Rachel McCord Creative | Photography & Such

Erica + baby Mateo | Napa Baby Shower

This floral-adorned pregnancy goddess, Erica, and I  go way back. To the days of teeny skirts + too much hairspray in the land of highschool cheerleading. We were easily the two punks running the most punishment laps for giggling too much (+ too loudly). So to say that I am overjoyed to cheer (*cringe?* hah) her into motherhood is an understatement! You carry that little fella like a true queen + also are pregnant the same time as Beyonce - putting all of us to shame. 

Take a look at an afternoon shower in dreamy Napa Valley where baby Mateo was celebrated by a gaggle of the sweetest + spiciest women around!


Carolyn | Berkeley Home Session

I find people most enthralling when listening to their stories. Carolyn is full of stories (both spicy + sweet) and getting to know her through conversation & film, revealed she is equal parts powerhouse and warmth. We shot in her deliciously lived-in Berkeley home with a rich history and breathtaking light. The best kinds of sessions are ones where I have to force myself to take photos amidst lively conversations! By the end of our time together (we were fast-friends) she was taking my portrait, which is my favorite way to wrap up an afternoon!

She does some incredible work on behalf of Shotgun Players at Ashby Stage in Berkeley and in the theatre community as a whole. I can’t recommend them enough, having enjoyed a few of their productions myself! 

Thanks for letting me follow you around for an afternoon, miss Carolyn!


Taylor Vick SF Musician: Boy Scouts | Portrait Session

Had to keep pinching myself during my shoot with San Francisco musician Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts because I’ve been waiting to get my lens on her for too many moons. As pure in her vocals as she is in the flesh, Taylor is truly the physical embodiment of calm when sharing her company. This woman’s bandwagon is one I recommend you jump sooner rather than later, she is a treasure trove.

Do your emotional integrity a favor and enrich it with Boy Scouts dreamy album, Homeroom Breakfast.

You can check her our at Noise Pop Festival 2017 in SF, February 17-27th! 


Moss Family | Lithia Park, Oregon

Coming home for Christmas now includes my favorite Moss Family! The gift of memories in the form of family portraits is the one that keeps on giving. So thankful for the dear friends I have found in this crew + they keep bringing the heat year after year - newborns and all! Need a few snaps of your rowdy tribe? I’m your girl for portraits where everyone’s eyes are always open ;)

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Cook Family | Southern Oregon

I look forward to my annual Cook family shoots because those little blonde boys keep getting bigger and faster every year! Running around with new puppies + superhero capes in the rain is as adorable as it sounds, take a look! 

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Andrea’s Surprise Birthday! | Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel

Photographing a surprise birthday party is just as wild + fun as it sounds! The Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel penthouse suite views, popping champagne, and a late night trolley car ride made for a perfect night in the city! 

Check out the glamorous evening for yourself + get in touch for photo coverage of your next sparkling event! 

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Angeles Portraits | Palace of Fine Arts

It’s not a New Years Resolution if you make the choice to self-improve before the year ends, right?! Right. 

Spruce up your portfolio, LinkedIn or social platforms to start the year off with a bang! Head shots don’t always have to be against a sad white wall under sad florescent lighting… get outside + find the light! My sweet client Angeles made our shoot at The Palace of Fine Arts a breeze with her lovely smile and calm presence! 

Get in touch - I’m your gal for a portrait upgrade! 

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Fair Family | Holiday Mini Session

A quick holiday mini session at the Christmas tree farm? Please + thank you! Scouring for smiles from my nephew as well as the perfect fir was a challenge I fully accepted over Thanksgiving weekend. Love being able to make memories as well as make work with those I hold so dear! 

Get in touch to book your own mini session after you take a peek at the lovely Fair family!

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Rachel McCord Creative + Leaden Ceramics

Get a couple of freelance females together and pretty thrilling things are bound to happen!

Couldn’t be more proud of my kind + talented friend Sam Leaden and her newest endeavor as a maker - her first collection under Leaden Ceramics! I consider it a pleasure to be small part of sharing her efforts with those who get to indulge in it (which should be everyone - it’s such lovely work!) 

I was so inspired by this collection, Oatmeal Breakfast by Leaden Ceramics + cannot wait to see what she’ll muscle up next! Stay tuned for the Leaden Ceramics website launch in the coming weeks! Till then if you’re in the Bay Area, Sam will have her goods up for grabs in a couple different spots/pop ups - follow her here to keep tabs on/support this fast-moving woman as she makes a beautiful dent in the world! 

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Ceramics: Sam Leaden | Leaden Ceramics

Styling, Type + Photography: Rachel McCord Creative

Model: Daisy the pup

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Holiday Mini Sessions | Book Now!

It’s time to get a mini-dose of the holiday spirit brewing & catch a few shots with your main squeeze, bff, whole family or just your damn fine self - book now through December for a killer (quick + painless) deal! 

Here’s the deets, 30 minutes + $150 = 20 digital edited images that’ll be in your hot little hands in no more than a week turnaround!

Click through to Rates page or shoot a direct email my way so we can get started!

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