Roots & Shoots Photography

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


–Principal , Peralta Elementary

"Cheri has a gift for capturing that thing – presence, soulfulness, the light that comes through the eyes ...she does more than just take the shot, she works with your vision to bring it forward."
–Prema Nihan, Wise Woman Entrepreneur

"Oh my gosh, I almost cried when I saw some of them–they are so beautiful!"
ParentPeralta Elementary

"Who do I thank for choosing Roots & Shoots to do our school photography? These pictures are so much better than the ones from previous years. The'yre beautiful! I want to order a print of every kid in Coby's class!"
Parent, Le Conte Elementary

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

"I wanted a photo 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 authentic and sincere moments that show 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