Business Bootcamp with Salvatore Cincotta!

I had the HUGE privilege of being selected as one of ten people to attend a Business Studio Bootcamp with Salvatore Cincotta and his team! There were over two hundred applicants. I was checking my email to see if I was picked while driving to an engagement shoot (I know I was driving…) and when I saw my name on the list I literally shouted out loud and tossed my phone in the air. Thankfully I was on a country road out in the middle of nowhere so no one else was in danger.


I had an amazing time, I made some amazing friends and learned more about running a business than I could have ever imagined. It was inspiring to have a photographer and entrepreneur such as Sal Cincotta give so much. Learning how to run a business is a lot of work and honestly not the part that I enjoy the most but I am motivated by the thought that it will allow me to do that for someone else someday.


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To the future of creating amazing photography, connecting with others in a real and honest way and paying it forward so that others may do the same. It’s a bright future y’all.


Rachel McDowell

Hi! My name is Rachel (Snyder) McDowell and I am a Grand Rapids, MI based wedding and portrait photographer. I love all things animals, reading, ballroom dancing (though I never leave out just a good 'ol get down and boogy). I can't wait to talk to you about your vision for your wedding! Photographer. Scared to blog. Ballroom dance instructor with stage fright. Grew up as a missionary kid in Haiti and dreams to someday live on a boat.