Dancing Beauty


Embodying 18 years of expertise, Rachel has been trained in several healing arts including; Body-Mind Psychotherapy, somatic psychology, mindfulness, Hakomi, hypnotherapy, energy medicine and expressive art therapy. Whether in her private practice, or leading a retreat, Rachel choreographs a total experience for each individual’s body, mind, and spirit. Her body of work has been designed to strengthen and empower you from the inside out – removing tension from the body, releasing the entrapments of the mind and reconnecting you to your powerful self in a thoroughly conscious way.

Rachel’s fascination with spirituality, soul, mood and movement, has led her to develop Dance Your Bliss™, a playful, powerful and highly original movement system which she leads across the globe.

The text above is directly from Rachel's site: Be sure and stop by. 

We had the pleasure of Rachel in the studio. Her fiance Ben stopped by for a quick couples shot towards the end, but for the first 2 hours, it was all about Rachel, and her dancing spirit shined through.

Megan, worked her magic again. She styles, creates, and relaxes everyone before the shoot, achieving naturally glamourous, hair and makeup.  



Dancing Beauty

Passion, Purpose and Reason


Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?

Kahlil Gibran ~excerpt from On Beauty

I was excited to shoot Luisa on a new dramatic red backdrop. Red is such a symbolic color with so many associations: from Valentines, passion, and love to the stuff of life like fire trucks, stop lights and so much more. We see incarnations of red everyday.

Luisa is currently studying for her Associates Degree here in Santa Rosa and heading to Seattle Pacific in the fall. An accomplished and honored athlete, she captained the Volley ball team to State finals. A natural leader, she trains relentlessly to maintain her A game.

Sports drive her forward, and "nothing else makes me feel so rich or high on life other than music." 

Highlighting the natural beauty in all of our clients I always like to ask what beauty means to each one of them. Luisa says " Accepting and loving yourself is one of the most important things in life. You must love yourself before you can love someone else." 

What's not to love about this lady in red?