Roots & Shoots Photography

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

 current clients


American Int'l Montessori
Assumption School
Berkwood Hedge
Berkeley It’l Montessori
Children's Garden Montessori
Community Arts Preschool
Cottage Playhouse
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
Head Royce School
JCC of the East Bay Preschool
Jewish Comm. HS of the Bay
Jefferson Elementary
Linda Beach Cooperative Preschool
Magnolia Children's School
Malcolm X Elementary
Montessori Family School
Montessori School at Five Canyons
Nia House Learning Center
Northern Light School




The Nurtury
Park Day School
Peter Pan Parent
Nursery 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
The Berkeley School
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Via Nova Children's School
Willard Middle School



Alcoholic Research Group
Boom Planning
Becherer Kannett & Schweitzer
Classic Vacations
Chabot Medical
Class Law Group
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, LLPUC UC Berkeley, Catering
UC Berkeley, Dining
UC Berkeley, Staff Portrait



"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. 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