TESTIMONIALS

" Our family photo shoot with Racquel was wonderful. My boys have a lot of energy and Racquel managed to keep them focused while creating a fun atmosphere that we all enjoyed. Racquel has a talent for capturing a moment that is completely natural rather than a staged shot. Everyone who has seen our photos has asked who took them. Racquel was professional, knowledgeable, creative and fun. This was our first photo shoot with her, but we hope to work with Racquel again for our future family photos " !


~ Sandra L

" I had so much fun during my photoshoot with Racquel! Showing more skin for pregnancy photos was a new experience for me and she made me feel at ease and very comfortable with her directions and great sense of humor. I loved her ideas and she also allowed some creative freedom on my part with certain shots I wanted to capture for this special time. The pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! They were exactly what I was hoping for and I’m so happy with the results. Racquel has a great eye not only for the composition of the photo, but also for the lighting and ambiance of the setting/props that are available. I’m so appreciative that Racquel captured this precious moment in time for me and I hope to hire her again soon for baby pictures! Thank you so much Racquel!!! " !


~ Shana S

" We had an awesome experience with Racquel during our family photo shoot! She was so much fun to work with; she had lots of great ideas and made us all feel so comfortable. My two girls were kind of shy at first, but then they just opened up to the whole process and really got into it, making suggestions of their own, taking advantage of every minute. And Racquel was so accommodating to them the whole time. Afterwards, they talked about how much fun they'd had and couldn't wait to see their pictures. And, boy, they didn't disappoint! Amazing! Thank you so much, Racquel, for giving us these beautiful memories, ones we'll be able to cherish and see forever and ones we simply felt! " !


~ Stefanie M

" Racquel is truly gifted and great at what she does! The photos she has on her website shows her talent but the person behind the lense is amazing. I was planning a destination wedding and didn’t have a clue as to who I should choose as a photographer. I feel that my husband I were so lucky to find her. From our first phone conversation, she was very friendly, warm and fun to talk to. We were having an intimate backyard wedding and wanted a photographer who could capture the moments not make it a photo production. She offered us a package that met our needs as well as our budget. So when she and her husband (he assists her) arrived before the wedding, we met and felt instantly comfortable with them. Besides when we were posing for pictures, we didn’t even know they were there. But the images she captured were amazing! If I’m ever in Northern California again, I would love to do a photo session with her again. So if you are looking for a photographer, I highly recommend her!!! " !


~ Shelly K

" Absolutely loved having Racquel do my son Tyler's senior pictures. This is a huge milestone in his life. She is very friendly,very creative and professional. When I got to see the out come of our day with her I was in aw,couldn't believe how great they all where.I always tell my friends about how great she was. Highly recommend her. Thank You Racquel " !


~Karen N

" Racquel was very friendly, sweet, and a consummate professional during our photo session. She is great with babies, and helped create a warm environment in which our very new baby could be photographed. These beautiful pictures will be a staple in our home for years to come " !


~Elyce O

" We had the pleasure of having Racquel take our family photos in the late fall. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, flexible, and engaging photographer. In the past, it has been like pulling teeth to get good family photos. Her friendly, positive manner put everyone at ease and made for such amazing photographs! Racquel was so flexible with times that worked best for our whole family (actually taking the photographs on Thanksgiving due to our conflicting work and school schedules). Racquel also made sure that the pictures were available quickly. We were able to use them for Christmas cards and gifts with no time constraints. We loved working with Racquel and look forward to having her take our son's senior pictures this next summer. She is a very gifted photographer! " !


~Dawn P

" My family has used Racquel for our pictures since the birth of our twins in 2013, not only has the finished product always exceeded our hopes but the process of working together has been a joyful and easy experience as well. Racquel has such a wonderful talent and a warm spirit, she made my babies feel comfortable and relaxed which was really helpful to me, especially when they were first born. The way she took the time to get to know my family and especially my babies personalities was wonderful and really helps take the stress out of the project. We look forward to many more sessions with Racquel and being able to watch our babies grow up before her lense!! " !


~Andrea S

" My experience with Racquel was incredible! I could not have asked for a better photo shoot and person to have take my photos. She made me feel so comfortable in my own skin and took her time with me knowing how nervous I was. The session was so much more than I could have imagined. Racquel is so professional yet makes you feel like you are one of the family by how vivacious and outgoing she is. This type of photo shoot was something I had been wanting to do for a while but did not feel comfortable enough to go through with it. Racquel was so wonderful that even after I left the shoot, I had more confidence in myself. The photos turned out AMAZING and surpassed what I thought was possible. Racquel and the camera become one and the photos definitely show how talented she is. These photos will be a great memory to look back on later in life and I will cherish them forever. I recommend Racquel to anyone and everyone I know, never having a doubt that they will love her as much as I do!!! " !


~Stephine G

" Racquel was awesome to work with. We felt so comfortable with her and the session was so much fun! She took us to a beautiful setting and then surprised us with another one that was simply stunning. We knew we had gotten a few good shots, but when we got our pictures back we were blown away at how many gorgeous shots were captured. It was a great experience and we can't wait for our next session " !


~ Ashley M

" Our photo experience with Racquel was exceptional. She was very professional and creative. All of our photographs turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. We were worried about the baby fussing, and she was very understanding and willing to work with us and the baby. Racquel had great suggestions as to where we could take some photos and she worked with our schedule. It was almost surreal when we received our photo package. Racquel had captured the feelings and the beauty in every photo. We highly recommend Racquel for any of your photography needs. She has a great personality and we are confident she would treat you as well as she treated us. Great job Racquel! " !


~Blaze M

" Wow!! What an incredible experience. My husband had the idea to take these pics with our car. This was sooo out of my element. I was super nervous and unsure of how it would all turn out. Racquel made me feel so comfortable & at ease. When I got my pictures back they were gorgeous and beyond what I expected! Racquel has an amazing talent! " !


~Traci S

" If you are searching for a professional, exceptionally talented, fun and easy to work with photographer, look no further... Racquel is the photographer for you! We recently did a "12 month" photo shoot with Racquel for our son and we had a blast! She took amazing shots of our son and family shots too. We felt so comfortable with her and laughed the whole time. She was very easy to communicate with from start to finish and just an all around enjoyable person to work with. We couldn't be happier with the moments she captured and will enjoy having these memories in our scrapbooks and on our walls forever. There is no doubt that we will use Racquel for any future family photo sessions. Thank you Racquel! " !


~ Julie D

" I can’t wait to start planning my next photo shoot with Racquel. I just got married and she was a part of our special day. She was very prompt and helpful returning my emails and answering any questions. She understood how important my wedding budget was and customized a photography session that worked best with our needs. She did such an amazing job capturing the love between us and our families. She took the time to get to know us and capture all of our unique spirits in each shot. One of the most memorable parts of my wedding day was the private shoot after the ceremony. I felt that Racquel took in the magic and beauty of our love and the happiness we felt at that moment. She made us feel so comfortable that I felt like she was a part of the family. Words cannot describe how happy I am with the pictures she took. She really went above and beyond and exceeded all of my expectations. I look forward to sharing her name with anyone who asks for a professional photographer. She helped us create memories we will have for the rest of our lives " !


~ Makala W

" The photos are fantastic! Thank you so much!!! You perfectly captured the love we have for each other and each of our personalities in every photo. You really have a way of capturing those perfect moments and crazy looks. You have such a gift! " !


~Justin S

" My family has had the pleasure with having Racquel take our photos a couple of different times now. You couldn’t ask for a more professional, yet down to earth and fun photographer to take your pictures. Our daughter absolutely loves Racquel, and we have gotten some of the most darling pictures of her because of how well Racquel is able to interact with children. She just lets the kids be kids, and in doing so was able to capture the most precious pictures of our little girl. We consider Racquel family, and she will always be our first choice in a photographer. " !


~ Carrie F

" I'm not a fan of getting my picture taken, but I can admire a stunning photograph. I think that capturing life's wonderful moments are so precious. Being a mother and wife there's so many moments of my life that are just beautiful. I don't like getting my picture taken, but when I'm around Racquel I can't help, but just be so comfortable. Not only are her photography skills amazing, but being around her is just a joy in itself. When I was around her getting photographed, I forgot all about being in front of the camera and just relaxed. She makes it feel like you're at home, she makes it fun, she makes it enjoyable, she doesn't get frustrated with the kids, because my children can run around everywhere at times. She embraces the fact that they're wild and crazy, then she proceeds to capture the moments that they're creating. It's hard to find someone that can take a beautiful photograph, manage working around my children and making me feel good in the process. She is my go to gal and does nothing, but impress me each time. " !


~Venessa M

" Having pictures taken by Racquel was a wonderful experience! I was worried, I must admit....my family was against having our pictures taken. It is so hard to get our whole family in a picture, let alone making it look like they are happy having the picture taken. I bribed them that if they did this for me they wouldn't have to give me anything else for Mother's Day. So after hours of wardrobe changes, hair styles, and whining, I got them out the door. Racquel greeted us with the most friendly and sincere smile and energy that couldn't be contained that there was no way my family couldn't be anything else than excited! She made all of us feel like movie stars, I have never felt so good about myself! Racquel made this experience a memorable one. All of us were laughing and having such a good time we forgot we were having pictures taken. I had no idea what to expect when Racquel presented us with our pictures, to my surprise she made us look as good as we felt. Racquel is a miracle worker and an all around wonderful person! I HIGHLY recommend her! " !


~Robin C

" Recently my daughters and I had the pleasure of working with Racquel Wooley having our portraits done. She made the entire experience so enjoyable and the photo's turned out amazing. Racquel picked a beautiful location for the session, she made certain that the lighting was just right and helped the girls and I with so many different and unique shots. I am so grateful for her patience and flexibility and her full understanding of how to take photo's. She made all of us feel relaxed and at ease, creating a fun and mostly humorous atmosphere in which we got many special shots. I would not hesitate to recommend Photography by Racquel to anybody who is looking for a personable and professional photographer to do their individual or family portraits. Thank you Racquel from our entire family, you are a very talented photographer " !


~Jacqueline, Chandler, & Savannah D

" My family and I recently moved to Santa Rosa to plant our roots and grow our family. Upon the birth of our second child my husband and I really wanted to have some photos taken to capture the essence of our little family. It's always a leap of faith when using someone new for something as intimate as taking family photos. A blessing was bestowed upon us when my friend told me about Racquel Wooley. Racquel's passion for her work was immediately obvious as she was so excited and awed by my boys as I am every day. Working with a two year old and an infant can prove trying at times but not once did she seem affected. The time she spent with us surpassed all expectations and it showed in the finished product. We are so grateful to have this precious moment in time captured for years to come " !


~ Carrie B

" Thank you for the beautiful pictures! You are an amazing photographer and have so many creative ideas for the shoots. I will not only use you over and over again for my photo shoots, but will highly recommend you to everyone I know " !


~ Jeanine M

" What an amazing experience we had during our photo shoot with Racquel. Her energy and attitude are infectious! She definitely listens to what your visions are and makes them even better. The moments she has captured for my family and I will be cherished for a lifetime! I am beyond happy with the outcome of our photos " !


~ Marilyn J

" Racquel has a natural instinct to capture not only the picture but the emotion as well. I was extremely happy with our photo session with my horse "Spirit". These will be special moments in time that I will never forget. I have definitely found my "forever"! Thank you, Racquel " !


~ Terri H

" Racquel you are AMAZING! We just got our pictures back and all I can say is WOW! You have a true gift in capturing some unforgettable moments in every shot you take! You were friendly, professional, creative and great with the boys! You made us feel comfortable right off the bat! Your friendly and professional service can't be beat! I would love to let the world know how amazing you are! We will always treasure these pictures and we can't wait to book another session with you " !


~ Maribel G