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With over 9 years of experience in professional portraiture, Rachael provides a vision for every portrait session and provides amazing wall art designs for her customer’s homes.  With her creativity and attention to detail, each portrait session is crafted and planned around her customer, their style and home design tastes.  Rachael’s passion is to bring her customer’s portraits to life and provide tangible, heirloom artwork of their portraits for them to display in their homes.  Not just digitals stuck on a hard drive to be forgotten and lost.

Rachael strives for you to create fun, memorable moments during your portrait session, so you look at your portraits and fondly recall the family memories you made.  You will enjoy your portraits beautifully displayed in your home for your family to enjoy every day!  For this reason, she provides hand-crafted signature art products from professional photography labs around the world to ensure her customers will enjoy their artwork for many years to come.

The experience Rachael Venema Photography has to offer is unlike any other photography studio in Northern California.  RVP is a full service photography studio, located in Ripon, CA, specializing in newborn, maternity, children and family portraiture.

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Moments

My “WHY” – My Family 

Thanks for taking a minute to get to know me.  I’m Rachael and along with my husband, Joe, and 3 children, we have made our home in the Central Valley of California.

My family loves looking through photo albums together; laughing and telling stories from those years that have passed by so quickly. Along with our photos are memories of that day.
As moms, we often wait for the “perfect” time to get family photos. At a six month portrait session, I encouraged the mom to snuggle with her baby boy as I took some photos of them together.  So often we moms aren’t in the photos, because we’re the ones taking the photos. This mom now has a large portrait of her snuggling with her baby boy, the youngest of her three children.  She now looks at that portrait as her boy has grown and remembers snuggling with her sweet boy and how little he was.

Creating Tangible Memories

I am passionate about providing families with tangible memories of the ones they love most.  This is why I have partnered with the best professional photographic printers in the world to create the highest quality of wall art and albums for my clients to treasure and display in their home.
I strive to preserve these moments in time, so when my clients see their portraits displayed in their homes, they will be moved to tears and it will bring joy to their hearts.
I can’t wait to hear from you and start getting to know more about you and your family!

Much love,

Rachael

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Beautiful portraits that we'll cherish forever

Working with Rachael was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. She helped us plan for our daughter’s first birthday portrait session, took beautiful portraits that we’ll cherish forever, created and helped us select a gallery of photos for our wall, and even installed them in our home. Her experience spoke for itself during this process and our new pieces will forever remind us of this special time in our lives. 

Melissa S.

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