Discover the        Experience

I’m a Los Angeles family photographer who specializes in capturing beautiful portraits of the people you love. As a mom myself, I know how precious these moments are — let me freeze them in time for you.

My family portrait sessions are story-driven.  While we'll typically start off with some classic posed photos, the rest of your session will be more "play based". It's in these candid moments of joy and exploration that your kid's personalty really shines. 

From maternity photos, to portraits that celebrate your baby turning one, and family sessions that capture the beautiful chaos that is parenthood, your photographs are a testament to the love you have for your family. You'll walk away with beautifully printed pieces that will ignite confidence in your kids, and kick-start stories that will live on for generations to come. 

  • capture this moment in time
  • feel natural and unposed 
  • let your kid's personality shine
  • live on the walls of your home

You want family portraits that:

family photography in Los Angeles + Southern California

"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, 

-andy warhol

even when the people in it do"

The first step is learning more about your vision for this session through a phone consultation. Whether your main goal is capturing giggles and candid moments, or more classic portraits, it's helpful to know why in this moment, you feel moved to document it all. And if you've only gotten so far as wanting gorgeous photos that capture this moment in time for your family — that's ok! I'll guide you through location options and a wardrobe consultation.

During our call, I'll also walk you through investment options.

01. The Vision

02. Planning

Once I've received a signed contract and retainer payment, we'll start planning for your family session. All sessions include a wardrobe consultation and customized location recommendations. 

During your pre-session planning call we'll also dive deeper into where in your home these photos will live. Whether the main goal is a story-driven album, or a framed portrait you can see every day, we'll create something magical together.

03. Capturing Memories

You've coordinated outfits and packed the snacks. By the time you arrive, your only job is to relax and be present with your family! 

I'll give you lots of guidance but the real boss is your little one. Your family photo session will follow their lead. Whether your kiddo is in the mood for snuggles or exploring, we'll lean into what is naturally unfolding and capture lots of sweet and silly moments throughout your session. 

04. The Reveal

Photographs from your family portrait session will be ready in 2 weeks. During your in-person reveal, you'll see the images from your session for the first time. From a typical family session, you can expect to see between 60-100 photos.

We'll work together to select which images you want to purchase, and design printed pieces that can be cherished for years to come. Your printed heirlooms will breathe new life into these moments, so they can have a permanent presence in your home; not scrolled and forgotten.

05. Delivery

Your purchased images will get retouched and then uploaded to a private online gallery. From there, you'll be able to download your digital files, shop small prints and share with family. 

I handle all facets of polishing your images and sending your heirlooms off to print. Think of me as your bandwidth optimizer — printing your family photos is no longer on your to-do. list. You can expect to have your custom heirlooms in-hand within 4-6 weeks and the memories will last forever.

the process

The Details

From selecting the perfect location, to beautifully capturing this moment in your family's life, all the way through designing timeless albums and artwork — you'll receive an elevated experience that's tailored to you.

I'm always seeking those genuine moments of laughter and love, and of course the best backdrops and light too.

All family photography sessions include a pre-session planning call and wardrobe consultation.  I'll help you hand select what you want to purchase from your session and we'll create custom heirlooms for your family.

There's no one-size fits all price so please inquire for more details, however most families invest a minimum of $1200.

"We had a wonderful experience with Rachel. She was so warm during the session. Our photos were perfect, and I look forward to working with her for our family photos again next year!"

“Not only did we end up with beautiful pictures that will last a lifetime, but Rachel really listened to what I wanted to capture for this shoot. I especially loved the candid pictures that she took ”

“We absolutely loved working with Rachel for our family photos. She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and was able to capture perfect moments with our 6 month old smiling and looking at the camera.”

Kind Words

Your family photos are your legacy, and they deserve to exist in real life. All family photo sessions include custom design services. Through story-driven album design, and meaningful wall art, your photographs will have a permanent presence instead of a fleeting digital moment. 

Heirloom Prints 




Standard portrait sessions are up to 1 hour long, however if you're including extended family members in your photos additional time is recommended. For sessions at more than 1 location, additional time is also required. 


Family portrait sessions will take place on location in the greater Los Angeles area. I'll make recommendations based on what you are looking for. Whether your main goal is something close to home, or an epic backdrop for your family photos, we'll find the perfect spot!

If you'd like the session to take place at your home, we can certainly do that too!

where will our session take place?

All collections include printed heirlooms along with the corresponding high resolution digital file for your printed images. So, anything you love enough to print, you'll also have the digital copy of. 

Will we receive DIGITAL FILES? 

Yes! I offer mini sessions every fall. Mini sessions are perfect if you're primarily looking for a few updated family photos for annual holiday cards. Sign up for my holiday mini session email list to receive mini session updates. 


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