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Racheal Hollowell of Bella la Vita attains Portrait Masters Accreditation



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Racheal Hollowell is proud to announce that she has attained the esteemed Portrait Masters Associate Level Accreditation, recognizing her exceptional skill and expertise in portrait photography.

The Portrait Masters is an international accreditation program that recognizes excellence in portrait photography. Achieving Associate Level Accreditation signifies mastery in technical proficiency, artistic expression, and client experience.

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Rachael Hollowell

The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation was launched in 2017. This bi-annual event allows professional portrait photographers worldwide to compete for best-in-category and earn accreditation towards levels of mastery. An international group of expert photographers evaluates all photography.

Through rigorous evaluation and assessment, Racheal has demonstrated a commitment to elevating the standard of portrait photography. With precision, creativity, and a deep understanding of light, composition, and emotion, she has captured moments that resonate with authenticity and beauty.

The attainment of Associate Level Accreditation is a testament to Racheal’s dedication to continuous growth and refinement in her craft. It reflects her unwavering passion for storytelling and connecting with clients profoundly, ensuring that each portrait is a timeless reflection of individuality and grace.

“We are thrilled to have achieved the Portrait Masters Associate Level Accreditation,” says Racheal. “It is a humbling acknowledgment of our commitment to excellence and our ongoing pursuit of artistic mastery. We are deeply grateful for the trust and support of our clients, whose stories inspire and enrich our work every day.”

As a Portrait Masters Associate, Racheal joins an exclusive community of elite photographers dedicated to advancing the art and craft of portrait photography. This prestigious accolade affirms her as an industry leader and underscores her dedication to providing exceptional service and unparalleled artistry to clients.

Racheal looks forward to continuing her journey of creativity, innovation, and excellence, capturing moments of beauty, authenticity, and connection that endure for generations.

For more information about Racheal and Bella la Vita Photography and her portfolio of work, please visit or


Racheal owns Bella la Vita Photography, an award-winning photographer with over 30 years of experience.  Her career was born in 1997 when she started photographing her oldest daughter’s headshots for pageants.  From there, others asked her to photograph their children and, eventually, weddings. She was a stay-at-home mom and decided to take the New York Institute of Photography’s correspondence course to learn the technical side of photography.  In 1997, she photographed her first wedding.

She photographed weddings for over 10 years.  In 2010, she decided to retire from weddings and focus more on portraits.  She renamed and rebranded her business from Racheal’s Photography to Bella la Vita Photography (Italian for beautiful life)

In November 2020, she was blessed to move her at-home studio into a beautiful studio located on Cherry St. in the heart of historic downtown Vicksburg.

She specializes in photographing women and photographs families, children, senior portraits, corporate headshots, personal branding, and more.


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