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Rochelle Elise Pianalto

Rochelle Elise Pianalto has a natural light in home studio located in the Cambie Village area, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She photographs on location in many indoor and outdoor settings around the lower mainland and Fraser Valley - specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, child, and family portrait photography. In 2012, Rochelle began full time work as a child and family photographer. Prior to this, she worked part time as a photographer, while running a performing Arts School, producing many children and teen musicals. She has found many similarities between the art of theatre production and photography. And yes, you will hear her freely singing away to your young children during your session.

       Rochelle has her degree in Psychology and spent many years working with adults and children with special needs. She specialized in child speech development issues and therapy for young children with autism. 

        She is a a mother (to a 16 yr old boy), and Auntie to 6 gorgeous nieces and nephews; all of these miraculous children have been her daily inspiration and led her to a wonderful career.

Rochelle with her niece Aurielle and sister Lalainia

A Note From Rochelle:

I am here to serve you and help you tell your family story. I hope to create memories not only of how you all look, but of the love and connection you share for each other. I will work with you to create something that is uniquely and beautifully YOU.

There are many times I have thought after doing a shoot: "I wish I had photos like this with my mom, or grandmother or sister". It is from this place that you inspire me.

(see the photo to the left of me, my sister and niece together)

Rochelle and niece Aurielle playing in the fall leaves.

Above:  Rochelle is pictured here with one of her favourite subjects to photograph - her niece Aurielle.


Rochelle in stunning yellow coat enjoying her favorit season.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.   ~Maya Angelou

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