Allison Quistgard

We’re so excited that Allison Quistgard, founder of Sprig & Glow, has been working with us on her site and on photos.

Ali is a Master Clinical Aesthetician, wellness editor, freelance writer and blogger with a passion for beauty, wellness, skincare, and the science behind it all.

She recently appeared as an Expert Skincare Consultant at Space NK Apothecary in Larkspur, which is where we met her to take a few photos for use in marketing. She’s amazing!

Allison Quistgard

She’s also a contributer to Marin Magazine – here’s her latest article: Are Korean Spas the Next Global Trend?

We met Ali through our client Hayes Valley Medical & Aesthetics – one more reason to be grateful to Linda and Sheila.

Ali – we hope we can work together again soon!


Custom Food Photography

Love it when I am able to create my own photo to fit with a design.  So much nicer than searching for stock photos and then trying to customize them.

For these food still-life shots, I knew what colours, what layout, and what vibe I wanted for the brand and shot it with food found in the house and garden.

Here’s the final rack card:

The image on the front is a mix of photos taken at events catered by Palace Cafe Catering.  It’s the same image you can see in a magazine ad in this post, “Catering Company Re-Brand.”  Photographers: Michelle Walker Photography and Michael James Buchanan.

And here’s the gift certificate:

Thank you, Palace Cafe Catering, for working with us on your new branding.  It’s been a special experience.






Flyer for my camera club photo exhibit.  Amazing photo by Tim Meadows.

I also did the better version below for online use, but we needed a pdf for print on personal printers and so needed to use far less ink.




My photo collage, Flora and Fauna, below will be included in the exhibit.  (It’s one of my most popular pieces, for sale on mugs, wall art, shower curtains, t-shirts, and much more at Society6.)




Thanks for reading, Rachel




It was wonderful that when shooting the fabulous Susan Graf in her DressCode LBD and jacket, this gorgeous man, dressed in coordinating attire, walked right into the middle of the shot.  He was such a good sport and took some photos with us.

The other shots are of clothing from Susan, and Bogner, Schneider, Herno, and other and will be appearing soon in the on-line store we are building for her.




Who’s seen such a mix of shoes on a red carpet? Ever! This is the perfect photo to represent what a kooky and friendly party this was.

I had a fun evening shooting at the Real Housewives of Los Lomitas event, a fundraiser for the Las Lomitas Education Foundation.  I’ve never shot an event like this with so many nice people.

The album is on our portfolio on Smugmug.


Plus, I got to play with the starburst filter my brother bought me:





HOA Website

Thank you, Tri-State Enterprises, Inc. for hiring us to make another homeowners association website.  We use the same template for each of these site, which has a small, simple public section, and a large functional, password-protected, area for HOA members.  Within the members section, residents can manage their property, communicate with management and other residents, and interact with a property calendar.

There’s more in our website portfolio and links to all our HOA site here.


Clothing Boutique Photo Shoots

Thank you to Susan Graf and her fabulous team for hosting two successful photo shoots – one in Healdsburg, one in Palo Alto.  Their hard work in preparing the boutiques made the projects look great.  And their personalities made it a really fun time for me.

One highlight for me was twilight in the Healdsburg Plaza as I took shots of the store windows growing brighter as the daylight faded.  I discovered if you ever wish to chat with strangers, set up a tripod, stare intently at a subject, and start taking photos.  So many people approached to ask me what I was doing.  Some offered tips.  Several also had curious dogs.

If you are ever in Palo Alto or Healdsburg on the plaza, don’t miss Susan Graf Limited – the clothing is fabulous – men’s and women’s.  Check back soon as she’s got a new web site under development.  Below is one of the graphics we’ve pulled together for the men’s department.  And here’s some of my favorite shots…

Clothing Boutique Web Site Header