Hi! I am Rachel Rosenthal, a family, event, and fine art photographer shooting my way around the globe. When home in Lake of the Pines in northern California, I love to capture casual family portraits, weddings and events. 

I get to do what I've waited my whole life to do - traveling and creating images that transcend the moment with a touch of wonder. My goal is to make human nature tangible and provide a glimpse into our common experiences as individuals.

One viewer said, "You have such a way of transporting people" that allows the viewer to "paint with their own imagination." 

Yes, that's it exactly.

Years spent in demanding careers as a community college president, math professor, and oil field engineer contribute to my work. The ability to be at ease in isolated locations, explore secluded backstreets, and engage with individuals from all walks of life all have origins in past life experiences. Recipient of multiple awards for my images, especially those from the collection, “We Are All One People” which showcases our shared humanity around the globe.


Jamie and Xavier

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"After reflecting on our 1st anniversary, Xavier and I just wanted to say Thank You again for taking such beautiful wedding photos!"

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What's your philosophy?

I love to capture the connectedness of families, dignity of individuals, and the love emanating throughout weddings. My preferred approach is a more casual, environmental style portraiture taken outdoors or in familiar settings as I believe they allow a more relaxing and comfortable experience. My goal is to capture your best you!

Where are you based and do you travel?

I live in Lake of the Pines, California, just outside of Sacramento and and love to photograph families and children, who never fail to make me smile! I do travel and have photographed weddings in California, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Belize and events across northern California.

When will we get our photos?

Your will receive an online gallery link with full file sized photos within a maximum of 2 weeks (usually less less depending on the season. You will be able to choose your favorites, download one or all the photos, share with friends, post to social media, and also order prints!

How many pictures will we receive?

In general, you will receive the following number of fully edited images, dependent upon your session.
One-hour family session: between 20-40 images
Young children and newborns: 20-30 images
Head shots: 10-15 images
Weddings: 400-600 images depending on the hours of coverage, events included., and number of attendees.