I did not appreciate, until our actual wedding, how much a part of our day Roseann would be, and now that our wedding is over, I can’t imagine not having her there. Not only did she do an incredible job creating images that have made us both laugh with fond delight and tear up for the sheer beauty that she captured, but she also alleviated our stress by easily managing some tricky family dynamics. During the wedding and reception, she seemed to be everywhere, but did so with such grace that we didn’t even notice that she was there for all the most important moments; the result was that she captured things that we both knew we wanted to remember and things that we couldn’t even see happening at the time. Beyond that, she was absolutely prepared in every way, scouting out spots for the best lighting and most memorable pictures, and showing both flexibility and creativity when our rainy wedding day threatened to foil our outside shots. In addition - and this is critical, for such an emotional day - she communicated so well with us, and treated every interaction of ours with professionalism, kindness, and a deep, genuine interest in our joy for the day. I cannot recommend Roseann highly enough, and if I have a need for professional photography in the future, she will absolutely be the person I call.
— Anna and Michael
Roseann is terrific. She was incredibly responsive and flexible as we planned our photo shoot (she provided recommendations of where to convene and would happily follow our lead if we had a favorite spot). We have three small children and during the photo session she brought great energy, moved things quickly to avoid any tantrums, brought out the best in our children and captured them and their personalities perfectly on film. She gave the right amount of direction to ensure we got photos we’d love (pulling individual kids aside to get a photo of just them, making sure we had a variety of family shots, etc) but never forced anything and always perfectly read the cues of the group. Roseann obviously loves capturing precious, loving moments, brings real joy to the work, and wants clients to be thrilled with the end product. It was a real pleasure working with her and having photos that capture so much!
— Chantal
Roseann was the ideal photographer for our wedding and engagement photos. She is creative, organized, and professional. My husband and I had never had formal photographs taken before, and she put us at ease with the perfect balance of a structured session and really getting to know us and what we wanted. On our wedding day, our officiant commented that in all of the weddings she had performed, she had never seen a photographer blend in so well. We were amazed at the coverage Roseann got while being completely inconspicuous. Roseann is a gifted artist— the photos we got from both sessions captured the spaces we chose and the feelings of the day. She really cares about her work - during our session she told us about new techniques she was trying and we instantly saw the results. These are photos that are not merely sentimental but also breathtaking.
— Naomi and David
Working with Roseann was like hanging out with a good friend. Her style of photography made us comfortable enough for us to do our own thing while she captured the moments. While we were simply goofing off she would tell us what to do to make the photos better. The resulting photos are more than we could have imagined. They are beautiful, clear, and truly capture who we are together. Each time we look at them we are all smiles and happiness. Thank you Roseann, we can’t wait to work with you at our wedding!
— Chris and Chelsie
Roseann is a truly gifted artist and I feel so grateful for coming into her orbit and having had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with her. The day of our shoot was a comically off-kilter day where everything that could go wrong, went wrong - but as soon as we started shooting, it all clicked into place and I felt totally relaxed and comfortable with Roseann. I am so happy with the shots from our session and had a tough time choosing there were so many great ones! She has a knack for capturing people’s true essence and works flexibly, creatively and with tons of genuine humor and friendliness. I would recommend her in a heartbeat for any photographs you need, and in particular for professional photos that capture your uniqueness and soul.
— Liane
Roseann took family photos of us when my son turned one and then again last weekend (he’s almost 2.5). She is warm, creative, engaging and made us feel at ease. I love her style - catching us in the little moments, when I didn’t even know she was taking our photo. This last time, my son was in a particularly “two-year-old” mood. He was a struggle the entire time. By the end, I wasn’t convinced we had captured very many picture-perfect moments. Wow, was I wrong! She has a way of interacting that makes you forget you’re doing a photoshoot. She engaged with my son, got him to smile at the right times and captured us relating to one another in such a natural and authentic way. I would recommend her to anyone; she’s kind, talented and professional. Thank you, Roseann!
— Cheyenne
Thank you so much, this actually brought tears to my eyes. You captured my life in a way that is both visually beautiful and realistic, and I imagine will also resonate with other mamas. I hope this series will bring some awesome recognition to your work! You absolutely deserve it.
— Suuzi, part of my Modern Motherhood Series
Roseann possesses a natural warmth and understanding that made us feel relaxed and excited during our engagement shoot in the Marin headlands. We were honored to have her photograph our backyard May wedding a few weeks later. She captured beautiful candid moments with our friends and family, and highlighted the best features of the garden setting. We are in love with the photos she took, and are forever grateful to her.
— Jamie Real
We were fortunate enough to have Roseann photograph not only a maternity session with us but also the birth of our first baby. My husband and I enjoyed spending time with Roseann at our home and around our neighborhood for the maternity shoot and felt relaxed with her calm and endearing personality. During the birth, I was so focused that I hardly realized Roseann was there, but she was and got the best photographs of the entire process! We are so thankful to have such special photos of Hunter’s entrance into this world. Greg could focus all his attention on me and the baby instead of having to think about taking a single picture. The combination of Roseann’s talent with her camera and her encouraging, friendly spirit made her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Roseann!
— Suzanne
Roseann is fabulous. We couldn’t recommend her more highly as a family photographer. Not only are her photos breathtaking, but she knows how to keep the little ones engaged. After the first fifteen minutes, our son was over the photo shoot. She dug deep into her bag and pulled out a skittle (she’d clearly done this before). We had on demand smiles from then on. Hey, we’re not above bribery! The photos are gorgeous! Thank you, Roseann!
— Amanda & wife, Jen
We recently had the privilege of being photographed by Roseann. We wanted images for our website, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Roseann didn’t just take photos of us - she created an experience so that we felt comfortable and at ease with the process. Throughout our time together we hiked, talked, and played while she gracefully drew out and captured our personalities. She was easy-going and at the same time professional and conscious of photographic elements...We’ll happily recommend and return to Roseann for personal and professional branding photos in the future.
— Jennifer Zlaket & Kalin Downing
I was fortunate enough to have Roseann do a photo session with my 18 month old daughter, Anna, and me. We hadn’t taken professional photos of Anna since her birth pictures and she can be a shy, slow-to-warm up child, so I was a bit nervous about the session. Roseann had a calm warmth to her that put us both at ease, she integrated seamlessly and unobtrusively into the natural setting of our house, and she kept my toddler bright and happy both indoors and outside. She encouraged us to take a walk through the neighborhood, which generated some of my favorite photos that really captured my daughter’s essence at this age—spontaneous, active, joyful. I am sure we will turn to Roseann again for the next round of professional photos!
— Olga, mom to Anna
Roseann produced the most wonderful photos of our wedding. Her methods are very professional, and she was great at keeping me updated regarding the editing of the photos. She proposed ideas for scenes that I couldn’t have thought of myself, and my husband and I had a lot of fun tramping through the location. We are overwhelmingly happy with the prints: looking at them is like reliving the day. Roseann’s passion for the medium is evident, and if I still lived in the Bay Area, I would call her again before considering anyone else. You’re the best, Roseann!
— Hannah
Roseann shot photos of my handmade clothing for my first fashion look book. She was prompt, positive, and inspiring. Roseann worked really hard, tirelessly taking tons of photos of my models, making them laugh and smile. She captured their natural beauty and made my clothing shine. I am so happy with the work she did and am excited to hire her again.
— Jennie Lennick of
I am absolutely in love with the pictures that Roseann did of our daughter. She interacted with her so well and was really able to draw out her personality and capture it beautifully. The farmer’s market was the perfect backdrop and the early morning light was a great suggestion. They are the only photos we have actually gotten around to framing! Thank you so much, Roseann, for creating such stunning memories! We look forward of doing another session with baby #2!
— Sarah, mom to Maile
We had a great family session with Roseann at our house and then on a little hike in the nearby woods. She was great working with our 8 month old daughter - catching her smiles and sweet looks throughout the morning. We all felt very at ease around her and really liked her mellow style. She guided us toward getting good shots while feeling really natural. And most importantly, the pictures were gorgeous! We ended up ordering a bunch of them and are really happy with how they turned out. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.
— Julia, mom to Maddie
Roseann is a delight to work with. She came to my family’s home and made us feel instantly at ease. My children where amused and engaged by her, and she coaxed and encouraged my husband and me to relax in front of the camera. We are delighted with the photos we purchased and consider them to be family treasures.
— Jeannine, mom to Asher and Dinah
Roseann is a fun and talented photographer. She strives for authenticity...I loved working with her!
— Malia, winner of my winter 2014 giveaway