These two are just too cute for words! The day after their wedding, hanging out at the Alameda naval base looking across the San Francisco Bay, Tamsin and Shaun drove their adorable vintage cars over. Their playful spirits were so much fun to photograph cause they were just having a great time enjoying each other. Throw in those uber cute vintage yellow VW bugs (not to mention Tamsin’s epic hair!) and you’ve got a recipe for a great photo session!

Wishing you a little fun in your life too!

Love, Rachel!

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The coolest people are those who follow their own heart. They know what they like and they don’t worry about whether it conforms to the rules or not. These two, Tamsin and Shaun, totally fit my definition of cool. They know how to march to beat of their own drum. They prove it with this crazy Evil Dead themed wedding; a small, intimate ceremony in the woods. (Go watch these movies if you haven’t seen them – campy horror at it’s finest.)

Thank you, Tamsin and Shaun, for being such a awesome people and photograph this joyous time.

May you always feel free to be yourself.

Love, Rachel!

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When I travel to a new place, I find that the beauty is all in the details. They way a leaf looks. The way the air smells different than home. It’s those little nuances that make new places so exciting.

When I photograph for myself, without any thought or assignment to capture anything in particular; I find the the details are the pictures that I come home with. That what I notice and enjoy the most.

 May all your adventures to filled with glorious details.

Love, Rachel!

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Sometimes you just gotta go out and play for yourself. My job is my passion, but keeping your passion as a passion means playing at it and not “working” at it every once in awhile.

This desert bridal shoot was just a time to get out there and enjoy being a photographer; creating for myself and no one else.

Thanks Rey of Light and Sadie for letting me play with you!

Love, Rachel!

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Two years ago these three were in the the exact same place saying their wedding vows. (Only one of them was soft and safe inside the womb.) It was so wonderful to meet little Luca in person and admire his adorable golden curls.

The morning was much the same as it was that wedding day in 2015, hot and dry (and very early) but beautiful as always. And it was such a treasure to experience it all again and have the privilege of photographing this little growing family. I hope I get to do it again in couple more years!

Wanna see the wedding photos too? You can find that blog post here.

Thank you, Katie & Joe, for letting us all enjoy a little déjà vu. 😉

May you always be able to come back to the places that are special to your heart.

Love, Rachel!

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