My passion is chasing authentic moments
Dr. Seuss puts it best.
"Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."
I NEVER thought I'd be a photographer. The earliest aspiration I remember having was to own my own clinic, saving animals as a veterinarian. But I hated school too much... So I became a teacher! (No, for real.)
I'd always had a fascination with photography, and after shooting a wedding with some close friends of mine, I was hooked.
When my second son was born in 2016, I decided I wanted to pursue the dreams I had, not only for myself but for my family.
So I pulled my 10 year old out of public school, made the world our classroom, and started my photography business.
It's been super sweet, and I'm never looking back.
Behind the camera
My business. My family.
My philosophy is simple: Treat others the way you'd want to be treated.
My business is an adventure. I love meeting new people and forming friendships. Every family has such a unique story to tell, and I LOVE documenting it. Hiking, goofing off with my clients, and taking rad pictures is the life for me.
My family is a bit unique. In the morning you'd find us crowded around the table, pigging out on avocados and cheese eggs. Afternoons are full of SOMEthing homeschool: field trips or noses in books. In the late evening, you'd find my husband and I hanging out and telling stories on the back deck with an IPA in hand.
If you've made it this far
You're willing to get a little dirty.
You don't mind getting up at sunrise, or being out after dark.
You appreciate a good hike with fun conversation.
You're passionate, and love those moments when you don't have a care in the world.
Video courtesy of Bobby from BEV Weddings.
(A preferred vendor!)
"...seriously so much more than I could have hoped for! We had such a blast with you... Everyone at my office is SWOONING!"
"It's like her positive energy creates this zone around you, and you are happy, laughing, forgetting about the world around you."
"She has the best personality, a heart of gold... She knows how to destress a situation."
"OMG! Love Love Love! Everyone else has been obsessed with the pics as well! Everyone at work has been talking about how great they are!"
"...showed no nerves, and kind of just rolled with us. God went before us, and I believe He picked you."
""These pictures are seriously wonderful. You are wicked, wicked talented & captured their love so well."
"I love how you captured personalities as though you have known us forever!"
"I love you! And your amazing talented abilities!! You did it flawlessly!!"
"ROCHEAL! We BOTH cried looking at these!"
"Everyone at work today was talking about our photos!!! They were all obsessed!"
"We LOVEEE the pictures on the blog. Thank you!!!"
"David and I were randomly talking about how great our photos came out... You’re amazing with the flash which gives us confidence that no matter the conditions our pictures will come out awesome!"
"I already have two favorites from the ones I saw [on the blog] yesterday! I'm obsessed with the ones I've seen!!"
"You can tell this is truly is her passion... she respects her clients & gives them exactly what they want."
"...Patient, accommodating, and made sure I felt supported and heard through every step."
"You made my thighs flawless! I LOVE THIS!!! And I pretty much always hate pictures of me."
"She is just as much invested in your memories as you are... She's ready for anything... We love her!"
..."2 weddings, 3 family photos, 2 Santa shoots, 2 first birthdays, and a boudoir session... She is excellent in her work to capture every special moment, is amazing at thinking outside the box...I highly recommend her for any occasion. She's just a pleasure to work with and very timely with photos."
"She is genuine and personable. Her photos never disappoint and she has a knack for always getting our son to laugh...
She has become our family photographer and friend!
I wish we would’ve known about her for our wedding we would’ve definitely have used her! She takes really amazing photos!"
"If you have a vision for a shot that other photographers have no clue how to capture, Rocheal will figure it out. And, oh my gosh, they turned out amazing!! She took care of me the whole time, making sure I wasn't uncomfortable and always knew what was going on. That's the mark of a true professional."
"My standards are pretty high. Rocheal... exceeded them. She went above and beyond to capture special moments the day of our ceremony. She has a great talent...She was actually my favorite vendor. Words can’t describe how awesome she is as an artist as well as how comfortable she makes you feel."
I have been in the wedding music biz for over 30 years. I have seen it all; and I know the difference between good, better, best wedding photographers, believe you me - Rocheal is the best! Her innate ability to... make it happen with people of different ages, styles, attitudes, is what makes her a pro. Kind, caring, and polite demeanor is top notch! 5 stars! YES!"
"I’m a photographer, but dread having my own photos taken because I always hate how I look. Rocheal seriously made me look & feel beautiful in the images she took of me & my family. These are definitely timeless images that I’ll cherish for a lifetime 💗 thank you so much, Rocheal!"
"I got my pictures back in less than a week! They were all amazing. Rocheal listened to exactly what I wanted and I only gave her a little time to do it! Everyone has commented at how beautiful the pictures were! Plus she really loves this and wants nothing but to give you exactly what you want! Love love love her"
Notes I cherish from my clients
Every session comes with
•unlimited consultations with Rocheal
•styling guides to help you prepare for your session
•no time restraints- I shoot until we get what we need
•fully edited, high-quality digital images on a custom USB
•private online gallery with images optimized for social media
•your own client portal for you to log in and access everything
I love getting a note in my inbox, hearing about what you're planning, and getting to know you. Please drop me a note. I'm easy to talk to, and love making new friendships.
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