Documentary Family Photography + Video

Creating images that keep our most precious memories alive.

Memories are an amazing thing, and if I keep recalling them they stay strong, but if I don’t they fade until they’re forgotten.

If it weren’t for the photos I’ve taken of this past year, the everyday type of magic we have experienced watching our little ones grow would become a vague sense of joy and love. There’s immense beauty in the gift of memory. I wouldn’t say photos and videos are as good as memories, but I would say they are a solid thing that, when looked over, have the power to bring back and strengthen the memories we treasure so much.

 

That’s why I love documenting Parenthood through doing family photography. The value of photographs only increases with time.

Ready to take the next step?

Let's get real

When I say "parenthood" what comes to mind?

 

If you're like me, it's mushy gushy feelings mixed with exhaustion, gritting your teeth, picking up your pots and pans and placing them back in the cupboard again...and a whole lot of love. Parenthood is messy! I get it.

 

Let's document ALL of it.

Expecting your first?

Take me along for the journey into parenthood

"Parenthood is

messy! Let's document ALL

of it."

- Rachel Tolo

Rocco Photo + Video Sessions

Parenthood Sessions

Together, we can stop time.

You've made it. These days ARE the good ol' days! No matter what is going on in the world, your life is happening now, and our little ones won't stay little forever.

 

Moms and Dads, it is so important to pause at least once a year to let someone capture you + your partner + your precious little loves.

There is no other way to stop time and give yourself, your children, + your grandchildren the gift of photos + videos that will outlast your memories.

A Day in the Life

You might not know it yet, but this is every parent's dream photo session.

What makes Day in the Life sessions so wonderful? Everyday moments that you have and cherish, from start to finish, are part of this experience.

 

You'll have me there to capture everything from the morning crazies to the evening cuddles. You don't have to force anything.

The day before we do this, I'll take the time to meet you all, give your kids a chance to warm up to me, and put your husband/partner's mind at ease.

 

7 Reasons to Book a

PARENTHOOD SESSION

  1. You don't have to wrestle anyone into matching outfits

  2. If you have a coffee maker you get endless cups of coffee

  3. It's in your home, and home is part of the family

  4. Your furry friends can be included

  5. You don't have to travel

  6. Real moments, real life

  7. Unlike your cell phone pics, YOU'RE in the photos

Wondering if you can book your session during a Pandemic? (click the arrow)

How do I prepare for my in-home Session?

  • Go for an everyday "clean", not my-MIL-is-coming-over clean

  • Wear what you'd normally wear around the house to be comfortable

  • Let the kids pick whatever they want!

  • Fill out your questionnaire

  • Remember, it's my job to get real moments of momming, dadding, and kidding.

 

Sessions + Pricing + Packages

I specialize in documentary Family + Newborn photography + videography as well as seasonal Family + Couples Sessions.

At the time of booking, there will be a $125 non-refundable session fee to secure your date. Digital images + print products begin at $350.

*We believe our services are immensely valuable, and something that everyone should have, no matter their financial situation. That is why we offer competitive payment plans to make it affordable. Contact us for more information.

 

Reviews

“Rachel captured our family perfectly and beautifully. She made us all feel comfortable and made the experience feel like a breeze. Her choice for location was beautiful! I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!”

- Amy Austin

"Rachel beautifully captures both the sweet and silly moments of everyday family life! Her photographs will forever be in your hearts and in your homes.”

- Sarah Renegado

“Not only did (Rachel) capture so many facets of who (our daughter) is, her editing is really beautiful too!”

- Olivia Holloway

“Rachel captures candid moments with a certain composition and lighting awareness that makes it picture perfect. She’s

undeniably talented.”

- Esther Kim

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