Rachel Rilo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She moved to San Francisco while attending the Academy of Art College. In 2000 she moved to Los Angeles to work as a freelance photographer for the television industry. Her clients include FOX TV, UPN, CBS and NBC shooting publicity photographs for the news and shows.
Rillo's photography has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine,La Opinion, and other major publications in the LA area. In her 15 years of living in the US, Rachel Rillo has shown her fine art work in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston. Her work has also shown during frequent visits to the Philippines.