Biography

Rachel holds a bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Dunedin School of Art in New Zealand, is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and is an international award winning photographer and author.
 After publishing her globally acclaimed book Super Power Baby Project, a photographic art book which celebrates the lives and abilities of children living with chromosomal and genetic conditions, she enrolled in Thought Leadership Business School, where she is building a Thought Leadership practice. Rachel specialises in teaching the use of open hearted language and empathy, to health professionals, tasked with delivering unexpected news. 

She has spoken at TEDx Auckland and has presented at numerous health conferences and events. She is a sought after inspirational speaker and trainer, and currently resides in Perth with her partner Nathan. 

photo by the gorgeous @larawisemandaniel

photo by the gorgeous @larawisemandaniel

2017 AIPP WA, Landscape Photographer of the Year FINALIST
2016-current, Thought Leader at Rachel Callander.com

2015 Making a Difference Award- Attitude Awards NZ
2015 IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year Award
2014 NZIPP Fellow
2011 NZIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year

2006-2016 Director, Callander Girl Photography
2002-2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dunedin NZ