Bay Area portrait & event photographer for loving families and happy couples. Serving San Francisco (East Bay & South Bay) including Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Palo Alto and San Jose.

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meet The photographer

About me

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I am a midwest girl living and loving life in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I spend my days either chasing my 2 crazy boys around parks and the beach or snuggling them at home while building my dream photography business.

I am a bay area transplant and a few of my favorite things are being around kids, light, pretty colors and lots of flowers.

As a former teacher and mother of two crazy boys, I know exactly how to play and interact with your kids to get the best smiles and candid posing.

I am a planner by nature and in my business and life, I tend to make a plan for the plan about the plan. From the minute you book with me, I have everything covered from location ideas, to my client wardrobe available for use.




My little family is my whole world.  I love being a boy mom and a wife to this smart and driven man!

My Family

In case you haven't notice, I am obsessed with beautiful flowers and would love to incorporate them some way into your session!


Currently I am reading anything by Dave Ramsey!  I wish I had learned about his money principals years ago!

a great book

My husband and I have lived in the midwest, the east coast and now the west coast!  I have loved getting to travel around and experience new places!  My favorite place to live so far is California! 


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Raves & Reviews

"Rachael was so sweet, professional and made it fun to work with her. I love her style of photography and absolutely loved how our family photos turned out. She has a long list of beautiful outdoor locations that she shoots at and we chose the eucalyptus grove in Berkeley.  Normally I stress about what each family member will wear, but Rachael provides a client wardrobe, which made coordinating our outfits so easy! Her pricing is also really great and I feel like we got so much in her package she offers- the wardrobe, a style guide, many locations to choose from and tons of images! I highly recommend her!!"
 -The Bailey Family

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"I came across Rachaels Instagram account and was quickly blown away by her beautiful work. Luckily I was fortunate enough to have Rachael photograph my maternity session. From our first email, Rachael was very responsive, friendly and professional. She provided us with a style guide, suggested locations, client wardrobes, tips for keeping my toddler engaged etc. Her website and contracts are very user friendly and easy to navigate through. Rachael is very friendly and professional which is the best combo when looking for a photographer. In the end, we loved all of our pictures!! We look forward to having her shoot our newborn session and future family portraits."
                                        -The Lozanno Family

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"Rachael exudes warmth and brightness just like her spectacular photos. She is the type of person that is so passionate about her work and is an absolute pleasure to be around. The only person that has been able to get my kids to smile and stay posed 😂 She is the best photographer I have ever come across in my 31 years of life. I love that she has so much more to add to her shoots; wardrobes, props and the best locations! Not mention her super cute photography studio! 😍 She’s an absolute gem, and we are so lucky to have her right here in Alameda!"
                                          -The Rasul Family

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Rachael is amazing. Her photos are gorgeous, and on top of that the sessions are always fun and feel easy (even with 3 kids). She has a beautiful home studio, and also a ton of great outdoor locations that she knows and recommends. She has a client wardrobe, and if you’d prefer to wear something of your own always has great suggestions on what will look best at the location and with her style. The session itself is always relaxed, fun, and easy. She never makes you feel rushed (even in the mini sessions). She is amazing with kids, and even gets my 4 year old to cooperate, which is not an easy task. She makes the shoot feel more like a fun outing, which also means the pictures always look like the kids are genuinely having fun and happy. She gets us the photos quickly after a shoot, and I always love every one of them. . Working with Rachael is truly fun and easy and you will end up with gorgeous photos at the end of it.
                                                -The Wilichinsky Family

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I will work with you every step of the way from choosing the perfection location, to picking out coordinating outfits (when you book a session, you will have full use of my client wardrobe). Come to my gorgeous studio in Alameda, CA or meet me on location in the beautiful Bay Area. I love shooting maternity, newborns, families, weddings as well as hosting a few mini session events every year.

Average package pricing is $550. This includes a pre-session style consultation, access to my curated client wardrobe, a one hour portrait session at my studio in Alameda or on location and digital images on an online gallery.
Packages range from $400-$750 and includes prints for your home.



Wedding packages start at $2000 and include 2 photographers.  Contact me for my pricing guide.

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Portrait session are $400. This includes a one hour session in my studio or on location, creative editing, use of my client wardrobe and high resolution files delivered in an online gallery. 

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Feel free to reach out by text or phone call.  I'd love to chat with you! 650-525-4292.

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