authentic. emotions. memories
I know there are many photographers you could choose from, and I am truly honored you're considering me to capture your family! The season of life you are in deserves to be remembered forever. I started my photography business with a passion to do just that –– capture the genuine emotions of your life's biggest moments.
Being a mama myself, I know the importance of family photos! Our kids grow before our eyes and all of a sudden the small babies we once had are just memories. Capturing every stage of your family is such a special gift to have for years to come!
I also know how difficult it is to ask a toddler to cooperate for more than 5 minutes. Don't worry mama, I got it covered! It is my goal to make your portrait session fun, stress-free and something the entire family will enjoy!
Whether you're expecting your first baby or you're a seasoned mama with a few munchkins, I would love to help capture this beautiful stage of your family! I am a local Thousand Oaks photographer who strives to create timeless art full of memories for you to hang on your walls!
Each session is carefully planned, thought-out and designed to fit your family! Let's start planning your session today!
serving Thousand oaks, westlake village, agoura hills & beyond
Can a family really get any cuter?! I have had the privilege of capturing this magazine worthy family for multiple years and they amaze me every time! Choosing the stunning lavender farm for their family session was the perfect backdrop. They brought the perfect outfits, happy smiles and don't worry lots of bribes for the kiddos too!
outdoor spring session
This stunning fall session was filled with glowing light, orange leaves and the perfectly styled Rouse family! Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks was the ultimate fall backdrop to capture this stunning session!
Thousand oaks family session
Who doesn't love including their fur babies in their family portrait session!? I can tell you, I absolutely love animals and know that they are absolutely part of the family, so bring them!
This stunning oak tree sitting atop a large hill is a true hidden gem! The Lewis family brought all the smiles, laughs and perfect outfits! Absolutely loved capturing this family!
fun, sun filled family session
I know there are a lot of decisions to be made when choosing a portrait photographer, so thank you for being here! I would love to help capture this beautiful stage of your family! The first step is getting in touch! Feel free to fill out my contact form and allow me 24-48 to get back to you!
1. Say Hello
lets chat now!
Once we have decided which package is best for you and your family, we will schedule the best date and time! If you are imagining the perfectly sunny spring session filled with wildflowers or a fun beach session, I will help guide you to the best time of the year! I am available weeknights as well as some weekends for portrait sessions so it's best to plan 6 month to a year in advance!
2. Schedule it
The fun part! Once all of the logistics are out of the way, we get to start the fun part! Planning outfits, locations and all of the fun details in between! I offer all of my clients a custom style guide to help remove all of the stress out of family photos! Outfit suggestions, tips for handling toddlers and everything in between!
3. Planning it
Before you know it, your session date will be here! This is my favorite part. Getting you and your beautiful family in front of my camera and capturing all of the laughs, silly faces and of course special moments. I love getting to know each and everyone of you leading up to your session so that we will feel like well acquainted friends before your session!
4. Your Session
We all know how fun it is to receive packages at the door, but have you ever received a beautiful gallery delivered straight to your inbox!? Here's a spoiler, it's just as fun!! Each portrait session is digitally delivered within two weeks straight to your email! After delivery of your gallery, I will share with you all of your options for ordered beautiful prints for your walls or a timeless heirloom album for you to cherish for years to come!
5. Your Photographs
capturing this stage of your family • priceless
collections from $550
All sessions include a custom style guide to help prepare you and your beautiful family feel coordinated, stylish and confident! If us moms don't have enough to plan, let me take the stress out of it for you! All local sessions are a minimum of 30 minutes.
Rachel is absolutely amazing at her craft! She has gone above and beyond each session we have booked with her to really listen to our vision and make it come to life! We are so thankful that she has been the one to capture such important life moments that we can cherish forever!
Our family has been photographed by Rachel twice and each time we've been blown away with how beautiful the portraits turned out. She captures our smiles, our energy, our connection so beautifully. She is so efficient, warm, and friendly. I highly recommend Rachel for your next special occasion or family portrait - you will not be disappointed!
We hired Rachel to take newborn photos for our family and are so incredibly happy that we did! We now have beautiful photos from such a special time in our lives, and we will always cherish these pictures. They capture the moment in time so well - the little newborn hands and toes, the joy we felt, and more.
Rachel came highly recommended to us from a close friend, who shared that she was wonderful to work with. We found that to be the case as well! Rachel is very thoughtful (for example, she made sure not to ring the doorbell to avoid waking up our twins) and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera.