The Art of Versatility

About Me

My name is Emily Rinaldo. I am Jason Lanier’s model and photographer. I am also a Speech-Language Pathologist.

I received my Master’s in Speech Language Pathology (SLP), with a deafness speciality, at age 23 from Nazareth College of Rochester in Upstate, New York. 08.15.2017, I moved to Oregon as a traveling SLP who worked in the schools.

I chose to move to Oregon because I have been passionate about photography and wanted to be next to the ocean and mountains. I packed up my car, grabbed my a6000 and drove 3,000 miles across country.

My experience in Oregon was nothing short of rich. Initially I worked with children ages 3:0-5:0. The first part of my day, I pushed into a center-based classroom as an SLP. The second half, I served as a classroom teacher in a listening and spoken language class for twelve children who are deaf or hard of hearing. I also participated as a member on the feeding and swallowing team. After receiving my CCC’s, I briefly provided Early Intervention services in the homes to children birth to three.

Approximately May of 2018, Jason held a photowalk in Seattle. I purchased a spot and drove about four hours to attend. He expressed interest in photographing me. Given careful and well thought-out planning, I agreed to be Jason’s assistant and moved to San Diego, California a few months later.

Of course leaving Speech was challenging; however, opportunity doesn’t wait. Just as I thought that Speech was as good as it gets, life suddenly became better. Travel More, Do More, Be More, Grow!

Join Jason and Emily for their first podcast together where they briefly discuss how they became world traveling photographers and where their journeys are leading them now. PLEASE THUMBS UP, SHARE, LEAVE A COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE!!