Rachel McCord Creative | San Francisco Photographer

Sutro Baths

Sutro Baths, a serene wanderland (yes, wander not wonder). Wandering, climbing rocks, letting the expanse of the sea and the brevity of negative space shake your perspective if only for a moment is nothing short of calming. And then maybe you meet Francis Chan who’s making a video when walking through a perfectly lit cave with your old pal, that’s neat too.

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My Dear Brooke

Digging through my hard drive always unearths little treasures I’ve tucked away and forgotten about.

I dusted off these quick shots of a darling girl I am thrilled to know & honored to call friend. It was a perfect Portland afternoon when we celebrated her birthday over coffee and pretty pink flowers at our fave neighborhood haunt in Ladd’s Addition.

Brooke is one of the most gentle yet fierce spirits that I have had a privileged front seat to watch grow over the years. I’m rooting for her all day every day. Oh, she’s also a total brain that’s attending Princeton Seminary in the fall, in addition to being a heartbreaker on the swing dance floor. All my love and squeals to you, sweet friend.

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Prints & pals

Sorting through prints is great, but whiskey & jacuzzi time with your client/pal after you deliver said prints - is really great. Nothing like being a weekday warrior to make it through the lull of an intermittent week!

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Father’s Day

As far as father’s go, mine is a total winner.

Not only does he lead a life of boldness & humility with incredible flair, but he sparked my love for photography at an early age.

He gave me my first camera, helped build me a darkroom in our garage in high school and has been my biggest supporter in all my creative endeavors. A man that teaches his children to follow their passions is a man worth knowing, and this man has done nothing but teach well us as soon as we could listen. Love you Dad, always always! 

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My Darling Niece | Brystal

The newest member of the McCord tribe is already such a heartbreaker. The first babygirl of ours is the sweetest addition to our growing family & I’m still pinching myself that I’m her aunt! It’s an incredible privilege to love such a tiny person so deeply. It was my honor to have our first impromptu photo shoot in the hospital, here’s a sneak peek!

Get ready to see a whole lot more of this little lady, because at three days old she is already a stunner!

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Elise San Francisco Grad Shoot

So pleased to have my first shoot in the city be with my dear friend & soon to be doctor, Elise! She trekked up hills, stood her ground through blustery winds and glittered through Karl the fog brilliantly! Would you believe this is her first time in front of a camera? Such a stunner. I am so excited to celebrate the brains and beauty of this fine woman! 

Know a grad that needs a photo shoot or announcement designed? Just get in touch!

And hey, read up on my previous happy clients’ experiences on my Raves & Press page 

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Hello, San Francisco!

You heard right, folks! Rachel McCord Creative has transplanted to the foggy & wondrous San Francisco, and might I add - has fallen head over heels for this change of address!

 

So tell your near & dear’s to look me up! I am more than ready to chase the light between these gorgeous shores. Hello Bay Area, it’s just so very nice setting up shop here so far.

Ready to book a shoot of your own? Well, sure, of course!

Hey, read up on my previous happy clients’ experiences on my Raves & Press page & be sure to check out my Rates page & get in touch!

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Astoria Engagement Session | Andrew & Robbin

Sometimes things just click. Andrew & Robbin just do. Their gentle kindness, fierce sarcasm and warm hearted compassion make them dead-ringers to love each other well.

I have had the joy of serving beside Andrew in our church community, as we lead others in their pursuit of Jesus. I was constantly impressed by his ability to humbly lead and bring strength to shake up people’s comfort zones for the sake of knowing Jesus more. Andrew’s friendship has been one of calm kindness quickly followed by some sort of giggly pop culture reference in tandem with ingesting as many Oreo’s as possible.

Robbin has been a newer addition to my life but one so readily welcomed. Every interaction with Robbin is like a good nap, it’s comforting, sweet, and you just feel better all-around. An incredibly genuine and fierce woman she is, and she has this killer dry wit that will leave even the quickest jokester (like myself) in the dust, with a smile on her face. She’s generous, she’s quirky, she’s kick-ass.

Excuse my gushing, but the essence of these kids can never be fully captured on film, so I had to tell you more about why they are so very dear to me. The world is not ready for the Schroth’s, but I sure am. Cheers to you, my friends. Can’t wait to squeeze your faces on your wedding day!

Soak up their Astoria engagement shoot! We trounced all over town and made a day of it, bringing some of our mates along for a fun-filled day with lots of caffeine and inside jokes…

the #EverySaturday gang joined in the fun for the day!

[Thanks a bunch to the Commodore Hotel & Norblad Hotel that let us shoot inside their gorgeous walls!]

Ready to have your own engagement shoot? Of course you are!

Hey, read up on my previous happy clients’ experiences on my Raves & Press page & be sure to check out my Rates page & get in touch!

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Cathedral Park Family Session

Cathedral Park is one of my favorite spots in Portland! So when you add a family of gigglers & a healthy dose of sunshine, it makes for a pretty fantastic shoot! The Moss family is growing by the minute and I’m so pleased to have hung out with them for the day!

Want to book an family portrait session?

Absolutely - just check out my Rates page to get in touch!

Read up on my previous happy clients’ experiences on my Raves & Press page!

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Engagement Shoot | Bridge of the gods

My dear friend Holly moved to Australia, and then came back with a man who’s gonna make an honest woman out of her. Atta girl, Holly! A perfect sun-soaked afternoon at the Bridge of the gods with John & Holly (Hosmer-to-be) was total magic. Hunting for the perfect light and making these two giggle was a kick & I absolutely can’t wait for their wedding this spring! So excited for you both & am so honored you chose me to be a fly on the wall at such a beautiful time in your lives. 

Want to book an engagement portrait session?

Sure thing, check out my Rates page to get in touch!

Read up on my previous happy clients’ experiences on my Raves & Press page!

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