Roots & Shoots Photography

We specialize in high quality, professional school portraits that truly capture each child's authentic spirit. 

 current clients


The Academy
American Int'l Montessori
Assumption School
Berkwood Hedge
Children's Garden Montessori
Community Arts Preschool
Compass High School
Crestmont School
Crowden School
École Bilingue de Berkeley
El Cerrito Preschool Coop
Emerson Elementary
Escuela Bilingue Int'l
Frog Hollow Nursery School
Gan Avraham
Gan Shalom
Golden Gate Kids Preschool
Growing Place Family Preschool
Growing Light Montessori School
HG Learning Academy
Head Royce School
JCC of the East Bay Preschool
Jewish Comm. HS of the Bay
Jefferson Elementary
Katherine Michiels
Linda Beach Cooperative Preschool
Magnolia Children's School
Malcolm X Elementary
Montessori Family School
Montessori School at Five Canyons
N. Oakland Community Charter School
Nia House Learning Center
Northern Light School




The Nurtury
Oakland Charter Academy
Oakland Charter High School
Pacific Boychoir Academy
Park Day School
Peralta Elementary
Pinecrest Preschool
Potrero Kids
Prospect Sierra School
The Saklan School
School of the Madeleine
Sequoia Elementary
Shu Ren International School Skyline Preschool
Skytown Preschool
St. Stephens Preschool
Step One Preschool
Tehiyah Day School
The Berkeley School
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Urban Montessori Charter School
Via Nova Children's School
West County Mandarin School
Willard Middle School



Alcoholic Research Group
Boom Planning
UC Berkeley, Catering
UC Berkeley, Dining
UC Berkeley, Staff Portraits
Chabot Medical
Class Law Group
Classic Vacations
Education for Change Public Schools
Farmland LP
Grand Fare Market
Great Monday
Int'l Council for
Clean Transportation
Killing My Lobster
Koshland Pharmacy
Moms Rising
On the Move
Ramsey and Ehrlich, LLP



"I really want to say a deeply heartfelt thank you for the most incredible school pictures of my kids! The photos are breathtakingly beautiful, and even beyond that, my boys truly look like themselves - to them, and to us. We will cherish these pictures forever."
–Parent, MX Elementary

"You are gifted photographers and I will always treasure these school photos. "
–Parent, Escuela Bilingue Internacional

–Principal , Peralta Elementary

"Oh my gosh, I almost cried when I saw these portraits–they are so beautiful!"
–Parent, Peralta Elementary

"They have a gift for capturing that thing – presence, soulfulness, the light that comes through the eyes ."
–Prema Nihan, Wise Woman Entrepreneur

"We LOVE LOVE LOVE this portrait of Oliver!"
–Parent, Nia House Learning Center

"I wanted a portrait that looked professional, but yet very much like me and I knew Cheri could accomplish that in a fun, quick photo shoot."
–Deva Dalporto, YouTuber, author, actor, blogger

"Wow - just looked at my daughter's class picture, along with some other classes at NOCCS. The portraits are natural and charming - just amazing that you could be so consistently great with each and every child's portrait!"
Parent, North Oakland Community Charter School

"Thank you so much for the incredible work you did for the JCHS senior portraits!  You really captured each student's distinctive character. Your portraits have definitely started a new tradition!"
–Director of Marketing, Jewish Community High School of the Bay

"The photo you took of Emmett is beautiful -we love it!! The class picture is priceless, as well. Thank you for being the talented professionals that you are."
–Parent, Woolsey Children's School