Author Archives: Rachael

Sebastian is 4


I have a four year old.  Those words are pretty hard to believe.  3 still feels like a baby.  4 feels old.  He’s tall and skinny.  His shorter hair cut and that light weight hoodie I bought him the other day just makes him look so grown up. I’m not going to lie.  This past […]

Vince + Armiee + Winter


I moved to California a year ago January and until recently I forgot how green and beautiful California is in the winter.  After this latest session, I’ve decided that winter is the perfect time for family portraits.  The sun sets early so sessions start around 4 or 4:30 (unlike summer when it is past most […]

Kevin + Jessica + Frances + Eleanor


From the minute I pulled up at their house, I knew it was going to be a great session.  You see, I’ve been swooning over the gorgeous homes in Alameda since I moved here a year ago and I finally got to photograph one inside and out!  Then add in the sweetest, fun and laid […]

Diego + Ashley + Oliver + Potato


I absolutely love sunrise shoots and this one at my favorite location in Alameda did not disappoint!  I met the sweetest little family with their pug in tow last fall and had so much fun taking their pictures.  Just look at this little guys adorable little smile!      

Sasha + Carys + Savva Alameda Family Portraits


I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately (I’m probably sounding a bit like a broken record) but this session may just be my favorite family session to date!  Everything from the location, gorgeous morning light and the cutest little family was perfection!  Loved the outfits they chose and I mean…come on…baby suspenders, you […]

Dayton + Nisha + Avi Christmas


I am totally smitten with our little town of Alameda, CA.  It really is this little gem of a place and I still can’t believe we live here.  The best part?  The families I’ve met here.  There are SO many families and it was the perfect place for our little clan to land. This family […]

Sean + Gillian + Avery + Maisey Christmas


I’m a little behind on blogging.  I’ll be catching up in the next couple weeks so check back frequently for new fun sessions from the end of 2017!  My favorite Alameda family is back in this Christmas themed shoot.  You can see one of my favorite shoots of all time in their gorgeous kitchen here.  […]

Sawyer’s 1st Birthday Party


Another successful Allex boy birthday party is in the books.   This time we were celebrating Sawyer’s 1st birthday. Here’s a look back to Sebastian’s 1st party.  I’m so glad a couple weeks ago (after talking myself out of it), I decided to go ahead and throw my special boy a big bash because you only turn […]