
    Your photography is full of life and color, which I really adore. Even though I don't know you as much as I would like to, you seem like such a sweetheart. And there's always such an innocence in your pictures.
    You're a natural. ^_^


    November 13th, 2010

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    Ashton Dixon says:

    "Rachael's photos are breathtakingly beautiful. Since her 365 day project has begun she has grown so much as a photographer. Her photos should be published, they are phenomenal."

    November 7th, 2010

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    Monica C. Salomon says:

    "okey, this is the first testimonial i write for someone and rachael you deserve it :)
    i found your stream since the beggining of your 365 and believe me you have come a long way! you have improved so much with every photograph and i cannot wait too see your work in the future because believe me, if your photos are good now they are going to be great in the future!
    congrats and i'll be looking at your stream for more pretty pics :)"

    October 12th, 2010

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    julia.schmidt says:

    "You have been one of my idols for the longest time ever, so I was completely shocked when you added me as a contact.

    So, of course I have to write you a testimonial now!

    So, Rachael--Your photography is absolutely stunning. Today while I was looking at your gallery, looking for inspiration, as I always do, I realized that every picture has some kind of simplicity that makes it so beautiful, something that most people can't do, with me as an example. And your amazing light filled golden hour photos are simply breathetaking I think. And also, aside from being an amazimg photographer, you seem like a really nice person.

    So, why on earth you added me as a contact is still unclear, but I'm very happy that you did, because that means you get to read this testimonial.

    You. Are. An. Amazing. Photographer.

    edit: seriously since the time i wrote that last testimonial you've become even more amazing, although I'm unsure how...but anyway you're pretty amazing :D"

    September 29th, 2010

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    carrie hanna says:

    You are the first person who I have decided to write a testimonial for and you, beyond doubt deserve it!
    You were one of the first people whose photo stream my eyes looked upon and I fell in love with it. The use of light and detail in your photos are perfect so nothing can compete. Like a professional, you know how to translate emotion into the simplicity of your photos with ease.
    The dedication that I can see in your 365 project is inspirational for all of flickr, and especially to me. I always look forward to seeing a new edition to it every day.

    For all of you reading this, Rachael’s photos are inspirational, telling, and just lovely. She will surely inspire all with her remarkable photos as well as her lovable personality.

    Well, I guess this is as long as it can possibly be and written in the most sophisticated way to show how inspirational you truly are to me :)
    So, good luck whatever you do, because you will definitely go very far!

    September 26th, 2010

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    Andrea Peipe says:

    "Rachael, Rachael...You are incredible!

    You have such talent, you find that golden light that I am always trying to find and have not managed to yet. I love your honest photos, your emotional and intruiging way of letting us see part of your day, of your life. You are a true artist to me and I am always looking foward to seeing another of your photos.

    I wish I had had your talent at that age! I cannot wait to see what will become of you."

    September 19th, 2010

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    jasonlaucker says:

    "rachael is easily the queen on golden hour in my books!

    her use of colours and tones are always very appropriate for the image and she does it perfectly. i also remember once where she told me she was staying up till 5 am to finish homework, yet she still pursues with the 365 and gives it her all everyday. she is with no doubt, one of the most inspiring photographers on here and a great friend also - her friendly and honest comments always make me smile and motivate me to go farther and farther. im glad i know rachael as a friend because she is truly a person who is beautiful inside and out."

    September 18th, 2010

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    L.A. Birdie Photography says:

    "so, don't ask me why I haven't already written you a testimonial; I have no idea!
    I LOVE your photos, Rachael. it seems that every photo you create is just beautiful. It's so fun to follow your work, because you're always trying and coming up with something amazing and unique. and even if it's "cliche," you make it way awesome, and often different than everyone else :). you obviously really care about your photography; your effort shows. I'm glad we get to be buddies on Flickr! that's one of the best things about it, connecting with other photographers. you are a such a nice person. I wish you all the best in your future and current photography endeavors... I know you will go far :D"

    September 16th, 2010

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    Lina Fochesato says:

    "Rachael, Rachael, Rachael.
    I have a lot to write in mind but can't find the right words, + this is my first testimonial so feel special :D There are thousands of people I admire on Flickr, but you are perhaps the contact I wish to be the most. I eagerly wait to see your 365 of the day all the time. Your photographs are full of magic and fantasticness, you inspire me to do better and I love your style! Keep up the great work and good luck for everything!"

    September 15th, 2010

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    mellow-waves says:

    you are an extremely talented photographer. i love your work."

    September 14th, 2010

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    bbabyshambles says:

    "First of all, I just wanted to say:
    I mean, WOW.
    Her photos are all absolutely amazing. Gorgeous. Magical. I can write down all the great adjectives I know for the whole night, I'm serious. I'm in love with her entire stream -- she knows what she's doing and she's got her style. She easily manages to get her photos in the right mood, which is the thing I love the most about her.

    Please never stop, Rachael! You're amazing and extremely talented. (:"

    September 13th, 2010

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    lonesome▲stranger says:

    "i swear you make the sun do magic tricks for you.
    magicians are pretty cool. maybe you could teach me a trick or two?
    never put your camera down. kthanks."

    September 12th, 2010

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    Elizabeth.Brooke says:

    "Rachael--there's not much else i can say but "your photos are genius". They really, really are. It's clear that much beauty and light and thought goes into them, and it's clear that you're really going to go far some day. I honestly LOVE your stream so much, it's hard to even pinpoint what it is that is so wonderful about it. :)

    Thank you for your lovely photos, never ever stop taking them."

    September 7th, 2010

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    Bahar Özdemir says:

    "Rachael, you're one of those people who touch my life with their photos. Even if we don't know each other, you've influenced my life in a better way. You're incredible and you inspire me to be better at taking photos. When I look at your photos, I can feel that emotions are real. You're so talented.
    Thank you for being an inspiration. Never stop taking photos."

    August 28th, 2010

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    The girl. Amelia. says:

    "This girl has got talent, she creates just completely breath taking photos and is amazing at using light and editing and at just taking the most gorgeous photos. She's a lovely, encouraging person too. And she inspires me too get better."

    August 27th, 2010

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    Eleni ★ says:

    "This testimonial really doesn't do you/your photos justice but I thought it was time I wrote you one. I just want you to know how much I like your photos. Your entire stream is BEAUTIFUL and you seem a really nice person as well as a talented one. :)"

    August 13th, 2010

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    - Zach says:

    "Rachel is just a fantastic photographer. She uses light and color so well. I can't wait to see her photography years from now. She will be phenomenal."

    August 12th, 2010

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    ajhc says:

    "I'm really glad I have the chance to write a testimonial for Rachel. She takes great risks in taking pictures and fortunately for her, uses her beauty as her strength in her pictures. Looking through her stream, I realize there is such growth from Day 1 to Day whatever she is on now. I can already see that her 365 is helping her grow as a photographer and it's so inspiring to know that a girl my age can do so well and improve so much in such short time."

    August 11th, 2010

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    amanda ishoey says:

    "Dear Rachael. It's like only a month ago I went through your stream.
    I totallllly love your stream! You are an amazing photographer, and I love you, and you are super pretty too, and oh. I can't describe you. If some person asked me to describe you, I couldn't. And don't worry. It's not bad! I JUST LOVE YOU, AND YOU ARE... amaziingng! I wish to be more like you. I'll visit you some day, I promise"

    July 31st, 2010

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    riccardavalerie says:

    "so first I want to thank you for beeing such an adorable contact! :)

    you entire photostream just amaze me, YOU amaze me!
    and I love that every photo is so different from the others you have, and there isn't existing one of your photos which I don't like. :)

    keep up the good work! x"

    July 31st, 2010

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    dudu ▲ says:

    "Rachael is such an amazing girl. and she's very talented too.
    i just can't get over the fact that she can take some VERY beautiful photos, with a beautiful light and her beautiful face.
    she has also a big big big heart and she's always a sweetheart with everyone ^_^.
    this girl is doing GREAT with her 365 - one of the most captivating i've ever seen. she's just so dedicated to her work and passion that makes everything truly amazing.

    a great photographer, a loving heart and a beautiful girl. also a great source of inspiration. in one word : Rachael."

    July 31st, 2010

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    Audrey/ weather girl. says:

    "Rachael is truly an amazing photographer. Her photos are absolutely stunning and they've opened my eyes to a whole new part of this country. I always look forward to her uploads, and they never cease to disappoint. Her photos are inspiring and oh so magical, and these words can't express my love for them. You go girl!"

    July 30th, 2010

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    leah bernhardt says:

    "there is such a big variety in your stream. which is so hard for a lot of people.
    absolutely superb."

    July 30th, 2010

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    lauffmad mehasic says:

    you are truly inspirational to me and probably all of flickr. your photos are so real and you improve so much with every upload. you captivate my mind and make me think. even though i have only been following you for a little while, your photos make me speechless and i always get excited when you upload. never stop taking photos dear because your for sure going somewhere :)"

    July 30th, 2010

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    'merry says:

    "every one of your photos is amazingly filled with your talent,
    I'm continually inspired looking at your work, so don't ever stop.
    plus, you're really pretty"

    July 30th, 2010

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    g_srgvch says:

    "Your dedication to your 365 is so inspiring. You make great use of the light wherever you are. All of your pictures are well thought out and executed. They're simple but always make me feel some sort of emotion. I've loved watching you grow as a photographer!"

    July 29th, 2010

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    angela.marie. says:

    "Rachael, I've been following your work for a while now and you just keep growing more and more as a photographer. I love your work so much. Your very talented and even if you don't think so, the rest of the world does. Keep it up and I look forward to continually follow your stream."

    July 29th, 2010

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    rebekah.campbell says:

    "even though you're a lot shorter than me, that doesn't stop you from being amazing, sweet and an avid photographer.
    you portray such beauty with your baby camera.
    and i love it :) i'm glad we have similar taste in men heh."

    July 28th, 2010

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    morgan«king says:

    "i dont know why one of these has not been written by me for you. although i just came across your stream a few weeks ago, you seriously amaze me. like i love your 365, seeing one of your pictures every day has been a pleasure. your ideas are brilliant and all wonderfully executed. on top of that you are such a sweetheart! i cant wait to see what else you do :)"

    July 28th, 2010

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    nicole▲wu says:

    "Rachael, I don't even know where to begin. You are what motivated me to grasp my hands around photography. I love having someone to talk about photography, someone to help and give advice, and someone to freak out with when our favourite photographers favourite and comment our photos. Your growth as a photographer is not only phenomenal but incredibly inspirational.

    I'm so proud to call you my best friend."

    July 28th, 2010

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    Lauren Wisnewski says:

    "rachael, let me just say that even though you always say you feel you haven't found your style, I've started to see it. I adore the light you put into your photos, I can't seem to capture the sunlight like you do. your self portraits show so much emotion. you're so nice and supportive, and I love your stream so much!"

    July 26th, 2010

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    lucyinthesky.(lifeisbusy) says:

    "Rachael Hyde continues to astound me. I don't know how many times I have now said it, but she is amazing. So, so amazing. I stumbled across one of her photographs in Explore and from then on she has never let us down. The sheer quality of her work improves daily, and there is no doubt about the improvements she has made, and will continue to make until the end of her 365. She inspires me to continue taking photographs, and will never fail to do so. In my opinion she is truly one of the best photographers on Flickr, and also come across as one of the nicest people.
    I don't even know you, yet your photographs make me feel I do.
    Thank you, Rachael, keep it up:)"

    July 25th, 2010

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    AlexSoybel says:

    "The most astounding thing about this is that I didn't write one sooner. Not only has Rachael consistently amazed all of her viewers daily but she radiates with inspiration. Throughout her breathtaking photostream she has progressed into such an incredible photographer. And she has more than potential can give. And on a personal level she has truly encouraged me to continue pursuing my passion. So thank you for that Rachael. There aren't enough good things in the world to say about her. Her and her work are beyond astonishing."

    July 14th, 2010

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    tiffy chen says:

    "Rachael Hyde is amazing. I always look forward to her uploads each day during her 365. It gets better and better as each day passes. She is extremely creative, and her ways of editing perfect her photographs. Since her first upload, she has been improving as well as gaining more and more knowledge with each photograph she takes. Rachael has so much potential, and I just can't wait to see how great she will become when her 365 comes to an end. I hope she continues to strive in doing what she loves.

    You are truly an inspiration!"

    July 5th, 2010

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    ruby.sue says:

    "Rachel, you are an inspiration.
    Everyone of your photos are amazing.
    You have true dedication and a unique style that cannot be replicated.
    You are a talented photographer and an amazing contact
    Your 365 is brilliant and we all wait eagerly to see what you will produce next
    I cannot wait to see your dreams accomplished because they will be :)"

    June 25th, 2010

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    HelloI'mJulia. says:

    "Oh my goodness, rachaell, it's been a treat having you as a contact. As you notified me, I was the 5th contact to add you, and even back then I was thoroughly impressed. No lie, you're one of my top 5 favorite contacts; your work is so inspiring and I know when I click on your page I'm going to see some amazing stuff, without fail.

    It's been a pleasure to see your photos progress. They still are a huge inspiration and a motivating force. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world. Please, never stop doing what you're doing =)"

    May 30th, 2010

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    **meagan says:

    "you are quickly becoming one of my favorites on flickr.
    keep it up girl
    you're more amazing than you think!"

    May 15th, 2010

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    between two lungs says:

    "oh rachael! there are many things i could say here but most importantly she is so kind and creative! i can't wait to see more of her work (:"

    May 8th, 2010

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    kay rod says:

    "gosh, what to say about this girl?
    rachael is so real. and the most awesome thing about her stream is that i can see her improving and expanding more and more with every photo. i get so excited when i see that she's uploaded something new!

    her stream is captivating. incredible. indescribable."

    March 18th, 2010

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    chelseachew says:

    "Wow, Rachael continues to amaze me everyday with her photos. They are all filled with emotion, creativity and are very inspirational. I can already see her improving in these skills each time she uploads. She has so much talent and potential; and I look forward to seeing more. Keep up the spectacular photos!

    Good luck (:"

    February 21st, 2010

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    mallory, says:

    "Rachael! I've fallen in love with having her as a contact, she never fails to provide feedback as well as upload amazing pictures that I always love seeing. She's creative, always has amazing light, tones, and ideas, and shows real and true talent for photography. She's amazing, and I hope she never puts her camera down x3"

    February 16th, 2010

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    merphi says:

    "She has a very pretty and lovely face. Her portraits are awesome and creative."

    February 6th, 2010

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    broken sundowns says:

    "i just adoree rachael
    her photostream is amazing, i love the way she edits, and the tones in her photos are just perfect every time :)
    she has a lot of talent, i can't wait to see how she progresses throughout her 365.

    February 2nd, 2010

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    turquoise addicted says:

    "You are among my newest contacts but I fell in love with your stream instantly! You're very creative, and you have a very unique stream. You're great with editing too! You're a great contact to have! :)"

    January 18th, 2010

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