Author Archives: Rachael

Ben + Angel + Rose


Even though the wind was blowing and the news was calling for “freezing temperatures” around the Bay Area, this family came out to the beach with their sweet 5 month old and rocked it out.  Don’t worry, we took several breaks to bundle and warm up Rose and even though it was windy and cold […]

Sebastian’s 4th birthday


I always really enjoy planning my kids birthday parties.  I usually plan for months.  I barely got this party put together in time but thankfully my parents were in town to help with all the details! 4 years ago (on the 9th) we were in the hospital with a newborn and the winter olympics had […]

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 […]