Archive for the ‘studio’ Category

an interview with portland family magazine about boudoir photography

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Portland boudoir

Rachel’s casual interview with Janna Lopez, the editor of Portland Family Magazine about boudoir and why every woman should consider it.

Rachel’s work featured at the Portland MamaBaby Center

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

mamababy boudoir

Terah shares her birth story on the Portland MamaBaby Center blog, using images from her portrait sessions in our studio.

Rachel’s work is featured on the Joyful Mammas website

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

A couple of months ago I did a studio shoot for Bridgit Danner, who wanted real photos of real mammas for her health program website. It’s a nice change from all the coaching programs that use generic stock photography, don’t you think? I really like the way she cycles different photos in the upper right hand corner.  I enjoyed working with all of the families who came in for the shoot; it was a crazy day at the studio.


Check out Joyful Mammas. The site features my portraits of local Portland Oregon families:


joyful mammas fertility coaching portland or

If you click on the image above, you’ll go to the page with a signup for her teleclass scheduled this week. On Thursday, March 1 at 12:00pm PST, Bridgit will be giving a free talk about Diet & Fertility. Since being pregnant, everyone always talks to me about fertility stuff so I thought I would put this out there for any readers around the country (or world!) who might be interested in more information about how diet can affect your ability to make babies. 🙂


Joyful Mammas is a comprehensive natural health program designed to achieve pregnancy. We carefully assess your medical history and health habits, and design an individualized plan for you and your partner. We then give you tools and support, and monitor progress to adjust as needed until baby is well established!


Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Portland OR photographer b&w

Love those kids!

comfortable and fun

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

thank you so much for a comfortable and fun photo shoot. I haven't laughed that much in a long time.

Linda Sattgast

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Linda Sattgast Scrappers Guide

Linda Sattgast is the creative force behind family owned and locally operated Scrapper’s Guide, the online environment in which she teaches digital scrapbooking techniques and helps others learn how to use templates and create interesting digital scrapbook pages.


I offer Artisan Portraits on weekdays in the SE Portland studio. Working artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are welcome in the studio to gain updated headshots for websites, social media, and other promotional purposes. Contact me to set up your session.


Friday, February 10th, 2012

clients love Rachel's portrait work.

working in the new studio

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Many thanks to Margaret Jacobsen for these behind-the-scenes photos of me working with her kids in the studio last month.

behind the scenes Portland studio


Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Portland OR photographer black and white

this one makes me laugh every time I see it.

more from the new studio

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Studio portrait Portland Oregon

I’m thrilled to be shooting in a new space in SE Portland. These kiddos helped me christen the studio with giggles, snack crumbs, and a wiggly dance party!

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On the rare occasion when I photograph children and families, I work really hard to get photos that are both natural, and of such a quality that will last through the years without looking dated or trendy. I love this family portrait:

Studio portrait Portland Oregon

More from our session in this gallery here.

If you’re interested in coming into the studio for some of my Artisan Portraits, here’s some information and a way to get onto our mailing list.