family photographer serving

ripon   |  central valley   |   modesto


Serving modern families with timeless photography in Ripon CA and the Central Valley area.


Together, let’s create art… that is your family.

family photographer


I‘m Rachael, a Ripon, CA family photographer. Whether you are celebrating the newest addition to your family or sending your oldest off to college, I am here to help you celebrate these moments by finally getting those digital images printed into memories you will enjoy every single day in your home.  Imagine your walls filled with tangible memories of those most important to you – your family.



Families are busy and often it’s hard to find time to document and remember these days.  As your family photographer, I take care of the details, so you can just enjoy spending time together.  From choosing what to wear and planning the details for your photos, to creating the images of your family, and printing your artwork so you can just focus on enjoying this time together.  Just imagine sharing your family’s story while looking through the pages of your albums together each year.

Your Portraits

to enjoy every day

ripon family photographer

talented, creative, sweet, and genuine

Rachael is incredibly talented, creative, sweet, and genuine. I cannot express how dedicated she is to your project/family and goes above and beyond! I greatly appreciate her calmness, professional advice, and planning ahead to create a stress-free photo shoot. She took an amazing amount of time to get to know my girls, capture their personalities and never made us feel rushed. She took the extra time to help plan our setting, clothing, location of artwork and more!

– J Campbell

more service than expected

“Rachael Venema Photography provides more service than I could have expected. Her support, experience, dedication, and attention to detail are far beyond that of any other photographer I have worked with in the past. Above all, she was able to ensure all of my boys enjoyed the photo session (not an easy task!). Rachael provides more than just photography services, she was able to produce a beautiful photo collage on a blank wall that I will love, cherish, and show off for years to come! I am beyond thankful to capture my family in art.”

~ Nicole G.

personal touches

Very sweet and did a wonderful job with my son’s first-year photos. She also had nice personal touches to her products.

-D Bree

above and beyond

Rachael took newborn photos for us. She was very professional and knew exactly how to make us and the baby comfortable. Rachael knew how to keep the baby asleep while she positioned him. She was very patient and gave us time to change and feed the baby during our session. We loved our photo session. Rachael definitely goes above and beyond. We would highly recommend her for your newborn portraits.

-J Van Vuren


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